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 260,000 residents, Thurston County is 60 miles south of Seattle and 100 miles north of Portland, Oregon.
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Are You Ready for Storm Season?Get the tools, tips and information you need to be “StormReady" this season from the Public Works Dept and the Emergency Management Division.
Get flood insurance today!
Help our Public Works crews prevent flooding
County continues flood mitigation work
Download the 2014 Flood Bulletin
Swim Safe, Fish SafeBlue-green algae toxin has been detected in Clear Lake. Health officials advise no contact with the water for people and pets until the algae bloom subsides.
More Clear Lake algae advisory details
Health Dept. lake advisory updates
Avoid swimming illnesses and hazards
County Budget Information Now OnlineThe 2015 Preliminary Budget was presented to County Commissioners on Tuesday, Sept. 16. The county also launched a new interactive web tool that let's you explore the county's revenues and expenses with helpful graphs and filters.
View the Sept. 16 presentation on the 2015 Preliminary Budget
COMING SOON: View the full 2015 Preliminary Budget document online
Launch the OpenGov interactive web tool
Go to the Budget Office main page
Celebrate the Bountiful Byway Oct. 13Join us for this free event to celebrate the launch of the Thurston Bountiful Byway on Monday, Oct. 13 at the Schilter Family Farm.
Bountiful Byway celebration details
L-4 Bridge Now OpenSept. 19: The L-4 Bridge on Littlerock Road SW is now open to all vehicle traffic. This will continue to be an active construction site, and drivers should use caution. Get connected with Public Works Twitter updates on @Thurston_PW
L-4 Bridge re-opening news
Chehalis Western Trail--Bridging the Gap Phase 3
Grand Mound area construction update
More Public Works projects
Preview the Preliminary Comprehensive Plan DocketThe preliminary docket of proposed changes to the Thurston County Comprehensive Plan is now available for review. Submit your written comments by Oct. 2.
Preliminary Comp Plan Docket news Preliminary Comp Plan Docket news
Comp Plan Docket web page
General Docket Steps
Become a Healthy Homes VolunteerLearn how to reduce exposure to toxins, asthma triggers, mold, and other housing-related health risks and share this with the community through free, voluntary, and confidential Healthy Homes Visits. Training begins Oct. 10.
2014 Healthy Homes Training flyer
More Healthy Homes Program details
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
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.