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Posted on: March 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] UPDATE 03/16/2020: County office closures

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All County offices are closed to the public on Monday, March 16, 2020. As staff have still reported, residents and customers are strongly encouraged to conduct County business online or call (804) 966-9861 and someone will assist you. You may also utilize the dropbox located in the parking lot of the County Administration Building. When using the dropbox please note the office that should receive the documentation you are leaving.

In addition: 

The New Kent Visitors and Commerce Center will be closed to the public until further notice.

The New Kent County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office will conduct ALL transactions at the front window during normal operating hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., recording ends at 4:00 p.m.). Entry to the record room will be granted on a case-by-case basis with approval from the Clerk. Please use the land records computers in the lobby to conduct research. 

Until April 6, 2020, all civil, traffic and criminal matters in the New Kent General District Court, with the exception of emergency matters, will be continued. Proceedings considered emergency matters are listed on the Court’s website,

Effective immediately until April 6, 2020, New Kent Juvenile & Domestic Relations (JDR) office is open.  Court hearings will be very limited to "essential" cases.  If you have any questions regarding your court hearing, please contact the JDR Clerk’s Office at (804) 966-9620.

The New Kent Voter Registration Office is closed Monday, March 16. Any person needing to make changes or register to vote or need absentee assistance should visit the Department of Election website for assistance at or contact the office at (804) 966-9699 or the office cell phone at (804) 263-3247.

Heritage Public Library will be closed to the public until Monday, March 30. The library offers services that our patrons can safely use while the locations are closed. Borrow e-books, e-magazines, and e-audiobooks online from the library through RBDigital. Use our WiFi to download your digital checkouts, check your email, or browse our databases. Our WiFi at both locations is on every day, all day, and can be accessed outside of the library. Note: any items checked out that become overdue while HPL is closed will not be fined.

All County committees, board, and commissions meetings have been cancelled for the month of March. The only exception to this is the Board of Supervisor meeting on Wednesday, March 25 at 9:00 a.m.

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