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Posted on: March 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] County Departments and Elected Offices Modifying Interactions With Public

Assessor The Assessor’s office will continue as normal, helping through the window if at all possible. We are also deciphering which employees could or should work from home IF that time comes.

Attorney Business as usual at this time

Animal Control Business as usual at this time 

Auditor We (the Auditor’s office) will be operating normally unless further restrictions are put in place. If telecommuting is warranted, we will be working remotely. We would prefer that the citizenry call us with questions as opposed to coming to the office.

Community Development (Building and Planning) Due to the recent Summit County Declaration of Emergency relating to the Covid-19, the Community Development Department, which includes Planning and Building will no longer provide in person assistance over the counter. We will continue to be available to assist and answer questions via phone calls and emails. Please call 435-336-3124 for further assistance.

Children’s Justice Center Business as usual at this time

Clerk Business as usual at this time

Engineering Business as usual at this time

Finance The Finance Department will continue to work as normal until or unless something happens. We are making preparations to be available if it becomes necessary to telecommute

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

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

Human Resources Business as usual at this time

Justice Court Due to COVID-19, the Justice Court has postponed court hearings until April. 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.

April hearings will be reviewed in the next few weeks. Notice will be provided if those hearings will be postponed or rescheduled.

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.


After careful consideration and to protect the well-being of our patrons and staff against the coronavirus outbreak, we have decided to close all Summit County Library branches starting Friday, March 13th, at 4 PM, until further notice. We will continue to update our website and social media channels as information becomes available.

Library Resources Available During Closure

Digital Resources: Online services are available at for cardholders, including a large collection of digital materials such as books, audiobooks, magazines, movies, and television shows, as well as research tools for online learning. You can sign up for a card on our website at If you register online, we will assign you temporary credentials so you can use our online resources. You will be emailed within a few days with a permanent card number and PIN.

Returns: Materials may still be returned to outside book drops at all locations. Librarians will work to check items in. Don’t worry if you’re unable to make it to the library or if you receive any overdue notices; we will renew any overdue materials in the interim. 

Holds and the Henefer Remote Locker: All current hold items will be held at the branches until we reopen. In addition, the library maintains a system in Henefer that allows patrons to place items on hold for pickup at the locker. Since it does not require in-person contact to function, this system will remain in effect.

We appreciate your understanding and continued support as we work through this unprecedented event. Our librarians will continue to provide support as needed. You may contact us with questions and general guidance. If you need to speak directly to a librarian, please call 435-615-3900. 

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 Our office will remain open in a very limited capacity with the exception of today, I have closed the office. I have the majority of our office staff working remotely to keep the head count down in our office space. We are placing a sign on the door which asks customers to only come in if it’s absolutely necessary. We prefer they use email and telephone to contact our Customer Service Team. We have a number of other functional precautions in place but they are not relevant to our office hours or public accommodation.

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

NSFD North Summit Fire is limiting public access to our stations. All meetings scheduled in our stations will be cancelled until such time as we recieve clearance from health authorities that we are good to resume normal practices. We will not be conducting any of our usual station tours. We are discouraging anyone other than duty crews from entering our stations and encourage anyone experiencing respiratory symptoms and fever to follow the guidance issued by the Summit County Health Department.

PCFD The Park City Fire Administrative office is business as usual. Fire station tours have been halted until further notice.

Public Works Business as usual at this time

Recorder/Surveyor We are going to try to help people at the window. We aren’t ruling out letting someone in but would rather not.

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

South Summit, Mondays and Thursdays between 12p and 1p,
Park City, Mondays and Thursdays between 1p and 2p,
North Summit Wednesdays and Fridays between 12p and 1p.

Seniors that are unable to drive to the centers to pick up their meal can call me directly 2 days prior and request a lunch brought to them.

Sheriff Sheriff’s Office is business as usual for now.

Sustainability The Sustainability Office will continue to function in its full capacity within the Public Health Department. We are limiting collaborative activities with stakeholders and residents to telephone, email, and remote access meetings.

Staff is able to work off site, if necessary.

As a non-essential service, Sustainability staff is available to assist other departments as needed, with coordination/approval from Richard Bullough.

Transportation Business as usual at this time 

Treasurer Treasurer’s office is operating normally for the time being.

USU Extension Office At this point, the Summit County Extension office is still open to the public, although we have cancelled all events and programming through April 8 to comply with USU’s infectious disease plan. We expect to offer an increased number of web-based programs this spring and summer. Because we have a very small team and a few staff members who are immunocompromised and are working remotely, there will be times when the office is not open. However, the entire team is still available via phone and email, and we recommend getting in touch that way. We have updated our phone system and updated our remote-meeting software to be prepared.

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