Howard County Government offices, courts, animal shelter, 50+ centers and Alpha Ridge Landfill will be closed in observance of the Independence Day holiday on Monday, July 4th. As there will be no Monday curbside trash, recycling, yard trim or food scraps collection on the 5th, the County’s holiday slide schedule will be in effect for the remainder of the week.

On July 4th, county parks and the Roger Carter Community Center (center closes early at 5:00 p.m.) will be open, the County’s Department of Recreation & Parks’ Cedar Lane and Schooley Mill Activity Rooms, Gary J. Arthur and North Laurel Community Centers, Kiwanis-Wallas Hall, Meadowbrook Athletic Center, Robinson Nature Center and county historic sites will be closed.

The Regional Transportation Agency (RTA) will operate on a “Sunday” schedule on Monday, July 4th. For more information on RTA, call 1-800-270-9553 or visit All parking regulations and fees will be in effect.

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, July 5th, at regular business hours. 

July 4, 2022
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

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