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
Freeze and Thaw Results in Weight Restrictions for Thurston County RoadsRead the news release here
Load limits by tire size information
Garbage & recycling collection changes during road restrictions
Brrr! How cold will it get?Cold weather is getting colder with temperatures in the teens expected this week. Remember to stay safe on the road and in your home during cold weather.
Road safety tips
Safety tips for home and family
Nov 5 Election Results Are CertifiedThe results of the Nov. 5 General Election were certified on Tuesday, Nov. 26.
View Nov. 5 election results
Thurston County Auditor homepage
Latest Talkin' Trash NewsletterGet the latest news on solid waste and recycling in in the latest edition of the Solid Waste Division's newsletter, including changes for plastic recycling and waste-free holiday ideas.
Fall/Winter 2013 Talkin' Trash
Get Ready for Flood SeasonFlood and storm season is coming--are you ready?
Download the NEW! 2013 Flood Bulletin
Get flood insurance today and start the 30-day waiting period
County continues flood mitigation work
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 2013.
Click here for more information.