Barrow Co government offices are expected to reopen this week

Closed because of COVID

County government offices that closed last week in Winder are expected to reopen later this week. Barrow County closed most government offices because of a recent spike in coronavirus cases. They are scheduled to open for business Wednesday.

From the Barrow Co government website…

Due to recent significant increases in positive cases of COVID-19 within Barrow County and the surrounding area, and based upon recommendations from the Center for Disease Control regarding the control of the spread of the COVID-19 virus through social distancing and minimizing interaction, effective Tuesday, January 5, 2021 public access to all County facilities, with the exception of the Judicial Courthouse which is operating under the provisions of a separate Judicial Emergency Declaration, will be closed to public access through Tuesday, January 12th. It is anticipated that County offices will re-open for public access at 8:00 AM on January 13th .

Adequate staffing levels within all County departments will be maintained to provide continuity of services to our customers by phone or email. We are also encouraging the public to make use of U.S. Mail, online payment and transaction services offered on the County website, or payment drop boxes such as for county utility payments (which may be dropped off at 625 Hwy 211 NE) or for tag/tax payments (which can be dropped off at the entrance to the tag office off of Porter Street).

You may also schedule appointments with select departments such as the Tax Commissioner and Tax Assessor’s Office. The Barrow County COVID-19 Task Force will continue to monitor conditions within the community and provide updates via the County’s Facebook page and website. In order to contact a county office for service or questions, please go to and click on “Departments” for a selection menu and contact information.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience associated with this closure, and encourage all of our residents to be safe and to follow CDC-recommended preventative measures to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant hosts Classic City Today, 6-10 weekday mornings on 98.7FM & AM 1340 WGAU in Athens.

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