UPDATED Habersham County government restrictions and closings

Habersham County Administration building (Daniel Purcell/Now Habersham)

The following is an updated list Habersham County departments and services and how they’ve been impacted by COVID-19.

Administration Building: The Elections and Voter Registration office is open for voter registration; all other departments have limited public access to lobby areas only (unless there is an appointment) with a maximum of two people allowed in any lobby at a time. Handwashing before entering the Administration Building is required.

Airport Terminal Building: The Airport Terminal building is open with limited public access. Handwashing before conducting business is required.

Animal Shelter/Animal Care & Control: The Animal Shelter is restricted to Animal Care & Control employees only until further notice. Please call 706-839-0195 for assistance. Visit https://calendly.com/hcacc/30min to schedule pet adoptions. Call 911 for EMERGENCIES ONLY.

Aquatic Center/Parks & Recreation: Aquatic Center pools and gymnasiums are closed until further notice. Rentals and/or activities scheduled before March 30th have been canceled. The building is open for walkers, at their own risk, from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday until further notice. Call 706-839-0234 for assistance.

Parks & Recreation: All Parks & Recreation programs were suspended beginning March 14. Call 706-839-0234 for assistance:

    • Habersham Co. Little League and Church Softball League are postponed until March 30
    • Track & Field is postponed until April 4
    • Spring Basketball, Volleyball, and Gymnastics are postponed until April 6
    • Rapids Futbol Club is postponed until April 30

Commission Meetings: All Board of Commissioners meetings will be held via teleconference through April 20, 2020, Regular Commission Meeting. Please check Public Notices under the “Be In The Know” section on the bottom of the home page on the Habersham County website www.habershamga.com for meeting notices and dial-in information. Contact 706-839-0200 for assistance.

Courthouse/Superior Court: The Courthouse is open. Courts have been closed for jury trials, jury service, calendar calls, arraignments, and motions calendars until further notice. Superior Court operations have been scaled back for 30 days beginning March 15 . Juries and Grand Jury are canceled for 30 days beginning March 15. Call the Clerk of Court at 706-839-0300 or the Courthouse Security Desk at 706-839-0568 for assistance.

Elections: The March 24, 2020, Presidential Preference Primary has been postponed and will be rescheduled to coincide with the General Election Primary for May 19, 2020. The Secretary of State will be mailing absentee ballot request forms to all Georgia voters. Contact 706-839-0170 for assistance.

Emergency Services: Stations are restricted from public and non-essential access until further notice. Anyone wishing to enter a fire station must first call 706-778-3911.

Facilities Maintenance: The Facilities Maintenance building is restricted from public and non-essential access until further notice. Contact 706-839-0166 or 706-839-0167 for assistance.

Fleet Maintenance: The Fleet Maintenance building is restricted from public and non-essential access until further notice. Contact 706-839-0187 for assistance.

Habersham County Detention Center: Lobby remains open to the public but people must wash their hands before entering.

Probate Court: Acceptance of Weapons Carry License and Renewal Weapons Carry License Applications is temporarily suspended. Renewal deadlines that become due during the Emergency Period will not expire and deadlines will be extended 30 days. Birth, marriage, and death certificates are still being issued. Contact 706-839-0320 for assistance.

Public Defender’s Office: The Public Defender’s office is restricted from public access until further notice. Contact 706- 839-0360 for assistance.

Senior Center/Senior Wellness Center: The Senior Center building is restricted from public access until further notice. In-House Congregate Meals are closed until April 3. Meals-on-Wheels will operate as normal and will include congregate clients who normally receive meals in-house. Staff will assist clients with other needs. The Senior Center Wellness building and programs are temporarily closed until further notice. Contact 706-839-0260 for assistance.

Transit: Public Transit is operating as usual. Priority is given to trips to pharmacies, grocery stores, and medical appointments. Physical separation is required. Transit operates from 7 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday. Contact 706-839-0167 for assistance.

Tag Office: The Tag Office/Tax Commissioner is open and operating as usual.

Updated 5/25/20@9:24am

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