As part of Phase Two of Hamilton Reopens, preparations are being made for safely reopening Municipal Service Centres. At this time, the Waterdown Municipal Service Centre will remain closed until mid-August, however staff are preparing these locations including extra cleaning, physical distancing signage and equipment, hand sanitizer stations, health screening, PPE and communication.
Hamilton City Hall will be reopening to the public on the main floor and second floor areas only starting the week of July 20, 2020. Building, Planning, zoning and more departments above the 2nd floor will not be open at this time but staff still continue to work remotely. Not all City services will be immediately available at City Hall, as many staff will continue to work from home. A number of changes will be in place when the building reopens – including enhanced cleaning, measures to ensure physical distancing, efforts to encourage good hand hygiene and limiting the spread of the virus, health screening for those working or visiting City Hall, and more. If the mask by-law is ratified this Friday, visitors attending City Hall will be required to wear a face covering in the public indoor spaces of City Hall, including all of the open areas on the first and second floors.
Starting July 20th, services available on the first floor include:
- Marriage licenses
- Tax payments
- Provincial Offences Act (POA) fines
- Parking fines
- Animal licenses
- Planning and Building Services counter (pick up and drop off documents/plans only)
The Councillor will continue to meet residents that need assistance as previously done within the community, please contact 905 546 2713 to set up an appointment. Masks will be worn and physical distancing of two meters will be respected.
For more information about Phase Two of Hamilton Reopens: https://www.hamilton.ca/sites/default/files/media/browser/2020-07-14/phase_two_gradual_recovery_-_operational_updates_-_july_14.pdf
Councillor Judi Partridge