Hot Topics and Events
Public Informational Meeting on Temporary RV Safe Parking Project

​Thurston County Public Health and Social Services (PHSS), as the sponsoring agency for a temporary safe parking project at 720 Carpenter Road, Olympia, invites the public to submit comments and questions to be answered at a virtual public informational meeting on Thursday, November 4, 6:00pm to 7:00pm. 

2nd Half Property Taxes Due October 31

​The deadline for Thurston County residents to pay their 2021 second half property taxes is October 31, 2021. Because the 31st falls on a Sunday this year, the law allows the payment to be made the next business day, which is Monday, November 1 without late fees being added.

Health Advisory in Effect for Black Lake

​Thurston County Public Health and Social Services is reporting a toxic algae bloom at Black Lake. The state advisory level for microcystins are 8.0 ug/L and the lab results show toxin levels of microcystins at the sample site at Black Lake are 33 ug/L.

Flood Awareness Week: Take Steps to get ‘Flood Smart’

​This week is Flood Awareness Week in Thurston County, and county leaders are encouraging residents to prepare for winter storms that can create floods. Residents of unincorporated Thurston County can get as much as a 40 percent discount for flood insurance for properties in special flood hazard areas, and a 10 percent discount for properties not in a special flood hazard area. Visit the county's Flood Plans & Insurance webpage to learn more.


Public Asked to Comment on Draft EIS on the County's HCP
Thurston County government’s plan to locally manage three federally-protected subspecies of Mazama pocket gophers, and other federally-protected species, is one step closer to being finalized. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and Thurston County have completed an environmental report on the Thurston County Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). The release of this draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in the Federal Register on September 24, 2021 kicks off a 45-day public comment period. The Service and Thurston County will host two public informational meetings during the comment period, October 12 and October 14, both beginning at 6:00pm. 

Commissioners Seek Volunteers for Advisory Boards

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

COVID-19 Information
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 1. 

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. 

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