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Piatt County Courthouse to Reopen Monday, June 1

The Piatt County courthouse will reopen to the public at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, June 1, 2020. Courthouse offices have been closed, except for essential services, since March 23 due to Governor J.B. Pritzker's statewide stay-at-home order.

Effective immediately, all persons in public areas of the courthouse are strongly encouraged to wear a mask or face covering. Face coverings may also be required by the sheriff for entry into the courthouse.

Plexiglass barriers have been installed in several offices to protect the public and county employees. Frequently touched surfaces are being sanitized frequently by courthouse personnel. Hand sanitizer will be made available to the public in multiple locations. People are strongly encouraged to practice frequent hand washing and adequate social distancing while in the building. The public is being asked to not bring minor children into the courthouse, and such persons may be refused entry by the sheriff.

The decision to resume operations with these restrictions was endorsed by DeWitt-Piatt Bi-County Health Department Director David Remmert, who leads the county's pandemic health crisis response. According to Remmert, the courthouse may reopen if appropriate health and safety precautions are taken.

Normal hours of operation at the courthouse are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The public is reminded to conduct business online, via phone, or use the dropbox for making payments whenever possible. The patience demonstrated by the public during the past several weeks during the closure is greatly appreciated by the courthouse staff and the Piatt County Board.

Ray C. Spencer
Piatt County Board Chair

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Piatt County Facts

Piatt County, named for James A. Piatt, Sr., was established January 27, 1841, from territory taken from Macon County. The County is 34 miles long, containing 279,680 acres. Approximately 91% of this area is cropland, 3% pasture, 1% woodland and 5% other (municipalities, waterways, highways). Elevations vary from 650 to 800 feet above sea level.

The County Seat is Monticello. On July 1, 1837, James A. Piatt filed a plat of Monticello in the old Courthouse in Decatur. On July 4, 1837, a barbecue was held and lots were sold in the city named for the Virginia home of Thomas Jefferson.

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