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County Government Center to reopen Monday

Lancaster County Government Center, 150 N. Queen St. (Source: OUL file)

The Lancaster County Government Center will reopen this coming Monday, June 10, officials announced Friday.

The seven-story building at 150 N. Queen St. has been closed all week due to a water leak, which caused significant damage to the third, second and part of the first floor. Cleanup crews have been in the building throughout the week cleaning up and assessing conditions.

Air quality testing has come back with good results, the county said in a statement, and fire marshals and building codes officials have deemed the building safe to reopen.

No other county buildings were affected, and county staff who normally serve the public at 150 N. Queen St. have been able to provide service remotely. This week, the county commissioners declared a 60-day state of emergency to expedite cleanup.

As of Monday, several offices will have temporary locations for in-person client visits, as follows, the county said:

  • Recorder of Deeds: 3rd Floor Annex, Suite 320
  • Property Assessment: 3rd Floor, Suite 310
  • Public Defender: 6th Floor, Suite 610
  • Voter Registration: 3rd Floor Annex, Suite 320
  • Archives: 3rd Floor Annex, Suite 322 (Note: In-person records access is closed)