Local Coronavirus Updates

Information regarding the operation of local government offices during the Coronavirus outbreak is listed below. This list will be continuously updated.

Last update: 3/27/2020

Swainsboro City Hall

Swainsboro City Hall is closed to public access until further notice.

For any business that may be conducted over the phone or email, please use those methods.

Utility Payments

Residents are encouraged to utilize the following services in making utility payments:

  • Place payments in the dropbox located left of the front door of City Hall.
  • Mail payments to P.O. Box 600, Swainsboro, GA 30401
  • Make payments online at www.cityofswainsboro.org.
  • Make payments over the phone by calling 478-237-7025 between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., or by calling 888-514-9830 at any time (24 hours a day).

New Water Connections

New water connections may be established by filling out the online form and attaching the required documentation. Service deposits must be received before new services are established. Deposits may be mailed to P.O. Box 600, Swainsboro, GA 30401; placed in the dropbox to the left of the front door of City Hall; or paid over the phone by calling 478-237-7025 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Service Disconnections

For water service disconnections, please complete the online form.


Swainsboro-Emanuel County Recreation Department

Swainsboro-Emanuel County Parks and Recreation has closed the softball complex, baseball complex, and gym to all activities effective immediately. This includes practices, games, and tournaments. The GRPA District and State Track and Field Meets have been canceled for this year.

All events at the Vann Community House and the Swainsboro-Emanuel County Auditorium are suspended until at least April 13.

At this time, all parks remain open to individuals and groups of 10 or less for passive activities only. No birthday parties, reunions, social gatherings, etc., are permitted.

The Recreation Department offices are currently open, but please try to utilize the phone for communication rather than in-person visits.


Emanuel County Animal Shelter

The Emanuel County Animal Shelter is open to the public from 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. If you are interested in adopting a pet, please call (478) 237-4040 to make an appointment.


Emanuel County Schools

Emanuel County Schools will be closed Tuesday, March 17th through Friday, April 24th, with plans for students to return to school on Monday, April 27th. This cancellation involves all school activities and events. ECI Prom is scheduled for May 1st and SHS Prom is scheduled for May 8th. Click here for a letter from Superintendent, Dr. Kevin Judy.

Free lunch meals will be available for children ages 1 – 18.

Free online learning resources for students are available at this link.


Franklin Memorial Library

Franklin Memorial Library will be closed, effective March 20th. The book drop is also closed during this time. All checked-out materials should stay with patrons, and no late fees will be charged at this time. Please follow the library’s Facebook page for more updates.


Emanuel County Jail

The visitation schedule at the Emanuel County Jail has been suspended. Each inmate will receive 15 free minutes of phone time per week while this is in place. Additional phone time may be purchased. Attorneys needing to speak with clients must call ahead.


Emanuel County Offices

All County offices are closed to the public at this time.

  • Emanuel County Tax Office – Property taxes, mobile homes taxes, and timber taxes may be paid online at EMANUELCOUNTYTAX.COM. Please call 478-237-3351 for tag renewals. No title transfers can be completed at this time.
  • Emanuel County Courthouse – The Emanuel County Courthouse will have limited access for essential functions. If you have questions about these functions, you can first contact the Clerk of Court at 478-237-8911.
  • Emanuel County Probate Court – The office of the Emanuel County Probate Court has limited access to the public. The court continues to remain open, and business will be handled by phone, fax, email, or mail. Please call 478-237-7091 for any questions.