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Welcome to Lee County, Texas

Lee County is committed to providing excellent and professional service to our county constituents everyday and to meet or exceed their expectations in all of our county offices. As part of the team, we hope you will discover that the pursuit of excellence is a rewarding aspect of our career here.

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CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

Press Release- 7/2/20 Governor Abbott's GA-29 Face Coverings & Proclamation -Outdoor gatherings of more than 10 people

Lee County - Event Plan Form For Outdoor Gatherings(more than 10 people)

Press Release - County Office Closures
November 10, 2020

The following Lee County Offices are closed due to COVID-19 quarantine:
*Giddings Tax Office
* County Clerk's Office
*Election Administration Office

The offices can re-open on November 23, 2020.

Giddings Tax Office Information:
Lexington Office is open. Vehicle Registration can be done online at TXDMV.gov. Vehicle titles will be done once the office is re-opened. Taxes can be paid by mail or online at leetax.org and click on the certified payments icon to make a payment. There is also a drop box in front of the office doors marked Tax Office and Appraisal Office. 

Lee County Clerk's Office:
We will be available for filings or other time sensitive matters by appointment only. If you need immediate assistance please call (979)542-3684 and we will set up an appointment to meet with you.

Lee County Elections Office:
In case of an emergency, you can call the Elections office at (979)540-2731 and leave a message.

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Declaration of Local Disaster - March 20, 2020

Commissioners Order - March 23, 2020 
Press Release - (3/20/20 10:40 am)
Press Release (3/23/20 1:00 pm)
Press Release (3/23/20 4:50 pm)
Press Release (3/26/20 8:00 am)
Press Release - attached document - Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce  - (4/1/20 11:20 am)
 Order - Governor Abbott's GA 14 
Press Release (4/1/20 3:25 pm)
Order (4/1/20 7:00 pm)
Press Release (4/3/20 11:00 am)
Press Release (4/7/20)
66 Test have been administered in Lee County- 2 confirmed cases that have recovered (4/16/20 - 2:10 pm)
Press Release (4/21/20)
Press Release (4/24/20)
Press Release - Free COVID Testing By Appointment (4/24/20)
78 Test have been administered in Lee County - 2 Confirmed cases that have recovered (4/24/20 - 7:02 pm)
Press Release (4/28/20)
The Governor's Report To Open Texas
GA-18
GA-19
GA-20
GA-21
GA-22
GA-23
GA-26
Proclamation (Amendment to GA-26 outdoor gatherings over 100 people)
GA-27
GA- 28 (6/26/20 - all bars close at noon)
Press Release (5/5/20)- Free COVID-19 Testing Results for Lee County
Press Release - GA-21 (5/8/20)
Press Release - Lee County Businesses to re-open at 50% capacity (5/8/20)
Press Release - Lee County COVID-19 Numbers (5/8/20)
Press Release - COVID-19 Numbers (5/11/20)
Press Release - (5/19/20)
Press Release  - COVID-19 Numbers (5/20/20)
Press Release - COVID-19 Numbers (5/21/20)
Press Release - COVID-19 Numbers (5/28/20)
Press Release - COVID-19 Numbers (5/29/20)
Press Release - COVID-19 Numbers (6/3/20)
Press Release - COVID-19 Numbers (6/4/20)
Press Release - COVID-19 Numbers (6/5/20)
Wedding Venues and Celebration Venues Open For Operations with Guidelines - (6/10/20)
Press Release - COVID-19 Numbers (6/10/20)
Press Release - COVID-19 Numbers (6/11/20)
Press Release - COVID-19 Numbers (6/12/20)
Press Release - COVID-19 Numbers (6/16/20)
Press Release - COVID-19 Numbers (6/18/20)
Press Release - COVID-19 Numbers (6/22/20)
Press Release - COVID-19 Numbers (6/25/20)
Lee County Order - Outdoor Gatherings over 100 people (6/25/20) Template to use as example
Order - Mandating Face Coverings for Commercial Entities (Effective 12:00 pm June 30, 2020)
COVID-19 and Mask Confusion: Separating Myths from Realities- UT Southwestern Medical Center

Open Texas Checklist - Updated July 3, 2020
Press Release - COVID-19 Numbers (7/7/20)
Press Release - COVID-19 Numbers (7/9/20)
Governor's Proclamation (7/10/20) - Extends Statewide COVID-19 Disaster Declaration
Press Release - COVID-19 Numbers (7/16/20) 
Press Release - Mobile Testing Numbers June 25, 2020
Press Release - COVID-19 Numbers (7/23/20)
Press Release - COVID-19 Numbers (7/24/20)
Press Release - COVID-19 Numbers (7/31/20)
Press Release - COVID-19 Numbers (8/4/20)
Press Release - COVID-19 Numbers (8/7/20)
Press Release - COVID-19 Numbers (8/11/20)
Press Release - COVID-19 Numbers (8/14/20)
Press Release - COVID-19 Numbers (8/18/20)
Press Release - COVID-19 Numbers (8/21/20)
Press Release - COVID-19 Numbers (8/25/20)
Press Release - COVID-19 Numbers (8/28/20)
Press Release - COVID-19 Numbers (9/1/20)
Press Release - COVID-19 Numbers (9/11/20)
Press Release - COVID-19 Numbers (9/15/20)
Press Release -Texas Reopens 
Press Release - COVID-19 Numbers (9/22/20)
Press Release - COVID-19 Numbers (9/29/20)
Press Release - COVID-19 Numbers (10/06/20)
Press Release - COVID-19 Numbers (10/13/20)
Press Release - COVID-19 Numbers (10/20/20)
Press Release - COVID-19 Numbers (10/27/20)
Press Release - COVID-19 Numbers (11/03/20)
Press Release - COVID-19 Numbers (11/09/20)
Press Release - COVID-19 Numbers (11/16/20)

Beginning at 8:00 a.m. Monday, May 4, 2020 all Lee County buildings will be open to the general public. Social distancing guidelines and hygiene rules will be enacted and enforced.

