Media Release – City Hall Closure COVID-19

For immediate release:  March 18, 2020


Given the status of COVID-19 pandemic, City Hall will be closed to the public today, March 18, 2020, at 4:30 pm until further notice. The City is taking this situation seriously and are following the direction of the Provincial Health Ministry to deal with the COVID-19 situation in British Columbia. The top priority is the health, safety, and well-being of the public and employees. The City is focusing on maintaining essential services that citizens rely upon.

For those members of the public who require water credits through the City, credit can be added to your fob by calling City Hall with a Visa or MasterCard number. If you do not have a Visa or MasterCard, call City Hall for payment options. A member of staff would be happy to answer your water or other utility inquiries during regular business hours, Monday – Friday, between 8:30 am – 4:30 pm at 250.784.3600.

For inquiries regarding City facilities, community services, and programming impacts, call 250.784.3604, Monday – Friday, between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 pm, or visit

The Dawson Creek Fire Department will be suspending all non-essential services, and will be closed to all public; however phone lines will remain open.  For non-emergency services call the department business line, 250.782.9898.

For all other inquiries including questions for the Development Services Department, please call City Hall 250.784.3600, and a member of staff would be happy to help during regular business hours, Monday – Friday, between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 pm.

To report a crime, Dawson Creek residents can use the RCMP Online Crime Reporting Tool.

Residents with a valid email address, are able to use the Online Crime Reporting Tool or OCRe using their computers, smart phones or tablets to report a crime that meets the following criteria:

  • Your report will NOT require a follow up by a police officer; and
  • You have no witness nor suspect;
  • You have lost something that costs less than $5,000; and/or
  • Someone has vandalized your property or car and it will cost less than $5,000 to repair it; and there are no items involving personal identity, firearms, licence plates or licence plate validation decals.