Denver City Government Closed Monday, January 17
Published on January 14, 2022
Most City and County of Denver offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 17 for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.
Due to the holiday, the Mayor’s Office, City Council offices, Clerk and Recorder’s Office, Auditor’s Office and most city agencies will be closed. Partner entities such as Denver Health will remain open Monday, Jan. 17, 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 Monday, Jan. 17 as well.
Please see below for specific information on how city functions will be affected during these closures:
3-1-1 INFORMATION LINE, DENVERGOV.ORG AND DENVER 8 TV
3-1-1, the city’s information line for non-emergency services will be closed Monday, Jan. 17. Service requests may be submitted via mobile device using Pocketgov or online at denvergov.org/denver311. Updates are available continuously on www.denvergov.org. Programming will continue on Denver 8 TV. Visit www.Denver8.TV for schedule details.
ANIMAL SHELTER & ANIMAL PROTECTION
The Denver Animal Shelter will be closed on Monday, Jan. 17. The Night Drop kennels will be open and can be accessed to the left of the front doors if a lost pet is found while the shelter is closed. Animal Protection Officers will be available to respond to emergencies as requested by the Denver Police Department.
The Auditor’s Office will be closed Monday, Jan. 17.
BUILDING AND ZONING PERMITS AND INSPECTIONS
Building and Zoning permitting will be closed Monday, Jan. 17. No inspections will be scheduled those days. Community Planning and Development has reopened its public counter by appointment only for customers who would like to meet with staff in person to discuss building or zoning code questions. Permits are no longer issued at the counter. All projects applying for permits must use e-permits.
All Denver City Council offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 17 due to the holiday. The regular Monday meeting of Denver City Council will take place Tuesday, Jan. 18.
CITY-OWNED GOLF FACILITIES
Golf courses will be open Monday, Jan. 17, weather permitting.
CLERK & RECORDER’S OFFICE
The Office of the Clerk and Recorder – including the Denver Elections Division, marriage licensing, the Public Trustee, Records and Recording – will be closed Monday, Jan. 17.
The Denver County Court will be closed Monday, Jan. 17. The Denver County Court will not be hosting an Outreach Court session at the Denver Rescue Mission on Monday, Jan. 17 due to the holiday. 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, Jan. 17.
DENVER ARTS & VENUES
Outdoor spaces at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, the Red Rocks Trading Post, Visitor Center and Ship Rock Grille will be open Monday, Jan. 17. McNichols Civic Center Building will be closed on Monday, Jan. 17. McNichols Building exhibits will return Jan. 20. The Denver Coliseum will be open for events scheduled for Monday, Jan. 17. There are no events scheduled at the Denver Performing Arts Complex Monday, Jan. 17. Denver Arts & Venues administrative offices will be closed. For event information, visitartscomplex.com, redrocksonline.com, denverconvention.com, mcnicholsbuilding.com, denvercoliseum.com, denverpublicart.org and artsandvenuesdenver.com.
DENVER MOTOR VEHICLE TITLE AND REGISTRATION
Denver Motor Vehicle Title and Registration will be closed Monday, Jan. 17 and will not be processing mail or taking phone transactions. For vehicle renewal online, visit the Denver Motor Vehicle website or mydmv.colorado.gov.
DENVER HUMAN SERVICES
Denver Human Services will be closed Monday, Jan. 17, however child and adult protection emergency response teams and telephone hotlines will be taking and responding to reports. To report suspected child abuse or neglect call 1-844-CO-4-KIDS (1-844-264-5437) from anywhere in Colorado. To report elder abuse for an adult 70 years and older or the abuse, neglect or exploitation of an adult with an intellectual or developmental disability, call the Denver Police Department at 720-913-2000. For all other adult protection calls, please call 720-944-4DHS (4347).
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE PERMIT COUNTERS
DOTI permit and the Right Of Way Enforcement offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 17. To apply for a right of way permit, visit Denver’s online permitting and licensing center at: denvergov.org/AccelaCitizenAccess.
EXCISE & LICENSES
Excise and Licenses’ customer service counters and offices are currently only accepting in-person applications via appointment, and will be closed Monday, Jan. 17. Learn more about submitting an application via email.
All virtual and on-site services will be unavailable on Monday, Jan. 17 for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday. Residents can still use many of the library's resources even when the buildings are closed. The Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library will be closed beginning Tuesday, Jan. 18 until further notice for maintenance. Please be aware that the book drop will also be also closed and existing holds can be picked up at Eugene Field Branch Library. Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in the Denver Metro Area, Denver Public Library has paused all in person programming as of Jan. 6. View DPL’s events calendar for virtual programming options.
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES TALENT ACQUISITION TESTING AND NEW HIRE ONBOARDING
The Office of Human Resources Talent Acquisition Testing Center will be closed Monday, Jan. 17. Applicants will still be able to search and apply for open positions at denvergov.org/jobs. The Talent Acquisition front desk will also be closed Monday, Jan. 17. New Hire Onboarding assistance will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 18.
OFFICE OF THE MEDICAL EXAMINER (CORONER)
The Office of the Medical Examiner (Coroner) will be closed Monday, Jan. 17. Office staff will be available to respond to emergencies.
PARKING METERS, CASHIERS AND MAGISTRATE
Parking meters are free on Sundays and on recognized city holidays, and will be free Monday, Jan. 17. Drivers are reminded to observe the time restrictions posted.
In-person cashiering services at the Wellington E. Webb Building are closed due to COVID-19.
- To request residential parking permits or to pay parking citations online, go to www.parksmartdenver.com.
- For parking permit questions, call 720-913-5365
- For citation questions, call 1-866-280-9988
The Parking Magistrate’s Office will be closed Monday, Jan. 17. The 1-866-280-9988 number will not be staffed for the holiday, and disputes or payments by phone will not be available on Monday, Jan. 17. Parking citation disputes can still be initiated online at the website and citations may also be paid online. To reach the Parking Magistrate:
- Dispute a parking ticket online at www.parksmartdenver.com.
- Contact the parking magistrate on non-holidays by phone at 1-866-280-9988, Monday – Friday between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.
All Denver Recreation Centers will be closed Monday, Jan. 17. All centers that are meal sites will not be offering meal service on Monday, Jan. 17.
TAXPAYER SERVICE CENTER
The Taxpayer Service Center will be closed Monday, Jan. 17. Online and mail transactions remain available seven days a week. Online services are available for:
- Excise tax transactions (Sales, Use, Lodgers, OPT, TBT, E911, TID) including account registration, tax return filing, and tax return payments at denvergov.org/ebiztax.
- As we prepare for the coming property tax year, we are unable to accept online payments for delinquent property taxes at this time. We anticipate online payment availability for property taxes will resume in January 2022.
For questions about property, business or other tax obligations, or to pay taxes online, visit the Taxpayer Services website.
TRASH, RECYCLING & COMPOST COLLECTION
Trash, recycling and composting will not be collected on Monday, Jan. 17. Trash, recycling and composting services will be delayed one day for the remainder of the week. Please Note: The 2022 Treecycle seasonal collection has been extended for one additional week.
VEHICLE IMPOUND FACILITY
The Vehicle Impound Facility, 5160 York St., will be closed on Monday, Jan. 17.
The Wastewater Management Building, 2000 W. 3rd Ave., will be closed Monday, Jan. 17.
All Denver Workforce Centers will be closed Monday, Jan. 17. The Denver Workforce Center at Montbello is offering in-person visits by appointment. Call 720-337-WORK. The city’s online hiring system will be available at www.denvergov.org/jobs. For online resources for jobseekers, visit denvergov.org/workforce.