COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

In order to comply with Governor Kemp’s shelter in place order and in an effort to combat the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and to protect the health of our residents and our staff, Glynn County will close the following buildings to the public beginning on Monday, April 6, 2020 through April 30, 2020:

  • W. Harold Pate Courthouse Annex
  • Public Works Administration
  • Fire Administration
  • Parks and Recreation Offices
  • Animal Control Shelter and Offices

Though these buildings will be closed to the public, the offices will be staffed and all departments will be available for contact through the following methods:

Utilize the County’s website at to determine if transaction needs can be met online;

Updates on County Services:

  • BOC and Committee Meetings:
    • Public Meetings are currently being assessed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Board of Elections
    • The Glynn County Board of Elections and Registration will be closing their lobby to the public beginning Monday April 6. We will still have staff in the office answering the phones, responding to the public’s emails and preparing for the April 27th early voting and May 19th General Primary / Presidential Preference Primary combined election.
    • Telephone: 912-554-7060
    • Also, the Board has cancelled their scheduled April Board meeting.
  • Community Development
  • County Facilities:
    • At this time, County facilities will be closed to the public. However, staff is available to provide assistance via telephone. 
    • The County has implemented enhanced cleaning practices.
  • Court Services:
    • Juvenile Court
      • Please see Juvenile Court’s Web Page for the most up to date information.
      • In compliance with the directive of the Supreme Court of Georgia which has declared a statewide Judicial Emergency due to the COVID-19 Virus, the Juvenile Court of Glynn County will, until further notice, conduct all hearings by remote video and telephone conferencing.  Public access to any hearing will be allowed through video conferencing, provided that your email address is furnished to the Juvenile Court via email to at least 24 hours in advance.
    • Magistrate Court
      • All Magistrate Court hearings have been cancelled. 
      • The office is still open for critical functions which include search warrants, criminal arrest warrants, first appearance hearings and bond hearings.  Business can be conducted at the window. 
    • Probate Court
      • Please see Probate Court’s Web Page for the most up to date information.
      • In effort to protect our Employees and Customers, entry to this building is restricted ONLY to Necessary visitors.
        • Employee Team Members
        • Government Officials or other necessary support
        • Petitioner’s
        • Applicants, applying for Marriage Licenses and Weapons Carry Licenses Only! We ask that all family, and additional parties, please refrain from entry. We do encourage that if possible, please delay all application filings, not necessary at this time.
        • Marriage Licenses and Weapons Carry Permits will be processed by appointment only.
      • On entry, all visitors will be requested to use the provided Hand Sanitizer. Those with respiratory symptoms, or those who have traveled within the last 14 days to impacted areas or had possible exposure to COVID-19 are not allowed in the building.
      • Estate filings can be mailed in or the personal representative can bring it in to file, and the oath can be completed at the counter. No new appointments for Estates for at least 2 weeks.
      • Emergency hearings and mental health hearings are still on-going.
      • For all Weapons Carry and Marriage License Applicants
        • Probate Courts across the state of Georgia will temporarily suspend acceptance of applications for Weapons Carry Licenses and Renewal Weapons Carry Licenses.
        • If you are due to renew during the Emergency period, your license will not expire. Therefore, you will still be able to renew after the Emergency ends and your current license will remain valid until that time. You may access the full order for details on our website at: Weapons Carry License Information Sheet
        • Applications for Marriage Licenses by Appointment Only! 
          Appointments for Marriage License Applications can be made by calling the License Department (912) 554-7231 or by email:
    • State Court has canceled non-essential court, and there is limited access to Clerk of State Court.
      • Please visit State Court’s Web Page for the most up to date information.
      • Accepting payments and filings at lobby window
      • Processing e-filing and online payments
    • Superior Court
      • Please visit Superior Court’s Web Page for the most up to date information. 
      • Superior Court office is open for critical functions which include child support payment function, real estate recordings, property records search, passport applications to Glynn County Residents only, filings in civil and criminal cases, and family violence petitions. 
      • Electronic filing available for civil and criminal filings at
      • All Superior Court civil hearings and trials, both jury and non-jury, have been cancelled through April 13th which includes domestic matters and chambers calendars.  Criminal hearings have been cancelled with the exception of inmate hearings which will be conducted by videoconferencing. 
  • Environmental Health
