News Flash


Posted on: March 13, 2020

County Departments and Elected Offices Modifying Interactions With Public


Many county services, departments and elected offices are open but are modifying the ways they interact with the public. Scroll down for specific details. (Last Updated May 7, 2020)

Assessor At this time the Assessor will not be open to the public. Notary and primary residency services are the bulk of counter business. All questions regarding Primary Residency can be done by phone or online. 


Civil Division: All hands on deck working either physically from the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) or remotely via phone and email. Physical staffing of the Coalville County Attorney’s office is on an as-needed basis.

Criminal Division: Criminal court proceedings are nearly 100% video and done by remote appearances. One Prosecutor per week is “on call” to answer calls from the public and lawyers during business hours and law enforcement 24/7. Paralegals working both in office and at home depending on our court demands. Investigator working remotely and ready for call outs.

Victim Advocates: Both victim advocates are working remotely unless needed for call-outs or a specific court proceeding.

Children’s Justice Center: The Children’s Justice Center (CJC) is fully operational, sanitized and providing services to children and families and our MDT. However, the Director will be working from his home in Wasatch County unless there is an interview scheduled at CJC.

Animal Control Business as usual at this time 

Auditor We are open from 8:00 - 5:00. We prefer that the citizenry call us with questions as opposed to coming to the office. If needing to speak in person, please make an appointment, wear a mask and practice social distancing. For BOE forms and Tax Sale Information, please click here. The public may browse forms, submit forms, download forms and browse information.

Community Development (Building and Planning) Our operating hours are 8:00-5:00.

During these hours our offices will not be open to the public, however, we continue to be available at our main number of 435-336-3124 and Ashlee or Ashley will assist the public. This will be for all Planning and Building calls. We also continue to have a Planner on Duty each day to assist with planning related questions.

The public may also reach out to if email is preferable.

We continue to use our E360 Building Permit Program for all building permit submittals. Inspections will be scheduled through this program and on site inspections will continue with our inspectors.

We are accepting Planning Applications via email to The applications and requirements are listed on the Planning portion of the website.

All Community Development Staff will be available via phone or email.

We are not doing any in person meetings, however, will work with the public via telephone, conference calls, or virtual meetings.

Planning Commission Meetings will be held via Zoom on their regularly scheduled dates.

Clerk The Clerk’s Office is open with limited staff M-F 8-4:30. No passports are being processed and marriage licenses are by appointment only. Other functions are partially available each day, depending on who is in the office.

Economic Development At this time the Economic Development physical office in Coalville is not open to the public—but all of the services offered by the Economic Development Office can be managed via phone call or email. We are available 8:00 am - 5:00 pm and the director is usually available after hours and on the weekends as necessary. To reach the director email or call 435-336-3221. For more information visit our website:

Engineering Engineering has closed the front door to match Building and Planning. We will still be doing inspections, answering phone calls and email correspondence. We are trying to maintain our scheduled meetings, however, we’re trying to do them via other methods (Skype, Microsoft teams, Go To meetings, etc.) Our hours of operation are M-F 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Inspections are M-F as usual.

Facilities We are open 7:30 am to 4:00 pm everyday including weekends. We are not allowing reservations for meeting rooms at this time.

Finance Our operating hours are from 8 – 5 Monday through Friday. Two members of the staff will be available in the office at one time with alternating schedules.

Only one door will be unlocked, the east door, and traffic through the office will not be permitted. The public is encouraged to communicate with the office by email or telephone. In person interaction is discouraged unless absolutely necessary.

Health Department Services are limited. Please call ahead for availability.

History Summit County History Museum has been closed until further notice.

Human Resources We are generally open 7:30 – 4:30. We will adopt the Mandatory Business Practices where applicable. Appointments will be required for employees/public needing access to HR. Meetings shall be held either telephonically or by Zoom.

All calls will be transferred to personal cells for those who are working at home. 

Justice Court Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the administrative order of the Utah Supreme Court dated March 21, 2020, the Justice Court has postponed court hearings until June 1, 2020. Any hearings scheduled before that time will be rescheduled. During this period of time, warrants for failure to appear will not be issued. Existing payments can be made by paying online. If you have a pending matter that needs immediate attention, or you’re an out-of-state or out-of-country worker who needs to be seen prior to April 1st, please contact the Court by calling 435-615-3802 or emailing so we can individually address your concerns.

The Justice Court is still open and operational. While hearings have been postponed, Court staff will still be available to answer questions and collect in-person payments.

Any further questions can be directed to the Court by calling 435-615-3802 or emailing

Information Technology We are planning to stay open, but will offer telecommuting. If the public has requests for maps, we would prefer those that can’t find it online to call GIS first before coming to the office. To speak to a live person, call 435-336-3143.

Library Beginning Monday, May 4, curbside hold delivery service is available at all Summit County Library locations. Service for the Henefer Book Locker has also resumed. All other library facilities continue to be closed to the public until further notice.

Curbside pickup hours are Monday-Friday, 10 am-5 pm & Saturday 10 am-2 pm.

How to Place and Pick Up Your Holds

  1. Place your hold in our online catalog using your library card number and PIN. If you require assistance, please call your branch location directly.
  2. Receive a notification confirming your hold is ready for pick up. Please wait until this notification is received before coming to the library.
  3. Arrive at the library – please follow any signage posted.
  4. Park in the designated Curbside Hold Delivery stalls and call the number listed on the sign. Your identification will be verified over the phone.
  5. Please wait in your vehicle while we bring your items to you.

