Daily County Update on Citrus County Essential Services
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Citrus County Government remains open to serve our citizens. There may be limited access to building lobbies for the protection of citizens and employees. Services continue to be available by phone, email or mail.
Animal Services – Is mandating all volunteers to not come to the shelter beginning Wednesday, March 25 until further notice. We are currently delaying the intake of owner-surrendered animals to ensure we have kennel space. For more information phone (352)746-8400 or visit: www.citruscritters.com. For those who need to renew or purchase a County Pet License, we ask for you to either do so online at https://www.petdata.com/.
Extension (UF/IFAS) - is not taking any walk in clients. Extension has started a pick up and go on our porch in front of the building. Folks can pick up soil sample forms, then drop them back off here in the same bucket. (see attached photo) We are also leaving materials for immediate pick up on the same bench. Samples can be left there with contact information and we will call/email identification of weeds, insects, plant identification. Staff is available by phone (352-527-5700) and email (@ firstname.lastname@example.org).
Building Department – The Lecanto Government Building (LGB) lobby remains open to accept building permits, subject to the limitations in the attached link:
https://www.citrusbocc.com/plandev/building/building-division.htm. For information about the Online Express Permitting Program for licensed contractors visit,
Housing Services - The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC) meeting scheduled for Thursday, April16, 2020 at 5pm at the Citrus County Resource Center has been cancelled. Staff continues to assist low-income residents with their utility bill payments by phone only. For more information, please call 352-527-7520 between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm, Monday through Friday.
Growth Management - at the Lecanto Government (LGB) the guest seating has been removed from the front lobby. Building and planning applicants are encouraged to utilize the existing online application process or drop their building permit applications at the front counter. Staff will retrieve the applications and process them as usual. Questions can be answered by phone at 352-527-5310.
Library - Beginning Friday, April 3, 2020 all Libraries will be closed to the public and curbside service will be discontinued. Digital services for eBooks, eAudiobooks, and other online resources will be maintained and available 24/7 through the Library’s website at citruslibraries.org. Additionally, library cards can be applied for online and mailed to any resident that needs access. Staff will be available by phone to assist with questions about your account or other reference inquiries. All physical library materials currently checked out will be automatically renewed through May 1, 2020 to reduce the need for book drop returns. Please no donations at this time. For more information, please call the branch nearest to you.
Meals on Wheels – continues to be operational.
Parks and Recreation – All County Parks are closed. Boat ramps remain open. Bicentennial Pool, Fort Island Gulf and Hernando Beaches are closed until further notice.
Solid Waste and Landfill - The Landfill will remain open on a normal schedule until further notice. The household hazardous waste collection day scheduled for Saturday April 18, 2020 has been cancelled. For the safety of our citizens and staff the Landfill Administration building will be closed to the general public for the duration of the County’s declared state of emergency.
Transit –Fixed Route (Orange) is temporarily discontinued. Paratransit service is available, to accommodate grocery shopping, medical prescription access, and medical appointment needs for seniors as well as the general public. Social distancing will be practiced on all transit vehicles. please call (352) 527-7630 between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm.
Water Utilities - will not accept water and sewer utility payments in the Lecanto Government Building (LGB) lobby. Customers can either pay their bill electronically, by mail, or place payments and service requests in one of the drop boxes outside the Lecanto or Meadowcrest locations.