Marin County Office Hours Adjusted During Holidays

Kristina Houck
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MARIN COUNTY, CA — Foot traffic remains light at the Marin County Civic Center and other County of Marin offices amid the coronavirus pandemic.

All 22 county departments are conducting as much government business as possible by phone or online in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. County officials encourage residents who require onsite services to schedule appointments with departments as needed.

Most county offices will be open the first half of the day on Christmas Eve, then closed from the lunch hour through Christmas Day, resuming normal office hours on Monday, Dec. 28. It will be similar a week later, with offices open the first half of the day on New Year's Eve. Offices will be closed New Year's Day and return to regular business hours on Monday, Jan. 4.

Recorder's Office

For those who need to process timely documents related to the ownership of real estate for a year-end 2020 recording date, same-day recordings need to be presented at the Recorder's Office no later than 11:30 a.m. Dec. 31 without exceptions, according to the county.

The office is in Suite 232 at the Marin County Civic Center at 3501 Civic Center Drive in San Rafael. There is also a secure document drop box outside the office. Documents that cannot be examined and approved for recording prior to the 11:30 a.m. deadline will be accepted for recording on Jan. 4 or returned to the submitter. Recorder's Office staff can be reached at 415-473-6092.

County Clerk's Office and Assessor's Office

Transactions at the County Clerk's Office in Suite 234 and the Assessor's Office in Suite 208 are being handled by appointment only. Documents will be accepted for processing until 11 a.m. Dec. 24 and Dec. 31. The Assessor, Recorder and County Clerk offices will close at noon on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

Marin County Free Library

All 10 Marin County Free Library branches remain closed because of the pandemic. Curbside pick-up and drop-off services remain available, and there's more assistance on the MARINet mobile app and thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks available for downloading.

Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services will continue to have 24/7 on-call staff though the holidays for crisis and emergency response.

Department of Public Works and

Road crews and flood control crews from the Department of Public Works will be ready to respond to infrastructure and emergency needs.

Sheriff's Office and Fire Department

Although their administration offices will be closed, the Sheriff's Office and Fire Department will be staffed during the holidays to ensure public safety and emergency services throughout Marin.

This article originally appeared on the San Rafael Patch