Thurston County facilities are open to the public with safety measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect public and employee health. Learn more here.

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COVID-19 Information

For the most updated, daily case number, and information pertaining to Thurston County's response to COVID-19, visit the PHSS COVID-19 page. Visit Washington State's Phase Finder online tool to confirm your eligibility for vaccine and find a list of possible vaccination locations. 

Historic Home Added to Historic Register

On Wednesday, February 10, the Thurston County's Historic Commission placed the White-McNett Bungalow/Arts and Crafts style home from the 1920s to the historic register. The home – commonly referred to as the 'White House' – is in the City of Yelm and reflects the rural farmhouse setting of that era here in the Pacific Northwest. The Thurston County Historic Commission manages the county's historic register. The commission's goal is to preserve county properties that have archaeological, architectural, or historic importance. Visit the county's Historic Preservation Forms webpage for information on how to apply to add a site to the historic register.

Meetings Open to Public Attending In-Person
Members of the public may attend and participate in any regular, special, or emergency meeting of the Board of County Commissioners and Board of Health in-person (at 25% capacity or 10 people in Rm. 280), or by calling the conference number below. The Zoom information for public hearings is listed on the Public Hearings page.  All BoCC and BoH meetings and briefings are live streamed on the Thurston County YouTube  channel and posted to the county’s Facebook and Twitter platforms.

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Check-In Required to Visit Building 1

Visitors must check-in when visiting the Assessor's, Auditor's, and Treasurer's Offices in Building 1 of the Courthouse Complex. Check-in is not currently required for the Building Development Center or Commissioner's Office. Individuals can get in line or set an appointment by signing up at the QMatic Check-in link below, scanning a QRCode before entering the building, or using the Kiosk system on the first floor of the building. 

Thurston Community Alert
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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. Learn more about what Thurston County is doing to address homelessness at the links below. 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