Howard County Government offices, 50+ centers, courts, animal shelter, Recreation & Parks’ community and athletic centers, activity rooms and historic sites, and the Alpha Ridge Landfill will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. As there will be no curbside trash, recycling, yard trim or food scrap collection on Thanksgiving Day, the County’s holiday "slide” schedule will be in effect for the remainder of the week. County park gates will be open on the 23rd; however, there will be no staff on duty. 

County government offices, 50+ centers, courts, historic sites and animal shelter will remain closed on Friday, November 24th; however, county parks and the Alpha Ridge Landfill will re-open. Also, while Recreation & Parks community and athletic centers and activity rooms will be closed on the 24th to the general public, they will be open for scheduled special or permit-approved events that day.
The Regional Transportation Agency (RTA) buses will not run on Thanksgiving Day; however, they will resume a regular weekday schedule on Friday, November 25th. For more information on RTA services, call 1-800-270-9553 or visit Also, parking fees will not be enforced on November 23rd, but will be in effect on the 24th. 
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 and for non-emergencies, call 410-313-2200.  
County operations will resume on Monday, November 27th at regular business hours. 

November 23 - 24, 2023
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
George Howard Building

3430 Court House Drive
Ellicott City, MD 21043
United States


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