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County Offices Christmas and New Year's Day Holiday Closings
- As usual, many services are available online -

BROWARD COUNTY, FL - In observance of the upcoming holidays, County governmental offices will be closed on Christmas Day, Friday, December 25 and New Year's Day, Friday, January 1, 2021. Online payment and library services will still be available; buses will run on a limited schedule. As is always the case, but particularly during this COVID-19 pandemic, many alternate and online services are offered to provide social distancing.

Additional information:

- The 311 Call Center, including the COVID-19 Hotline and Business Complaint line, will be closed on both Fridays. Residents can still submit requests for service and report a COVID-19  business violation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, through the website or mobile app, The closure does not affect the Homeless Helpline, which will remain open from 8AM to 6PM on Christmas and New Year's Day.

All Broward County Library locations will be closed. Customers can visit to search the online catalog, place holds on or renew materials and access free online classes, eBooks, eMagazines, streaming/downloadable movies, TV shows and music.

All Broward County regional and neighborhood parks, nature centers, and natural areas will be closed on Christmas Day, and open on New Year’s Day. Check the COVID-19 Park Updates Web page for the latest openings and closings. The regional parks' regular weekend and holiday gate fee ($1.50/person, ages 5 and under free) has been temporarily suspended. Restrictions based on CDC guidelines will be in effect and all patrons must carry a facial covering and use it when proper social distancing is not available.

- Broward County Transit will operate Sunday/Holiday service on Christmas Day, Friday, December 25 and New Year's Day, January 1, 2021. BCT administrative offices will be closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day, however, Customer Service Representatives will be available to take calls from  8:30AM - 4:45PM to provide trip-planning assistance for fixed route and paratransit services at 954-357-8400, (TTY 954-357-8302). The Broward Main Terminal in downtown Fort Lauderdale, located at 101 N.W. 1st Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 and the Northeast Transit Center in Pompano Beach, located at 304 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd, Pompano Beach, FL 33060 will have customer service staff available for assistance from 8:45AM – 4:45PM on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. There will be no Express or Breeze bus service on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day. Bus trip planning information is available 24/7 on the website

- Broward County's Animal Care and Adoption Center will be closed, however residents can access many services online. For emergencies only involving animal attacks or bites, injured animals, and situations requesting police assistance, call 911. For non-emergencies, residents can call Animal Care beginning Saturday, December 26 and Saturday, January 2, at 8:30AM at 954-359-1313. For lost and found cats or dogs, call 954-359-1313, ext. 9273. Visit the Animal Care website to purchase a pet license or adopt a pet.

- The Aviation Department administrative offices at Broward County's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport will be closed. Calls will be answered 24 hours a day for general airport related questions at 954-359-6100. All terminals and airport facilities will operate normally. For additional Airport information, visit or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

The North Perry Airport administrative office will be closed. Calls will be answered 24 hours a day for general airport related questions at 954-336-2973. The Airport will operate normally.

- Broward County's Port Everglades administrative offices will be closed; however, the building will remain open during normal business hours for tenants. Port Operations' marine services will be provided at standard levels without interruption on a 24/7 basis.

- The Office of the Medical Examiner and Trauma Services' administrative offices will be closed, but all family and professional services are available 24/7. Call 954-357-5200 for information and assistance or visit our website.

- The Broward Addiction Recovery Center has limited Admission hours due to COVID 19 and is not allowing walk-ins at this time. Currently, services are available from 6AM - 6PM, seven days a week. Appointments are required for all services including detoxification. Call 954-357-4851 to schedule an appointment or 954-357-4880 for general information. Residential services will continue with no visitation. Administration and Outpatient offices will be closed.

- The Nancy J. Cotterman Center  will operate and accept referrals for the Crisis Unit and the Child Protection Team on a 24-hour emergency basis. Call 954-357-5778 for emergency intakes. For all other non-intake emergencies, call the 24-hour Helpline at 954-761-7273 (954-761-RAPE) or TTY 954-765-4195. The administrative offices will be closed both days. 

- In the Broward Municipal Services District there will be no garbage or recycling collections on Christmas Day. Collections will resume on the next regularly scheduled collection day. There will be regular collections on New Year's Day. Residents of all other Broward municipalities should contact their city or hauler directly for scheduling information. 
- The Broward County Landfill, located at 7101 S.W. 205 Ave., will be closed on Friday, December 25
and January 1, 2021. It will be open both Saturdays from 8AM to 4PM.

December 17, 2020
MEDIA CONTACT: Greg Meyer, Assistant Director
Office of Public Communications