The Monroe County Courthouse renovations are complete after being largely closed to the public for more than a year.
A number of offices will need to be closed over the Columbus Day Holiday as they move back in, causing some delays in government processes. Monroe County Assessor Judy Sharp says receiving money from an inheritance tax could be delayed while her office is closed.
“So if someone dies in your family, and you needed the money out of the account, the accounts’ frozen until I sign off on that you don’t have access to it,” she says.
Several departments will not be returning to the courthouse at all. Monroe County Commissioners President Mark Stoops says the building and planning, public works and transportation offices will stay in the Showers building, while others will move back from their temporary homes.
“On the third floor the Monroe County commissioners, Monroe county council and we’ll have our human resources department,” he says. “On the second floor we’ll be the auditor and treasurer so very similar to how it used to be set-up and also the legal department. On the first floor we’ll have the recorder and we’ll have some conference rooms and also the assessor will be moving back into the courthouse.”
The courthouse’s renovations include electrical, mechanical, and utility work. All offices will reopen on Tuesday, October 9.