City Hall Closed for Public Access

Effective immediately, Swainsboro City Hall is closed for public access due to COVID-19 exposure. The building will undergo cleansing and sanitization, and an announcement regarding reopening will be made on Monday, August 17.

Utility payments may be made by: 

Calling 478-237-7025 Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4:30 pm or 
888-514-9830 anytime (24 hours a day)

Visiting www.cityofswainsboro.org

Utilizing the dropbox located left of the front door of 
Swainsboro City Hall, 101 West Main Street

Mailing payments to:
PO Box 600
Swainsboro GA 30401


Utility account connections and disconnections may be requested online at www.cityofswainsboro.org

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: 6/1/2020

Statewide Shelter In Place

Executive Order: Empowering A Healthy Georgia – June 11, 2020

Executive Order: Renewal of Public Health State of Emergency – May 28, 2020

Executive Order: Reviving A Healthy Georgia – May 28, 2020

Executive Order: Providing Additional Guidance for Reviving A Healthy Georgia – May 12, 2020

Executive Order: Reviving A Healthy Georgia – April 23, 2020

Executive Order – April 20, 2020

State of Georgia Shelter In Place Order – Extended through April 30, 2020

Shelter in Place Guidance and FAQs

Georgia Department of Economic Development Shelter In Place Guidance for Businesses

Swainsboro City Hall

Swainsboro City Hall is open for public access. Please follow these social distancing procedures when visiting City Hall: 

  1. Please enter from the front door only.
  2. A maximum of 10 people will be allowed in the building at one time.
  3. Please follow the line and stand on the yellow dots. Only one person per transaction will be allowed on each dot.
  4. Please exit through the back door only.
  5. If you are sick, have a fever, or are coughing, please avoid coming into the building.
  6. For your convenience, drop box, phone, and online payments are still being accepted.

For any business that may be conducted over the phone or email, we encourage the use of 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 playgrounds are open for passive recreation such as utilizing the walking trails, fishing (Harmon Park), tennis, etc.
ABSOLUTELY NO LARGE GATHERINGS AT ANY PARK IS PERMITTED. NO BIRTHDAY PARTIES OR GATHERINGS THAT DON’T MEET THE SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS.
The basketball courts at DeAlva Park, Gumlog Park, and Fowler Park are open, but only for groups of 10 or less and you must meet the social distancing requirements.
Bark in the Boro Dog Park is also open.

All practices, games, and tournaments have been cancelled until further notice. 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 at this time. 

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 are closed through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. 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

Book drops are open and porch pickup is available. Book requests may be made by phone or email from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Please make requests 24 hours in advance. Pickup is for books only (no movies, passes, etc.). Pickup times are Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. or 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Patrons must call the library upon arrival – a staff member will place bagged items on a table at the front door for pickup. All book returns must be placed in the book drop. The library is not taking any donations 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.

Local Business Updates

Due to the Coronavirus, many local businesses are adjusting their daily operations. Below is a list of changes implemented by local businesses. Operations are subject to change. Because things are changing quickly during this time, Facebook pages are linked to most businesses below to aid in confirming operating procedures. To have your business added to the list, please email downtown@cityofswainsboro.org

Ashley and Company Salon & More – Open for business in accordance with state guidelines. 

Bangles II Hair & Makeup LoungeMain Street StylesChanges SalonBeauty Works – Open for business with the following guidelines: 

☑️ Only 10 people will be allowed in the salon at a time. This includes employees. Those working will have to be 6ft apart.
☑️ Stylists may have to alternate days to work to keep the amount of people in the salon at the minimum. 
☑️ Stylists will be allotting more time for each appointment to sanitize between each and every client.
☑️ Stylists will be required to wear a mask and gloves at all times.
☑️ Clients will have to wear a mask. ( Please bring your own)
☑️ Only people with scheduled appointments will be allowed in the salon; No Walk-Ins. (Please stay in your vehicle until asked to come in)
☑️ Clients must wash their hands for at least 30 seconds upon arrival.
☑️ Please STAY HOME if you are sick or caring for someone who is sick and if you have had any symptoms of COVID -19. STAY HOME if you have been in contact with anyone that is waiting on test results or tested positive for COVID -19.

Berni’s On West Main – Open for take-out only. 

Bird’s Wings & Things – Open regular business hours.

Citizens Bank & CBS Insurance Services – Lobby is open. Access to the lobby will be limited to nine customers following a screening process that will require a forehead temperature check and the application of hand sanitizer. These measures will continue until further notice to protect our valued customers and team members from COVID-19. Necessary in-person meetings with lenders and personal bankers can be scheduled by contacting them directly at 478-237-7001.⠀
Customers are encouraged to continue to observe CDC guidelines of social distancing by utilizing all of our banking products and services, including on-line banking, mobile banking (Access Now), ATMs, night depositories, and drive-in windows when possible.

