Civil / Criminal
Main Courthouse
2000 Lakeridge Dr SW Bldg #2
Olympia, WA 98502



Family / Juvenile
2801 32nd Avenue SW
Tumwater, WA 98512


June 28, 2016: The Dismissal Eligibility List will no longer be posted on the clerk's website effective July 1, 2016. INFO


June 21, 2016: Surcharge of $20 will become effective on July 1, 2016. INFO


July 24, 2015: Surcharge on domestic cases from $24 to $54.00. INFO


February 1, 2011: Attorneys may now e-file Superior Court Documents with the Clerk's Office. INFO

Thurston County Clerk Alerts history


August 22, 2011 - Betty Gould Explaination for ClerkAlert (Letters Testamentary/Admin/Guardianship
August 18, 2011 - Letters Testamentary/Administration & Letters of Guardianship
February 1, 2011 - ITEM #1: Cases Subject to Clerks Dismissal
February 1, 2011 - ITEMS #2: Clerk's Office E-filing Program
June 4, 2010 - Change in Handling Modification in Paternity Cases
October 8, 2009 - Change in Office Hours (Lunch Court Closing)
March 4, 2009 - Change in Process of Calendar Confirmations
January 1, 2009 - Faulty Document Policy enacted
January 1, 2009 - Dismissal of Abandoned/Stagnant Cases enacted
November 4, 2008 - Faulty Document Policy Letter
March 21, 2008 - Change in Probate an Guardianship Letters
January 2007 - Sealed Document Cover Sheets updated January, 2007
November 9, 2006 - Change in Accepted Methods to Confirm Hearings
July 19, 2006 - Clerk Alert Re: GR15 and GR 22
November 4, 2004 - Local procedure - GR31


February 2011

E-filing service: If you are interested in participating in our beta testing of our E-filing program, read the February 2011 "Item #2: Clerk's Office E-filing program" clerkalert listed above.

March 2010

Calendar changes at Family and Juvenile Court were made effective March 1, 2010. Probate/Guardianship and the Revision/Presentation calendars.   The Clerk's Office no longer accepts faxed confirmations

February 2010

The  Judge's Notice of Issue has been updated.  (2/1/10)

December 2009

Civil and FJC Judge's Notices of Issue have been updated for 2010 hearings based upon the Judge rotation with Family and Juvenile Court.  (12/17/09)

November 2009

Commencing November 1, 2009, the Clerk's Office will be closed during the lunch hour from noon until 1:00 p.m.  A drop box will be available outside each office for filings made during that time, which will be timed in at 1:00 p.m. when the Clerk's Office reopens.  For more information, click on the November 1, 2009 link above. 

July 2009

Fee Schedule Updated - Effective July 1, 2009, House Bill 2362 goes into effect which imposes a $30 judicial surcharge on most new case filings at the Clerk's Office. 

Effective July 17, 2009, the Self-Represented Parties Final Dissolution hearings will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Fridays.

Effective July 26. 2009, Senate Bill 5013 goes into effect which increases the Clerk's ex parte fee to $30, increases record searches to $30, and increases the cost of Letters in probate and guardianship cases to $5. 

June 2009

The Judge's Notice of Issue for Family and Juvenile Court has been updated.  (6/5/09)

March 2009

With regard to Tuesday and Thursday family law calendars, this office will no longer be notifying litigants that the calendar was full and their hearing was continued.  To ascertain if your case will be heard or continued, view the online calendars

The Thurston County Clerk's Office no longer accepts confirmations by fax effective March 15, 2009.

January 2009

Faulty Document and Dismissal of Abandoned/Stagnant Cases Policies enacted.

November 24, 2008

Clerk's faulty document policy for handling of and charging fee for filing of faulty documents.  

March 21, 2008

Fees to be charged for Letters Testamentary, Administration, and Guardianship.

November 9, 2006

Confirmation policies updated for Civil and Family Law Attorney calendars.  

July 19, 2006

General Rule 15 - Guidelines on Sealing and Redacting, and General Rule 22 - Guidelines for Access to Family and Guardianship Court Records / sealed documents

July 1, 2006

Sealed Document Cover Sheets updated January, 2007 - Click here for Available Forms   

General Rule (GR) 22 became effective July 1, 2006 enabling parties to seal certain documents in family law and guardianship cases.  Parties are able to seal financial documents listed on  the Sealed Financial Source Documents cover sheet.  If the financial information is not specifically listed, a court order must be obtained to file the document.  Other documents may be sealed as  identified in the Sealed Personal Health Care Cover Sheet and the Sealed Confidential Reports Cover Sheet.   Cover sheets MUST be attached to the original document for it to become sealed and a separate cover sheet provided for the public file.  For additional information and forms, see the Clerk's Office Forms Available and click on Sealed Cover Sheets.

November 4, 2004

General Rule 31, Access to Court Records - Guidelines for how to handle personal identifiers for children in Thurston County.  Identification of statutorily sealed case types and what documents are sealed when they reach the Clerk's Office.

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