    • Environmental Health visits are available by appointment only. Please call 912-279-2940 for more information. 
    • Glynn County Health Department visits are available by appointment only.
    • For the Coastal Health District’s webpage:
  • Finance
    • The Finance Department is closed to the public.
    • For inquiries call: 912-554-7120
    • All accounts payable payments (checks) to vendors will be mailed to the appropriate vendor addresses until further notice. The Finance Department will mail the payments by the end of the day on Friday of each week.
    • All receipts and reports that are normally mailed and/or brought into the Finance Office will need to either be mailed or placed into the 2 droboxes located at both entrances to the Pate Building. The Tax Commissioner has granted permission to allow other types of reports/payments to be placed into these boxes, and those items will be processed daily by personnel that are working inside of the building. Please only include checks or money orders (No Cash).
    • For Bids and RFP announcements:
  • GIS
  • Human Resource
    • For inquiries call 912-554-7170 or email
    • There is a hiring Freeze for non-public safety positions.
  • Library:
    • The Brunswick and St. Simons Island Libraries will be closed to the public through April 30, 2020, and the libraries will temporarily end telephone service and closing book drops on April 3 due to the Shelter In Place Order by Governor Kemp.
    • All due dates for physical items checked out have been extended, and no fines will accrue during this time.
    • Digital Access Library Cards are available by calling the numbers above. Go to for eBook and Audiobook Collections.
    • The MOGL Board of Trustees Meeting scheduled for April 8, 2020 has been canceled.
    • Until the libraries can reopen, patrons can find an array of digital services on the libraries website and social media pages. For more information, please visit You can also find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Youtube.
      • The Libraries are continuing storytime, yoga and book recommendations on social media. Go to to join in.
      • Digital Access Library Cards are available by calling the numbers above. Go to for eBook and Audiobook Collections.
    • Parks and Recreation:
      • County owned Recreation and Park fields, courts, playgrounds, and picnic areas are also closed with the exception of walking trails, dog parks, marinas, and campgrounds.
      • Has suspended Spring sports and classes offered by the Glynn County Recreation and Park as well as the use of indoor facilities by outside (third party) groups and individuals for the foreseeable future. This includes the cancellation of meetings, activities and other private events held indoors at Recreation and Parks facilities owned and/or managed by the County. Refunds will be processed in the coming days.
    • Property Appraisal:
      • For inquiries call 912-554-7093 or email:
      • The March 19, 2020 Board of Assessors meeting CANCELED. The next meeting is scheduled for April 9, 2020.
    • Public Safety
      • Will operate per usual during this time with the below exceptions. This includes: Police, Fire/EMS, the GB-911 Center, EMA, and Animal Control. 
        • Animal Control: call ahead for services including adoptions: (912) 554-7500
        • Fire Administration Buildings are closed to the public. To contact call 912-554-7779 or e-mail:
    • Public Works:
      • Republic Services will be providing “cart content only” service.  There will be a temporary suspension of bagged pick up until further notice. No waste placed outside of trash carts will be picked up. 
        • Bagged yard waste collection is suspended until further notice.  
        • Trash overflow bag pick up is suspended until further notice.
        • Regular Trash and Recycling Cart services will continue as normal.
        • Drop off center are remaining open.
      • Community Building Rental reservations will be canceled for at least the next 4 weeks and no new reservations are being accepted at this time. Outdoor reservations have not been canceled at this time.
      • Service requests can be submitted by calling 912-554-7746 or 912-554-7111.
    • Sheriff’s Department
      • Only legal visitations are permitted at the Glynn County Detention Center. No family visitation is permitted.
      • No fingerprinting during this time.
    • Tax Commissioner Services:
    • Glynn County UGA Extension Office:
      • All Extension face-to-face programming and events have been canceled or postponed through April 24. Glynn County’s Extension Office is closed to the public, but staff are answering questions, checking e-mail, doing virtual lessons for our 4-H’ers, and family and consumer information is being posted.
      • For more information please visit: 
    • Visit the Glynn County School System webpage for updates on school closures and drive-thru meal service.  
    • Visit City of Brunswick Webpage for updates on the City of Brunswick.
    • Visit the Brunswick – Glynn County Joint Water Sewer Commission webpage for information on water and sewer.
    • For information on Jekyll Island Jekyll Island webpage
    • For more information on COVID-19, please visit Georgia Department of Public Health and Southeast Georgia Health System.
    • For more information on Glynn County’s Response go to

      Keeping your workplace safe 
      Keeping your school safe
      Keeping your home safe
      Keeping your business safe
      Keeping your pets safe
      Mitigation Strategies

      For more information go to the Georgia Department of Public Health