For Immediate Release
May 20, 2020
CONTACT
Kate Flavin

316-660-9370

County Facilities to Reopen to the Public

(Sedgwick County, Kan.) – The Sedgwick County main courthouse and Juvenile Courthouse will reopen to the public on Tuesday, May 26. This reopening will ensure the health and safety of staff, clients, customers, and any person doing business with the County.

The main courthouse and Juvenile Courthouse will have a screening process for the public before they are granted access to the building. Facilities will be open to the public however; court hearings will be conducted by appointment only. Members of the public will be issued a mask to wear while in the building if they pass a screening process.  Employees will wear masks while working closely with the public and while in public common areas.

The historic courthouse, Ronald Reagan, and several County facilities will have a phased reopening now through Friday, July 3 to ensure full safety measures for employees and the public are implemented. These facilities are closed to the public and services are primarily conducted virtually. Employees will wear masks while working closely with the public and while in public common areas.

 Both tag offices continue to be open to the public. Residents are encouraged to renew tags by mail, online, or via the iKan app. If there is a need to conduct title work, residents are asked to call the tag office to make an appointment. Customers will be limited to 15 people inside the facility when Phase 2 begins on Friday, May 22.

 The Sedgwick County Jail plans to tentatively reopen its lobby on Monday, June 15. The public will be provided a mask to wear while inside the facility.

 The Household Hazardous Waste facility is currently open to the public, as is the COMCARE Community Crisis Center.

 Visit www.sedgwickcounty.org to find specific details regarding the County agency or facility with which you plan to do business.

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 About Sedgwick County

The mission of Sedgwick County is to cultivate a healthy, safe, and welcoming community through exceptional public services, effective partnerships, and dedicated employees. Named for Civil War hero, Major General John Sedgwick of the Union Army, Sedgwick County celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2020. The 2020 Adopted Budget of $457.4 million focuses resources on health and human services, public safety, and general government services.