DENVER – Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 – Most City and County of Denver offices will close Friday and Monday, February 18 and 21, for a previously announced, budget-required furlough day for City employees and in observance of President’s Day, respectively.
Friday is the first 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.
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 as well.
Please see below for specific information on how City functions will be affected during the closures:
TRASH & RECYCLING COLLECTION
Trash and recycling will not be collected Monday, Feb. 21. 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, Feb. 18 and Monday, Feb. 21. 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 non-emergency services, will be closed Friday, Feb. 18 and Monday, Feb. 21. City updates are available continuously on www.DenverGov.org. Regular programming will continue on Denver 8 TV.
PARKING METERS, PARKING CASHIERS AND PARKING MAGISTRATE
Parking meters are free on Sundays and holidays, and will be free Monday, Feb. 21. Drivers are reminded to observe the time restrictions posted. All parking rules and meters will be enforced Friday, Feb. 18. Booted vehicles will not be released on Feb. 18 or Feb. 21. The Parking Cashier counter and the Parking Magistrate’s office in the Wellington E. Webb Building, 201 W. Colfax Ave., will be closed Friday, Feb. 18 and Monday, Feb. 21. 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, Feb. 18 and Monday, Feb. 21. Animal Control Officers will be available to respond to emergencies and enforce City regulations.
CITY-OWNED GOLF COURSES
Golf Courses will be open both Friday, Feb. 18 and Monday, Feb. 21, weather permitting.
Recreation centers will be closed both Friday, Feb. 18 and Monday, Feb. 21. Please visit www.denvergov.org/parksandrec for regular center hours and locations.
DENVER COUNTY MOTOR VEHICLE OFFICES
The five Denver County Motor Vehicle (vehicle registration) office locations will be closed both Friday, Feb. 18 and Monday, Feb. 21.
Denver Human Services will be closed Friday, Feb.18 and Monday, Feb. 21, but will staff its child protection emergency response team and its child abuse and adult protection telephone hotlines.
The Marriage License counter will be closed both Friday, Feb. 18 and Monday, Feb. 21.
EXCISE & LICENSES
Excise and Licenses’ customer service counters and offices will be closed both Friday, Feb. 18 and Monday, Feb. 21.
PUBLIC WORKS PERMIT COUNTERS
Public Works’ permit counters will be closed both Friday, Feb. 18 and Monday, Feb. 21.
BUILDING PERMITS, ZONING PERMITS, BUILDING/ZONING/NEIGHBORHOOD INSPECTION SERVICES
Building and Zoning permit counters will be closed both Friday, Feb. 18 and Monday, Feb. 21. No building/zoning/neighborhood inspections will be scheduled those days.
The Wastewater Management Building, 2000 W. Third Ave., will be closed both Friday, Feb. 18 and Monday, Nov. 21.
THEATRES & ARENAS VENUES
All venues managed by the Division of Theatres & Arenas – including the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Colorado Convention Center and the Denver Coliseum – will be operational Friday, Feb. 18 to support events and performances scheduled on that date. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, including the Visitor Center and Ship Rock Grille, will remain open to visitors during regular business hours. For event information, visit www.artscomplex.com, www.redrocksonline.com, www.denverconvention.com and www.denvercoliseum.com.
Denver County Court, as well as the state-operated Denver District Court, Juvenile Court and Probate Court located in the City and County Building, are all closed Monday, Feb. 21. Denver County Court will be closed Friday, Feb. 18. The state-operated Denver District Court, Juvenile Court and Probate Court, which are not subject to City furlough days, will be open.
Denver Public Library locations will follow regular operating hours on Friday, Feb. 18 and will close for the holiday on Monday, Feb. 21. Many of the Library’s resources remain available when the buildings are closed via www.denverlibrary.org.
DENVER ELECTIONS DIVISION
The Denver Elections Division will be closed both Friday, Feb. 18 and Monday, Feb. 21.