March - JULY 2020

COVID-19 VIRUS: Important Information

On July 29, 2020, amended Order of the State Health Officer extending the Safer at Home order until August 31, 2020

On July  2, 2020, Governor Ivey extended the  COVID-19 State of Emergency until September 9, 2020.

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The resource link below can help you decide what kind of medical care you might need for COVID‑19

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- Riverside Municipal Information - 

Riverside  City  Hall: 

- City Hall Onsite hours for August: 8:00am to 1:00pm

Other times slots available by appointment only

- City Hall is closed to the public until further notice. Municipal employees are working with revised "onsite" work hours during this time.

- To schedule an appointment for in-person business, email or call 205.338.7692 x 4.

- Municipal Election Candidacy Qualifying Information can be found here.

Building Permits & Business License: 

Residents and contractors may continue to request Building Permits & Business Licenses  by calling City Hall.

Building inspections are expected to continue as normal, as they have not been deemed to pose a significant health hazard.

Business Licenses: Business owners may continue to purchase business license online through Avenue.

For assistance, email or call 205.338.7692.

Municipal Court: 

- Next Court date scheduled for August 13, 2020 at 1:00pm.  Face masks must be worn until further notice.

- Those ordered to complete Defensive Driving School should contact the school for updated class dates.

- Municipal Court Payments can be made:
     By Phone- 205.302.7443
     In Person- Dropbox located outside City Hall


Utility Services:

There is no interruption anticipated in regard to utility services provided by the City. 

Riverside Water Payments can be made:

By Phone- 1-866-729-2549
In Person- Dropbox located outside City Hall. ​


Police and Fire Administration: 

Access to these departments at City Hall has been restricted for the health and safety of our first responders. The Police and Fire station will remain staffed and fully operational. 

For Riverside Police or Fire Assistance call:

Emergency- 9.1.1
Non-Emergency- 205.884.3333​

City Meetings: 

For those interested in attending City meetings, adjustments have been made to adhere to state orders requiring attendees to maintain 6’ social distances. Face masks must be worn until further notice.

Meeting dates are posted on the City Calendar.

Riverside Community Shelter:

- The Community Shelter is closed to reservations until further notice.

  Parks & Recreation staff will continually monitor the conditions

  surrounding COVID-19.

- The ADPH feels that someone’s first priority should be to protect themselves from a potential tornado. If a warning is issued for our area,       you are more likely to be affected by the tornado than the virus.  With that being said, the Riverside Community Shelter will be opened     to the public if St. Clair County is placed under a Tornado Watch. 


Riverside Parks & Rec:

- Outdoor recreation in Alabama is considered an essential activity by the State Health Officer Order that was issued on April 3, 2020. Due to the recent COVID-19 regulations, public parks and recreations have not been deemed closed in our area by our local Municipal officials nor by State officials with the exception of public playgrounds. We do ask that residents and visitors follow safety guidelines set forth by the Order of the ADPH.  This includes maintaining a 6 foot distance.


Trash Service:

- Advanced Disposal has stated that there is no interruption anticipated in regard to trash collection as long as items are properly placed in trash receptacles.  The RBO community recycle bin has been temporarily suspended.

What is Being Done by the City of Riverside?

- City staff are working to service resident requests as quickly and safely as possible.

- Staff are continuously reminded to employ “best practices,” i.e. frequent and thorough hand washing, the use of hand sanitizer, etc.

- Work schedules are being adjusted as needed to assure that public services do not experience an interruption.


- Resources -


Resources for COVID-19 may be found at the following websites:


2020-2021 School


St. Clair County COVID-19 Resource Directory -


Alabama COVID-19 Information Hub -


Alabama Department of Health  -


Centers for Disease Control & Prevention -


CDC Official Coronavirus Disease 2019 -


Alabama Department of Senior Services -


SBA Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources -


IRS Coronavirus Website -


-Orders, Proclamations & Advisories-

Following are links to the most recent orders and proclamations, with the most recent at the top of the list:

JULY 2020

Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19 and the extension of the Safer at Home order by Governor Ivey,

the Riverside Beautification Organization Poker Run tentatively Rescheduled to July 18, 2020


MAY 2020

"In many areas, the water is open. It’s more important than ever that boaters are responsible to limit unnecessary risk to other boaters, themselves, law enforcement, and first responders."

For more information visit

February 2020

2020 CENSUS: You Count



What Is the 2020 Census?

The 2020 Census counts every person living in the United States and five U.S. territories.

Who Is Required To Respond?

Everyone living in the United States and its five territories is required by law to be counted in the 2020 Census.

Important Dates

In mid-March, homes across the country began receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail.

For more information visit

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