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Williamson County Closing Offices to the Public Starting Thursday, March 19

Williamson County Closing Offices to the Public Starting Thursday, March 19 18 March 2020

Williamson County Closing Offices to the Public Starting Thursday, March 19

Williamson County is taking extra preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 with the goal of continuing essential county operations. Starting at noon on Thursday, March 19, 2020, Williamson County will close non-essential county offices to the public through Monday, May 11, 2020. Please note, these offices will serve the public and continue county operations by using technology, phones, email, mail, and drop-boxes as needed. Beginning Friday, March 20, 2020, through Monday, May 11, 2020, the Williamson County Justice Center, 405 MLK, Georgetown, will remain open only for required judicial activities. Please go to each office or department's web page for specific information on how to conduct business under the new restrictions. Williamson County’s priority is to provide continuity of operations of essential county services while maintaining social distancing practices. We appreciate the public’s support and patience as we modify procedures and reallocate resources in order to better adjust to this fluid situation.   

To view individual office or department's specific information please visit our Current Office Closures Information page

First Four Positive Cases of COVID-19 in Williamson County Announced

First Four Positive Cases of COVID-19 in Williamson County Announced 18 March 2020

First Four Positive Cases of COVID-19 in Williamson County Announced

Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD) has received notification of the first four positive cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Williamson County. At this stage information is very limited, WCCHD will share more as it becomes available and necessary to protect the health of the public. If you have symptoms of respiratory illness including cough, fever and shortness of breath, please contact your health care provider. Investigations conducted by the Williamson County and Cities Health District will identify potential contacts exposed to the virus and provide close contacts guidance about the virus and monitor them for the development of symptoms. If you have symptoms of respiratory illness including cough, fever and shortness of breath, please contact your health care provider. It is important to call ahead before arriving at a clinic, urgent care or emergency department to avoid potential spread. For more information, visit www.wcchd.org/COVID-19.  

Williamson County Tax Office Lobbies to Close to the Public Starting March 17

Williamson County Tax Office Lobbies to Close to the Public Starting March 17 17 March 2020

Williamson County Tax Office Lobbies to Close to the Public Starting March 17

In an effort to maintain social distancing standards for our residents and staff, all Williamson County Tax Office lobbies will be closed to the public beginning at 1 p.m. today, March 17, 2020, until further notice. Residents can still conduct business via mail, drop box, or online. Drive-through lanes will remain open for business at the Round Rock and Cedar Park locations. Drive-throughs are limited to property tax payments, registration renewals, and disabled parking placards.

For further information please visit our website at www.wilco.org/taxoffice or call us at 512-943-1601. To aid the State’s efforts to combat COVID-19, Governor Abbott has also waived certain rules for vehicle registration, title transfers, and disabled parking placards. This is effective for 60 days beginning March 16th, 2020. Details are provided in this link: https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-waives-certain-vehicle-registration-titling-and-parking-placard-regulations-in-texas.

Williamson County Issues Order Limiting Gatherings to 50 People or Less

Williamson County Issues Order Limiting Gatherings to 50 People or Less 16 March 2020

Williamson County Issues Order Limiting Gatherings to 50 People or Less

Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell has issued an order stating community gatherings of 50 people or more anywhere in Williamson County have been prohibited for the next eight weeks to slow the transmission of COVID-19. The ban on public or private gatherings, part of Orders adopted by Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell, take effect 6 p.m. Monday, March 16, and will continue until Monday, May 11, 2020, unless otherwise extended or terminated by the Williamson County Judge or by action of the Williamson County Commissioners Court. View the Williamson County Order here. This Order does not apply to the day to day operations of organizations such as daycare facilities, schools, institutes of higher learning, private sector businesses, and public sector business. View order here. 

Williamson County Issues Local Disaster Declaration

Williamson County Issues Local Disaster Declaration 14 March 2020

Williamson County Issues Local Disaster Declaration

Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell has declared a Local State of Disaster for Williamson County in order to limit the development, contraction and spread of COVID-19 in Williamson County, Texas. These extraordinary measures were taken following disaster declarations by the President of the United States and the Texas Governor and based on information provided by emergency services agencies. While Williamson County has no confirmed cases of the coronavirus, to ensure the health and safety of all our residents, County Judge Bill Gravell is issuing a disaster declaration to activate the emergency management plan. This will allow the County to allocate resources, utilize personnel and enact procedures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Williamson County. It also allows for state assistance to be requested if local resources and mutual aid are insufficient. Read more about opportunities for Small Business Administration loans and changes to County procedures here.  

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