A number of Hall County Government facilities will be open for appointments only beginning Wednesday, Jan. 6 in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the community and maintain government services.
Departments available for appointment only include all departments located in the Hall County Government Center, including the Tax Commissioner’s Office /Tag Office, the Hall County Animal Shelter, the Hall County Extension Agency and all Hall County community centers. The landfill, recycling center compactor sites and outdoor parks will remain open as usual. Other essential services, including public safety, will not be impacted. The Hall County Courts System remains open, but citizens are encouraged to conduct as much court system business online as possible.
“Throughout the pandemic, we’ve carefully monitored data from national, state and local health officials and have made adjustments to our operations accordingly in order to ensure the safety and wellness of both our employees and the public," Hall County Administrator Jock Connell said. “In addition, we continue to encourage citizens to wear masks, practice social distancing and other guidelines as outlined by the White House, CDC and State of Georgia.”
A complete list of departments
available for appointment-only services can be found at www.hallcounty.org
. That’s also where a complete listing of contact information by department can be found for citizens with specific questions or concerns.
Citizens can schedule an appointment by calling 770-535-8288. Appointments will be available between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. In addition, appointments must be booked by 5 p.m. the day prior to the day of the requested appointment.
A number of other precautions also remain in place, including glass storefronts in areas that receive frequent visitors, masks will be worn by all employees, and increased sanitation efforts will continue countywide to ensure the most sterile environment possible.
The Hall County Library System will be offering curbside and appointment-only library service beginning Wednesday, Jan. 6 at all locations. Appointments and more information is available at www.hallcountylibrary.org
or 770-532-3311. Virtual programs, including story times, continue via the library’s Facebook page.
“Our hope is to reopen these facilities for public access beginning Tuesday, Jan. 19; however, we will continue to monitor the number of local positive COVID-19 cases and will make adjustments accordingly,” said Connell.
Meanwhile, citizens are still encouraged to conduct County business on Hall County’s website, www.hallcounty.org, if at all possible. Online motor vehicle services, including vehicle registration renewals, the payment of insurance fines, etc. are all available via the "Online Payments" button on the website. That’s also where citizens can pay their property tax, renew their business license, and more.
Finally, a number of proactive steps Hall County has taken to date in regards to the coronavirus pandemic, along with a number of other helpful resources on this issue, can be found at ready.hallcounty.org.