COVID-19 UPDATE: Community Development Department Closed to Public

On Friday, March 20, the City announced it would close all City facilities to the public effective Monday, March 23, for an unspecified duration. Despite the suspension of walk-in services, Community Development Department (CDD) services will continue. CDD employees are teleworking, and are available during normal working hours of 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM to provide assistance and answer any project-related questions. CDD staff can be reached by phone at 919-560-4570 when prompted.

The Effects of the City’s Malware Attack on the Community Development Department Operations 

New equipment is configured and progress continues in restoring technology systems following the City’s March 6 malware attack. Critical systems have either been restored or replaced, and new hardware and software have been deployed to allow customers and employees to conduct business remotely.

Community Development Department Will Continue Operations in Keeping with the City of Durham’s Stay-At-Home Order

As expected, Durham Mayor Steve Schewel announced a stay-at-home order on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, tightening safety measures deployed earlier this month when he declared a state of emergency in response to the coronavirus. CDD will continue to follow the details outlined in the order. Homeless services are essential activities, construction is still allowed, and our projects will move forward.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time. Please continue to visit the Community Development website for operational updates, and the COVID-19 City of Durham webpage.