JACKSON — The Jackson County Board of Commissioners have announced that the hours for the Jackson County Courthouse are extending.
Back in March, the commissioners had reduced hours for public access for the courthouse, to one hour in the morning and one hour in the afternoon. This was out of concern due to the widespread pandemic of COVID-19. There was also options for making appointments at the courthouse as well.
On Tuesday, July 7, the commissioners released that the courthouse will now be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The courthouse will not be closed for lunch.
There are still some guidelines put forward by the commissioners, and they are the following:
- Limited number of people will be granted access for social distancing.
- It’s still recommended that citizens pay taxes through the mail or online.
- Any other courthouse business for citizens it is recommended to call in advance to the office.
- It’s requested but not required that all entering the courthouse wear a mask.
The commissioners also mentioned that these hours and restriction are subject to change as conditions warrant.