Welcome

Thurston County District Court is a court of limited jurisdiction which hears the following case types:

  • Criminal misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor cases
  • Traffic and non traffic infractions
  • Civil cases for damages of $100,000.00 or less
  • Anti-harassment protection orders
  • Name changes
  • Small claims civil cases of $5,000.00 or less

Thurston County District Court also holds Mental Health Court and Veterans Court.

Here’s where to reach us:

Thurston County District Court, Building 3
2000 Lakeridge Drive SW
Olympia, WA 98502-6045

Telephone: (360) 786-5450
Email: thurstondistct@co.thurston.wa.us
FAX for criminal or infraction cases: 360-754-3359
FAX for civil or small claims cases: 360-709-3061
FAX for probation: 360-754-3365

Our customer service desks are open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Phones are answered from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. We are closed on state holidays.

If you need to check a court date, please view our Court Calendar.

Court staff can:
  • provide general information on court rules, processes and procedures
  • give legal or procedural definitions
  • provide forms and instructions on how to complete them
  • provide cites of statutes or court rules
  • disseminate public case information
  • give general referrals to a bar association or similar organization
  • provide information on how to get cases scheduled for hearing
Court staff can NOT:
  • give legal interpretations
  • fill out forms for you
  • give legal or procedural advice
  • conduct legal research for you
  • disseminate confidential case information
  • give their opinion on a case, proceeding or outcome
  • deny or discourage access
  • encourage or discourage litagation
  • provide specific, subjective or biased referrals
  • give advice on what to say or do in court or how to respond to a legal matter
  • speculate on decisions judges may make
  • change an order signed by a judge or commissioner
  • allow you to talk to a judge or commissioner outside of court