Denver City Government Closed Thursday, November 25

Published on November 24, 2021

DENVER – Most City and County of Denver offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 25 for the Thanksgiving 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 Thursday, Nov. 25, 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. 25 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 Thursday, Nov. 25. 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 Thursday, Nov. 25. 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.

AUDITOR’S OFFICE
The Auditor’s Office will be closed Thursday, Nov. 25.

BUILDING AND ZONING PERMITS AND INSPECTIONS
Building and Zoning permitting will be closed Thursday, Nov. 25. 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.

CITY COUNCIL
All Denver City Council offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 25 due to the holiday.

CITY-OWNED GOLF FACILITIES
Golf courses will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 25 and Friday, Nov. 26.

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 Thursday, Nov. 25.

COURTS
The Denver County Court will be closed Thursday, Nov. 25. The Denver County Court will not be hosting an Outreach Court session at the Denver Rescue Mission on Thursday, Nov. 25 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. 25.

DENVER ARTS & VENUES
Outdoor spaces at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre will be open Thursday, Nov. 25. The Red Rocks Trading Post, Visitor Center and Ship Rock Grille will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 25, as will McNichols Civic Center Building and Denver Performing Arts Complex. For event information, visit artscomplex.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 Thursday, Nov. 25 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 Thursday, Nov. 25, 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 Thursday, Nov. 25. 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 Thursday, Nov. 25. Learn more about submitting an application via email.

LIBRARIES
All virtual and on-site services will be unavailable on Thursday, Nov. 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Residents can still use many of the library's resources even when the buildings are closed.

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. 25. 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. 25. New Hire Onboarding assistance will resume on Friday, Nov. 26.

OFFICE OF THE MEDICAL EXAMINER (CORONER)
The Office of the Medical Examiner (Coroner) will be closed Thursday, Nov. 25. 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. 25. 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 Thursday, Nov. 25. The 1-866-280-9988 number will not be staffed for the holiday, and disputes or payments by phone will not be available on Thursday, Nov. 25. 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.

RECREATION CENTERS
All Denver Recreation Centers will be closed Thursday, Nov. 25. All centers that are meal sites will not be offering meal service on Thursday, Nov. 25.

TAXPAYER SERVICE CENTER
The Taxpayer Service Center will be closed Thursday, Nov. 25. 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.

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. 25. Collection will be delayed one day the remainder of the week.

VEHICLE IMPOUND FACILITY
The Vehicle Impound Facility, 5160 York St., will be closed Thursday, Nov. 25.

WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT
The Wastewater Management Building, 2000 W. 3rd Ave., will be closed Thursday, Nov. 25.

WORKFORCE CENTERS
All Denver Workforce Centers will be closed Thursday, Nov. 25. 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.

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