Hot Topics and Events
Public Comment Sought on Draft Policies

The BoCC is requesting public feedback on draft policies in response to the Keep Washington Working Act legislation. Community members are asked to send their comments to the county by 5pm Friday, August 6, 2021.   ​

Fire Safety Burn Ban In Effect

​The Thurston County Outdoor Burn Ban is effective as of 3 p.m., Thursday, June 24, 2021, and ending Thursday, September 30, 2021. The Fire Safety Burn Ban applies to residential yard waste burning and all land clearing burns. The use of charcoal briquettes, gas, and propane barbeques, as well as recreational fires on private residential properties are allowed.  

Check-In for Visitors

Visitors to Building 1, Public Health and Social Services on Lily Road, and the Clerk's Office in Building 3 must check-in by using the link below, scanning the QRCode before entering the building, or using the Kiosk system upon entry. Check-in is not currently required for the Building Development Center or Commissioner's Office in Building 2. 

Addressing Homelessness As A Region

​On June 14, 2018, the Thurston County Board of Health (BoH) declared homelessness a public health crisis in Thurston County. On February 24, 2021, Thurston County announced the signing of the interlocal agreement between Thurston County and the cities of Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, and Yelm (as the representative of south county) to form the Regional Housing Council. 

Commissioner Seek Volunteers for Advisory Boards

​The Board of County Commissioners continue to see citizen volunteers to fill vacancies on the 22 advisory boards, commissions, committees, and councils. 

Thurston County Employment Opportunities

Looking for a new career? Thurston County wants you! Check out our job openings with competitive salaries and excellent benefit packages! 

Recruiting - Civil Service

​The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office is looking to fill a number of positions.


Contact Information​

Thurston County Courthouse
2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia, WA 98502-1045

County Directory: (360) 754-3800

Commissioners Office: (360) 786-5440