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Posted on: March 18, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Pitt County Issues State of Emergency Declaration in Response to COVID-19

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In the intent to provide public safety regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), Pitt County Government issued a Declaration of a State of Emergency, signed by the Board of Commissioners Chairman, Melvin McLawhorn on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.  At this time no curfew, sales limitations, or other restrictions are enacted by this declaration; however, public access to all County facilities will be restricted, beginning at 8:00 AM on Thursday, March 19, 2020.  To view the Declaration in full, CLICK HERE

Despite these access restrictions, the County will continue to offer limited and essential services and programs.  Regardless of the level of restriction between facilities, all residents we serve are heavily encouraged to conduct business with the County online, by phone, or by scheduled appointment whenever possible.  County staff have been are preparing to modify workflows to accommodate this shift in the way services are provided. 

For the latest information on Pitt County’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, visit:  To contact a department directly, visit, or call on of the following numbers:

252-902-1725 Animal Services                  

252-902-2625 Buildings and Grounds

252-902-2950 Clerk to the Board

252-902-1700 Cooperative Extension

252-902-2950 County Manager                  

252-902-3300 Elections

252-902-3950 Emergency Mgmt.    

252-902-3150 Engineering

252-902-3200 Environmental Health         

252-902-3000 Financial Services

252-902-3050 Human Resources   

252-902-3100 Legal

252-902-3100 Information Systems           

252-902-2002 Pitt Area Transit (PATS)

252-902-1706 Soil & Water District            

252-902-3250 Planning & Development

252-902-2300 Public Health                       

252-902-2955 Public Information

252-902-1650 Register of Deeds    

252-902-2800 Sheriff’s Office

252-902-1110 Social Services                    

252-902-3350 Solid Waste & Recycling

252-902-3400 Tax Administration  

252-902-3092 Veterans Services

IMPORTANT: In the event of an emergency, please dial 9-1-1.

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