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City of Alexandria Schedule of Services for New Year’s Day 2018

All City of Alexandria government offices will be closed on Monday, January 1, 2018, in observance of New Year’s Day holiday.

Find out what the schedule is for government services in Alexandria, Virginia is for bus, trash, libraries, recreation centers, parking, and more on New Year’s Day 2018.

NOTE: There is FREE metered parking in Alexandria, Virginia on New Year’s Day.

Resource Recovery: Residential refuse and recycling will not be collected on Monday, January 1. Collection services will be delayed by one day during the week of January 1. The Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collections Drop-off Center (3224 Colvin St.), will be closed on Monday, January 1.

Animal Shelter: The Vola Lawson Animal Shelter will be open for adoptions from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 31, and will be closed on Monday, January 1.  On Tuesday, January 2, the Shelter will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., with animal visitation beginning at noon.

Health Facilities: The Alexandria Health Department (4480 King St.) and the Flora Krause Casey Health Center (1200 N. Howard St.) will be closed on Monday, January 1 and Tuesday, January 2. The Teen Wellness Center at T.C. Williams High School (3330 King St.) will be closed on Monday, January 1.

Historic Alexandria: All City of Alexandria museums will be closed on Monday, January 1. For more information, call 703.746.4554 or visit

Hotlines: All emergency hotlines operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including the child protective services hotline at 703.746.5800; the domestic violence hotline at 703.746.4911; the emergency mental health services or substance abuse crisis hotline at 703.746.3401; the adult protective services hotline at 1.888.832.3858, and the sexual assault hotline at 703.683.7273.

Libraries: All Alexandria Library branches will be closed on Monday, January 1.

Parking: The Alexandria Police Department will suspend enforcement of parking restrictions at metered spaces, residential permit parking districts and other areas with signed parking time limits on Monday, January 1. This suspension of enforcement applies only to the restrictions at legal parking spaces, and does not permit parking in any location normally prohibited (for example, no parking zones, loading zones, or spaces for persons with disabilities). Temporary no-parking signs will be enforced on January 1.

Recreation and Art Centers: All City of Alexandria recreation and art centers, including the Chinquapin Recreation Center and Aquatics Facility and the Torpedo Factory Art Center, will be closed on Monday, January 1.

Schools: All Alexandria City Public Schools will be closed for Winter Break from Thursday, December 21 through Tuesday, January 2.

State Offices: The Alexandria Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, the Alexandria Circuit Court, the Alexandria General District Court, and the Alexandria Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court (520 King St.), will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, January 1 and 2.  The Department of Motor Vehicles office at 2681 Mill Rd. will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, January 1 and 2.

Transit: On Monday, January 1, the Alexandria Transit Company (DASH) bus service will not operate. The free King Street Trolley will operate on its regular schedule, every 10-15 minutes from 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. between the King Street Metro Station and the Potomac River Waterfront.

Lee Hernly, Editor
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Monday is December 31,2018 just FYI!!!

Thank you for the feedback. This was a post from 2017 turning 2018.