Jessica Cejnar / Wednesday, March 25 @ 9:52 a.m. / Emergencies, Health, Local Government

County Offices Close Public Counters Due to Virus, Community Resources Available Via Phone or Online


Most county departments have closed their public counters to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but staff are still available to help Del Norters.

The Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office lobby is still open, however representatives for other departments are encouraging residents to contact them via phone or digital avenues.

From a Del Norte County news release:
Administration: Public service counters will close, however services continue through electronic inquiry (online, fax, e-mail) or by phone. Points of contact Kylie Goughnour or Antoinette Self at (707) 464-7214.

Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures Department: Public service counters will close, however services continue through electronic inquiry (online, fax, e-mail) or by phone. Point of contact Lynn Marshall at (707) 464-7235. Check website for necessary forms.

Assessor: Public service counters will close, however services continue through electronic inquiry (online, fax, e-mail) or by phone. Points of contact Ireno Moreno, Sarah Isreal and Kelly Harrison (707) 464-7200.

Auditor-Controller: Public service counters will close, however services continue through electronic inquiry (online, fax, e-mail) or by phone. Point of Contact Mark Kolstad (707) 464-7202

Board of Supervisors: To ensure continuity of government, the Board will continue to meet employing social distancing. The public is encouraged to interact online, by mail or by phone. To participate in our public process for Board meetings, please review the guidelines at Meeting Info. Points of contact Kylie Goughnour or Antoinette Self at (707) 464-7204.

Building Maintenance/Parks: Public service counters will close, however services continue through electronic inquiry (online, fax, e-mail) or by phone. Point of contact George Gilliam at (707) 464-7230.

Community Development Department: Public services will continue through means other than the public service counters. Services will continue to be provided.
Points of contacts: Roads: (707) 464-7238; Planning and Code Enforcement (707) 464-7254; Building Inspection (707) 464-7253; Environmental Health (707) 465-0426; and Engineering (707) 464-7229.

Child Support Services: Public service counters will close, however services continue through electronic inquiry (online, fax, e-mail) or by phone. Please check the website for information. Points of contact Thao Cha, Matthew Hurley, Amber O’Laughlin and Eva Lopez (866) 901-3212.

County Clerk/Elections: Public service counters will close, however services continue through electronic inquiry (online, fax, e-mail) or by phone. Please check the website for information. Points of contact Bernadette McCune-Sokoloski, Damon Fletcher, Claire Landay and Theresa Gill at (707) 464-7216.

County Counsel: Public counter will close. Functions will be operational through telecommuting or onsite presence using social distancing protocols. Point of Contact (707) 464-7208.

• Clerk of the Board: The Clerk of the Board division will close its public counter. The public will be able to submit claims, assessment appeals, and other documents electronically, via regular mail (with postmark). Other County Executive Office functions will be operational through telecommuting or onsite presence using social distancing protocols.  Points of contact Kylie Goughnour or Antoinette Self at (707)
464-7204.

District Attorney: Public service counters will close, however services continue through electronic inquiry (online, fax, e-mail) or by phone. Points of contact Christine Powell or Denise Delgadillo at(707) 464-7210.

Health and Human Services Agency:
Public Assistance: Public service counters will close, however services continue through electronic inquiry (online, fax, e-mail) or by phone. Points of Contact Carmen Fong-Chavez or Dorothy Waddelow (707) 464-3191.

Behavioral Health: Public service counters will close, however services continue through electronic inquiry (online, fax, e-mail) or by phone. Point of Contact is Shiann Hogan at (707) 464-7224.

Social Services: Public service counters will close, however services continue through electronic inquiry (online, fax, e-mail) or by phone. Points of Contact are Julie Cain and Crystal Nielsen at (707) 464-3191 or (707) 464-8090.

Public Health: Public service counters will close, however services continue through electronic inquiry (online, fax, e-mail) or by phone. Point of Contact is Meloday Cannon-Cutts at (707) 464-0861.

Administration: Public service counters will close, however services continue through electronic inquiry (online, fax, e-mail) or by phone. Points of Contact are Heather Featherston and Patrick Morning at (707) 464-3191.

Human Resources: Some recruitment activities are on hold such as testing. All other business operations will continue by appointment, phone, skype or email. The lobby will close to the public. Point of Contact Cathy Hafterson at (707) 464-7213.

Information Technology: Public lobby will close. Please contact the main line telephone at (707) 464-7207.

• Juvenile Rehabilitation Facility: Operational changes are implemented within the Juvenile Rehabilitation Facility to assure the safety and security of the facility, youth, and staff. Please contact the main line telephone at (707) 464-7215.

Office of Emergency Services: Public lobby will close. Point of Contact Christina Smith at (707) 464-7214.

• Probation: Public service counters will close with the exception of Adult Probation. Please see posting on doors for availability for Adult Probation. The Probation department will be operational and staffed. Please contact the main line telephone at (707) 464-7215.

Recreation: Public service counters will close, however services continue through electronic inquiry (online, fax, e-mail) or by phone. Points of contact Kelsey Bozeman at (707) 464-7237.

Sheriff-Coroner: Department is operational and staffed. Lobbies in Del Norte County will remain open. Points of Contact (707) 464-4191.

Treasurer-Tax Collector (TCC): Property taxes due April 10 th . Please pay online at: https://common3.mptsweb.com/mbc/delnorte/tax/search or mail your payments to 981 H Street, Suite 150, Crescent City, CA 95531. Services available by phone, online, fax, or e-mail. Points of Contact Barbara Lopez or Kelli Blue (707) 464-7283.

Veterans Services Office: Public service counters will close, however services continue through electronic inquiry (fax, email, phone). Please check website for contact information. Point of Contact, Samantha Isdell (707) 464-2154.


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