Public Access is Closed to MOST County Facilities Due to COVID-19.

In response to Governor Inslee's Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order and Safe Start Plan, Thurston County continues to operate under an essential services model. This is in effect
until Thurston County enters Phase 3 of the Safe Start Plan. Courts and other elected offices may operate under different hours or restrictions.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, December 26, 2017
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Thurston County Offices Closed January 1 for New Year’s Day
Offices open for regular business hours on Tuesday, January 2

OLYMPIA – Thurston County government offices will be closed on Monday, January 1 in observance of the New Year's Day holiday. All offices will re-open for regular business on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

Check with your waste disposal company for curbside garbage and recycling collection schedule. The County's Waste and Recovery Center (WARC) in Lacey will be closed on Monday, January 1, but will be open regular hours from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.  

  • Fire and Police Emergency Services: Call 9-1-1 for emergency police, fire and medic services. Residents are urged to use 9-1-1 for life-threatening emergencies only. 
  • Thurston County Sheriff Non-emergency Services: Residents of unincorporated Thurston County are urged to call the Sherriff's Department non-emergency number at (360) 704-2740 for non-emergency issues like noise complaints.
  • County Parks Open: Burfoot Park, Frye Cove Park, Kenneydell Park and the Off-Leash Dog Park at the WARC will be open during regular park hours.
  • Intercity Transit: I.T. offices will be closed on Monday, January 1, and buses will not operate on the holiday. I.T. will operate on regular schedules Tuesday, January 2, 2018. For more information please visit or call (360) 786-1881


County Commissioners:

John Hutchings
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3