The former site of a newspaper plant — Brooksville’s Tampa Bay Times building — is slated to house all customer service, billing and meter reading divisions for the Hernando County Utilities Department (HCUD) starting Monday, Sept. 19.
HCUD’s offices, currently situated in the West Side Government Center at 7405 Forest Oaks Blvd. in Spring Hill, will relocate to the new location at 15365 Cortez Blvd. in Brooksville and plans to be open for business starting at 8 a.m. on Sept. 19.
The county stated that its West Side Government Center customer service lobby will be open during normal business hours up through Thursday, Sept. 15, with plans to close permanently to the public as of 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16. Phone lines will be available normal business hours.
All remaining Hernando County offices, including the Sheriff’s Office, supervisor of elections, property appraisal and health department, will remain at the West Slide Government Center; while the customer service department will resume normal business hours Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays from 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. at the new location only.
The Utilities Department delivers water and sewer services for county residents with a public water supply and/or sewer system (except inside the City of Brooksville service area or those with a private well and/or septic system) as well as solid waste disposal and recycling services for all of Hernando County.