By Michael P. Walsh
Special to the Voice
The assessor’s office closed its window service Monday to allow staff to meet program deadlines.
Mayor Nancy R. Rossi and Assessor Ann Marie Gradoia said the office will continue servicing residents Monday through Thursday by appointment only, thanks to City Hall’s reopening to the public Aug. 5 with restrictions, including limiting business to the first floor.
To request an appointment, contact the assessor’s office by email only at http://cityofwesthaven.com/Directory.aspx?DID=7.
To enter City Hall, visitors must use the west entrance on the Savin Avenue side of the building. Visitors must wear face masks, show identification and pass a temperature check before entering, as well as maintain social distancing, including staying 6 feet away from others.
Also, the tax office window will remain open for in-person payments Monday through Thursday. City Hall is closed on Friday until further notice.
While waiting in the tax line, residents must wear face masks and practice social distancing at all times.
Residents are encouraged to continue using online payments and the drop box at the Main Street entrance of City Hall.
Rossi opened the windows in the assessor’s and tax offices June 23 to allow staff to assist residents with services for the first time since March 16, when City Hall was closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
To give residents access to the windows, the city installed large tents and plywood staging areas, along with a plywood ramp and walkway, on the Campbell Avenue side of the building.