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Thurston County Offices Closed Thursday July 4 in Observance of Independence Day
Offices open for regular business hours on Friday, July 5

OLYMPIA – Thurston County government offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. All offices will re-open for regular business on Friday, July 5. 

The County’s Waste and Recovery Center (WARC) in Lacey will be closed on Thursday, July 4, but will reopen for regular business hours, 7:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., on Friday, July 5. Check with your waste disposal company for curbside garbage and recycling collection schedule.
  • 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 Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number at (360) 704-2740 for non-emergency issues like noise complaints. 9-1-1 should be used for life-threatening emergencies only.
  • 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: Intercity Transit (I.T.) operates Sunday-level service. Customer Service at the Olympia Transit Center will be open 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the holiday. The I.T. administrative offices are closed on the holiday. For more information please visit or call Customer Service at 360-786-1881.

County Commissioners:

John Hutchings
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3