Thurston County facilities are now open to the public with restrictions, including maintaining physical distancing of at least six feet at all times and, per the Washington State Secretary of Health’s face covering order wearing a cloth face covering or mask. If you come to county facilities, please be prepared for potentially long wait times or lines due to distancing guidelines. We continue to encourage residents to access county services online, by phone, by email, or through the use of drop boxes located outside of county buildings.
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Photo Tour of the Coroner Facility

Construction of the new 7,000+ square foot brick facility began in the spring of 2002 and was ready for occupancy in January of 2003.

It is the best in the state, comparable only to the medical examiner facilities in Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Amenities include:

  • Family Room
  • Reception Area
  • Observation Room
  • Conference/Training Room
  • Rolling File System
  • Separate work areas for each deputy
  • Break Room
  • Secured garage and transfer area
  • Walk-in Cooler
  • Walk-in Freezer
  • Special Procedure Room
  • Evidence Room
  • Morgue with natural lighting


The building is designed for future growth both internally and externally.
All this and more was accomplished for under two million dollars.

These photos were taken when the newly constructed facility was dedicated on the afternoon of May 20th, 2003.

Click to take the photo tour