Most City and County of Denver offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. In addition, most City and County Denver offices will be closed Friday, Nov.
Due to the holiday and furlough, 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 Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27, 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 Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27 as well.
Several city services remain on modified operations schedules independent of the holiday and scheduled furlough day due to COVID-19. For a listing of cancellations, closures and postponements, please visit denvergov.org/COVID19. Most city buildings are closed to the public until further notice and many city services are available online www.denvergov.org/onlineservices.
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 Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27. 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 continues on Denver 8 TV. Visit www.Denver8.TV for schedule details.
ANIMAL SHELTER & ANIMAL PROTECTION
The Denver Animal Shelter will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27. Animal Protection Officers will be available to respond to emergencies as requested by the Denver Police Department.
The Auditor’s Office will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27.
BUILDING AND ZONING PERMITS AND INSPECTIONS
Building and Zoning permitting will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27. No inspections will be scheduled those days.
All Denver City Council offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27 due to the holiday and furlough day.
CITY-OWNED GOLF FACILITIES
Golf courses will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26 and open on Friday, Nov. 27, weather permitting. Denver Golf Courses are open with restrictions for COVID-19 policies in place for the safety of everyone. Please review these policies before making a tee time.
CLERK & RECORDER AND MARRIAGE LICENSES
The Office of the Clerk and Recorder – including marriage licensing, the Public Trustee, Records and Recording – will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27.
COMMUNITY TESTING SITES
Hours of operation will vary for Denver’s community testing sites. For more information, including dates, times and locations for COVID-19 testing, please visit the city’s testing information page.
The Denver County Court and 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, Nov. 27. For additional information: Denver County Court | 2nd Judicial District.
The Denver County Court will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26. The Denver County Court will not be hosting an Outreach Court session at the Denver Rescue Mission on Thursday, Nov. 26 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 Thursday, Nov. 26.
DENVER ARTS & VENUES
Outdoor spaces at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre will be open Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27, as will the Red Rocks Trading Post. For event information, visit artscomplex.com, redrocksonline.com, denverconvention.com, mcnicholsbuilding.com, denvercoliseum.com, denverpublicart.org and artsandvenuesdenver.com.
DENVER COUNTY MOTOR VEHICLE OFFICES
The five Denver County Motor Vehicle office locations will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27. Until further notice, all Denver Motor Vehicle branches will be closed to the public for in-person service. For vehicle renewal online, visit the Denver Motor Vehicle website or mydmv.colorado.gov. DPD officers and DOTI Right of Way Enforcement agents will not be enforcing expired tags in Denver through the end of the year.
DENVER HUMAN SERVICES
All Denver Human Services locations will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27, 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 Friday, Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27. Permit counters remain closed to in-person service due to COVID-19. To apply for a right of way permit, visit Denver’s online permitting and licensing center at: denvergov.org/AccelaCitizenAccess.
The Denver Elections Division will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27.
EXCISE & LICENSES
Excise and Licenses’ customer service counters and offices are currently not accepting in-person applications, and will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27. Learn more about submitting an application via email.
Live remote services such as phone reference, eProgramming, and curbside holds pickup will be unavailable on Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday and city-mandated furlough. Curbside holds pick up is available and book drops are open at all locations with the exception of Smiley and Byers. Locations remain closed for public use. Please visit the library’s response to COVID-19 page for more information. You can still use many of the library's resources even when the buildings are closed: www.denverlibrary.org.
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES TALENT ACQUISITION TESTING AND NEW HIRE ONBOARDING
The Office of Human Resources Talent Acquisition Testing Center will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27. 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 Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27. New Hire Onboarding assistance and I-9 verification will resume on Monday, Nov. 30.
OFFICE OF THE MEDICAL EXAMINER (CORONER)
The Office of the Medical Examiner (Coroner) will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27. 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 Thursday, Nov. 26. 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
In order to practice social distancing and help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Parking Magistrate’s Office is currently not accepting walk-in hearings, but is working remotely to assist customers. To reach the Parking Magistrate:
- Dispute a parking ticket on line at www.parksmartdenver.com.
- Contact the parking magistrate by phone at 1-866-280-9988, Monday – Friday between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.
All Denver Recreation Centers and Pools are closed until further notice as details on how to reopen safely and equitably amid COVID-19 are determined. All centers that are meal sites will not be offering meal service on Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27.
TAXPAYER SERVICE CENTER
The Taxpayer Service Center will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27. Additionally, Denver’s TPS will be reducing its in-person service hours to 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday and Thursday only until further notice. 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.
- Real estate property taxes or business personal property tax payments can also be made at denvergov.org/property (NOTE: online services will be unavailable beginning 12/17 through Mid-January for end of year processing).
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 Thursday, Nov. 26. Collection will be delayed one day the remainder of the week.
VEHICLE IMPOUD FACILITY
The Vehicle Impound Facility, 5160 York St., will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27.
The Wastewater Management Building, 2000 W. 3rd Ave., will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27.
All Denver Workforce Centers will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27. The city’s online hiring system will be available at www.denvergov.org/jobs.