Westminster, MD, Monday, October 19, 2020 – Beginning, Friday, October 23rd at 5:00 pm, the main entrance to the County Office Building at 225 N. Center Street in Westminster will temporarily close to all employees and the general public during a construction project. Signs will be posted directing the public to temporary access to the building and parking locations during construction. Entrance for the visitors will continue as appointment only. Construction completion is anticipated before Wednesday, December 30, 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting Coronavirus Relief Plan funding is providing the opportunity to make safety and security improvements to the main entrance and lobby area of the County Office Building.

Visitors should please note the following instructions for entering the building:

  • Public access will be located at the entrance to Room 003, the Reagan Room, which is on the basement side of the building (left side as you face the building from Center Street).
  • A temporary reception and deputy station will be located just outside of Room 003 and will operate with the same COVID-19 safety and wellness checks as well as security process as the current lobby. Information desk staff will call the staff/department when a visitor arrives, and staff will escort visitors to and from Room 003.
  • The first row of parking spaces closest to the building in Lot A will be reserved for visitor parking only and will be signed as such. ADA spaces are also available near this entry. During construction, the first row of spaces in Parking Lot B, except for the ADA spaces, will be reserved for the contractor.
  • Drop off boxes currently located in the main lobby vestibule will be relocated to the vestibule near Room 003.
  • The main lobby, including the main stairwell and restrooms, will also be closed and inaccessible to employees and visitors. Doors from the stairwell and from the lobby will remain closed on the first floor.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to improve the access and security to the County Office Building for our citizens, guests, and employees. Updates will be provided as they become available.