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County Offices to Provide More In-Person Services Starting March 22

Courthouse and Surrounding Offices Open Monday-Friday Starting April 2

LAKE COUNTY, CA (March 20, 2021) – The COVID-19 pandemic has led County governments to reimagine and reinvent the way many types of services are delivered.  All County of Lake offices have gotten creative, and developed the capacity to meet most customer needs via electronic means.  Given the geography of our remarkable County, this represents a tremendous step forward in helping all County residents access services.

With Lake County now in the Red Tier, following 108 days of more intensive restrictions, County offices will again provide more in-person services starting Monday, March 22.  The prevalence of COVID-19 remains Substantial in our communities, however, and we expect many residents, particularly those that have not yet had the opportunity to be vaccinated, will continue to prefer remote services.

If you have a question for a County Department, starting with a phone call is a great approach, and can help ensure a response from the staff person best able to address your inquiry at the earliest possible opportunity. 

Due to health and safety protocols and ongoing understaffing, appointments may be required to meet some customer needs.  Lake County Air Quality Management District, for example, asks that members of the public call their office prior to visiting, at 707-263-7000.  A directory with contacts for all County Departments is available here:

County Departments can be reached from 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday.  Starting Friday, April 2, limited in-person services will be accessible five days a week.

To promote the health and safety of all members of the public, and ensure continuous availability of County services, standard COVID-19 precautions must be observed by all members of the public (including those who are fully vaccinated) when visiting County facilities.  These include:
• Properly wearing a face covering
• Maintaining six feet of space whenever possible
• Sanitizing hands frequently

We look forward to serving you safely, and in the manner that best addresses your needs, be that in person or electronically.  Thank you for your patience and partnership as we have navigated the challenges of this past year.

Water Faucet
Urgent Health Advisory

Effective immediately, people on private water systems whose tap water comes from their own private intake into the lake, in the Oaks Arm and Lower Arm of Clear Lake should not drink the water.

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