BREAKING NEWS: Courthouse closed except by appointment

The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors on Monday agreed to lock the doors to the courthouse after limiting access the past few days. The courthouse will accept visitors on an appointment only basis by calling the department ahead of time on the phone numbers listed. Some type of drop back will be placed outside for citizens to leave county correspondence, bills, etc. Humboldt Independent file photo.

The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors have made the decision to close the county courthouse to the public effective noon on March 23, to limit the spread of COVID-19. This will continue until further notice. "Our goal is to protect the citizens and employees of Humboldt County. Our employees will continue to perform essential county services only by appointment. Please contact the Department you need by phone if you have questions regarding services or to make an appointment," Humboldt County Auditor Peggy Rice said in a prepared release. During its regular Monday meeting, the Board discussed future meetings and the format those meetings should take, all while seated a few feet in distance from one another. After some discussion the Board agreed to continue weekly meetings, but the meetings beginning next week will be conducted through teleconference, using a cloud platform for video/audio conferencing like Zoom. Read more about this and other stories in this week's Humboldt Independent. County departments and phone numbers are listed below.

Assessor’s Office: 515-332-1463
Auditor’s Office: 515-332-1571
Clerk of Court 515-332-1806
County Attorney 515-332-7139
Community Services 515-332-5205
Conservation 515-332-4087
911 Coordinator 515-332-5216
Engineer 515-332-2366
Recorder 515-332-3693
Sheriff/Jail/LEC 515-332-2600
Supervisors 515-332-1571
Treasurer 515-332-1681
Veteran Affairs 515-604-6256
UDMO 515-332-3631

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