ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Government offices, courts, 50+ centers and animal shelter will be closed in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday on Monday, January 16th. There will be regular Monday trash, recycling and food scrap/yard trim services on the 16th and the Alpha Ridge Landfill will be open.

County parks, the Gary J. Arthur, North Laurel and Roger Carter Community Centers, Cedar Lane and Schooley Mill Activity Rooms, Kiwanis Wallas Hall, Harriet Tubman Cultural Center and the Meadowbrook Athletic Complex will be open on the 16th. The Robinson Nature Center, Baltimore & Ohio Ellicott City Station Museum, Belmont Manor & Historic Park, Patapsco Female Institute and the County’s Restored Ellicott City Colored School will be closed. All historic sites in Ellicott City, except the Baltimore & Ohio Ellicott City Station Museum, are closed for weekend tours until the first weekend in May. 

The Regional Transportation Agency (RTA) will operate on a regular weekday schedule; for more information on RTA, call 1-800-270-9553 or visit www.transitrta.com. All parking regulations and fees will be in effect January 16th.  

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 operations will resume on Tuesday, January 17th at regular business hours. 

CLOSED on Monday, January 16th      

  • County Government Offices        
  • Courts            
  • 50+ Centers                
  • Animal Shelter                                    
  • Robinson Nature Center 
  • Baltimore & Ohio Ellicott City Station Museum
  • Belmont Manor & Historic Park
  • Patapsco Female Institute 
  • Restored Ellicott City Colored School

OPEN on Monday, January 16th

  • Alpha Ridge Landfill
  • All trash, recycling and food scrap/yard trim services 
  • County parks
  • Gary J. Arthur, North Laurel and Roger Carter Community Centers
  • Cedar Lane and Schooley Mill Activity Rooms
  • Kiwanis Wallas Hall
  • Harriet Tubman Cultural Center 
  • Meadowbrook Athletic Complex
  • RTA regular weekday schedule

All parking regulations and fees will be in effect. 

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