Listing of Department Closings and Restrictions

UPDATED 5/21/2020 AT 11:00 AM

Habersham County continues to monitor the effects of COVID-19 and will make changes to our operations as needed in response to the pandemic.

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  • 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 and Control: The Animal Shelter is restricted to Animal Care and Control employees only until further notice. Please call 706-839-0195 for assistance. CLICK HERE to schedule pet adoptions. Call 911 for EMERGENCIES ONLY.
  • Aquatic Center/Parks and Recreation: The Aquatic Center, Gymnastics Center, and all fields are closed to the public until further notice. Rentals and/or activities scheduled before April 27 have been cancelled and given the opportunity to reschedule or refund.
  • All Parks and Recreation programs are suspended beginning March 14. Spring Basketball, Volleyball, Track and Field, and Gymnastics are postponed until April 27. Habersham Little League is postponed until April 27. Habersham County Church Softball League is postponed until April 20. Rapids Futbol Club is postponed until April 30. Youth Football and Cheerleading registration began April 1, please email or call to register remotely. Please contact kcooper@habershamga.com or 706-839-0234 for assistance.
  • Commission Meetings: All Board of Commissioners meetings will be held via teleconference until further notice. Please check Public Notices under the "Be In The Know" section on the home page of www.habershamga.com, for meeting notices and dial-in information. Please contact 706-839-0200 and press "9" for questions regarding Commission meetings.
  • 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 and Juries and Grand Jury are cancelled through June 12th. Accountability Courts are no longer having in-person contact in the offices but can be reached at 706-839-0345. Leave a voicemail and the call will be returned from a blocked number. Please 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 and May 19, 2020 General Election Primary have been rescheduled for June 9, 2020. The Secretary of State has mailed absentee ballot request forms to all Georgia voters. Please 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.
  • Extension Office: The lobby remains open, but the office is open by appointment only. Please contact 706-754-2318 for an appointment or for more information.
  • Facilities Maintenance: The Facilities Maintenance building is restricted from public and non-essential access until further notice. Please 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. Please contact 706-839-0187 for assistance.
  • Public Defender’s Office: The Public Defender’s office is restricted from public access until further notice. Please contact 706-839-0360 for assistance.
  • Senior Center/Senior Wellness Center: The Senior Center building is restricted from public access through June 15, 2020. In-House Congregate Meals will be closed, but the Meals-on-Wheels program will continue to 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 through June 15, 2020. Please 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 7am to 4pm Monday through Friday. Please contact 706-839-0167 for assistance.