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COVID-19 County Resources and Updates

All County Commission services are operational. Although the way we deliver services may adjust, we will continue to work together to serve the community. If you have any questions, please call 205-349-3870.

Local, State, and Federal Resources
–  For information relating to DCH testing and screening, click here.
– To follow Tuscaloosa County Commission on Facebook, click here.
– To follow Tuscaloosa County Commission on Twitter, click here.
– Alabama Department of Labor (ADOL) press release on unemployment benefits relating to COVID-19: Click here.
Click here for updates from the Secretary of State and Governor Ivey
Local Updates: Text COVIDTUSC to 888-777 to receive local text message updates on COVID-19
State Updates: Alabama Department of Public Health
Federal Updates: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

3/27/20 – Statewide Order Closing Non-Essential Businesses Until April 17, 2020
Governor Ivey has issued a statewide order, effective March 28th at 5:00 P.M., prohibiting non-work related gatherings to 10 people and closing certain non-essential businesses, including entertainment venues, athletic facilities, close-contact services, and retail stores until April 17, 2020. To read the entire order, click here.

3/25/20 – Real ID (Star ID) Deadline Delayed Until October 1, 2021
Chad Wolf, acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has delayed the deadline for getting your Real ID (Star ID) until October 1, 2021. For more information, click here.

3/23/20 – State Filing Tax Deadline Postponed Until July 15, 2020
Governor Ivey signs a proclamation to postpone filing state income taxes from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020. To read the Governor’s press release, click here.  

3/18/20 – Primary Runoff Election Rescheduled To July 14, 2020
Governor Ivey signs a proclamation rescheduling the Primary Runoff Election from March 31st to July 14, 2020. To read the press release from the Secretary of State’s Office, click here. 

3/18/20Vance Location of Tuscaloosa County License Office Closed Until Further Notice
Due to ongoing concerns related to COVID-19, the Vance location of the Tuscaloosa County License Commissioner’s Office will be closed until further notice. To stay up-to date with License Office news, follow their Facebook page at: facebook.com/TuscaloosaCountyLicense/

3/16/20 – Tuscaloosa County Commission Press Release Regarding COVID-19
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, March 16, 2020 – The Tuscaloosa County Commission has approved an Emergency Declaration in response to the potential spread of COVID-19. The declaration activates the Tuscaloosa County continuity of operations plan and authorizes the county to aid in the protection and preservation of life and property and to render assistance to victims of the disaster. This is a procedural enabling measure in preparation for the period to come.

All services of the Tuscaloosa County government are operational but are subject to change at any time. The Commission encourages everyone to take heed and follow guidance from health officials.Additionally, the County Commission has authorized or shares the following information:

  • License Commissioner’s Office:
    • Will waive $2.00 mail-in fee for tag renewals for 60 days.
    • Alabama Department of Revenue has extended the deadline for obtaining your March motor vehicle registration and paying property taxes on vehicles through April 15, 2020.
  • Probate Office:
    • Will now offer free viewing and printing of online Probate Records for 60 days.
    • For other recording or document related questions, please call 205-464-8207.
  • Volunteer Fire Departments (VFD’s):
    • Annual funding will be allocated immediately, in cooperation with Tuscaloosa County Fire Protection Association. An additional $2,000 reimbursement will also be provided to all 21 VFD’s. This is an effort to provide needed resources to critical first responders that serve this county.
  • Enhanced Courthouse Screening:
    • All visitors must enter through the front of the Courthouse. Handicap and bulk delivery access will be available in the alley way between the Courthouse and Sheriff’s Office.
  • Civil and Criminal Courts:
    • At the direction of the Alabama Supreme Court, all in-person court proceedings will be suspended for 30 days. Persons with questions are advised to contact their attorney or the respective courts.
  • Alerts:
    • To receive local text message updates on COVID-19, please text COVIDTUSC to 888-777.

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