DENVER – Most City and County of Denver offices will be closed Friday, Sept. 2 due to a previously announced, budget-required furlough day for City employees. In addition, all City and County of Denver offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 5 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.
Friday is the fourth of five planned furlough days for 2011. The furlough days were suggested by many employees as a way to save money during a time of historic revenue decline. Each furlough day saves approximately $1 million for the general fund.
As a result of the budget-required furlough and holiday, the Mayor’s Office, City Council offices, the Auditor’s Office, recreation centers and most city agencies will be closed on Friday and Monday.
Partner entities such as Denver Health and the Denver Zoo will remain open both Friday and Monday, as will agencies that operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, such as Denver International Airport. Sworn members of the Denver Sheriff, Police and Fire departments will report for duty Friday and Monday as well.
Please see below for specific information on how City functions will be affected during the holiday closure:
3-1-1 INFORMATION LINE, DENVERGOV.ORG & DENVER 8 TV
3-1-1, the City’s information line for non-emergency services, will be closed Friday, Sept. 2 and Monday, Sept. 5. Updates are available continuously on www.DenverGov.org. Regular programming will continue on Denver 8 TV.
ANIMAL SHELTER & ANIMAL CONTROL
The Denver Animal Shelter will be closed Friday, Sept. 2 and Monday, Sept. 5. Animal Control Officers will be available to respond to emergencies and enforce City regulations.
ARTS & VENUES DENVER
All venues managed by Arts & Venues Denver will be open for scheduled events and performances Friday, Sept. 2 and Monday, Sept. 5. In addition, all events supported by Arts & Venues Denver will take place as planned.
BUILDING AND ZONING PERMITS AND INSPECTIONS
Building and Zoning permit counters will be closed Friday, Sept. 2 and Monday, Sept. 5. No Building Inspections will be scheduled those days.
CITY-OWNED GOLF COURSES
Golf Courses will be open Friday, Sept. 2 and Monday, Sept. 5, weather permitting.
CLERK & RECORDER AND MARRIAGE LICENSES
The Office of the Clerk and Recorder – including marriage licensing, the Public Trustee, Records and Recording – will be closed Friday, Sept. 2 and Monday, Sept. 5.
The Denver County Court will be closed Friday, Sept. 2 and Monday, Sept. 5. All state-operated courts, including the Denver District Court, Juvenile Court and Probate Court located in the City and County Building will be open Friday, Sept. 2, as they are not impacted by the City furlough day. However, they will be closed for the holiday Monday Sept. 5.
DENVER COUNTY MOTOR VEHICLE OFFICES
The four Denver County Motor Vehicle (vehicle registration and titling) office locations will be closed Friday, Sept. 2 and Monday, Sept. 5. For vehicle renewal online, visit the state website at: https://www.colorado.gov/apps/dor/dmv/vehicle/registration/renewal/welcome.jsf
The Denver Elections Division will be closed Friday, Sept. 2 and Monday, Sept. 5.
EXCISE & LICENSES
Excise and Licenses’ customer service counters and offices will be closed Friday, Sept. 2 and Monday, Sept. 5.
Denver Human Services will be closed Friday, Sept. 2 and Monday, Sept. 5, but will staff its child protection emergency response team, and its child abuse and adult protection telephone hotlines.
All Denver Public Library locations will be closed on Sunday, Sept. 4 and Monday, Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day. Many of the Library's resources remain available when the buildings are closed via www.denverlibrary.org. All libraries regularly open on Friday’s will be opened Friday, Sept. 2.
PARKING METERS, PARKING CASHIERS, PARKING MAGISTRATE AND BOOTS
Parking meters are free on Sundays and holidays, and will be free all Monday, Sept. 5 (Labor Day) until 11:59 p.m. Drivers are reminded to observe the time restrictions posted. All parking rules and meters will be enforced as usual on Friday, Sept. 2 and Saturday, Sept. 3.
The Parking Cashier counter and the Parking Magistrate’s office will be closed Friday, Sept. 2 through Monday, Sept. 5.
Parking violations may be paid when the counter is closed by using any of the following options –citation number printed on the ticket is required:
· Pay-by-phone at 1-866-280-9988 and follow the recorded steps using Visa or MasterCard.
· Pay online at www.denverpvb.com using Visa or MasterCard.
· Use the payment kiosk located outside of the Webb building on Court between 14th & 15th using Visa or MasterCard, or personal or business checks.
Note: There is a 2.5% transaction fee for online transactions and for using credit cards in the kiosks.
Written correspondence to contest or investigate a citation may be sent to the PVB (Parking Violations Bureau) at P.O. Box 46500, Denver, CO 80201 or e-mail may be sent to www.denverpvb.com. Booted vehicles will not be released on Saturday, Sept. 3 through Monday, Sept. 5; releases will resume at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6.
PUBLIC WORKS PERMIT COUNTERS
Public Works’ permit counters and the Right Of Way Enforcement (ROWE) office will be closed Friday, Sept. 2 and Monday, Sept. 5.
Recreation centers will be closed Friday, Sept. 2 and Monday, Sept. 5.
TRASH & RECYCLING COLLECTION
Trash and recycling will be collected Friday, Sept. 2. Trash and recycling will not be collected on Monday, Sept. 5 (Labor Day). Both trash and recycling collection will be delayed one day for all Denver residents following the holiday closure.
The Wastewater Management Building, 2000 W. Third Ave., will be closed Friday, Sept. 2 and Monday, Sept. 5.
All Denver Workforce Centers will be closed Friday, Sept. 2 and Monday, Sept. 5. The City’s online hiring system will be available at www.denvergov.org/jobs.