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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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Directory of County Departments COVID-19 closing status

We are the mapping folks, but we often get general questions from the public.

Thurston County Departments and Offices have made adjustments to their public availability to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

The following information has been compiled and updated as of (06/25/2020 7:30 am) using information directly from the listed department’s websites and the main Thurston County website

While we have compiled this information so that it is easy to find, please be aware that these situations are rapidly changing and the information you see here may not be the most current. Please contact the department you wish to reach directly for additional guidance and visit their website for the most current updates.

We will try to keep this page updated as the COVID-19 closures around the County become official.

  • All Offices:
    • Thurston County Public Access is Closed to All County Facilities.
      • Some Courts and Other Offices May Operate Under Different Restrictions
      • Check with each Departments on how to best communicate with staff.

      • On June 23, Thurston County was approved to move to Phase 3 of the ‘Safe Start’ recovery plan
  • Assessor’s Office:
    • The Assessor’s Office is closed to the public. Building and Assessor office is scheduled to reopen Monday June 29. We will be open to service the public in person M-F from 8-5 though we continue to recommend conducting as much business as possible via phone, website, or email.
      • Reval Notices mailing delayed until August 24 for 2020. This decision was to assure our office would be open throughout the 60 day appeal period for dialogue aimed at resolving taxpayer concerns.
      • Customers can call (360) 867-2200 or email asrinfor@co.thurston.wa.us

  • Auditor’s Office:
  • Building Development Center:
  • Clerk’s Office:
    • The Clerk’s Office lobby will be available only by appointment, only one person will be allowed at the Clerk’s lobby counter and at the public viewing terminal at a time. Most services will need to continue to be processed by mail, drop-box (located in front of building), e-filing, or electronic only payment.
      • If you require special assistance or accommodations, please contact the Main Office for Criminal and Civil case types at (360) 786-5430.
      • Please contact the Family and Juvenile Office for all other case types at (360) 709-3260.
  • District Court:
    • The District Court has changed operations and will open on June 15. You can use the chat box on their website to speak with a clerk.
      • Please do not come to court if you are sick or caring for a sick family/household member. Speak with your attorney or call the court to reschedule your court date.
      • Many hearings have been suspended, contact your attorney for further instructions.
      • Traffic tickets can managed and paid online.
      • Petitions for protection or anti-harassments orders can be completed online.
      • Notices of small claims and petitions for name changes are being accepted via mail, but will not be filed at this time.
      • District Court proceedings are available for viewing on YouTube.

  • Public Health and Social Services:
    • The Public Health and Social Services is closed to the public.
      • Many services are available by phone, email, or through alternative arrangements.
      • Please check the website as updates will be posted as more information becomes available.

  • Superior Court:
    • The Superior Court will operate reduced hours at Main Campus, Monday-Friday 8:30am-12:00pm, and Family and Juvenile Court, Monday-Friday, 1:00pm-4:00pm
      • Please visit the website for more specific information regarding the Court’s Operations during this public health emergency.

  • Treasurer’s Office:
    • The Treasurer’s Office is closed to the public.
      • They are available by phone, email, or mail. There may be longer than normal wait times.

  • Other updates: