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COVID-19 Information

Thurston County is in an area with high COVID-19 transmission. For the most updated COVID and vaccination information, visit the PHSS COVID-19 page. Find your vaccination records at or on your phone at

Climate Talk Panel Discussion

​Join Thurston County Commissioner Tye Menser for a discussion about the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan! Thurston County and the cities of Lacey, Olympia, and Tumwater worked with staff from the Thurston Regional Planning Council to craft a strategic framework for reducing climate polluting greenhouse gases while maintaining—and even improving—our quality of life. Register at:

Toxic Algae Health Warning in Effect for Long Lake and Lake Lawrence

​There are toxic algae blooms at Long Lake and Lake Lawrence. Lab results show toxin levels of microcystin at the sample above the state advisory level. Microcystin is a liver toxin and possible human carcinogen. When an algae bloom is present, health officials recommend taking extra precautions to avoid the health risks posed by potential toxins, which include avoiding swimming, wading, wind surfing, and water-skiing in waterbodies where algae blooms are present.

Fire Safety Burn Ban In Effect

​The Thurston County Outdoor Burn Ban is effective as of 3 p.m., Thursday, June 24, 2021, and ending Thursday, September 30, 2021. The Fire Safety Burn Ban applies to residential yard waste burning and all land clearing burns. The use of charcoal briquettes, gas, and propane barbeques, as well as recreational fires on private residential properties are allowed.  

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 2. 

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. 

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