Items will be checked out for the standard two weeks and may be renewed unless the item is on hold for another patron. We have increased the hold/checkout limit to 20 items per card.

Please return materials to our outdoor book returns; our staff is unable to accept items directly. We will check in materials using sanitation guidance from the Summit County Health Department. Please note that items will appear on your account for up to one week after being returned to allow our staff time to properly process all materials. As always, no late fines will accrue for overdue items.

For more updates and information, join our social media channels on Twitter (@SummitCountyLib), Facebook (@SummitCountyLibrary), and Instagram (@summitcountylibraryut) You can also subscribe to our monthly newsletter via the home page. The Library has organized comprehensive lists of free resources and information available with a library card and without. We encourage you to explore these lists at

Our digital library is open 24/7 and provides access to ebooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, language learning, art and craft classes, newspapers, magazines, and research and learning databases. If you haven’t already, we encourage you to explore them here.

If you need a library card, you can register online. A librarian will be in touch with your card number and PIN. If you already have a library card, your PIN is often the last 4 digits of your library card number.

Motor Vehicles The DMV will be suspending counter service effective Monday. We will be providing services via phone & email, and as of now DMV services are still available in neighboring counties.

For more information:
(435) 615-3940

Mountain Regional Water Office is closed to the general public to protect the staff and greater community. We are still providing all customer service functions in a remote fashion and expect no change to our level of service. All other essential services continue as normal.

Customer Service/Office #: 435-940-1916
Customer Service Email:
Water Emergency #: 435-645-2555

NSFD Due to the Coronavirus emergency  the fire district is limiting access to the fire stations to emergency responders only. In an effort to limit the risk of exposure to first responders we will not be conducting any station tours or public meetings at this time. The station closure will remain in place until the emergency declaration has been lifted.

Thank for you patience and consideration during these interesting times.

The Fire District is continuing to make preparations for the safety of our community and will issue updates through our social media as needed.

PCFD “The Park City Fire District is committed to doing our part during the COVID-19 crisis. Our community and visitors should know that Park City Fire takes every precaution to prevent the spread of this and all viruses. We disinfect all equipment and apparatus after every call, and our firefighters/paramedics wear necessary personal protective equipment to insure your safety as well as theirs. If you need us, whatever the situation, we will be there to meet your emergency needs while taking all safety precaution.” -Paul Hewitt, Fire Chief

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Park City Fire District is doing all we can to keep employees and the community safe. All Park City Fire District buildings are closed to the public; this includes fire stations and administrative offices. We will not be hosting station tours or providing any public education events.

As usual, we will respond to all 9-1-1 calls and provide professional emergency services. 

The Fire Prevention Bureau will be accessible by phone at 435-940-2532, Monday – Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Project inspections may be scheduled as inspectors are available.

Drawings and/or plans can be submitted through our website

All meetings will be done over the phone, via email, or web-conference.

Please direct any questions to Fire Marshall Mike Owens at or call 435.940.2520.

As always, if you have an emergency, dial 9-1-1.

Public Works 

Road Department: Operating M-Th 6am to 4:30pm

Office open 8am to 5pm by appointment only. A call or online Zoom Conference is preferred (Call 435-336-3970)

Weed Division: Reserve sprayers or purchase chemical by appointment only M-Th 12 noon to 4pm

Henefer Landfill: Open M-F 8am to 5 pm

3-Mile Landfill: Open M-S 8am to 5 pm

Recorder/Surveyor The Recorder’s Office is open but we are helping people through the window, 8:00 - 5:00 M-F. We are also serving as the Information Office. Three employees are working in the office and four more are working from home. We are recording mail MWF. If anyone needs assistance we encourage them to visit us online.

Senior Citizen Centers The Senior Citizen Centers will all be closed until further notice. We will still be providing curbside "to-go" boxed lunches for our seniors in:

South Summit: Mondays and Thursdays at 12p
Park City: Mondays and Thursdays at 1p
North Summit: Wednesdays and Fridays at 12p

Due to the health of our seniors, we are not accepting the suggested donation of $3 at this time.

Seniors who are unable to make it to the centers to pick up their meal can call Jessica at 801-644-1343 two days prior to request a lunch be brought to them.

Sheriff The Sheriff’s Office does have a person in the front office assisting with walk-ins from 8:00 - 5:00, but we are encouraging all members of the public looking for police reports to use the online records portal. Thank you.

Sustainability The Sustainability Office is staffed from 8:30 - 5:00 each day. Our office is not open to the public at this time. Anyone looking to speak with the Sustainability Manager is invited to call 801-209-8757.

Transportation Our current hours of operation are 9-5. 

Treasurer Working under remote operations. 

USU Extension Office After careful consideration, and with the specialized guidance of Utah State University and Summit County, we have made the decision to close the EcoCenter from March 14 through April 8. Our community’s health and safety is our primary objective, and we want to do all we can to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The Summit County Extension Office has shifted to remote work until May 1 to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Summit County and to comply with the Stay at Home Order. However, we are still here to help! You can reach us via phone or email and can find our contact info here:

 Check our calendar ( to learn more about our upcoming web-based resources and events. You can also find additional content and updates on Facebook and Instagram at USU Extension Summit County.

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