Cody City Hall Closed to Walk-ins But “Open” for Business
Written by Andrew-Rossi on October 26, 2021
Staffing issues continue to be a problem for the City of Cody as City Hall stays closed to walk-in customers – but city business goes on online.
Over the past few months, the City of Cody has encountered several problems that have required immediate attention from City Hall. Everything from phone system issues to water outages have occurred and been dealt with.
But there’s one issue that can’t be quickly solved: a shortage of staff.
Staff shortages have kept City Hall closed to the public for most of October 2021. Initially, City Hall was closed from Oct. 13 to 15 due to those shortages, but the closure was extended to Monday, Oct. 25.
On Monday, Oct. 25, the City of Cody announced via Facebook that City Hall would stay closed to walk-in customers. No end date to the closure has been announced – presumably, once there is enough staff for walk-ins to resume.
But city business goes on. So while the building may be closed, there are still numerous ways to contact the city, get services, and make payments.
For instance, payments to the city can be completed online or left in the dropbox at City Hall. Anyone signing up for service or cash payments can call (307) 527-7511 and choose Option 1 – Utilities Services, Utilities Bill Payment, and Vendors Account Payable and Receivable.
For all other city business, the City of Cody encourages everyone to use the new City Services website, recently launched to make that business more accessible and convenient. The new city website – run thru Arc G.I.S. – will be a portal for a significant number of Online City Services.
Everything from bill payments, license applications, and permit acquisitions can all start with a visit to the Online City Services website for the City of Cody.
Residents can already visit the new site to sign up for programs and memberships at the Cody Recreation Center or reserve a city park or facility. The new site also directs anyone seeking to make a utility payment or pay a municipal fine to the website Xpress, which handles those payments.
Service orders can be placed to multiple city departments, either thru the new site itself or by directing visitors to the right place to make a request.
More services will soon be available on the website, including 24-hour alcohol permits, building permit applications, and new contractor licenses.