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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Contact Information: Joan Olson (630) 407-6015 or Evan Shields (630) 407-6022

Thursday, March 19, 2020

DuPage County Announces COVID-19 Service Updates

Due to the County’s COVID-19 response, DuPage County is limiting, delaying, or cancelling some services based on public health guidance. Essential County services will continue. Residents may access a detailed list of service changes on the DuPage County website at www.dupageco.org/serviceupdates. DuPage County is committed to serving its residents to the greatest extent possible, especially during times of crisis.

To access a current schedule of County Board and County Board committee meetings and to submit public comment online, please visit the County Board website at www.dupageco.org/ThisWeekAtDuPage.aspx.

The 18th Judicial Circuit Court will have limited operation. To view a complete list of court closures, cancellations, delays, and appropriate contact information, please visit www.dupageco.org/courts.

The DuPage County Sheriff’s Office has suspended all personal visits to inmates until further notice. Attorneys and clergy members will be able to visit inmates but will be screened by staff for symptoms. Staff are also working to expand opportunities for detainees to communicate with their loved ones by phone.

The Treasurer’s Office will see people by appointment only and will not accept walk-in customers. Tax pre-payments should be sent via mail to 421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187. To contact the office, call (630) 407-5900, email propertytaxadvocate@dupageco.org or visit www.dupageco.org/treasurer.

The County Clerk will be taking meetings by appointment only. No walk-in customers will be allowed. License applications, record requests, and submittals may be made by calling (630) 407-5500, emailing countyclerk@dupageco.org, mailing to P.O. Box 1028, Wheaton, IL 60187, or visiting www.dupageco.org/countyclerk.

The Recorder’s Office will be recording documents by appointment or by submitting records via mail to P.O. Box 936, Wheaton, IL 60187. If the document you are requesting was recorded since March 16, 1961, you can download a copy of the document for free at www.dupageco.org/recorder. If you need a document prior to March 16, 1961, you can send an email to recorder@dupageco.org. Please include a name, permanent index number, or address of the property. For questions, visit the website or call (630) 407-5400.

The County’s Building and Zoning Department will take permitting and zoning customers by appointment only. They will accept online permits for roofing, siding, electric revisions and upgrades and permits (window, A/C, furnace, and water heater). Permits will be issued via mail following online payments. To submit a permit or make an online payment, visit www.dupageco.org/buildingzoning.

DuPage County Health Department staff are first responders in a public health emergency.  Therefore, the decision has been made to offer very limited essential services. The Public Health Centers in Addison, Lombard, Wheaton, West Chicago, and Westmont are closed for most services. Behavioral Health Crisis Services remain operational and available 24/7. Please call (630) 682-7400 to inquire about other available services.

DuPage County residents and healthcare professionals with concerns about exposure or specific symptoms are encouraged to call the DCHD Communicable Disease and Epidemiology (CDE) program at (630) 221-7553 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or (630) 682-7400 after hours.

The DuPage County Health Department is also posting updates on their website, www.dupagehealth.org/590/Coronavirus-Information. You can also call the Health Department’s Behavioral Health Crisis Hotline, (630) 627-1700, which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

If you want to learn more about COVID-19, you can call the Illinois Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Hotline at (800) 889-3931 or email DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The hotline does not make decisions about who should be tested for COVID-19.