Garner Town Hall, Other Town Buildings To Close To The Public Starting March 20

GARNER – In an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19, the Town of Garner has decided to close Town Hall and other Town buildings to the public effective 8 a.m. Friday, March 20, until further notice.

Although Town buildings are closed to the public, staff remain working to conduct the business of your local government and to provide essential services to the community.

Critical services provided directly by the Town or through its service partners will continue uninterrupted. These include police, fire-rescue and EMS service; curbside trash and recycling collections (including the special spring clean-up collection set to begin next week); water and wastewater services; and development services work including inspections. If you have an emergency, please dial 911.

The Meals on Wheels grab-and-go service at the Garner Senior Center will operate on Friday, March 20. However, the Meals on Wheels program is evaluating future service. Please check the organization’s website for details and updates.

The Town closures do include the Lake Benson boathouse and White Deer Park Nature Center. For more information on Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources, please call 919-773-4442.

As of now, Town Council meetings will continue as scheduled. The Town will provide updates as needed.

Residents needing to pay City of Raleigh utility bills or Wake County tax bills have these options:

1) Payments by check to City of Raleigh or Wake County can be dropped in our night deposit box to the left of Town Hall’s front entrance. Please include a copy of your bill or invoice with your payment.

2) Customers can pay their City of Raleigh water bills by credit card online at or by phone at 919-996-3245.

3) Wake County’s Tax Administration webpage includes various options for making payments at

For additional information, please contact the Town Finance Department at 919-773-4413 or at 919-773-4408.

Development Services (the Planning, Engineering and Inspections Departments) will begin accepting submittals via drop-off only until Town Hall is reopened to the public. Visit here for instructions on how to do drop-off submittals. 

Although police services will continue uninterrupted, the police station building will be closed to the public. Visitors will be able to use the phone at the front of the building to arrange to meet an officer. As always, please call 911 in the event of an emergency.