In accordance with the Alabama Department of Public Health order, access to Tuscaloosa’s City Hall is restricted to the public effective immediately. Any necessary transactions can be conducted online, over the phone, through the mail, or through an on-site dropbox located in the City Hall drive-through.

Mayor Walt Maddox will (virtually) meet with Tuscaloosa residents in a live town hall to discuss COVID-19 efforts in the city on Wednesday, April 1 from 1-2 p.m. In recent town halls, Maddox and other city officials have answered questions from the public about the city’s response and precautions taken during the coronavirus pandemic.

To submit a question, visit To view the virtual town hall, go to the City of Tuscaloosa’s official Facebook page.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the city of Tuscaloosa has opted to temporarily suspend its curbside recycling program after Thursday, April 2. The announcement came first from Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox via Twitter:

We are entering our last week for curbside recycling in @tuscaloosacity and will also begin removing the drop-off sites and closing the recycling center. I am making this decision to reduce the exposure to our public servants and ensure manpower needs for garbage routes.
It's part of an effort to protect the city's sanitation workers. Recycling drop-off sites and the recycling center will also close at the end of this week.

In an ongoing effort to promote the health and welfare of the residents of Tuscaloosa in light of COVID-19, Mayor Walt Maddox has issued an Executive Order to implement a limited city-wide curfew from 10 p.m. – 5 a.m., 7 days a week beginning on Friday, March 27. The curfew will remain in effect until 12:00 a.m. on Friday, April 3.
During the times of the curfew, all citizens are required to remain in their home or current place of residence.

In an ongoing effort to promote the health and welfare of the residents of Tuscaloosa in light of COVID-19, Mayor Walt Maddox has issued an Executive Order to close all City of Tuscaloosa owned parks to the public nightly from dusk until dawn. 

In accordance with CDC and Alabama Department of Public Health regulations on COVID-19, the Tuscaloosa Police Department will close its east, west, and downtown precincts to the public until further notice. Headquarters will remain open to the public.

In cities across the world, leaders are looking for ways to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and social distancing has been found to be one of the most effective methods of successfully accomplishing this goal. In an effort to be forward-leaning and to take a proactive step toward the prevention of the spread of this novel coronavirus in Tuscaloosa, the City is strongly encouraging local businesses to voluntarily assist in the reduction of hazards by limiting the number of patrons in establishments to no more than 50 and to maintain the six-foot personal space barrier as advised by the CDC.

Now that it’s becoming clear that COVID-19 (aka “The Coronavirus”) will likely spread with additional cases in Alabama, we thought it might be best to round up some of the best places to go to get quick information for everyone in the community. Bookmark this page - hopefully it'll help save you some time if you're searching and in need of the latest community, state, and national information on COVID-19.

Mayor Walt Maddox will hold a series of monthly Town Hall meetings throughout 2020 to give Tuscaloosa residents a chance to discuss plans, ideas and concerns directly, as part of an ongoing effort to be transparent with the Tuscaloosa community.

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded the City of Tuscaloosa with a $750,000 grant from the Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP).

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