DENVER – Most City and County of Denver offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 3 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. In addition, all City and County of Denver offices will be closed Friday, Aug. 31 due to a previously announced furlough day for city employees.
Friday is the fourth 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 revenue decline. Each furlough day saves approximately $1 million for the city’s 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 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 this 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, Aug. 31 and Monday, Sept. 3. Service requests may be submitted online at denvergov.org/denver311. Updates are available continuously on www.denvergov.org. Regular programming will continue on Denver 8 TV, but due to the closures, only one Council meeting will be held next week. Live coverage of the Mayor and City Council resumes the week of Sept. 10.
ANIMAL SHELTER & ANIMAL CONTROL
The Denver Animal Shelter will be closed Friday, Aug. 31 and Monday, Sept. 3. Animal Control Officers will be available to respond to emergencies and enforce city regulations.
ARTS & VENUES DENVER
All venues managed by Arts & Venues Denver, including the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Colorado Convention Center, The Coliseum and Crossroads Theater, will be open for scheduled events and performances Friday, Aug. 31 and Monday, Sept. 3, 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, Aug. 31 and Monday, Sept. 3. No Building inspections will be scheduled those days.
CITY-OWNED GOLF COURSES
Golf Courses will be open Friday, Aug. 31 and Monday, Sept. 3, 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, Aug. 31 and Monday, Sept. 3.
The Denver County Court will be closed Friday, Aug. 31 and Monday, Sept. 3. All state-operated courts, including the Denver District Court, Juvenile Court and Probate Court located in the City and County Building will be closed Monday, Sept. 3.
DENVER COUNTY MOTOR VEHICLE OFFICES
The four Denver County Motor Vehicle office locations will be open Friday, Aug. 31. The four Denver County Motor Vehicle office locations will be closed Monday, Sept. 3 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. For vehicle renewal online, visit the state website.
The Denver Elections Division will be closed Friday, Aug. 31 and Monday, Sept. 3.
EXCISE & LICENSES
Excise and Licenses’ customer service counters and offices will be closed Friday, Aug. 31 and Monday, Sept. 3.
Denver Human Services will be closed Friday, Aug. 31 and Monday, Sept. 3. The child protection emergency response team and child abuse and adult protection telephone hotlines will be staffed Friday, Aug. 31 and Monday, Sept. 3.
All Denver Public Library locations will be closed on Friday, Aug. 31 for the citywide furlough and Sunday, Sept. 2 and Monday, Sept. 3 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. 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, Sept. 3 until 11:59 p.m. Drivers are reminded to observe the time restrictions posted and to follow all normal parking regulations on Friday and Saturday.
The Parking Cashier counter and the Parking Magistrate’s office will be closed Friday, Aug. 31 and Monday, Sept. 3.
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, Aug. 31 and Monday, Sept. 3.
All Denver Parks and Recreation regional recreation centers will be open Friday, Aug. 31 during regular hours of operation and Monday, Sept. 3 until 4 p.m. Local and neighborhood recreation centers will be closed Friday, Aug. 31 and Monday, Sept. 3 and members may access regional centers for no additional fee. For more information and directions to a regional recreation center visit www.denvergov.org/recreation.
TRASH & RECYCLING COLLECTION
Trash, recycling and composting will be collected Friday, Aug. 31. Trash, recycling and composting will not be collected Monday, Sept. 3. Pick up service will be delayed one day following the Labor Day holiday.
The Wastewater Management Building, 2000 W. Third Ave., will be closed Friday, Aug. 31 and Monday, Sept. 3.
All Denver Workforce Centers will be closed Friday, Aug. 31 and Monday, Sept. 3. The city’s online hiring system will be available at www.denvergov.org/jobs.