Newport Beach City Hall Reopens to the Public Oct. 5
Newport Beach City Hall has reopened to the public as of Monday, Oct. 5, with mandatory face covering and social distancing requirements.
City Hall is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday and from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Fridays.
The City Hall reopening follows the successful Sept. 21 reopening of the Central Library. In the next few weeks, community centers will reopen for classes and the Oasis fitness center will reopen with reduced capacities and enhanced COVID-19 protocols. (Community centers will remain closed for event rentals).
Building permit application and plan check customers will no longer use the designated drop boxes outside City Hall; those services are now being handled indoors.
The public is still encouraged to utilize phone, email and web services whenever possible to limit exposure as Orange County moves toward expanded indoor operations.
City Council and commission meetings will continue to be streamed live. The public can comment live by phone and/or by email on specific agenda items.