Many Thurston County Agency records are available on the Thurston County Web site at no cost.
Requesters are encouraged to view the documents available here and on Thurston County Agencies' Web sites prior to submitting a records request.
How to Submit a Public Records Request Using the Online Portal:
You can submit a public records request online through the
Public Records Request Portal.
When making your request please be as specific as possible so we can conduct a thorough and accurate search.
For more information, please review Thurston County's policy regarding the Public Records Act. Thurston County follows specific procedures regarding the handling of Public Records Requests.
The Public Records Act provides that a number of types of documents and/or parts of documents are exempt from public inspection and copying. Following is more information about Exemptions from Disclosure:
Standard Fees for Public Records:
Thurston County has adopted the charges set forth in RCW 42.56.120(2), as may be amended, as the fees and costs which may be charged for providing public records requested under the Public Records Act.
Those charges include:
Further, where state or federal law sets a particular fee for searching records, research, and/or providing a copy of a record, that fee will be charged.
Please check with the specific Thurston County agency providing the records for further information about the applicable charges for records.
Public Records Officer:
Karen Horowitz serves as the Public Records Officer for Thurston County.
She can be contacted by mail at:
Public Records Officer
Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office
2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW
Olympia, WA 98502
She can be reached by telephone at (360) 754-4998, or by email at the official Thurston County Public Records Request e-mail address.
Alternative Means of Submitting a Public Records Request:
If you prefer not to use the online portal, please direct your request to the Public Records Officer or the Public Records Coordinator in the office or department from which you are seeking records. The request form is available here or in person at any Thurston County office or department. A current list of Thurston County’s Public Records Coordinators is available here.
If you wish to email your request, it will only be accepted at the official Thurston County Public Records Request e-mail address. As of October of 2010, the County's e-mail system limits e-mail attachments to 20 megabytes. The County's e-mail system capacity may change without notice. The County does not warrant or in any way guarantee the accuracy or completeness of electronic records.