Elections will be open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. ALL other Thurston County offices ARE CLOSED. Including Superior, Family, Juvenile, Drug and District Courts. Essential personnel should report to work unless instructed otherwise. Jurors should call the Juror Hotline for further instructions. ****** Agenda Setting, Board of County Commissioners and the Board of Health Meetings scheduled for February 12, 2019 are also Cancelled. Specific agenda items will be rescheduled. ******

Hot Topics and Events
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. The declaration was one of the first steps in taking a proactive approach to understanding and addressing homelessness in our region.  Learn more about what Thurston County is doing to address homelessness at the links below.

New Courthouse and Civic Center Project - Site Selected

On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, the Board of County Commissioners voted 2-1 to bring forward a proposal for a vote of the citizens to build a new Courthouse and Civic Center in downtown Olympia on the existing City of Olympia property located on Plum Street. The vote followed an executive session where the Commissioners discussed financial strategies for each site. The County anticipates bringing the completed proposal to the citizens for a vote during an August 2019 special election.

Commissioners Appoint Director of New IT Department

​During the 2019/2020 biennial budget development process, the Commissioners responded to a business need to separate the IT activities from the Central Service Department and created a separate Information Technology Department. This decision recognized the increased complexity and reliance on stable information technology systems and staff. 

On Thursday, February 14, 2019 the Board of County Commissioners voted to appoint Mr. Dennis Osorio to be the new Information Technology Department Director. He accepted the position and will begin in his role as the director on Monday, March 11, 2019. 

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