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 Update

On June 23, Thurston County was approved to move to Phase 3 of the 'Safe Start' recovery plan. On June 22, the Governor issued a state-wide face covering directive

For the most updated, daily case numbers, visit the PHSS COVID-19 data page. Numbers are updated at 3:00 p.m. daily. 

Thurston County Offices Closed November 26 and 27 for Thanksgiving

Thurston County government offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. All offices will re-open for regular business on Monday, November 30.  The county's Waste and Recovery Center (WARC) in Lacey will be closed on Thursday, November 26, but will re-open for regular business hours Friday, November 27. Gates open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 4:45 p.m. The HazoHouse and the Recycle Center will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Friday, November 27. Check with your waste disposal company for curbside garbage and recycling collection schedule.

WSU Home Horticulture Training Program

​Learn to be a better home gardener and steward of the environment with Washington State University Extension’s new online Home Horticulture Training program. The training focuses on a wide range of horticulture topics taught online via Zoom by WSU faculty, staff, WSU Master Gardeners, and other regional experts. It will occur, weekly, on Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to noon, January 9, 2021 through April 24, 2021.

Thurston County Grants Local History Book to Olympia Historical Society

The Thurston County Board of Commissioners approved granting "Water, Woods & Prairies", a 290-page local history book with more than 250 photographs about the capital county of Washington, to the Olympia Historical Society & Bigelow House Museum, a non-profit organization. "Water, Woods & Prairies" was written by local historians and highlights the history of Thurston County.

Eviction Rent Assistance Program (ERAP) Now Accepting Applications

County residents with unpaid rent since March 2020 can contact the Community Action Council (CAC), or one of its partnering organizations, to see if they qualify for rental assistance. ERAP is intended to provide rental assistance for those most likely to become homeless after an eviction, to suffer severe health consequences if evicted, and to promote equity for groups of people disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.

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.

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