Department Operational Status 7/17/2020

Calaveras County, along with our citizens, continues to navigate the fluid situation caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. County operations will be modified accordingly, consistent with the CDC Interim Guidance for Business and Employers and the current guidance issued by Calaveras County Public Health. In an effort to provide a safe work environment select County services will be delivered through modified service delivery approaches. Specifics for departments will vary slightly given different mandates. Below are Departments that have altered services available, all departments may not be listed so please call or email them prior to visiting the Government Center.

Thank you and we appreciate your understanding during these unprecedented times.

Animal Services

Our Front Desk is closed to the public until further notice. See attachment for available services as of 3/17/20.

Auditor Controller

Our office is closed to the public until further notice. Visit our website for information, email us or call (209) 754-6343 if you need assistance.

Behavioral Health, Mental Health & Substance Abuse

Board of Supervisors

On March 18, 2020 Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-29-20 which includes a waiver of the Brown Act Provisions requiring physical Presence of the Board or the public in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Due to COVID-19 and to protect County staff and members of the public, the Board Chambers will be closed to the public during Board of Supervisors meetings.  

The meeting will be live-streamed and available to view at: http://calaverascountyca.iqm2.com/Citizens/Default.aspx

Clerk of the BOS

On March 18, 2020 Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-29-20 which includes a waiver of the Brown Act Provisions requiring physical Presence of the Board or the public in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Due to COVID-19 and to protect County staff and members of the public, the Board Chambers will be closed to the public during Board of Supervisors meetings.   

The meeting will be live-streamed and available to view at: http://calaverascountyca.iqm2.com/Citizens/Default.aspx

Clerk Recorder

The Calaveras County Clerk-Recorder is providing services by appointment only, please visit https://clerkrecorder.calaverasgov.us to make an appointment.  To the extent possible, we will assist via phone and e-mail. Please contact the County Clerk-Recorder’s office at (209) 754-6372, or e-mail us with any questions or concerns.

Economic Development

Our office is open by appointment only. Please email or call at (209) 754-6742 us to schedule an appointment.

Elections

As a precaution to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the Calaveras County Registrar of Voters is providing candidate filing services by appointment only visit https://elections.calaverasgov.us/Candidate-Filings. Please contact the Calaveras County Elections Office at (209) 754 6376 or email us with any questions or concerns.

What Services are available through mail or drop off slot?

  • Fair Political Practice Filings
  • Voter data Requests
  • Petition Filing
  • Argument Filing

Candidate Filing are online at https://elections.calaverasgov.us/Candidate-Filings

Register to vote online at https://registertovote.ca.gov/

View Certified Elections results at https://elections.calaverasgov.us/Results

Environmental Management Agency

Dear Valued Customer:

As you know, we are in unprecedented circumstances at this time with COVID-19. In alignment with direction of the Centers for Disease Control, the California Department of Public Health, and the Public Health and Administration Departments of Calaveras County we have changed our operations as follows:

1. Wherever possible, we will work to meet your needs electronically without person-to-person interaction.  

Services that can be provided in this manner include:


2. We realize that a number of services are best provided through person-to-person interaction with our Permit Tech staff at our front counter. We ask that these interactions be made by appointment by calling (209) 754-6399.

3. We will not turn away people at the door who need our service. However, customers will be admitted one person at a time (or two persons involved in the same project) in order to maintain required social distancing. If you provide us with your cell phone number at the door, we will contact you when counter space is available.

We ask that if you are experiencing any signs of illness, please use options 1 or 2, above and not attempt a person-to-person interaction with our staff.

I am sorry for the inconvenience resulting from these changes, but as the EMA Director, it is my highest priority to put the health of our staff and the senior members of their families first in how we deliver our services.

Brad Banner, Director
Environmental Management Agency

Health and Human Services Agency

Human Resources

Calaveras County Human Resources is open to the public and allowing one (1) person in the lobby at a time.  For your protection as well as ours, FACE COVERINGS are REQUIRED for anyone over the age of two (2) and you will be asked to use hand sanitizer upon entering the building.  If the lobby is occupied, please wait outside until the area is open.  If you wish to make an appointment, please call (209) 754-6303, option 2. 

Whenever possible, we ask that you evaluate your information needs and consider whether it can be communicated via scan, fax, email, phone, or other means (cell phone picture, etc.) that limits physical interactions.  If you are experiencing any signs of illness, we ask that you stay home and conduct your HR business electronically/telephonically to limit exposure.

Human Resources is taking extra precaution by sanitizing our office and lobby after every visitor.  All our staff follow CDC guidelines and safety protocols of regularly washing hands, sanitizing touchpoints, limited physical contact, and staying home if they are unwell.

Library & Branch Locations

Visit the Library's website for current information on open branches and their hours.

Planning and Planning Commission

Public Works

The Department of Public Works is available to provide services to the public. At this time however, we are limiting physical interactions between members of the public and our staff and meeting by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please call (209) 754-6401 or email pubworks@co.calaveras.ca.us

Purchasing Division

Tax Collector / Treasurer

The Treasurer-Tax Collector’s office will be open with normal business hours (8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday).

In consideration of the COVID-19 precautions issued by the CDC, we want to keep employees and the public safe by Social-Distancing. We encourage everyone to pay their property taxes without coming to the tax office. Only two payment windows will be open which will limit the spacing between individuals.

Alternate ways to pay:

  • Mail in your check, postmarked on or before April 10, 2020
  • Pay online either by E-Check ($1.50) or credit card (2.38% fee) https://Taxcollector.calaverasgov.us or phone the  automated system at 1(844) 556-7131
  • Pay through your bank's Bill-Pay service. This must be done at least 7 to 10 days in advance of April 10, 2020 to allow your bank's processing system
  • Avoid cash payments: During this time, taxpayers are encouraged NOT make in person cash payments. Please use a personal check or obtain a cashier's check or money order and mail immediately
  • Secure Dropbox is located in the front parking lot and will be available to the public until April 10th at 5:00 p.m.

Office hours may change at any time, so please call before you come in (209) 754-6350.
 

Victim Services

Effective Tuesday, 7/14/2020, Victim Services lobby will be open to walk-ins during regular business hours (8-4 PM). 

Please note that anyone entering the building must comply with face coverings and social distancing.

No one will be permitted beyond the lobby area without an appointment. 

Our goal is to ensure the health, welfare, and safety of our community!