Lexington: Access restricted to walk-in visitors in city buildings

Posted at 5:02 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 17:59:58-04

LEXINGTON, KY (LEX 18) — Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton has announced Government buildings will restrict access to walk-in visitors effective Monday, March 23, 2020 until further notice. "Generally, government employees whose work allows for telecommuting are working from home," Gorton said. That involves about 700 people.

“However, we have many positions where people cannot telecommute … like police and fire officers or street crews,” Gorton said. Those employees have been instructed to exercise social distance in the work place.

Police Headquarters will not be open for public access. Any police reports can be submitted online or by calling 859-258-3600. As always, call 911 for emergencies.

Lexington Fire Stations are currently closed to public walk-in traffic, except during an emergency.

The city has suspended the recycling of electronic waste, but other recycling services and garbage pick-up will continue.

Mayor Gorton announced the New Life Day Center has suspended the Panhandler Jobs program because it cannot operate while maintaining social distancing.

During this time, all building inspection permit payments can be paid via credit card online. Checks and money orders can be mailed to the address below.
Division of Building Inspection
200 E. Main St.
Lexington, KY 40507

Land Disturbance Permit payment can be made via credit card online. Checks and money orders can be mailed to the address below.
Division of Engineering
101 E. Vine St.
4th Floor
Lexington, KY 40507

Sanitary Sewer Connection Fee payments (tap-on permit, plug permit, capacity reservations or pay item aggreements) can be paid by check or money order and mailed to the address below.
Attn: Division of Water Quality – Tap On Desk
Town Branch WWTP
301 Jimmy Campbell Drive
Lexington, KY 40511

If you are in need of registering a new business entity, visit Submit the application with payment to the address from home.
LFUCG Division of Revenue
200 East Main St.
Lexington, KY 40507

The LexServ Payment Center will be closed. To drop off a payment, use the drop box located in front of the Government Center at 200 East Main Street.