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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.
The availability of remote services vary by office and department.

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Thurston County Fire Marshal

Fire Marshal Office

The Fire Marshal is charged with the task of inspecting an estimated 1700 facilities in unincorporated Thurston County.  These facilities include schools, businesses, churches, nursing homes, child care facilities, warehouses, correctional facilities, and assembly buildings. School inspections are of top priority with the Thurston County Fire Marshal.

To avoid surprise and crisis situations, the Thurston County Fire Marshal works closely with local fire districts to identify fire risks.  

The Thurston County Fire Marshal enforces the fireworks laws of the county, including the issuing of display permits and inspection of retail fireworks sites to ensure compliance.

Fire safety permits are required for many types of occupancies in Thurston County.  State law gives the Fire Marshal the authority to review all plans and specifications and issue fire safety permits in all geographical areas of the county not having any local authority.  A fee is charged for all fire safety permits issued by the Fire Marshal.  The fee includes the fire safety permit, construction inspections, and occupancy permit, and can vary according to the structure.

The Inspections that are conducted within the county are conducted by the Thurston County Fire Marshal.  If you have questions regarding Construction, Fire Safety Inspections or Plan Review questions please contact the TCFMO directly.


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