The Chattanooga area is experiencing another spike in COVID-19 cases and the City of Chattanooga is taking additional steps to reduce person-to-person contact in order to protect residents and employees. The City of Chattanooga will be suspending public access to City Hall, City Annex, and the city services at the Development Resource Center (DRC) beginning Monday, Nov. 9, 2020.
On Friday, November 6, Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke signed Executive Order 37, which closes public access City Hall, City Hall Annex, City Services at DRC, and the Chattanooga Public Library branches to the public. Curbside service will continue at the library branches, to see which branches are operating curbside service please visit chattlibrary.org or call 643-7700.
The City’s Youth and Family Development Centers remain closed to the public at this time. However, the centers that are operating as Virtual Learning Centers (Avondale, Brainerd, Hixson, John A. Patton and South Chatt) for those enrolled in HCS At Home. To learn more about the program and enroll your students visit cha.city/virtuallearning.
Effective as of Monday, March 15th, City Court Judges have resumed In-Person Court Hearings at City Court. The Court Rooms are currently OPEN and the City Court Clerk's Office is also open to the public during normal business hours.
Additionally, several YFD Centers and the City Hall Annex are holding office hours for those who need help applying for the Senior Tax Freeze. To see if you or a member of your family qualifies for a tax freeze program and to schedule an appointment visit cha.city/seniortaxfreeze.
As the City continues to promote and implement social distancing practices, including requiring essential and non-essential staff to work remotely, we encourage Chattanoogans to do the same by utilizing many of our services online or via the phone. This means submitting payments to the Treasury Department online or over the phone, or making an open records request with the City Attorney, or submitting a 311 request.
Below is a comprehensive list of services available online and closed public facilities.