COVID-19 Closings and Changes to Service

Wake County Services Current Status

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of Wake County’s facilities and services are temporarily closed or operating on alternate schedules.

Select a service from the menu to see the current status.

Animal Services Center

820 Beacon Lake Drive, Raleigh

  • All services will be by appointment only and will be scheduled noon–6 p.m., seven days a week.
  • Currently not taking livestock or poultry.

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Child Support (Department of Human Services)

  • Closed to the public

More Information:

  • You may also call the Wake County Child Support Call Center at 919-856-6630 to be connected to your assigned Child Support Services Agent.
  • Applications are available online at
  • Applications may be mailed via request by calling 1-800-992-9457 or 919-856-6630.

Clinic Services (Department of Human Services)

Please note that, due to COVID-19, clinic services are limited. Please call the clinic prior to coming to determine if services can be provided.

10 Sunnybrook Road, Raleigh

OPEN Clinics:
(Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; closed for lunch 12:30–1:30 p.m.)

  • Prenatal
  • Modified Child Health Services
  • Modified Family Planning
  • Modified HIV/STD
  • Modified Lab hours
  • Pharmacy
  • Modified hours for Immunizations
  • Dental Clinic (By appointment or Tele-medicine only. Call 919-250-4610.)

CLOSED Clinics (see note below):

  • WIC
  • TB

More Information:

  • If you believe you have a life-threatening emergency, please call 9-1-1 or visit your closest emergency care facility.
  • Before you visit Sunnybrook for any service, please call 919-212-7000 or visit the Human Services website.

Note on closed clinics:
Telehealth will be available for WIC and TB.

Convenience Centers (Solid Waste)

  • Please practice social distancing and maintain six feet of space from other customers and site attendants.
  • Please be patient! An increased volume of waste from spring cleaning, along with social distancing and cleaning of equipment, has increased delays at facilities.

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East Wake Municipal Solid Waste Transfer Station

  • Due to COVID-19, garbage haulers may experience significant delays at the East Wake Transfer Station. Garbage haulers are encouraged to haul waste directly to the South Wake Landfill or an alternate municipal solid waste transfer station listed below:
    • South Wake Landfill
      6300 Old Smithfield Road, Apex, NC 27539
      Hours: Monday–Saturday, 7 a.m.–4 p.m.
    • Republic Waste Services Transfer Station
      5565 Thornton Road, Raleigh, NC 27616
      Call 919-872-5807 for hours of operation.
    • Waste Management Transfer Station
      10411 Globe Road, Morrisville, NC 27560
      Call 919-405-2440 for hours of operation.

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Economic Services (Department of Human Services)

220 Swinburne St., Raleigh

  • The Swinburne Building is closed to the public. The only exception is the lobby, which is open from 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday, for pick-up of application packets only. 

More Information:

  • To apply for Medicaid and Food & Nutrition Services, apply online at

Parks, Recreation & Open Spaces

  • All public programs and events, including shelter reservations and overnight stays, are canceled.
  • Park offices, centers and playgrounds are closed.
  • Bathrooms are open.
  • Park and preserve grounds remain open.
  • Many of Wake County Parks have virtual tours available.

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Permits & Inspections

Wake County Office Building, 336 Fayetteville St., Raleigh

  • The time to issue permits and inspections may slow down during this period.
  • The Permit Counter will only open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • The GIS (Maps) counter will only open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • All customers and staff will be screened for elevated temperature and COVID-like symptoms before entering the Wake County Office Building.

More Information:

  • Many permitting tasks can be conducted via our online permitting portal. For additional questions, please call: 919-856-6310.

Regional Centers (Department of Human Services)

  • All County Regional Centers (Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western and Millbrook Human Services Centers) are closed to the public.

More Information:

  • Limited clinical services are available at 10 Sunnybrook Road, Raleigh, NC 27610. Please call 919-212-7000 for more information.
  • Tax services and payments are available at the Tax Administration office (see below).
  • Birth and death records are available at the Register of Deeds office, located at Wake County Justice Center, 301 S. McDowell St. Suite 3800, Raleigh NC 27601 – 1st Floor.

Veterans Services Office

3000 Falstaff Road, Raleigh, NC 27610

  • Recommend scheduling an appointment.
  • Only open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m.–2 p.m., at the Falstaff location only.

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