Leon County Re-Opens Certain Programs and Services in Alignment with the State Beginning June 5, 2020
In a safe, slow and measured way guided by health experts and in alignment with the State of Florida, Leon County reopened certain programs and services as listed below. Throughout all phases of reopening, the County remains focused on protecting public health, supporting our hospitals and long-term care facilities, and coordinating our many different community partners to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Phase 1 remained in effect until June 5, 2020 to view the Governor's Executive Order and plan outlining Florida's Phase 2: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step Plan for Florida's Recovery, click here. Learn more at LeonCountyFL.gov/Reopen.
All County Offices
- County offices that offer direct services will now accommodate walk-in clients with physical distancing measures in accordance with public health guidance.
- No non-essential in-person demonstrations, events, programs, or trainings will be conducted.
Leon County Public Library System
- Library locations are now open to the public at 50 percent capacity.
- The Library has resumed normal operating hours but curbside services will not be available after 6 p.m.
- To view operating hours, click here.
- Patrons limited to one hour in library.
- Library computer use limited to one hour with physically distanced terminals.
- In-person Library programming (Baby Time, etc.) remains suspended.
- All seating (except computer terminals) and community rooms remain closed.
- Libraries will continue to offer curbside pick-up and drop-off services for print and other media materials at the County main library and all branches under select hours. To learn more about curbside services and access online library services, visit www.LeonCountyLibrary.org.
- Library patrons may use the online catalog or library mobile app to reserve materials, or call (850) 606-2665. Once reserved, patrons will receive instructions when to report to library and how to contact a librarian to bring out the reserved materials.
- Continue to offer library-based telephone services on (850) 606-2665.
Development Support and Environmental Management (DSEM)
- All online services remain accessible.
- Walk-in clients will be accommodated.
Intervention and Detention Alternatives (as determined by courts and criminal justice operations)
- Resume drug and alcohol testing.
- Resume face-to-face case management services.
- Resume in-person operations, including appointments and walk-ins.
- Resume in-person operations, including appointments and walk-ins.
Leon County Courthouse
- Further information on when judicial functions resume will be provided at a later time.
Parks and Recreation
- OPEN: Greenways, trails, tennis courts, dog parks, playgrounds and campgrounds.
- Consistent with Florida State Parks, all County campgrounds will reopen starting Saturday, August 15th at 8 a.m. This includes Coe Landing, Hall Landing and Williams Landing. The following COVID-19 rules will apply to campgrounds until further notice:
- Face masks required in the common facilities.
- Reservations required at least 48 hours in advance and paid for online. NO walk-ins to avoid cash payments in the iron rangers.
- Restroom use limited to one person at a time.
- Picnic pavilions remain closed.
- Some individual camp sites may be closed to accommodate social distancing between individual camp sites.
- Group camping special events are not permitted. Family units/individuals only.
- PARTIALLY OPEN: Athletic fields and basketball courts for individuals and groups no larger than 10
- CLOSED: Community centers, pavilions, and active recreation facilities for organized play.
- Continue household hazardous waste, tires and yard debris drop off and free mulch pick-up at the Solid Waste Management Facility, 7550 Apalachee Parkway.
- Leon County Clerk of Court resumes in-person services at NE Branch. Available services include payment of traffic citations and court ordered costs, acceptance of passport applications, passport photos, marriage licenses, recording of mortgages and deeds and obtaining certified copies of court and official records. For more information, visit www.leonclerk.com.
- Tax Collector Service Centers will reopen to the public on June 1. More information here.
- Limited partial openings are available at some Florida State Parks starting May 4 . Information on limited openings for Lake Talquin State Park, Lake Jackson Mounds Archeological State Park, St. Marks River Preserve State Park, Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park, and the Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad Trail. More here.
- All County Building Inspections will now be done remotely through video technology or photographs. To protect the health of our building inspectors and the public they serve, no County building inspector will enter an occupied residence and all final inspections not required for a Certificate of Occupancy may be rescheduled at the requested of the contractor or homeowner. Also, all building permit extension fees are waived and building permit expiration dates are extended for six months, pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order 20-52.
- Florida Department of Health in Leon County - Essential Services Remain Open
- EXTENDED - All jury trials are canceled through May 31.
- CANCELED – All senior programming at County Community Centers. However, online events and programs are still being held. More here.
- SUSPENDED – To ensure healthcare workers have the appropriate in-demand personal protective equipment, Leon County will suspend all Mosquito Control hand-fogging operations. These operations require the same equipment and are being prioritized for healthcare agencies. Residents may still receive night-time spraying from trucks because such operations don’t require the same protective equipment.
- SUSPENDED- Leon County Sheriff's Office suspends in-person visitation at Detention Facility. Outside contact for inmates will be limited to telephone and postal mail. Attorneys are requested to contact detention facility personnel to schedule any meetings at this time. Also, citizen ride-a-longs with deputies are also suspended until further notice.
- MODIFIED-Following the State of Emergency issued in response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Florida, the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) has modified visitation at all correctional institutions statewide. More here.
- WastePro service delivery changes. As a safety measure, WastePro has implemented a no touch policy and will only service waste and recycling materials that are inside carts until further notice to avoid contact with waste. Waste placed outside the receptacle either loose or bagged, will be left curb side. Please call WastePro with further questions at (850) 561-0800.
- The Leon County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller is working, with our judicial and government partners, closely monitoring the situation and taking steps to deal with the spread of COVID-19. In accordance with the Supreme Court Administrative Order 20-17, the Courthouse is now closed to the general public except for essential proceedings (please see the list below). Learn more.