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Access to Park County facilities is restricted

By 
Justin Post — Enterprise Staff Writer
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
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The entrance to the City/County Complex in Livingston.

皇冠体育appPark County commissioners on Tuesday approved an emergency resolution to restrict access to county facilities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The resolution goes into effect at the close of business on Tuesday and restricts access to the public at the City/County Complex, Park County Museum, the Park County Fairgrounds and the Park County Extension Office. 

皇冠体育appThe resolution is an effort to protect the public but also the employees who continue working in buildings such as the City/County Complex, which is home to most Park County offices and departments including the Sheriff’s Office, Clerk and Recorder’s Office, Park County Treasurer, District Court and Justice Court, among others.

The Park County Emergency Operations Center, which is managing the local response to COVID-19, is also operating from the basement of the City/County Complex.

“This is trying to minimize the risk of exposure, both for the public and our employees,” said Commission Chairman Steve Caldwell. “We have an obligation to maintain essential services, and we can’t take the risk of infecting our workforce.”

Court filing through District Court will be done by email or through the U.S. mail, or fax, said Clerk of District Court Molly Bradberry. No jury trials are scheduled in the immediate future before District Judge Brenda Gilbert.

皇冠体育appPark County Treasurer Kevin Larkin said the public can access some services typically handled through his office, such as paying property taxes, by visiting Park County’s website, .

 “All of our work can be done remotely,” Larkin said, adding that the online option does charge a 3 percent convenience fee because the payment is processed by a third-party vendor.

Payments may be mailed in to avoid the convenience fee, he said.

Park County residents will also find a link to renew their motor vehicle registration on the Park County website, he said. 

Those who have purchased a vehicle may mail the title to the Treasurer’s Office, which will provide instructions for signing a scanned image of the document once it’s processed. Once the title is signed and fees are paid, the Treasurer will mail plates, Larkin said.

Staff will continue working in the Treasurer’s Office and Larkin encouraged anyone with questions to contact the office.

“As long as the mail service is still up and running we can still do all this for the people,” Larkin said.

Larkin reminded residents that Driver Services does not operate out of the Treasurer’s Office, but out of the Driver’s Exam Offices at 1313 W. Park St. in Livingston.