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City buildings closed to visitors
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Chastain, Ryle

McMinnville city government has closed its lobbies to visitors in response to the latest COVID-19 surge. 

By order of Mayor Ryle Chastain, and starting this Monday, Aug. 30, the city of McMinnville is closing all public access to walk-in services and lobbies. This includes access to City Hall at 101 E. Main St., 1266 Belmont Drive, fire halls, and McMinnville Police Department. 

Because the doors will not be open on Monday, Municipal Court will be held at the Park Theater, Tuesday’s Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals and Historic Zoning meetings will be held at the Park Theater, and all events currently planned to be held at the Park Theater beginning Monday are postponed. 

Additionally, large indoor gatherings, including classes at Milner Recreation Center are postponed. However, outdoor recreation leagues will proceed as planned. 

Board of Mayor and Aldermen meetings, as well as city committee meetings, will be held on the first floor lobby of City Hall.

Face coverings, based on CDC guidelines, are required when appropriate on city property for all city government employees, contractors, and visitors as recommended by the CDC. Exemptions must be approved by Human Resources.

To pay a water bill, taxes, or to obtain a business license, visit the walk-up window on the Court Square side of City Hall, call 473-1200, or pay online at

Drop boxes are also available at 101 E Main Street and 202 Bell Street. If customers only have cash and require change, the city will credit that change to your account. Bills can also be paid at Security Federal, First National, Citizen’s Tri-County Bank, and Homeland Community Bank.