Jasper County Tax Assessor-Collector Bobby Biscamp has announced that the entity’s Jasper office will again temporarily close to the public. Biscamp says the closure will take effect on Monday, July 6th, and is due to a recent rise in Coronavirus numbers in Jasper, and also because protective glass windows for his staff are not yet installed.
Biscamp said “I have to consider the health and safety of my employees who are very concerned about the new cases that have developed in recent days.”
However, Biscamp said protective glass windows are already installed in both the Kirbyville and Buna offices and they remain open to the public.
Biscamp says the Jasper office will be conducted as it had been following the first closure in the spring, and those having business with the Jasper tax office will need to do so by way of drop-box, mail, and telephone until further notice.
Meanwhile, Biscamp said that he has learned that the protective glass windows which he has already ordered will not be shipped until July 22nd, and then he will have to wait for them to be installed once they arrive.
Biscamp said “As your Tax Collector I hope you, the citizens, will understand. I assure you, the public, that when our glass is installed the tax office will reopen to the public providing nothing new has come along that would prohibit that.”
All three tax office locations will be closed on Friday in observance of Independence Day.