Columbus Day

Event Start Date: 10/14/2019

Howard County Government offices, courts, animal shelter, 50+ centers and the Robinson Nature Center will be closed on Monday, October 14, in observance of the Columbus Day holiday. However, regular trash, recycling, yard trim and food scrap services will be in effect, and the Alpha Ridge Landfill will be open. County parks, the Gary J. Arthur, North Laurel and Roger Carter Community Centers, county historic sites, Kiwanis-Wallas Hall and the Meadowbrook Athletic Center will also be open. In addition, the Cedar Lane and Schooley Mill Activity Rooms will be open for use by permit only. The Regional Transportation Agency (RTA) will operate on a regular weekday schedule; for more information on RTA, call 1-800-270-9553 or visit All parking regulations and fees will be in effect on Columbus Day.

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 Tuesday, October 15.