Updates on Fulton County Facility closures and Service Changes

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Updates on Fulton County Facility closures and Service Changes

May 22, 2020

This is a summary of updates to services, facility access, meetings, and events. Click here to see a list of services available online.

 

UPDATES, May 22, 2020


MAGISTRATE COURT  On May 11, 2020 Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Harold Melton issued an Order Extending Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergency for the second time. That Order, set to expire on Friday, June 12, 2020, allows the Court to handle certain matters in compliance with Public Health and CDC Guidance to ensure the health and safety or litigants, lawyers, judges, court personnel and the public. All visitors to the Courthouse are encouraged to cover their mouth and nose with a mask, scarf or bandana. Learn more.

UPDATES, May 21, 2020


The Marshal of Fulton County will begin civil service of process on May 26, 2020 without affecting, diminishing or altering statutory responsive time limits. The service date of all items served during the Judicial Emergency for computation of return pleadings will be June 13, 2020, pursuant to the Chief Justice current Statewide Judicial Emergency Declaration.

By agreement of the Marshal of Fulton County and the Chief Magistrate Judge, writ service will begin within 45 days of the issuance of the order, on July 6, 2020. Learn more at the Marshal's page.

UPDATES, May 13, 2020


Pursuant to the Second Order of the Georgia Supreme Court Extending Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergency (entered May 11, 2020), in-person access to the Probate Court will continue to be limited through June 12, 2020.

Please review the “COVID-19 UPDATE for Probate Court as of March 23, 2020” for more information on the Court’s limitations in service. Click here to link to the Probate Court page. 

UPDATES, May 5, 2020


DOR Extends Vehicle Registration Renewals to June 15
The Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR) has announced the renewal date for all vehicle registrations that expire between March 15, 2020 and June 13, 2020 has been extended through June 15, 2020.

UPDATES, May 4, 2020


Summer Youth Internship Update
We have continued to monitor the circumstances surrounding the impact of COVID -19 as it relates to our programs.  Out of an abundance of caution, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Summer Youth Internship Program (SYIP).  Please stay tuned to the County’s Website for updates regarding support for Fulton County’s youth.

UPDATES, APRIL 9, 2020

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has announced he is postponing the Statewide General Primary/Presidential Preference Primary Election until June 9, 2020.  Read More

UPDATES, APRIL 8, 2020


MAGISTRATE COURT
Consistent with Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Harold Melton’s Order Extending Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergency, issued on April 6, 2020, the Magistrate Court of Fulton County will provide constitutionally-mandated, essential services, specifically applications for search and arrest warrants through electronic interface as well as First Appearance hearings six days a week. Court hearings will be conducted through video conferencing systems. The public will have daily access. 

Click here to read the entire release.

BOARD OF HEALTH 

The following health centers in Fulton County are closed to the Public:

• Adamsville Regional Health Center
• Center for Health and Rehabilitation
• North Fulton Service Center
• Neighborhood Union Health Center
• Oak Hill Child, Adolescent and Family Health Center

Clients seeking services at our other locations are required to have their temperatures checked by Fulton County Board of Health nurses and wear a mask (also provided by a nurse) before they enter the building. This also applies to staff coming to work.

Anyone exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 will not be allowed into the building. Those refusing to wear a mask and or have their temperature taken will not be allowed into the facility.

These measures have been taken to protect the health and safety of our clients and staff.

 

UPDATES, APRIL 6, 2020


Click here to read the order extending the existing judicial emergency declaration.

PROBATE COURT- Pursuant to the Order of the Georgia Supreme Court Extending the Declaration of a Statewide Judicial Emergency, in-person access to the Probate Court will be severely limited through May 13, 2020.

UPDATES, APRIL 1, 2020


BOARD OF HEALTH

Board of Health services are unavailable at the following locations: 

Center for Health and Rehabilitation
WIC participants have been rerouted to Adamsville

Neighborhood Union Health Center
WIC participants have been rerouted to Adamsville

North Fulton Service Center
WIC participants have been relocated to our North Fulton Regional Health Center

Oak Hill, Child, Family and Adolescent Center
WIC participants have been relocated to our College Park Regional Health Center

WIC participants should call 404-612-3942  for more information.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
Behavioral Health Services for Adults
For existing clients only, The Center for Health & Rehabilitation services available on Tuesdays from 8:30 AM – 5 PM. Please call 404-730-9626 to schedule an appointment for medication refills or injections only.
If you need to speak to a counselor for support between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM Monday – Friday while the clinic is closed, please call 470-230-0840
If you are in crisis, please call the Georgia Crisis and Access Line at 1-800-715-4225, help is available 24/7/365.

Behavioral Health Services for Children, Adolescents & Emerging Adults
Existing clients can maintain contact with their Therapists via telehealth and/or telephone. For questions, please call 404-612-9339

FULTON COUNTY LIBRARY
www.fulcolibrary.org
Digital Library Resources to include online homework help and online tutoring.

