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Temperature checks required, masks encouraged
Oconee County Government offices in the Oconee County Courthouse and Government Annex will re-open to the public in a limited capacity on Thursday, May 14. In order to maintain a safe environment that will limit the potential for transmission of COVID-19 for both visitors and employees, the following measures will be taken:
Visitors to the courthouse and annex are advised to call ahead to the department or office they will be visiting as some services may require appointments and service hours and procedures may have changed for some offices. Department phone numbers may be found online here: https://www.oconeecounty.com/DocumentCenter/View/4121/Department--Phone-Numbers?bidId.
Tax Commissioner’s Office
The Tax Commissioner’s Office will open on May 14 with limited access, and longer wait times are anticipated. For the protections of visitors and staff, the following additional protocols will be in place:
Board of Elections
The Board of Elections office remains closed to the public until Monday, May 18. A dropbox has been placed in front of the Elections office to drop off absentee ballots.
The Oconee County Water Resources office will re-open to the public on Thursday, May 14, 2020.
Residential Service Applications and Final Service FormsThe Water Resources Department continues to offer these services online. Applications and Final Service forms are available at https://www.oconeecounty.com/492/Forms. Once the form is completed and submitted, the customer will receive two emails. The first email is a confirmation that the application submitted successfully. The second email is from the CSR staff with further instructions. For customers who choose to fill out applications and final service forms at our office, there is a table set up in our lobby.
Oconee County Parks & Recreations (OCPRD) - Phased Reopening of County Park Facilities
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, OCPRD walking paths/trails and dog park have remained open for citizens complying with social distancing guidelines. Park facilities that were closed include the community center, soccer/softball/baseball fields, basketball/tennis/volleyball courts, and disc golf course.
Oconee County Parks and Recreation will begin a phased in approach in re-opening park facilities with the first phase beginning Thursday, May 14. The county will continue monitoring health guidelines and park usage to determine implementation of the second phase of reopening.
All park patrons must comply with social distancing requirements, max gathering limits, and other COVID-19 best practices.
Phase I – May 14
All Parks & Recreation reopening plans and dates are subject to change pending patron compliance and any new established guidelines.
For more information and updates about Oconee County Government, visit www.oconeecounty.com.