Thurston County, Washington, is located at the southern end of Puget Sound in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Majestic Mount Rainier and the rugged Cascade Mountains are nearby to the east, while the Pacific Coast is just an hour's drive to the west. Home to more than 245,000 residents, Thurston County is 60 miles south of Seattle and 100 miles north of Portland, Oregon.
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Hot Topics and Events
It's Storm Season - Are You Ready?Make sure you're storm ready with tips, info and links from Thurston County Emergency Management:
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Get flood tips in the Fall 2013 Flood Bulletin
Get flood insurance today
County continues flood mitigation work
National Weather Service forecast and advisories
Road Closures for Water, MudslideSeveral roads in south Thurston County are closed for water over the roadway or blocking mudslides from recent February storms.
Mar 6 road closure list
Bridge on Littlerock Road ClosedThe bridge on Littlerock Road SW between
110th Ave. SW and 93rd Ave SW is now closed again. The bridge was re-opened briefly today for passenger vehicles only, but due to continued heavy truck use, the bridge was closed for safety.
Feb. 20 Bridge Closure News
Mar. 25 Public Hearing on Proposed Comprehensive Plan AmendmentsThe Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Mar. 25 on proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan. The proposals include five land use plan amendments and one text amendment.
Mar. 25 hearing details
Proposed Comprehensive Plan amendments
Go to the Planning Department homepage
May 3 is Secondhand SafariJoin us at the fairgrounds Saturday, May 3 for the annual garage sale and re-use fair! Call or email to reserve your booth today.
May 3 Secondhand Safari details
Feb. 11 Election ResultsThe Thurston County Auditor has certified the results of the Feb. 11 special election. Go to ThurstonVotes.org for election results and other election and voter registration information.
Feb. 11 election results at ThurstonVotes.org
New Enforcement Code is Under ReviewThe Board of County Commissioners is considering a new consolidated enforcement code title. The new Title 26 consolidates land use code enforcement regulations from 13 chapters into one.
More enforcement code details
Burfoot Park Beach ClosedThe beach at Burfoot Park is closed. All other facilities at Burfoot Park are open. Beachfront property owners in the Burfoot Park and Priest Point Park areas are advised to avoid contact with the water.
Burfoot Park Beach Closed
Federal Review of Pipeline ExpansionThe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will soon be issuing a Draft EIS on a natural gas pipeline expansion project that includes a portion in eastern Thurston County. FERC Docket No. CP13-507.
FERC's Oct. 2013 project update brochure
Map of Washington Expansion Project CP-13-507
Recruiting - Civil ServiceThe Thurston County Sheriff’s Office is looking to fill a number of positions during 2014.
Click here for more information.