Central Georgia Clinic of Chiropractic – Operating as normal. 

Coleman House Inn – Closed until further notice. 

Dairy Queen – Open for drive-thru and curbside service.

Dollar General – Shopping during the first hour of operation is dedicated to seniors.

Dot’s Boutique – Open for business.

Durden Bank – Lobby is open but restricted to 10 customers at a time. Customers are asked to be respectful of others inside the bank by practicing physical distancing and abiding by other CDC guidelines. Customers are encouraged to utilize our other banking platforms including internet banking, mobile banking, drive through lanes and making appointments by phone and email when appropriate.

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.

Emanuel Healthcare Center Walk-In Clinic – Open 7 days a week for non-emergency conditions. Located on the second floor of Emanuel Medical Center. Monday & Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Please use Emergency Room entrance after 5:00 p.m.

Emanuel Medical Center – No visitation until further notice (includes Med/Surg, Nursing Home, ICU and Senior Behavioral Health). Cafeteria closed to the public until further notice. Medical Records Office closed to the public – please call or use Patient Portal for assistance.  If you suspect you have been exposed to Coronavirus, do not go to the Emergency Room – please call your primary care physician’s office. 

Happy’s – Reopening June 23rd. Check Facebook page for menus and updates.

Harvey’s Supermarket – Shopping from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Monday – Friday is dedicated to seniors and those most at risk of COVID-19.

Kellam’s Variety – Open for business.

Kent’s Tax Service – Open for business, but requesting that clients call and drop information off, or request that information be picked up at the car. 

Lynn & Bob’s – Open for call-in/drive-thru only.

Main Street Market – Open for business.

Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio – Operating as normal. Call ahead for curbside service.

Pinetucky Country Meats – Operating as normal.

Queensborough Bank & Trust – Drive-thru locations are open and online and mobile banking allow you to bank from home. During Phase 1, we will be asking that all teller transactions continue to be done through our drive-thrus. If you need to visit with a Customer Service Representative or Loan Officer, please visit a Q branch lobby. Our lobby guidelines include hand sanitizing and social distancing. Face masks are recommended, but to protect your account from fraud, be prepared to lower your mask for identification purposes. Below are some key safety measures in place at each branch location:
1. Increased cleaning and sanitation efforts in our branches while reinforcing healthy habits for our staff
2. Sanitation stations at each branch customer entrance
3. Social distancing floor decals and acrylic “sneeze guard” dividers
4. Reduced lobby seating and other furniture
For more information go to… www.QNBTRUST.bank

Robins Financial Credit Union – Lobby is now open. Appointments are encouraged for anything other than teller transactions. Self-service options are available including digital and phone banking, drive-thru services, and call center services. 

Shop Rite Pharmacy & Gifts – Operating as normal.

Southern Traditions Floral & Gifts – Operating as normal. 

Southland Insurance Group – Lobby is closed. Drive-Thru available and payments may be made over the phone. Please call for quotes, claims, and new policies. 

Spivey State Bank – Lobby is closed. Drive-Thru, online, and mobile banking services are available. 

The Rustic Grill – Open Tuesday – Sunday.

The Sugar Bowl Bakery – Open regular business hours. Drive-Thru available – may call to order and pay ahead of time. 

Spivey State Bank – Starting May 18th, lobby will be open from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. for limited service: Existing Commercial and Safe Deposit Box customers only; Retail customers by appointment only (Call 877-753-9224 for an appointment); Retail customers please continue to use the drive thru, ATM, mobile banking, internet banking, and telephone banking; Drive thru hours will continue for normal banking hours.

Full lobby service for all customers from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. will resume beginning May 26th: Drive thru hours will continue for normal banking hours; ATM, Mobile Banking, Internet Banking and Telephone Banking 24/7

Swainsboro Dental Center – Open Monday- Thursday 8 AM- 5 PM and Fridays 8 AM- 1 PM. Please visit Facebook page for patient guidelines. 

Walmart – Operating hours are 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. From March 24 through April 28, Walmart stores will host an hour-long senior shopping event every Tuesday for customers aged 60 and older. This will start one hour before the store opens. Pharmacies and Vision Centers will also be open during this time. 

Wendy’s – Drive-Thru only. Open regular business hours.

Wrens Southern Ladies & Gents – Open for business and operating through online shopping via shopwrens.com, Instagram, and Facebook.

Yeomans & Associates Insurance Agency – Lobby closed.  Regular business hours. Call office to process new business, file claims, process endorsements or general questions.  Payments can be taken by phone using credit card or checking account.  New business can be processed via e-sign for most carriers.  Drop box available by front door for checks/money orders.   

Young Fashion – Open for business.

Zaxby’s – Open regular business hours. Drive-Thru and Dining Room open.