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.
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.
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
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.
Building inspections will continue to be conducted, inspectors will not enter homes if someone is sick. Please reschedule if you are sick. Permits that lack an inspection during this time period will not expire. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reschedule or to request an electronic inspection. Visit the e-inspections program for more information.
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.
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.