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Yates County Office Building reopens to the public

The Yates County Office Building is officially open to the public.

Daily hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to officials. However, as part of the effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, appointments are preferred and some departments and services will be subject to continued limitations as described below.

In an effort to comply with CDC guidelines and provide a safe environment for employees, as well as residents that will be entering county facilities, the county is focused on decreasing population density of employees while still delivering services to residents. Employees and visitors will be screened at the building entrance, are required to wear face coverings and maintain social distancing of at least six feet at all times. Any persons exhibiting any form of illness are advised to stay home. Hand hygiene stations are located throughout the building and cleaning protocols have increased.

Please refer to the following list of Yates County departments and services – and any associated limitations. Department phone numbers and more COVID-19 related information can also be found on their website at

Board of Elections – Open to the public beginning September 21st. 315-536-5135

Buildings & Grounds – Open. 315-536-5105

Community Services – Open. Appointment preferred. 315-536-5115

Cornell Cooperative Extension – Open 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. 315-536-5123

County Administration – Open. 315-531-3210

County Clerk – Open. Appointment preferred. Records Room open by appointment only. 315-536-5120

County Treasurer – Open. 315-536-5192

Department of Motor Vehicles – Monday, Tuesday and Thursday – appointments for license type transactions. Wednesday and Friday – appointments for vehicle type transactions. 315-536-5122. Plate surrenders and renewals by mail or at the drop box. License and vehicle transactions are also being processed by mail or at the drop box.

District Attorney – Open. 315-536-5550

Highway – Open. 315-531-3200

Historian – Open. 315-536-5147

Information Technology – Open. 315-536-5189

Legislative Office – Open. 315-536-5150

Office for the Aging – Will be open to the public by appointment only starting 9/21. If you would like to make an appointment please call the Yates County Office For the Aging at 315-536-5515. All services continue to be offered remotely and by phone for those that prefer not to visit the office.

Office of Emergency Management – Open. 315-536-3000

Personnel – Open. 315-536-5112

Planning – Open. 315-536-5153

Probation – Open. 315-536-5155

Public Defender – Open. 315-536-3420

Public Health – Open. 315-536-5160

Real Property – Open. Appointment preferred. 315-536-5165

Sheriff – Open. 315-536-4438

Social Services – Open. Appointment preferred. 315-536-5183

Soil & Water – Open. 315-536-5188

Veterans’ Services – Open. Appointment preferred. 315-536-5196

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