While the Bethel Municipal Center has remained open throughout the pandemic, it has been on a “by appointment” only schedule. With COVID restrictions lifted today, walk ins, with some exceptions, will once again be accepted.
Many departments have experienced significant increases in work during the last 14 months and First Selectman Matt Knickerbocker says they've been creative in using existing resources and staff to create a safe and effective work environment. Outdoor drop boxes for paperwork and payments will remain. Expanded online permitting programs are also staying.
Masks will no longer be required indoors for fully vaccinated individuals.
Effective today, the Bethel Building, Planning & Zoning and Health Departments will offer “counter hours” for walk-in visits as well as times set aside by appointment only. Residents will need appointments for assessment reviews, land recordings, title searches, marriage licenses and notary services.
The Bethel Senior Center will have a limited reopening in June. The Probate Court remains closed to the public, with all hearings continuing to be held virtually until further notice.