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Government centers announce closures in Troup County

The City of Hogansville voted Monday to close City Hall effective March 17, 2020, until further notice. Staff will be available by phone and e-mail normal business hours from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for all essential functions.

Hogansville Mayor Bill Stankiewicz said that the city drop box to the left of the entrance to city mall can be used for utility payments.

Hogansville utility payments can be made by phone at (855) 907-3377 or online at hogansvillepay.com. Stankiewicz said that effective Monday, March 23, the city will waive all credit card processing fees for a period of 30 days.

“No one is getting laid off, and everybody is still expected to come to work,” Stankiewicz said. “No one will suffer a pay loss.”

Stankiewicz said that all departments are still fully staffed, and they will meet with locals if absolutely necessary.

All city recreation areas are closed to the public effective immediately and until further notice.

The City of West Point City and its services, fire and EMS, police, public works, utilities, community development, economic development and city hall are continuing normal operations.

If there are any changes to city services, the city said will keep the community informed via all available media sources.

Additionally, the Troup County Tax Commissioner’s Office will be closed to the public and all walk-in customers during the 10-day period of March 17 to 27. According to a press release from the county, staff will continue to handle all aspects of the office, including telephone calls, mailings, mail and online tag renewals, online tax payments and more.

The county urges residents to utilize the drop-box service located near the entrance of the Troup County Government Center for payments in the form of check or money order for property taxes or tag renewals. A press release from the county stated that during this period, the Tax Commissioner’s Office will record received information and payments as valid as soon as possible and the postage/mail fee will be waived. In addition, all taxpayers may conduct business via online services without the need of in-person interactions. Visit eservices.drives.ga.gov/_/ for online motor vehicle services to include tag renewal, duplicating registration, canceling registration, TAVT estimator and more. Visit troupcountytax.com for online services to include searching and paying taxes, viewing and printing property tax bills, property tax payments, property tax receipts, general information and others. For additional questions regarding motor vehicle taxes and property tax payments, contact the Troup County Tax Commissioner’s Office at (706) 883-1620.

In addition, the Troup County Property Appraisal Office is open for business and will be taking Personal Property Returns, FLPA and Conservation Applications and Renewals, as well as Exempt Property & Homestead Applications through the Deadline of April 1, 2020. However, the Property Appraisal Office encourages residents to utilize the drop-box service for payments, as well as to call the office for questions and instructions. For questions and information regarding property taxes, please contact the Property Appraisal Office at (706) 883-1625.