Courthouse will have the Southeast Entrance open to the public. 

Lee County Indigent Health Care Office - Clients will be seen by appointment only.  To schedule an appointment call (979)542-3101.

Lee County Jail: All visitation to the county jail is suspended until further notice, with the exception of attorneys and law enforcement. 

County Court: COURT PROCEEDINGS will be held according to the COVID-119 Operating Plan for the Lee County Judiciary signed May 26, 2020 by the presiding judges of the 21st & 335th Judicial District Courts and County Judge. Please contact the County Clerk's office at 979-542-3684 or sharon.blasig@co.lee.tx.us if you have any questions regarding court proceedings. 

Jury Trials: No jury trials in any courts before May 8, 2020.

District Court:  Regular Business Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am-12pm & 1pm-5pm. Social distancing will be observed.
Passport applications acceptance will be temporarily suspended.
COURT PROCEEDINGS will be held according to the COVID-19 Operating Plan for the Lee County Judiciary signed May 26, 2020 by the presiding judges of the 21st & 335th Judicial District Courts.
Please contact the District Clerk's office at 979-542-2947 or lisa.teinert@co.lee.tx.us if you have any questions regarding court proceedings. 

JP Offices: As long as the Emergency Order are in effect. No criminal court in April.  Only the cases listed as "essential court proceedings" by the Texas Supreme Court will be addressed.  The time line for answering citations and lawsuits have been relaxed. No one will have a hold on their license for failing to contact the court by their due date. There will be no violation of promise to appear and no one will be forwarded to collections.
Offices are accepting filings thru the mail, also thru email and telephone.
Please contact the office if you have any questions: 
JP #2 at  979-542-3030 or jp2@co.lee.tx.us ; JP#3 at 979-773-2267 or jp3@co.lee.tx.us ; JP#4 at 979-884-4001 or jp4@co.lee.tx.us

Tax Office (Giddings): The office will open Monday, May 4, 2020 to the public. There is a drop box labeled "Tax Office" and "Appraisal Office" that is available by the front entrance to the building if you feel uncomfortable about coming into the office. There will be a hand sanitizing station setup when you enter the building. WE ARE REQUESTING THAT YOU ABIDE BY THE SOCIAL DISTANCING PRACTICES PUT OUT BY THE CDC. WE ALSO ASK FOR YOUR PATIENCE WHILE YOU ARE IN OUR OFFICE. Please contact the Tax Office at 979-542-2640 or dmatthijetz@co.lee.tx.us if you have any questions.

Tax Office (Lexington): The drive thru is located on the North side of the building, available to the public.  PLEASE DO NOT TRY ENTERING THE TAX OFFICE THROUGH THE JP#3 ENTRANCE. THE TAX OFFICE LOBBY IS CLOSED. Please contact the office at 979-773-2266 if you have any questions. 

County Clerks:  Contact at 979-542-3684 or sharon.blasig@co.lee.tx.us if you have any questions.

Probation: Contact at 979-542-3711 for questions

COVID-19 CALL CENTER Lee County, the City of Giddings, and the City of Lexington, have opened a call center to provide a single source of information and resources during the Covid-19 crisis for Lee County citizens.
The call center opens at 8:00 a.m. on Friday April 3 and will be operated by county or city staff and officials.
Lee County residents can call the call center number at 866-686-7873  Calls will be answered between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.   Callers may leave a message and have a representative return their call if the call is not answered.
Callers with questions about the COVID-19 disaster declaration and executive orders should call this number instead of directly calling the City of Giddings, the City of Lexington, or Lee County.   Calls may be forwarded to other agencies or resources if necessary.
For emergencies you should still call 911.

The County provides updates of new cases as we receive them from DSHS.

Texas Dept. of State Health Services Coronavirus Updates

Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce $3.6 Million To Connect Nursing Facility Residents And Families

DSHS - Guidance For Persons Isolated at Home

CDC Flyer - Essential Critical Workers Do's and Don't

CDC - Guidance for Implementing Safety Practices for Workers Who May Have Had Exposure to a Person with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19

Information from the Office of the Texas Governor - Greg Abbott

The President's Guidelines for the Next 15 Days

CDC Recommendations for Mass Gatherings

Help Prevent Disease

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and you (English) (Spanish)

What to do if you are sick (English) (Spanish)

Texas Restaurant Actions During COVID-19

Tax Office News Release - 3/19/20

Joint Press Release -Lee County Schools to Close Facilities (3/19/20 10:00 am)

Texas Veterans Commission - 3/19/20

Public Information Act Catastrophe Notice
Public Information Act Catastrophe Extension Notice

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