Hot Topics and Events
New Courthouse and Civic Center Project

Do you have an idea of what you would like to see in a new Courthouse and Civic Center? View our recorded open house sessions and give us your feedback through our citizen surveys at the links below. The Commissioners and County leadership will use your feedback in making a final decision on one of three sites. 

Learn more information about the project at the "Project Website" link below!

Thurston County Offices Closed November 12 for Veteran’s Day

​Thurston County government offices will be closed on Monday, November 12, in observance of Veteran's Day. The County's Waste and Recovery Center (WARC) in Lacey will be open regular hours from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. All offices will re-open for regular business on Tuesday, November 13.

Public Hearing on Thurston Conservation District's Proposed Rates and Charges

​This morning, the Thurston County Board of Commissioners set a second public hearing to hear public comment on the Thurston Conservation District’s proposed rates and charges. A second hearing must be held due to an administrative oversight (RCW 89.08.400) in the public notice process for the public hearing held on September 25, 2018. The hearing will take place on Tuesday, November 20, at 5:00 p.m.

What: Public Hearing on Thurston Conservation District’s Proposed Rates and Charges
When: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
Where: Thurston County Courthouse, 2000 Lakeridge Dr SW, Olympia, Building 1, Room 280

Grow with the WSU Master Gardeners of Thurston County!

​Next to digging in the dirt, there’s nothing gardeners enjoy more than learning about their favorite plants. An easy way to increase your gardening knowledge is to join the next Washington State University Extension Master Gardener volunteer training course. The WSU Master Gardener training course consists of 20 weeks of indoor and outdoor classroom, online, and hands-on activities. The 2019 training will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on alternating Fridays from January 25, 2019 through June 7, 2019. Take a pre-registration class and sign up today! 

Advisory for Lake Lawrence Lifted, Pattison Lake Advisory in Effect

The toxic algae-related advisory for Lake Lawrence has been lifed. However, Pattison Lake is now under a toxic algae bloom advisory. Public Heal and Social Services advises users of Lake Pattison NOT to:

• swim, fish, or use the lake for recreation
• allow pets to swim in, or drink water from the lake

Capital Lake/Lower Deschutes Watershed Project

​The Washington State Department of Enterprise Services is looking for feedback on what should be analyzed and considered in an Environmental Impact Statement for the Capitol Lake/Lower Deschutes Watershed. Help define the future of this project by providing your feedback in an online open house forum at http://go.participate.online/CLLDW. Comments are due by November 13, 2018.

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