Garfield County offices and departments still closed to public

Essential services being provided in safety manner possible

COMMUNITY RELEASE
April 29, 2020

UPDATE – May 4, 2020

GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – During Colorado’s “Safer at Home” phase of the COVID-19 response, the Garfield County Clerk and Recorder’s, Treasurer’s and Assessor’s offices in the Garfield County Courthouse in Glenwood Springs are still closed to walk-in traffic. Services through these offices are still being provided online and over the phone, as they have been since the initial closure on March 17. All elected officials and staff of these offices are monitoring the situation locally and are making preparations to reopening to in-person services when the time comes.

The Garfield County Clerk and Recorder’s Office is available to meet the needs of Garfield County residents daily through online, email, fax, regular mail and phone transactions. Customers can call 970-384-3700 or 970-625-0882 with questions or for assistance. Also, please visit the clerk’s home page on the county website, www.garfield-county.com, for additional information about services available for motor vehicle, vital records, recording, elections, marriage licenses, liquor licenses and clerk to the board needs.

The Garfield County Treasurer’s Office continues to accept property tax payments online and in the drop box at the courthouse. Customers may call (970) 945-6382 for assistance, and the office staff can look at needed services on a case-by-case basis. There are no scheduled foreclosures in May.

Throughout May, the Garfield County Assessor’s Office is working with property owners who disagree with the value or classification of their properties. The assessor’s office is offering many options for interaction with its staff at this time, though is not accepting “in-person” property value appeals.  Please submit property value appeals via United States Postal Service (USPS) mail, fax, email or our online appeal option. We are also offering virtual meetings with an appraiser from our staff.  If you would like to have a video or phone conference with your appraiser, or for more information, visit the assessor’s page on the Garfield County website, or call (970) 945-9134.

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GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – As Garfield County transitions to “Safer at Home” standards on May 4, all offices and departments are still closed to the public as a safety measure during the COVID-19 pandemic. All critical government functions are in operation and services are being offered online or via telephone.

Garfield County is complying with social distancing and some staff are working remotely. Per Governor Jared Polis’ state order, critical government functions “continue to promote telecommuting to the greatest extent possible.”

The state order advises against having more than 10 people in the same location; encourages strict social distancing; and the workplace of large employers may only be occupied at 50 percent until further notice.

“The ‘Safer at Home’ phrase is not a return to normal,” said Gov. Polis. “This is merely transitioning to a more sustainable level of social distancing that we are going to have to maintain for the long haul – likely months. … The next few weeks are even more important than the last few.”

Information is being updated daily and will be available at garfield-county.com.

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