The Fresno County Hall of Records will reopen Thursday, three days after a pipe broke and water flooded the building.
The pipe burst around noon Monday in an empty room on the northeast corner of the third floor as contract construction workers remodeled the building. Water quickly filtered down to the other floors, puddling 2 inches deep on the ground level.
All services will be open to the public Thursday, said director of internal services Robert Bash.
“There will still be some buzz around the building as things get moved back in,” he said. The recorder’s office had relocated temporarily across the street to the Fresno County Plaza building. Bash said 40 or so staff will shift to different parts of the building as some sections are still damaged.
The Hall of Records, 2281 Tulare St., services the Board of Supervisors, county administration offices, property taxes, and assessor’s and recorder services.