Residents who do not currently have a library card can apply for one online and have a temporary library card issued on the library website at www.fulcolibrary.org under the header “services.” The card will allow access to one of our most popular digital resources, OverDrive, as well as the Libby app for downloading of ebooks and audiobooks.

All recently “expired” or “expiring soon” library cards have automatically been extended to allow full access to library resources for patrons.

Library staff is online and ready to answer questions, troubleshoot issues with library cards, answer questions about digital services Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. through the Ask A Librarian service at: https://afpls.libanswers.com/.

Storytime – LIVE! - Join Fulton County Library staff for a special storytime, Monday- Friday at 11 a.m. on Facebook and listen to special stories with your little ones, while they are home from school, daycare or just in need of some mid-morning fun! Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fulcolibrary.

HOMELESS SERVICES
GA Fulton County Continuum of Care Homeless Assessment Centers:
South Fulton Homeless Services Assessment Center (137 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30303)
o Intake and Assessment line: (404) 612-0720

North Fulton Homeless Services Assessment Center (North Fulton Community Charities, 11270, Elkins Rd., Roswell, GA 30076).
o Intake and Assessment line: 770-640-0399.
o Emergency financial assistance for housing or utilities should use the Appointment Request Form for any emergency financial assistance.

After 5 p.m. and weekends, the public is advised to call the United Way at 211.

SENIOR SERVICES
For Senior Meal Assistance Call the Senior Services STARLINE 404-613-6000

Senior Curbside Meal Distribution
Monday-Friday
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

DOROTHY C. BENSON SENIOR MULTIPURPOSE FACILITY (BUILDING B)
6500 Vernon Woods Drive
Sandy Springs, Georgia 30328

H.J.C. BOWDEN SENIOR MULTIPURPOSE FACILITY
2885 Church Street
East Point, Georgia 30344

HARRIETT G. DARNELL SENIOR MULTIPURPOSE FACILITY

677 Fairburn Road, NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30331

HELENE S. MILLS SENIOR MULTIPURPOSE FACILITY
515 John Wesley Dobbs
Atlanta, Georgia 30312

UPDATES, MARCH 30, 2020


Fulton County Commissioners to meet through a videoconference - Read More

Fulton County Juvenile Court updates their services - Read More

UPDATES, MARCH 27, 2020


WorkSource Fulton Continues Virtual Operations during COVID-19 Pandemic - Read More

Virtual Town Hall video- Chairman Pitts, health, government leaders discuss response to COVID-19 outbreak. - Watch Video

UPDATES, MARCH 26, 2020


Select Fulton Partners with NOWaccount to Offer Assistance for Businesses - Read More

UPDATES, MARCH 25, 2020


Fulton County Permitting Process goes Virtual  - Read More

UPDATES, MARCH 23, 2020


Virtual Town Hall- County Commission Chairman Pitts will join Fulton County Board of Health Interim Director Ford in this effort to update citizens on the response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Among the issues to be discussed are an update on the current health care situation, initiatives by the Georgia Department of Labor to reach workers in need of relief, and SBA efforts to help businesses whose operations have been interrupted or ceased. The public is invited to view the teleconference live via Fulton Government Television’s YouTube page. They can submit comments through YouTube or email questions to: fulton.communication@fultoncountyga.gov .

Real Estate Records and Deed Room is closed amid positive COVID-19 test results for recent patron.

Department of Community Development’s Homeless Division and Fulton County’s Homeless Assessment Centers have modified their operating hours and the service delivery models. 

Fulton County Marshal - As of Monday, March 16 and until further notice due to the current coronavirus pandemic and the current closure of courts and limited availability services in Fulton County and the State of Georgia. All evictions, service of civil documents and warrant executions have been ceased and will remain on hold until further notice.

UPDATES, MARCH 20, 2020


Media briefing regarding Fulton County COVID-19 response and economic relief for residents and businesses.

The Magistrate Court of Fulton County and the Fulton County Marshal modify evictions. 

UPDATES, MARCH 19, 2020


Board of Assessors Meeting is canceled today.

UPDATES, MARCH 18, 2020


In accordance with the Emergency Order Declaring Statewide Judicial Emergency issued by Chief Justice Harold Melton of the Georgia Supreme Court, the Fulton County Courthouse is limiting the number of people who come to the Courthouse from the outside for the next 30 days.  As such, effective Thursday, March 19, 2020 and until further notice, all Fulton County Pretrial Services Clients are required to report by phone or e-mail to their respective Pretrial Officer. During this time, Fulton County Pretrial Services will observe a modified schedule Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WORKSOURCE FULTON - One-Stop Career Centers at North Fulton Service Center, South Fulton Annex, and Adamsville Regional Health Center will be CLOSED until further notice. Job seekers are encouraged to visit ATLWorks.org  for information about employment and training services. They can complete the fields and a staff member will follow up with them about their needs.

