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In response to Governor Ducey’s announcement that the Stay at Home order in Arizona will be ending, county offices will return to operations Monday, May 18.  In efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus and protect public health in La Paz County, the following departments have updated their hours, their operations and any safety precautions being taken.

Health Department – Services are by appointment only, due to the department being part of the response team to the coronavirus.  Immunizations will be held every Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Office hours for phone calls are Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Food Handlers Certifications may continue to be done online.

County School Superintendent – Office hours are Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The lobby will be closed to the public, but contact may be made via e-mail and phone calls.

 

Treasurer's Office – The office hours are Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with a limit of one

person at a time in the lobby.

County Attorney’s Office – The office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the lobby will be closed to the public.  Please call, e-mail or fax the office for appointments.

Assessor’s Office – The office hours are Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The office will be closed to the public until further notice.

Quartzsite Justice Court – Hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Elections Office – Their regular hours of operation, will be Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

Recorder’s Office – They are back to their hours of 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Thursday. The office lobby is small so they are allowing one person at a time for social distancing. They are encouraging sending any documents for recording by mail. Any questions in regards to recording or voter registration can call the office 669-6136. 

Fiduciary Office – Appointment only, please call.

County Libraries – Open Monday - Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Superior Court Clerk’s Office – Hours are Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Access to enter the clerk’s lobby is temporarily limited to two people only.  All visitors entering the lobby, attorneys included, must sanitize their hands before entering and wear their own face mask/shield.  Anyone without a face mask will not be permitted to enter the Clerk’s lobby. 

Anyone who may have been exposed to the coronavirus must inform court staff prior to entering the Clerk’s Office, and anyone exhibiting coronavirus-like symptoms or who reports exposure to the coronavirus will not be permitted to enter the Clerk’s Office. 

Most matters may be resolved telephonically.  To make an appointment or speak to a Clerk, please call 928-669-6131 or email lapazcustomerservice@courts.az.gov.

Superior Court – Courts shall remain open, but to the degree permitted by law, all parties shall appear by phone, Polycom or other court-approved video conferencing unless they are an essential party.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control protocols for social distancing and limiting the number of people in a courtroom shall be observed.

To maintain the recommended social distancing, only essential personnel, which include parties, attorneys, victims, victim's representatives, law enforcement, probation and media may attend court in person and only when absolutely necessary. Large groups and non-essential visitors are prohibited from attending court at this time.  

Anyone who may have been exposed to the coronavirus must inform court staff prior to entering the courtroom, and anyone exhibiting coronavirus-like symptoms or who reports exposure to the coronavirus will not be permitted to enter the courtroom. 

All persons entering the courtroom, attorneys included, must sanitize their hands before entering, wear their own face mask, and submit to the taking of their temperature using a contactless radar-type thermometer.  Anyone without a face mask and/or with a temperature above 100.4 degrees will not be permitted to enter the courtroom.  Face masks such as ski masks or other masks that cover all or the majority of a person’s face will not be permitted in the courtroom. 

Questions regarding which hearings require an in-person appearance should be directed to the Judicial Assistant.

Parker Justice Court – The hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  They are currently not accepting cash for fees or fines, only money orders, cashier’s checks and credit cards. They are asking the public not to bring any additional people with them if they have a court date, as only defendants are allowed in the court room. They are also encouraging any contact with the court be via e-mail at parkerjustice@courts.az.gov or phone 928-669-2504 with any questions and/or if they are feeling sick.

Salome Justice Court is going to require that everyone that wants to enter the building wear masks and that their temperature will be taken. This includes employees.  If they are sick, feel sick or think that they may have been exposed to the coronavirus, they are asked not come to the court and to call instead.  Only one person is allowed in the lobby at a time.  Everyone must maintain a 6-foot distance from other people.  Most proceedings will be done by Zoom or Skype.  The Courtroom will be limited to participants only.

 

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