Most City and County of Denver offices will close Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, 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. 6, 2010, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.
Friday is the third of five planned furlough days this year. 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. The remaining furlough days are Oct. 15 and Nov. 26.
As a result of the budget-required furlough and holiday, the Mayor’s Office, City Council offices, the Auditor’s Office, the Denver Public Library, recreation centers and most city agencies will be closed 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 as well. The Denver District Attorney’s Office is open Friday and will be closed Monday.
Please see below for specific information on how City functions will be affected during the closures:
TRASH & RECYCLING COLLECTION
Trash and recycling will be collected Friday, Sept. 3. Trash and recycling will not be collected Monday, Sept. 6. Both trash and recycling collection will be delayed one day for all Denver residents following the holiday closure.
All Denver Workforce Centers will be closed Friday, Sept. 3 and Monday, Sept. 6. The City’s online hiring system will be available at www.denvergov.org/jobs
3-1-1 INFORMATION LINE, DENVERGOV.ORG & DENVER 8 TV
3-1-1, the City’s information line for nonemergency services, will be closed Friday, Sept. 3 and Monday, Sept. 6. Updates are available continuously on www.DenverGov.org
. Denver 8 will schedule alternate programming during the week as City Council will not hold its regular meetings Sept. 6 through Sept. 10.
PARKING METERS, PARKING CASHIERS AND PARKING MAGISTRATE
Parking meters are free on Sundays and holidays, and will be free Monday, Sept. 6. Drivers are reminded to observe the time restrictions posted. All parking rules and meters will be enforced Friday, Sept. 3. Booted vehicles will not be released Sept. 3 or Sept. 6. The Parking Cashier counter and the Parking Magistrate’s office in the Wellington E. Webb Building, 201 W. Colfax Ave., will be closed Friday, Sept. 3 and Monday, Sept. 6. Parking violations may be paid using the pay-by-phone system with your MASTERCARD or VISA. Dial 1-866-280-9988 and follow the recorded steps, or online at www.denverpvb.com
. Please remember that you will need the citation number printed on the ticket when using the pay-by-phone system or making an online payment.
ANIMAL SHELTER & ANIMAL CONTROL
The Denver Animal Shelter will be closed Friday, Sept. 3 and Monday, Sept. 6. Animal Control Officers will be available to respond to emergencies and enforce City regulations.
CITY-OWNED GOLF COURSES
Golf Courses will be open Friday, Sept. 3 and Monday, Sept. 6
Recreation centers will be closed Friday, Sept. 3 and Monday, Sept. 6. Please visit www.denvergov.org/parksandrec
for regular center hours and locations.
DENVER COUNTY MOTOR VEHICLE OFFICES
The four Denver County Motor Vehicle (vehicle registration) office locations will be closed Friday, Sept. 3 and Monday, Sept. 6.
Denver Human Services will be closed Friday, Sept. 3 and Monday, Sept. 6, but will staff its child protection emergency response team, and its child abuse and adult protection telephone hotlines.
EXCISE & LICENSES
Excise and Licenses’ customer service counters and offices will be closed Friday, Sept. 3 and Monday, Sept. 6.
PUBLIC WORKS PERMIT COUNTERS
Public Works’ permit counters and the Right Of Way Enforcement (ROWE) office will be closed Friday, Sept. 3 and Monday, Sept. 6.
BUILDING AND ZONING PERMITS AND INSPECTIONS
Building and Zoning permit counters will be closed Friday, Sept. 3 and Monday, Sept. 6. No Building Inspections will be scheduled that day.
The Wastewater Management Building, 2000 W. Third Ave., will be closed Friday, Sept. 3 and Monday, Sept. 6.
THEATRES & ARENAS VENUES
The Denver County Court will be closed Friday, Sept. 3 with the exception of Courtroom 2300, and Monday, Sept. 6. 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. 3, as they are not impacted by the City furlough day. However, they will be closed for the holiday Monday, Sept. 6.
All Denver Public Library locations will be closed for the furlough day Friday, Sept. 3 and on Sunday, Sept. 5 and Monday, Sept. 6 in observance of Labor Day. Many of the Library's resources remain available when the buildings are closed via www.denverlibrary.org
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. 3 and Monday, Sept. 6.
DENVER ELECTIONS DIVISION
The Denver Elections Division will be closed Friday, Sept. 3 and Monday, Sept. 6.