Public Records Request
Property information is readily available to the public through the Assessor's Parcel LookUp System (A+) or by calling our office at 360-867-2200.
You do not need to make a public records request for general data, such as
- Property ownership
- Property characteristics
- Legal descriptions
Click here to access this information from A+ - the Assessor's Parcel LookUp System.
Please note that the Assessor is the custodian ONLY for the records created or maintained by our office. If you are seeking records held by other offices, please contact them:
Auditor's Office - property deeds, foreclosure documents, subdivision maps, surveys, rights of way, recorded easements, mortgages, plats, boundary line agreements, and other recorded documents. (Click here for Auditor – Records.)
Development Services – construction, land use, Shoreline Master Plan, permits, zoning, and environmental health. (Click here for Development Services.)
GeoData Center – maps, property tax roll (including parcel numbers, addresses, ownership, values, structural data, sales, property taxes) in MS Access format. (Click here for GeoData.)
Formal requests made under the Public Disclosure Act for inspection of specific records must be submitted in writing via fax, mail, or in person. Requests are promptly referred to the Public Records Coordinator for a reply.
Most records are located on the first floor of Building l at the Thurston County Courthouse. Some records are located off-site and may require extra time to retrieve. Certain information that would violate the right to privacy or result in unfair competitive advantage is exempt from public inspection.
The Assessor’s Office has five (5) business days to respond to a request for public records and may need additional time to provide the documents. Owners are notified of third-party requests for public documents about their properties.
PROCEDURES FOR REQUESTING DOCUMENTS
The public may request documents for review and copying. Office hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM., Monday through Friday.
To maintain the integrity of files, records must be reviewed under the supervision of an Assessors' Office employee. Requests for public records should be made in writing. A form is available for this purpose by clicking here
The public records request form may be submitted to the following e-mail address email@example.com or mailed to the Assessor's Office at 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia, WA 98502.
To view the County's Public Records Disclosure page, click here.
Copies of documents on normal paper (8.5 x 11), copied or printed, cost fifteen cents (15¢) per page.