UPDATES, MARCH 17, 2020


Board of Registration & Elections to Hold Meeting Via Teleconference


Board of Commissioners to Meet Via Teleconference

 

 

 

 

 

Update to Magistrate Court Services

  
Update to Probate Court Services 

UPDATES - MARCH 16, 2020


Based on the latest guidance from federal and state agencies, Fulton County is closing its offices in the following facilities to the public starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020 until further notice:

  • Fulton County Government Center, 141 Pryor Street, SW, Atlanta, GA
  • 137 Peachtree Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30303
  • North Fulton Service Center, 7741 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30350
  • South Fulton Service Center, 5600 Stonewall Tell Rd # 114, Atlanta, GA 30349
  • Customer Service Center at Maxwell Road, 11575 Maxwell Road, Alpharetta, GA 30009
  • 235 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30303

PURCHASING & CONTRACT COMPLIANCE -  The department will reschedule all Pre-Proposal / Pre-Bid Conferences and Facility/Site visits until a later date and has issued an addendum to extend due dates for all Open Projects (projects currently advertised on the Bid Board) until April 15, 2020.  If the situation changes, any updates will be issued via an Addendum.  If you have specific questions regarding a project, please email the Purchasing Representative identified in the Addendum.

UPDATES MARCH 14, 2020


EARLY VOTING - At the direction of the Georgia Secretary of State’s office, the March 24 Presidential Preference Primary & Special Election has been rescheduled for May 19, 2020. Early voting at all Fulton County early voting sites will be suspended immediately. No further early voting will take place in Fulton County starting Sunday, March 15. Votes that were cast during the early voting period and absentee ballots will be counted at the time of the May 19 election in accordance with Secretary of State guidelines. Additional details updates will be provided when available.

ANIMAL SERVICES - The Fulton County Animal Control Facility is closed to the public until further notice.  

UPDATES - MARCH 13, 2020


 The following Fulton County services are closed to the public starting March 16, 2020:

 

  • Arts Centers
  • Senior Centers
  • Libraries 
  • Wolf Creek Amphitheater
  • Training Centers for individuals with developmental disabilities
  • Animal Control Facility (adoptions)
  • Greenbriar Mall and North Fulton Service Center Tax Commissioner Offices

 

JUSTICE AGENCY UPDATES - MARCH 13, 2020

 

SUPERIOR COURT- The Atlanta Judicial Circuit has issued an order declaring a judicial emergency in Fulton County. Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, no jurors or grand jurors should report, and no jury trials will be held for thirty (30) days. Also, non-essential hearings will not take place during these 30 days, unless they can be conducted by video or teleconferencing. Parties or attorneys in any non-essential matters should contact the chambers of the judge assigned to their case if they have any questions and/or need help to ensure their compliance with the order.

STATE COURT - All traffic citation hearings have canceled until further notice. Residents who have upcoming traffic hearings should contact 404-613-5040 for further information. State Court services at the North Fulton Service Center and South Fulton Service Center are closed. In addition, all DUI Court activities have been suspended until March 27.

PROBATE COURT SERVICES – In-person access to the Probate Court will be severely limited for the next 30 days. The Downtown Office will close to the public at 3:00 pm each day. The North Service Center Office and the South Service Center Office will be closed until further notice. There will be significant delays in processing Probate Court filings and some Probate Court services will be suspended. Fingerprinting for weapons carry licenses has been suspended indefinitely by the following Police Departments: Fulton County, South Fulton, Alpharetta, and Sandy Springs. Therefore, the Probate Court will not be accepting Applications for Weapons Carry Licenses until further notice. Group wedding ceremonies conducted by the Judge of the Probate Court have been suspended indefinitely.

MAGISTRATE COURT- – Magistrate Court will continue to provide search and arrest warrant services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year via electronic warrant interface and to conduct first appearance hearings Monday through Saturday at 9:00 am for misdemeanors and 11:00 am for felony cases. View the Order of Judicial Emergency for Magistrate Court.

CLERK OF SUPERIOR AND MAGISTRATE COURTS- All Board of Equalization hearings are suspended for two weeks starting March 16. The offices at the North and South Service Centers are closed. 

JUVENILE COURT - Effective March 13, 2020, no jurors or grand jurors should report, and no jury trials will be held for thirty (30) days. No non-essential hearings will take place during these 30 days unless they can be conducted by video or teleconferencing. Juvenile Court will conduct essential hearings including Preliminary Protective Hearings and Detention Hearings for detained youth. Only preliminary protective hearings (for youth in DFCS custody) and detention hearings, will be calendared on Mondays and Thursdays only and will be conducted at the Fulton County Juvenile Court, pending implementation of such hearings being conducted via video or tele-conferencing. All parties for other hearing types that are scheduled for dependency, delinquency or CHINS matters, during this period of judicial emergency, are not to report to the court but should contact their attorneys or the Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) if appropriate for further information. 

SHERIFF – All visitation is suspended until further notice at the Fulton County Jail, Alpharetta Annex, Marietta [Street] Annex, and South Fulton Annex (in Union City). The only exception to this directive will be for attorney visits, judges, clergy, medical/mental health providers and other law enforcement agencies. Other special protocols are also in place for the screening of inmates.

POLICE DEPARTMENT - Fingerprints for concealed carry permits have been suspended.