COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Glynn County will reopen the following county buildings to the public on May 4, 2020:

  • W. Harold Pate Courthouse Annex
  • Public Works Administration
  • Fire Administration
  • Parks and Recreation Offices
  • Animal Control Shelter and Offices

The State of Emergency for Georgia is currently still in place until May 13th.

As Glynn County strives to accommodate those needing to conduct business transactions with the county while balancing the need for public health awareness during the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we encourage our community to utilize the following methods before personally visiting any of our physical locations:

For any county services that require in-person transactions, please follow the below guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to protect yourself and others from COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer when soap and water isn’t available.
  • Avoid close contact. Stay home as much as possible, and when you are out, put distance between yourself and others. Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. Decals will be placed on the floors in heavily trafficked areas to encourage distancing within county buildings.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others.

Updates on County Services:

  • BOC and Committee Meetings:
    • Public Meetings are currently being assessed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Board of Elections
    • The Statewide General Primary/Presidential Preference Primary Election has been postponed until June 9, 2020.
  • Community Development
  • County Facilities:
    • The County has implemented enhanced cleaning practices and will place decals in heavily trafficked areas to encourage distancing.
  • Court Services: All courts are currently operating under the statewide Judicial Emergency which is in place until June 12th.
    • Juvenile Court
      • Will, until further notice, conduct all hearings by remote video and telephone conferencing.  Public access to any hearing will be allowed through video conferencing, provided that your email address is furnished to the Juvenile Court via email to at least 24 hours in advance.
    • Magistrate Court
      • All Magistrate Court hearings have been cancelled. 
      • The office is still open for critical functions which include search warrants, criminal arrest warrants, first appearance hearings and bond hearings.  Business can be conducted at the window. 
    • Probate Court
      • The issuing of weapons carry license will resume May 14th, 2020 by appointment only.  The marriage license will continue to be by appointment until further order.  Temperatures will continue to be taken upon entry to the Historic Courthouse.
      • Appointments can be made by calling the License Department (912) 554-7231 or by email:
    • State Court has canceled non-essential court, and there is limited access to Clerk of State Court.
      • Accepting payments and filings at lobby window
      • Processing e-filing and online payments
      • No court is scheduled until June 1st.
    • Superior Court
      • Superior Court office is open for critical functions which include child support payment function, real estate recordings, property records search, passport applications to Glynn County Residents only, filings in civil and criminal cases, and family violence petitions. 
      • Electronic filing available for civil and criminal filings at
  • Finance
  • GIS
  • Human Resource
    • There is a hiring Freeze for non-public safety positions.
  • Library
    • On May 4th the Brunswick Library and St. Simons Island Library will resume checking out materials through Curbside Service. Call the libraries to reserve material and set up a pick up time. Brunswick: 912-279-3734/ St. Simons: 912-279-3750.
  • Public Works:
    • Republic Services will continue services with minimal changes:
    • Regular Trash and Recycling Cart services will continue as normal.
    • Bagged yard waste collection has resumed.
    • Trash overflow bag pick up is suspended until further notice. No solid waste placed outside of trash carts will be picked up.
    • Drop off centers are open.
  • Parks and Recreation:
    • The following park facilities will reopen May 1st:
      • Tennis/Pickleball courts
      • Bocce courts
      • Horseshoe courts
      • Skate parks
      • Batting cages
      • Ball fields
        • Please note that no organized activities will be permitted.
    • Playgrounds and Neptune mini-golf will remain closed.
  • Public Safety
    • Will continue their normal operations. This includes: Police, Fire/EMS, the GB-911 Center, EMA, and Animal Control.
  • Tax Commissioner Services:
  • Visit the Glynn County School System webpage for updates on school closures and drive-thru meal service.  
  • Visit City of Brunswick Webpage for updates on the City of Brunswick.
  • Visit the Brunswick – Glynn County Joint Water Sewer Commission webpage for information on water and sewer.
  • For information on Jekyll Island Jekyll Island webpage
  • For more information on COVID-19, please visit Georgia Department of Public Health and Southeast Georgia Health System.
  • For more information on Glynn County’s Response go to

    Keeping your workplace safe 
    Keeping your school safe
    Keeping your home safe
    Keeping your business safe
    Keeping your pets safe
    Mitigation Strategies

    For more information go to the Georgia Department of Public Health