Signage installed to direct public to new county facilities

Signage has now been erected on Hwy 96 South in Oxford, directing the public to Granville County’s new Law Enforcement Center and Animal Shelter on New Commerce Drive. The sign was installed on March 27, after final approval by the Department of Transportation (DOT).


The Granville County Law Enforcement Center, located at 525 New Commerce Drive, includes the Sheriff’s Office, Detention Center, 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Center and Magistrate’s Office. A phased move-in schedule had enabled each department to make the transition from their previous site on Williamsboro Street, with the Sheriff’s Office making their move to the new facility this past August. The Detention Center, 9-1-1 and the Magistrate’s Office followed and were all in place by December of 2020. The new facility totals more than 88,000 square feet and allows all operations to be housed under one roof.


The new 8,500-square-foot Animal Shelter, constructed next door to the Law Enforcement Center, was opened in October of 2020, more than doubling the size of the previous site on Cornwall Road. The new design allows the Animal Shelter and Animal Control to work together from one building and Includes kennel space for 40 to 60 dogs and 40 to 60 cats, along with a spacious outdoor exercise area and a fenced-in area for the temporary containment of larger animals such as roaming livestock. The objective of the larger space, located at 515 New Commerce Drive, is to increase adoptions and to decrease the number of animals euthanized, due to space restrictions.


“This signage will allow members of the public to more easily find the new county facilities, which are off of the main road,” said Sandy Woody, Addressing /Street Sign Coordinator for Granville County. “We have been working with DOT on the completion of this project and hope it will be helpful in directing citizens in finding the services they are looking for.”


To contact the Granville County Sheriff’s Office by phone, please call 919-693-3213. The Animal Shelter can be reached at 919-693-6749.


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