Update: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
The City of Dunwoody is closely monitoring information from the Centers for Disease Control and the Georgia Department of Public Health in regard to the outbreak of respiratory disease caused by COVID-19.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: With the health and safety of Dunwoody citizens and visitors in mind, Dunwoody’s Mayor and City Council voted on July 13 to approve BOTH a resolution encouraging mask wearing and an ordinance mandating masks in public and commercial spaces, with exceptions.
Two days later, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp updated his executive order. While strongly encouraging mask-wearing, the order now includes language specifically suspending any local orders that mandate mask-wearing.
Thus, the City of Dunwoody cannot enforce its ordinance. Instead, city leaders emphasize their commitment to masks with a resolution stating that masks and face coverings should be worn to the maximum extent practicable, including inside commercial locations, building spaces open to the public and outdoors when it is not feasible to maintain social distancing of at least six feet. Read the resolution here.
As off June 15, 2020, Dunwoody parks and park amenities are open.
Due to the current increase of Covid-19 infections in DeKalb County, the City of Dunwoody has put into place a moratorium on all permit application approvals for rentals and special events beginning August 1- December 31, 2020. The City will monitor current infection rates monthly and may lift the moratorium prior to December 31, 2020. Thank you for your patience during these challenging times.
Dunwoody City Hall:
- Access to city administrative offices is by appointment only to protect against the spread of COVID-19. Beginning June 29, 2020, limited City Hall staff will remain on site, but walk-up visitors will no longer be able to access administrative offices without a scheduled appointment. The City encourages all citizens to check this website for emails and phone numbers for all departments. If you are unsure about whom to contact, email email@example.com or call 678-382-6700. The majority of staff will continue to work remotely.
- Police Service Representatives will remain on site 24/7 as they have throughout the pandemic. Anyone with a public safety issue may access them anytime through an intercom system on the front of City Hall. They’re also available by phone: 678-382-6919. For emergencies, please dial 911.
- Dunwoody Municipal Court will continue to operate under state-approved guidelines on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays only. Courtroom payment windows will be open during those same days. Court staff will not accept any walk up transactions on Monday or Fridays. All individuals attending Court must got through a temperature screening before admittance. All staff and citizens will be required to wear a mask covering at all times inside Court and City Hall. Courtroom seating capacity has been reduced from 132 to 22 seats to accommodate social distancing between all individuals. Attendance is restricted to only those individuals required to be in session. For questions about a case, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important online resources:
- Permits can be filed and inspections can be scheduled online using the following link: https://dunwoody.portal.iworq.net/portalhome/dunwoody.
- Code Enforcement will be available by going online to https://talktomycity.com/create.
- Public works repairs can be reported online using this link: https://dunwoodyga.gov/index.php?section=for_residents_report_a_problem
- Citations can be paid using this link: https://www.municipalonlinepayments.com/dunwoodyga
- Business License submittals may be processed online using information on this link: https://dunwoodyga.gov/index.php?section=for_businesses_business_licenses. Anyone with questions can email email@example.com.
- City vendors should continue submitting invoices through their Concur portal.
DUNWOODY POLICE continue patrols and enforcement while taking precautions.
- To File a Police Report: Please call 9-1-1 to schedule an officer to come to you on a non-emergency basis inside City limits. Alternatively, you may come to police headquarters and use the intercom located at the main entrance to announce your request. The Police Service Representative on duty will dispatch an officer to meet with you in the parking lot.
- Copies of Police Reports or Open Records: All requests for copies of police reports (incident or accident) as well as all open records requests must be submitted online at: https://dunwoodyga.gov/openrecords.
- Fingerprinting Services: Fingerprinting services are now being offered for alcohol/massage/solicitor permits by appointment only. Please call 678-382-6700 to schedule your appointment. Masks must be worn to be served. All other fingerprinting services remain suspended until further notice.
- Background Checks and Notary Public Services: All background check and notary public services have been suspended until further notice.
- Police Training Events, Community/Volunteer Programs and Classes: All training events, community programs, and classes, including our Citizens’ Police Academy, Bailiffs, Citizens on Patrol, and Ride Along programs, have been suspended until further notice. For remote assistance with your Child Safety Seat, please Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now is a good time to make sure you’re registered for Dunwoody’s emergency alert system, called NIXLE, using this link: https://local.nixle.com/register/. Updates will also be communicated using the City’s weekly e-newsletter database (D-news). To add your email to the list, follow this link: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/1rwJdWf/spring.
Dunwoody Gives Restaurants New Options for Outdoor Dining
On May 11, the Dunwoody City Council unanimously approved a resolution to allow restaurants to add or expand outdoor operations. The vote creates a special temporary permit to help restaurants meet social distancing requirements designed to protect against COVID-19. Click here to link to the permit application. Click here to read more details.
Penalties and interest delayed: The Dunwoody City Council approved a resolution on April 13 to delay penalties and interest on occupational taxes and business license payments until 90 days after the COVID-19 state of emergency is lifted. The city is also waiving the requirement for a notary on renewal applications for occupational tax and business licenses. Business owners need to follow up with a notarized application after the emergency has lapsed.
The State of Georgia has a COVID-19 hotline. If you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, please contact your primary care doctor, an urgent care clinic, or your local federally qualified healthcare center. Please do not show up unannounced at an emergency room or health care facility.
Hotline: (844) 442-2681
Information for posting at workplaces, schools, homes, commercial establishments:
Environmental cleaning and disinfection recommendations: