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March 16, 2020

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In an effort to take precautionary measures in the prevention and spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the City of Owensboro is restricting access to its facilities. The City intends to follow the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. We request all city boards, commissions and agencies to follow suit. As CDC guidelines change, the City will adhere.


The City recognizes that the impact of a potential outbreak will affect city operations in a variety of ways and we recognize the special duty to assist the public. During a community emergency, city employees’ responsibility to serve, maintain vital services and take protective measures for themselves and their community is critical and will continue during this time.


To ensure continuity of government, as well as its commitment to public safety, the City remains committed to serving its citizens, carrying out critical functions and prioritizing support functions. We request residents to conduct all city business electronically or by phone during the upcoming weeks.


City Hall will remain open, however, residents needing to conduct business should call CityAction at 270-687-4444 or email to determine how to best handle specific processes. This line is not available for questions related to COVID-19.


Commission Meetings: At this time, the City Commission meetings will take place as needed to further city business. Residents are encouraged to view the meetings at:

City’s website

    City’s YouTube channel

    City’s Facebook Page - Live Stream 


Sanitation Service: In order to continue providing for the health and general welfare of the citizens of the City, the Sanitation Department will continue to collect garbage.


Finance Dept.: If you are conducting business with the Finance Department, including remittance of taxes, parking tickets, etc., other than visiting City Hall, payments can be made via mail to P.O. Box 10003, Owensboro, KY  42302-9003, phone 270-687-8537, or dropped in overnight box located on the Allen St. side of City Hall. Additionally, Property Taxes can be remitted online at!/.


Special Events: There will be no Special Events held on city property through April 6.


Parks & Recreation: Follow this link for all cancellations and closures:


Public Safety: Updates will be released by Police and Fire if changes are determined.


HRC: The Human Relations Commission, which is located within City Hall, is also limiting visitors. Contact the HRC at 270-687-8670 or for assistance.


The City of Owensboro will be monitoring this fluid situation. Updates will be communicated on our website and social media outlets.


Information and updates on COVID-19 are available at: or 1-800-722-5725 

Report Price gouging to 1-888-432-9257