In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19/coronavirus, St. Charles County shut down the following public places, effective 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, until further notice:
- Administration Building at 201 N. Second St. in St. Charles. Staff will remain on-site to conduct business, answer telephones and assist customers with processing items online. Future announcements will be made about public meetings typically held in these facilities. For a list of online services available through St. Charles County Government, visit sccmo.org/OnlineServices. Visit sccmo.org/Directory for a list of department and division phone numbers or call the main switchboard from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday at (636) 949-7900.
- County Parks: Indoor meeting facilities, playgrounds, dog parks, drinking fountains, restrooms, campsites, cabins and shelters, as well as The Heritage Museum at 1630 Heritage Landing in St. Peters and Youth Activity Park at 7801 Hwy. N. in Dardenne Prairie, will close. The gift shop at The Historic Daniel Boone Home at 1868 Hwy. F in Defiance also will close to the public and tours of the home are suspended. Park open spaces, as well as natural, paved and multi-use trails for hiking, biking and equestrian use, fishing lakes, and disc golf courses will remain open.
The Parks Department continues to suspend Parks programs until further notice. Parks staff will contact guests who have camping and shelter reservations affected by these closures. Parks are open daily from 7 a.m. until 30 minutes past sunset, and guests visiting are encouraged to practice proper social distancing to prevent the spread of the virus.
- County Police Department at 101 Sheriff Dierker Court in O’Fallon: The In-House officer is available for questions. Records, concealed carry weapon [CCW] permits, evidence viewing, and property retrieval are closed. Fingerprinting is available only on Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. In-person sex offender compliance continues.
- Department of Public Health at 1650 Boone’s Lick in St. Charles
- Executive Building/Historic Courthouse at 100 N. Third St. in St. Charles
- Family Arena box office at 2002 Arena Pkwy. in St. Charles
- Highway Department at 301 N. Third St. in St. Charles
- Juvenile Justice Center at 1700 S. River Road in St. Charles
- Municipal Court at 399 Turner Blvd. in St. Charles. The court has suspended all court sessions until April 17. The court will notify any defendant that is currently scheduled for a suspended court session via U.S. Mail of rescheduled court dates. A link to pay tickets online is available through sccmo.org/MunicipalCourt and courts.mo.gov/casenet, or call (800) 444-1187.
- Pet Adoption Center at 4850 Mid Rivers Mall Dr. in St. Peters: Open for appointments only to reclaim lost animals.
- Recycle Works Centers at 60 Triad South Dr. in St. Charles and 2110 E. Pitman Ave. in Wentzville: Both centers remain open; however, the offices are closed to the public. Items that require payment or help to unload will NOT be accepted; this includes televisions, computers, miscellaneous electronics, bulbs, appliances, and Household Hazardous Waste. Recyclables still accepted at both facilities include paper, cardboard, plastic, tin, aluminum, clothing, oil, antifreeze, cooking oil, and Recycle Works West accepts glass.
Additional and earlier building announcements:
- Corrections [County Jail] at 301 N. Second St. in St. Charles: Inmate visits were suspended as of Monday, March 16, 2020, for the next 30 days. Attorney visits are permitted; however, the location, days and times may be modified from the current procedures. The lobby remains open at this time to access video visitation and Jail ATM services.
- Election Authority at 397 Turner Blvd. in St. Peters: Office remains open for essential services, including absentee voting, candidate filing, and voter registration.
- Missouri Job Center/Workforce and Business Development at 212 Turner Blvd. in St. Peters: The center closed to the public on Friday, March 20, 2020, for at least one week. The center will continue to be staffed. Signs have been posted on the doors directing customers to call 1-888-728-JOBS (5627) or locally, 636-255-6060, or go online to jobs.mo.gov to access resources until further notice.
- Prosecuting Attorney, Public Administrator and Public Defender at 300 N. Second St. in St. Charles: Visit their websites or call for questions and information: Prosecuting Attorney at (636) 949-7355 or sccmo.org/ProsecutingAttorney; Public Administrator at (636) 949-7315 or sccmo.org/PublicAdministrator and Public Defender at (636) 949-7300 or sccmo.org/PublicDefender.