DATE: December 14, 2012
CONTACT: Ron Pollworth, Office of Public Communications
Broward County governmental offices will be closed on Monday, December 24, and Tuesday, December 25, in observance of Christmas, and on Tuesday, January 1, in observance of New Year's Day. A few clarifications and exceptions are as follows:
All branches of the Broward County Library will be closed on Monday, December 24, and remain closed on Tuesday, December 25 and Tuesday, January 1. All branches will close at 6 p.m. on Monday, December 31. The exception is Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center, which will be open from 8 a.m. to noon on Monday, December 24 and 31, and will be closed on both Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Visit the Library's website at broward.org/library or download the Libraries' free mobile app, BCL WoW, to search the online catalog, place holds and renew selected materials.
All Broward County regional parks, nature centers and neighborhood parks will be closed on Tuesday, December 25, and open on Monday, December 24 and 31, and Tuesday, January 1, 2013, (except Deerfield Island Park). The parks' regular holiday gate entrance fee of $1.50/person (children 5 and under free) will be in effect on Tuesday, January 1. Visit broward.org/Parks for more information.
Broward County Transit will operate regular scheduled service on Monday, December 24 and 31, and Sunday-holiday scheduled service on Tuesday, December 25 and January 1. Regular scheduled service will resume on Wednesday, December 26 and January 2. Customer service representatives will be available on Christmas eve and on both holidays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 954-357-8400 (TTY 954-357-8302), or go to broward.org/bct.
Animal Care and Adoption Centers will have an Animal Care officer on duty to handle emergencies involving animal attacks or bites, injured animals and police requesting assistance. For these emergencies only, call Central Dispatch at 954-765-5124 or 954-765-5125. For Lost and Found cats or dogs, call 954-359-1313 ext. 9271. To search pet license information online, visit broward.org/animal.
The Aviation Department Administrative Offices at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport will be closed; however, phone calls will be answered at 954-359-1200. All terminal and airport facilities will operate normally and because this is one of the busiest travel periods of the year, travelers to or from the airport are advised to allow extra time. The airport offers some parking as low as $7.50 a day. For additional information, visit broward.org/Airport or follow us on Twitter.com/FLLFlyer.
The Port Everglades Administration Offices will be closed; however, the building will be 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 Broward Addiction Recovery Centers (BARC) will be operating the 24-hour detoxification and residential programs on an emergency basis, but the administrative offices, admissions and outpatient services will be closed.
The Nancy J. Cotterman Center, formerly the Broward County Sexual Assault Treatment Center, will operate and accept referrals for the Crisis Intake Unit and the Child Protection Team on a 24-hour emergency basis. Call 954-357-5778 for emergency intakes. However, the administrative offices will be closed. For all other non-intake emergencies, call the 24-hour hotline at 954-761-7273 (954-761-RAPE), or TTY 954-765-4195.
The Broward County Residential Drop-Off Stations, located in Pompano Beach at 2780 N. Powerline Road, West Park at 5601 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd., and Davie at 5490 Reese Road, will be closed on Monday, December 24 and Monday, December 31 (per their normal operating schedule), and closed on Tuesday, December 25, and Tuesday, January 1 for the holidays.
The Southwest Regional Landfill at 7101 S.W. 205 Ave. will be closed on December 24 and 25, and January 1, 2013.
Unincorporated Area Solid Waste and Recycling Collection service will not take place on December 25, but regular service is scheduled for January 1. Bulk waste pickup normally scheduled for the fourth Tuesday of the month for Boulevard Gardens service area 5-A (southeast) will take place on Friday, December 28, instead.
For more information, call 954-357-6993. Hearing- and speech-impaired individuals should call 954-831-3940 TTY.