Public Access is Closed to MOST County Facilities Due to COVID-19.

In response to Governor Inslee's Stay Home, Stay Healthy order and Safe Start Plan, Thurston County continues to operate under an essential services model. This is in effect
until Thurston County enters Phase 3 of the Safe Start Plan. Courts and other elected offices may operate under different hours or restrictions.

(Solid waste facilities are open. For more information, visit:
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Field Operations Bureau - Search and Rescue (SAR) Resources

The Thurston County Search And Rescue (SAR) Council is composed of various volunteer organizations specializing in SAR related operations.

The SAR Council is under the supervision of the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office and uses the Incident Command System during events.

The primary mission of SAR is to establish a system to search for, rescue, or recover, by means of ground, air, or marine activity, any person who is lost, injured, or killed while in the out of doors, including those incidents involving bodies of water, within the boundaries of Thurston County.

If you want more information, please visit their website at