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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Statewide health emergency: COVID-19 Update #5

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Stuart, FL - The City of Stuart is making the following changes to city operations in response to the growing threat of COVID-19:

City Hall – All offices within City Hall are now closed to the general public. The lobby (atrium) remains open to walk-in traffic for individuals making deliveries to departments in the building. The City of Stuart highly encourages all residents and customers to call us or use our 24/7 online service and payment portal, whenever possible. For all online applications, payments, and services, please visit the online Paymentus portal, which can be accessed from the convenience of your computer or mobile device by visiting: www.cityofstuart.us/365/Online-Services-Tools and selecting “Online Payments.”

10th Street Community Center: The center will be closed to the public and all after-school childcare programs and activities regularly scheduled in the facility are suspended until further notice.

Development, Building, Planning & Zoning Department: Effective immediately all transactions with the department will be conducted online or by phone only. Although the office will be closed to foot traffic, there is an in and out box located outside the department in City Hall where applications can be dropped off or permits picked up. In addition:

  • There will be a delay of 3 days processing any paperwork left at the drop box as a result of CDC information identifying the length of time the virus may survive on paper.
  • Permit technicians are available by phone to walk applicants through application processes if they are unfamiliar with online permitting.
  • All air conditioner (A/C) and water heater inspections will be done by self-certification from the contractor on a form that will be issued to them.
  • All other inspections will be handled according to regular procedure.
  • All payments for permits or other fees can be completed by contacting the building department and using a credit card over the phone, by mailing a check to the department, or by delivering a check to the drop box located outside the department’s office.

For all other information, please visit: www.cityofstuart.us.

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