City of King City Response to COVID-19
City of King City Response to COVID-19
Message from the Mayor and the City Manager:
I want all King City residents to be confident that your city government and staff are following all recommended precautions to keep us all safe. As of this morning, there are no known cases of coronavirus in King City. However, in order to reduce potential contact transfer infection, effective immediately, the city hall will be closed to all outside visitors. Staff will be available via phone and e-mail to answer any questions that you may have
We've launched a Coronavirus Prevention webpage to serve as one-stop shopping for the latest news and information.
The health and well-being of our community is our top priority. Over the last several weeks, city leaders have considered plans to change some services to address the rapidly evolving circumstances around the COVID-19 virus. We recognize that the COVID-19 virus may impact the community locally, and we are focused on preventing the spread of coronavirus. 'Social distancing' is one of the keys to limiting the spread of the coronavirus. Based on the latest guidance from state and local officials, the city will follow the recommendations to limit non-essential, in-person meetings, and postpone or cancel large gatherings.
As proactive steps to ensure the well-being of our community, King City has decided to reschedule or cancel events, services, and in-person meetings, effective immediately (this also included Passport, Court, and permit services:)
POLICE SERVICE IS ACTIVE:
In an emergency Call 9-1-1
Non-emergency dispatch: 503-629-0111 (please note you may get a call from the police first)
Records: 503-620-8851(counter is closed -Limited staff is available for records requests by calls and e-mails.)
Your King City Police Department is available and answering all calls for service. If you would like to speak with an officer, please contact dispatch at 503-629-0111 for all non-emergencies. You may receive a phone call from an officer before any direct contact on non-emergencies. As always, if you are having an emergency call 911.
With the uncertainty to the extent of Covid-19 exposure, we are following suggested guidelines to reduce exposure for you the citizen and staff. We appreciate everyone's ongoing support and adherence to suggested guidelines found on our King City website.
The Front Counter is Closed!
Please go to the online Staff Directory or see below:
Court information: Need to reschedule due to cancelations. Click Here to e-mail
Recreation Events and Programming:
All recreation events canceled through April 8th. Recreation staff will be contacting individuals who have signed up. Those who have reserved park shelters will be contacted about the status of their reservation.
At this time, all scheduled City Council, Planning meetings are canceled until April 1st, 2020.
King City Municipal Court next week, Tuesday, March 17th, is canceled. Please contact the Court for scheduling and payment questions. Phone payments are optional at this time.
Court contact information:
Planning, Permitting, and Building Services:
The Permit Center public counter will be CLOSED until April 1st, 2020. Staff are working remotely and by phone to complete permits, planning applications, and design reviews.
Send Permits along with electronic plans and Onetime Card Authorization form to:
E-mails Permit Counter Click Here
Forms needed: Onetime Card Authorization form, Permits
We can do an electronic plan review if the applicants want to e-mail documents, then they can follow-up with hard-copies in the mail. At this time inspections are regular hours (Tuesdays and Thursday)
Utility Billing (City of Tigard Water):
Tigard will suspend utility shut-offs and will not charge late fees for payments missed through April 30th. The Utility Billing counter will be closed, and customers are asked to use the several online and phone payment options to make utility bill payments.
The counter at the Public Works Building will be closed. Customers are asked to contact Public Works by phone, online, or e-mail for questions and reservations.
Other Things to Know:
The City of King City buildings will be CLOSED to the public.
King City employees will begin working remotely in an effort to protect everyone's health. Where in-person interactions can be replaced with virtual and technology tools, we will put those options in place and promote this on our website and social media.