Denver City Government Closed Friday, March 23 and Monday, March 26

Denver City Government Closed Friday, March 23 and Monday, March 26

DENVER – Most City and County of Denver offices will be closed Monday, March 26 in observance of the César Chávez Day holiday. In addition, all City and County of Denver offices will be closed Friday, March 23 due to a previously announced furlough day for City employees.

Friday is the second of five planned furlough days for 2012. 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 holiday and budget-required furlough, the Mayor’s Office, City Council offices, Clerk and Recorder’s Office, Auditor’s Office 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 and other emergency responders 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, March 23 and Monday, March 26. Service requests may also be submitted online at www.denvergov.org/denver311Updates are available continuously on www.DenverGov.org. Programming will continue on Denver 8 TV. Live coverage of the Mayor and City Council will resume on Tuesday, March 27. The rescheduled Council legislative meeting will be live that evening at 5:30 p.m.

ANIMAL SHELTER & ANIMAL CONTROL
The Denver Animal Shelter will be closed Friday, March 23 and Monday, March 26. 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, March 23 and Monday, March 26, and will take place as planned. The Red Rocks Amphitheatre, including the Visitor Center, the Trading Post and the Ship Rock Grille will be open during standard hours of operation.

BUILDING AND ZONING PERMITS AND INSPECTIONS
Building and Zoning permit counters will be closed Friday, March 23 and Monday, March 26. No Building inspections will be scheduled those days.

CITY-OWNED GOLF COURSES
Golf Courses will be open Friday, March 23 and Monday, March 26, 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, March 23 and Monday, March 26.

COURTS
The Denver County Court will be closed Friday, March 23 and Monday, March 26.  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, March 23 and Monday, March 26.

DENVER COUNTY MOTOR VEHICLE OFFICES
The four Denver County Motor Vehicle (vehicle registration and titling) office locations will be open Friday, March 23. The four Denver County Motor Vehicle office locations will be closed Monday, March 26 in observance of César Chávez Day. For vehicle renewal online, visit the state website at: https://www.colorado.gov/apps/dor/dmv/vehicle/registration/renewal/welcome.jsf

ELECTIONS DIVISION
The Denver Elections Division will be closed Friday, March 23 and Monday, March 26.

EXCISE & LICENSES
Excise and Licenses’ customer service counters and offices will be closed Friday, March 23 and Monday, March 26.

HUMAN SERVICES
Denver Human Services will be closed Friday, March 23 and Monday, March 26. The child protection emergency response team and child abuse and adult protection telephone hotlines will be staffed Friday, March 23 and Monday, March 26.

LIBRARIES
All Denver Public Library locations will be closed on Friday, March 23 and Monday, March 26. Many of the Library's resources remain available when the buildings are closed via www.denverlibrary.org

PARKING METERS, CASHIERS AND MAGISTRATE
Parking meters are free on Sundays and on recognized City holidays, and will be free Monday, March 26 until 11:59 p.m. Drivers are reminded to observe the time restrictions posted.

The Parking Cashier counter and the Parking Magistrate’s office will be closed Friday, March 23 and Monday, March 26.

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.

PUBLIC WORKS PERMIT COUNTERS

Public Works’ permit counters and the Right Of Way Enforcement (ROWE) office will be closed Friday, March 23 and Monday, March 26.

RECREATION CENTERS
Regional recreation centers will be open Friday, March 23 at 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. including Athmar, Montbello, Montclair, Rude, Scheitler and Washington Park. Central Park recreation center will open from 5:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. On Monday, March 26, in observance of César Chávez Day, Athmar, Montbello, Montclair, Rude, Scheitler and Washington Park will be open from 6 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Central Park recreation center will be open from 5:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Fitness classes scheduled between opening time and 3pm will occur. Local and neighborhood recreation centers will be closed Friday, March 23 and Monday, March 26. All membership levels have free access to the regional centers on Friday, March 23 and Monday, March 26. For directions to a regional recreation center visit www.denvergov.org/recreation.

TRASH & RECYCLING COLLECTION
Trash, recycling and composting will be collected Friday, March 23. Trash, recycling and composting will not be collected Monday, March 26. Pick up service will be delayed one day for the week of Mar. 26.

WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT
The Wastewater Management Building, 2000 W. Third Ave., will be closed Friday, March 23 and Monday, March 26.

WORKFORCE CENTERS
All Denver Workforce Centers will be closed Friday, March 23 and Monday, March 26. The City’s online hiring system will be available at www.denvergov.org/jobs.


Posted on Mar 22, 2012 (Archive on Mar 27, 2012)
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