NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — The Newport News City Hall had to unexpectedly close due to damages caused by issues with the HVAC system.

The City Hall is expected to reopen to employees and the public on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

In a release early on Dec. 27, city officials said the City Hall building at 2400 Washington Avenue would be closed to employees and the public because of an issue with the HVAC system. Additionally, several of the top floors also experienced water damage.

All other city offices and facilities remained open as scheduled. Residents in need of city services may call the Newport News 311 Contact Center at 757-933-2311.

City employees who were scheduled to report to work at City Hall are instructed to telework or call their supervisor for instructions during the closure. 

Residents can visit for updates.

A Codes Permitting Technician is available 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. through Friday in the Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office adjacent to City Hall for those who need assistance with permits.  

Check for the latest updates.