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Christmas and New Year's Holiday Closings

Government Offices  
CLOSED – Thursday, December 25 through Friday, January 2

Senior Centers  
CLOSED – Thursday, December 25 through Friday, January 2


County Parks  
OPEN BUT NOT STAFFED– Thursday, December 25 
OPEN – Friday, December 26 through Friday, January 2 

Cedar Lane Activity Room 

CLOSED –Thursday, December 25, Thursday, January 1 and Friday, January 2
OPEN ONLY FOR PERMITTED EVENTS – Wednesday, December 24 (Closing at 5:00 p.m.), Friday, December 26 through Wednesday, December 31 (Closing at 5:00 p.m. New Year’s Eve)

 

Schooley Mill Activity Room

CLOSED –Thursday, December 25, Thursday, January 1 and Friday, January 2
OPEN ONLY FOR PERMITTED EVENTS – Wednesday, December 24 (Closing at 5:00 p.m.), Friday, December 26 through Wednesday, December 31 (Closing at 5:00 p.m. New Year’s Eve)

Kiwanis-Wallas Hall
CLOSED –Thursday, December 25, Friday, December 26, Sunday, December 28 through Friday, January 2 and Sunday, January 4
OPEN ONLY FOR PERMITTED EVENTS – Wednesday, December 24 (Closing at 5:00 p.m.), Saturday, December 27 and Saturday, January 3

Gary J. Arthur Community Center
CLOSED – Wednesday, December 24 (Closing at 5:00 p.m.), Thursday, December 25, Wednesday, December 31 (Closing at 5:00 p.m.) and Thursday, January 1
OPEN – Friday, December 26 through Tuesday, December 30 and Friday, January 2

Historic Sites  

CLOSED – Wednesday, December 25, through Friday, January 2

 

Meadowbrook Athletic Complex
CLOSED – Wednesday, December 24 (Closing at 12:00 p.m.), Thursday, December 25, Sunday, December 28 and Thursday, January 1
OPEN ONLY FOR PERMITTED EVENTS – Friday, December 26, Saturday, December 27, Monday, December 29 through Wednesday, December 31 and Friday, January 2

North Laurel Community Center

CLOSED – Wednesday, December 24 (Closing at 5:00 p.m.), Thursday, December 25, Tuesday, December 31 (Closing at 5:00 p.m.) and Wednesday, January 1
OPEN – Thursday, December 26 through Tuesday, December 30 and Friday, January 2

Robinson Nature Center
CLOSED – Thursday, December 25, Monday, December 29 and Tuesday, December 30
OPEN – Friday, December 26 through Sunday, December 28, Wednesday, December 31 and Friday, January 2

Roger Carter Community Center
CLOSED – Wednesday, December 24 (Closing at 5:00 p.m.),Thursday, December 25, Wednesday, December 31 (Closing at 5:00 p.m.) and Thursday, January 1
OPEN – Friday, December 26 through Tuesday, December 30 and Friday, January 2

Trash/Recycling Collection
NO PICKUP Thursday, December 25 or Thursday, January 1
NORMAL SCHEDULED PICK-UP Wednesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 31
SLIDE SCHEDULE IN EFFECT Friday, December 26 and Saturday, December 27, and Friday, January 2 and Saturday, January 3
Click here for holiday slide schedule.


Landfill
CLOSED – Thursday, December 25 and Thursday, January 1
OPEN, LIMITED HOURS, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Wednesday, December 24
OPEN REGULAR HOURS, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Friday, December 26 through Saturday, December 27 and Monday, December 29 through Wednesday, December 31 and Friday, January 2 through Saturday, January 3
Click here for the Alpha Ridge Landfill webpage. 


Animal Shelter

CLOSED – Thursday, December 25, Friday, December 26, Saturday, December 27 and Thursday, January 1
OPEN – Wednesday, December 24, Monday, December 29 through Wednesday, December 31 and Friday, January 2
Call 410-313-2780 for hours of operation


Circuit and District Courts

CLOSED – Thursday, December 25, Friday, December 26, Thursday, January 1 and Friday, January 2
OPEN – Wednesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 31

Regional Transit Agency (RTA)

NO SERVICE – Thursday, December 25 and Thursday, January 1
REGULAR SERVICES – Wednesday, December 24, Friday, December 26 through Wednesday, December 31 and Friday, January 2
For RTA route information, call their Customer Service Line at 1-800-270-9553 or visit its website at www.transitRTA.com.
 

The 9-1-1 Center, Police and Fire departments remain staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  For emergencies, call 9-1-1; for non-emergencies, please call 410-313-2200.   

 

County offices will re-open at regular business hours on Friday, January 5   

 

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Employment Opportunities
Now you apply online for positions with Howard County Government by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date identified for each of our job listings.  You will not be able to submit your application online after that date and time.