Houston County residents have been traveling to the old Mayer Electric building on North Foster Street to conduct business since early January.
In the next few weeks, that routine will change once again as county offices begin moving back to the Houston County Administration Building on North Oates Street.
Many offices have already begun the moving process, but residents should still head to the Mayer building to conduct business next week.
“Although we have moved a significant amount of material back to the administration building this week, county business will continue to be conducted in the old Mayer building until Aug. 7,” County Administrator Bill Dempsey said.
The Houston County Commission will hold its first administrative meeting back on the third floor of building on Aug. 7.
All offices except probate – which includes license and tag renewals – will move back to the administration building during the week of Aug. 11.
Probate offices will move on Aug. 18 and 19.
Through it all, county offices will remain open, sometimes at both locations.
“We anticipate being able to provide services to customers without interruption,” Dempsey said. “In order to do this we will have phones, computers, office equipment and staff available in both locations for a short period during the transition.”
The staggered move is designed to make the flow of traffic easier in the building during the transition.
“Based on past history, both probate and revenue offices have the lowest customer activity during these periods of the month,” Dempsey said. “As such, we are anticipating (being) able to support our customers’ needs during the transition period.”