Howard County Government Closings for Thanksgiving Holiday on November 28 and 29

For those wondering what local government resources will be open and what will be closed over the Thanksgiving holiday…here is a post for you:

Howard County Government offices, courts, animal shelter, community centers, athletic centers, activity rooms, historic sites, 50+ centers and the Alpha Ridge Landfill will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 28. There will be no trash, recycling, yard trim or food scrap pick-up on Thanksgiving Day; the County’s holiday “slide” schedule will be in effect. Visit for a complete explanation of the schedule. Additionally, while County park gates will be open, there will be no staff on duty on Thursday.

The landfill and county parks will re-open on Friday, November 29; however, County Government offices, courts, 50+ centers, historic sites and animal shelter will remain closed. While community centers, athletic centers and activity rooms will be closed on Friday to the general public, they will be open for scheduled special or permit-approved events.

The Regional Transportation Agency (RTA) buses will not run on Thursday, November 28, Thanksgiving Day, but will resume a regular weekday schedule on Friday, November 29. For more information on RTA, please call 1-800-270-9553 or visit Parking fees will not be enforced on Thursday, November 28, but all parking fees will be in effect on Friday, November 29.

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 Monday, December 2.

Closed on Thursday, November 28
County government offices
Animal shelter
50+ centers
No trash or recycling service, yard trim and food scrap pick-up services
Community and athletic centers
County historic sites
Activity rooms
Parking fees not enforced
No RTA service

Open on Thursday, November 28
All parks – gates open but NO staff present

Closed on Friday, November 29
County government offices
Animal shelter
50+ centers
Community centers, athletic centers and activity rooms (CLOSED to general public; OPEN ONLY for special or permit-approved events)
County historic sites

Open on Friday, November 29
All trash, recycling, yard trim and food scrap pick-up services
RTA – Regular weekday schedule
All parks
Parking fees enforced


Scott E

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