While Williamson County businesses prepare to reopen under Phase I of Governor Greg Abbott’s new Open Texas orders, county offices will continue to operate at a limited capacity through the month of May. As a preventative measure to reduce the spread of COVID-19, county offices and departments will continue to provide services in a way that limits in-person interactions including scheduling appointments, working remotely, and conducting business via telephone, email, mail, using technology, and drop box services, until June 1, 2020.
County offices that are open to the public require everyone to have their temperature taken before entering the building. If a person is found to have a temperature of 100.4 degrees or more, that person will not be allowed in the building. Visitors also should be prepared to fill out an information sheet as part of the procedures. Hand sanitizer will be provided for use. Although face coverings are not mandatory, they are highly recommended to reduce the spread of the virus.
The Williamson County Justice Center, 405 MLK, Georgetown, will remain open only for required judicial activities. Any person entering the building will have their temperature taken, as well as the normal screening. Jury trials have been canceled until further notice. The Williamson County Courts are following the guidelines of the Office of Court Administration and the orders of the Texas Supreme Court.
Currently, all four Williamson County Tax Assessor-Collector offices remain closed to the public, but there are limited services available. For more information and office locations, go to https://www.wilco.org/taxoffice.
· Current vehicle registrations can be done online at www.texas.gov once the inspection has been done.
· For other vehicle transaction information, please email your VIN or license plate number to [email protected].
· For property tax information, please provide your account number or address to [email protected].
· All transactions must be mailed to 904 S. Main St., Georgetown, or put in the drop boxes at each of the 4 tax office locations.
· Checks or money orders are to be made payable to Larry Gaddes PCAC, CTA.
The Williamson County Department of Infrastructure, located at 3151 SE Inner Loop, Georgetown, is closed to the public. All County Engineer’s Office and On-Site Sewage Facility business will continue during the normal business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., but will be conducted remotely through email and phone until further notice. If you call 512-943-3330 and receive a voicemail prompt, please leave a message. Voicemail will be checked daily.
The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department continues to monitor the impacts of COVID-19 and has implemented guidelines to reduce the spread of the virus. While all county parks remain open, there are some changes to be aware of, including:
· Southwest Williamson County Regional Park, 3005 CR 175, Leander: All sports field and pavilion reservation are canceled until May 31; 4 tennis courts will open to the public for individual play starting on Friday, May 1.
· Champion Park, 3830 Brushy Creek Rd, Cedar Park: Pavilion reservations are canceled until May 31.
· Berry Springs Park and Preserve, 1801 CR 152, Georgetown: Pavilion and fire ring reservations are canceled until May 31; overnight camping is closed until further notice.
The playgrounds at our facilities will remain closed until further notice to limit contamination. The Quarry Splash Pad also will remain closed until a safe opening date can be determined. For updates, go to www.wilco.org/parks.
Commissioners Court meetings will continue to be conducted virtually; however, people wishing to make public comments should attend in person at the historic courthouse, 710 S. Main Street, Georgetown. For more information on upcoming meetings, check the Commissioners Court agendas at https://agenda.wilco.org/agenda_publish.cfm
For more information on other Williamson County offices, please visit www.wilco.org/officestatus.