March 21, 2020
ALBANY, NY – Statement From the Allegany County Chairman:
To comply with Governor Cuomo’s most recent executive orders, we have reduced staff as much as possible. To better protect our employees and the citizens of Allegany County during the COVID-19 pandemic, effective at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 20, 2020, there will be no face-to-face transactions, and the Allegany County Courthouse and County Office Building will be limiting public access until further notice.
Departments will be minimally staffed; however, we are still maintaining our services to meet your needs the best we can. You may continue to contact departments directly; however, we have established a new COVID-19 informational call in number, 585-268-9700, which is being answered from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. weekdays and 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on weekends.
All Department of Motor Vehicle transactions must be conducted online or by mail. All current appointments are cancelled. Please consider mailing your renewals to the Allegany County Department of Motor Vehicles, PO Box 242, 7 Court Street, Belmont, NY 14813 so that Allegany County can recover some of the revenue associated with these transactions. County Clerk Robert Christman stated that his office is available for telephone questions at 585-268-9270 and 585-268-9267 for DMV calls.
All payments to the County Treasurer for real estate taxes must be made by mail or dropped in a designated dropbox at the entrance of the Courthouse. A receipt will be mailed to you. Businesses should visit the Empire State Development website at: https://esd.ny.gov/covid-19-help to review the most recent directives from the Governor, and how they relate to the different types of businesses.
We thank you for your continued cooperation during this difficult time.