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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Interactive Thurston County Financial InformationExplore this interactive Web site that is designed to help you understand how Thurston County spends and receives money. Start exploring and learn about your government.
Explore the details of county finances here
The Fair Opens July 30!Buy your passes and carnival armbands before
July 29 and save. Contest and event entries are due soon--check the 2014 Exhibitor's Guide for more.
More pass and armband discount details
More contest entry info
2014 Construction ProjectsThurston County Public Works crews are hard at work this season on several projects throughout the county. Get connected with Public Works Twitter updates on @Thurston_PW
Chipseal paving begins July 7
L-4 Bridge prep work begins July 14
Chehalis Western Trail--Bridging the Gap Phase 3
More Public Works projects
Veterans Court Turns Five in JulyJoin us in celebrating five years of success each Wednesday in July at 4 p.m. in Veterans Court. Guest speakers will join court staff and Veterans Court graduates for special programs.
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Plastic Bag Bans Start July 1Beginning July 1, single-use plastic bags will be banned in Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater and in unincorporated Thurston County.
Plastic bag ban news
Solid Waste Division plastic bag web pages
Spring/Summer 2014 Talkin' Trash
Get the Grow Smart, Grow Safe AppThe new Grow Smart, Grow Safe app for your smartphone helps you choose lawn and garden products that are safer for people, pets and the environment.
More Grow Smart, Grow Safe info
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.