Coronavirus and City Services

City Hall Open

City Hall is open to the public, Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm. All visitors are required to wear face coverings, with no exceptions, and to practice social distancing. Hand sanitizer is available in the lobby and its use is strongly encouraged.
We are determined to provide a safe environment for the public and for City staff, and this involves the cooperation and extra effort of everyone. Our cleaning staff is devoting more of its time to ensuring a sanitary environment for all.

Please continue to use the City’s website ( for business that can be transacted online and does not require a trip to City Hall.

Governor's Actions 

Gov. Brian Kemp has issued and renewed a Public Health State of Emergency in response to Covid-19 that remains in place.  View updates to Executive Orders.

Municipal Court 

The Doraville Municipal Court is open to the public on a limited basis, while adhering to policies & procedures designed to safeguard the well-being of the public and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, and ensuring the Court maintains its daily operations and services.  All defendants, attorneys, and other court visitors will be required to wear face masks or coverings to enter the building, and temperature checks will be conducted on anyone coming into the building on days when court is in session (Mondays and Tuesdays).  Court times have been staggered and seating inside the courthouse has been limited to provide safe-distancing measures. 

Permits and Inspections
Community Development Department

To request inspections or submit permits any building renovations/additions/new construction, sign, tree or trade permits, click here.  Applications and questions may be submitted via email to

Permit for Temporary Outdoor Restaurant/Cafe Operations  

Emergency repairs and permit requirements for residential dwellings (single-family/duplex/townhome/condo homeowner).  Click Residential Permit Checklist and Emergency Repairs.

Business Licenses

For information about new and renewal occupational tax certificates (business licenses), click here.

Resources for Businesses

There are small-business provisions within the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, also known as the Phase 3 stimulus package. These include guaranteed loans and grants to help small businesses retain employees and survive the disruption caused by the coronavirus. The Small Business Administration and State of Georgia have information. The City has compiled a list of resources that may be helpful for businesses impacted by the coronavirus.

Parks and Recreation

Pavilions and picnic areas in City parks reopened on Monday, May 25, for informal public use. Gatherings of 10 people or fewer are permitted, and the intended use is for members of the same household to enjoy picnicking. Events such as birthday parties or neighborhood cookouts are prohibited. 

Athletic fields are open, but there can be no more than 10 people on the field at one time. The intended use is for kicking a ball, playing catch, etc., and participants must remain 6 feet apart. Tennis courts are open. Basketball courts, soccer pitches and playground equipment are not open. The community pool in Flowers Park is closed. 


The Doraville Library has resumed regular hours.

Monday 10-6pm
Tuesday 12-8pm
Wednesday 10-6pm
Thursday 10-6pm
Saturday 10-6pm


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (guidelines on slowing the spread)
CDC information on how to make a cloth face covering
Georgia Department of Public Health (hotline: 844-442-2681)
DeKalb County COVID-19 Task Force
DeKalb County Board of Health (multiple translations available on website)
World Health Organization
Small Business Administration loans (information in English and Spanish)
Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act
Federal Trade Commission tips on avoiding scams


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