DeKalb Implements ‘Socially Distant Service Delivery’ Strategy
County restricts public access to county facilities
Please be advised. Tuesday, March 17th, All Board of Commissioner’s committees meetings have been cancelled.
DeKalb County is following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other federal and state agencies to limit contact between people as a means of protecting public health, so in order protect county workers from the spread of COVID-19, the County will restrict access to all government buildings and facilities to the public starting today, Monday, March 16th. The Administration will assist with a logistical plan for future business related meetings.
While physical access to county facilities will be restricted to the general public, county services will still be available. The county has made it possible for its customers to engage with any department they would normally have a face-to-face encounter with via email, telephone, standard mail delivery, and any other electronic platform available to the county.
Our office will continue to offer a high level of services and support to our constituents as normal. Staff will be tele-working via email and voicemail and we are working on a plan to provide for virtual meetings. Please continue to leave voicemails at our office number 404-371-4909 or email [email protected] and follow announcements on our Facebook page here.
For information on accessing county services during this time, visit www.dekalbcountyga.gov or call 404-371-2000 or 311 from a landline Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For information about COVID-19, visit www.dekalbcountyga.gov/coronavirus.
Please note that this is an unprecedented emergency and we will continue to provide information as it is received.
2020 Primary Elections
Governor Brian Kemp declared a public health emergency. Georgia elections officials have postponed the presidential primary scheduled for March 24th because of the Coronavirus pandemic. The state rescheduled the March 24th presidential primary, which includes the DeKalb County Sheriff election to May 19, the same date as the regular primary for a U.S. Senate seat and other offices, including the District 6 Commission election.
Reminder! Previously scheduled community events are continually being cancelled, postponed, or the format for delivery has been changed to protect Georgia citizens. Our office will not receive all notifications for events that we have previously shared.
Please contact the event directly to confirm that it will be happening before you go.
DeKalb County Tax Commissioner’s Offices Beginning at 8:00am Monday, all DeKalb County Tax Commissioner’s Offices will be closed to the public until further notice. The staff will continue to work to process Motor Vehicle and Property Tax documents submitted via fax, mail, email, and their office drop boxes at the Memorial Drive and Dresden Drive locations. Taxpayers may visit our website at www.DeKalbTax.org for information on how to submit the necessary documents for processing. Click the “Drop-Off Services” tab at the top of the page for more information.
Taxpayers are encouraged to utilize the convenient Kroger kiosks and website for tag renewals and property tax exemption applications as protocols set by the Chief Executive Officer Michael Thurmond are being placed to eliminate face-to-face interactions. The Tax Commissioner’s office will still provide as many services to taxpayers as possible. They can be reached by phone at 404-298-4000 with questions, but the website has all the information a taxpayer may need.
Please visit the county tag website at www.DeKalbTax.org for more information and office updates.