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Here's what's closed in Hillsborough County for Veterans Day
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Here's what's closed in Hillsborough County for Veterans Day

The majority of Hillsborough County offices and facilities will be closed on Friday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day.

Closed facilities include the administrative offices of County government, neighborhood service centers, all libraries, all County-operated Head Start/Early Head Start Centers, senior centers and nutrition sites.

Solid Waste Collection and Disposal Continues Without Interruption

Solid waste collection (including garbage, recyclables and yard waste) in the unincorporated Hillsborough County Service Area, which also includes Tampa Palms, Hunter's Green and New Tampa will continue as usual on Veterans Day.

The Southeast County Landfill, Northwest and South County Transfer Facilities; Resource Recovery Facility, Hillsborough Heights Community Collection Center, and the Alderman Ford Community Collection Center remain open on a normal Friday schedule.

Animal Services

Animal Services will be closed in observance of the Veterans Day holiday with a limited number of officers on call for animal emergencies only (main number (813) 744-5660).  The shelter will reopen as usual on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Fire Rescue

Fire Rescue Administration and the Fire Marshall Office’s will be closed on Veterans Day. All emergency services will continue without interruption.


Hillsborough County’s InfoLine, (813) 272-5900, also will be closed on Veterans Day.


All libraries in Hillsborough County will be closed, including Temple Terrace and Bruton Memorial in Plant City.

Parks, Recreation and Conservation

All County recreation centers will be closed on Veterans Day. 

All regional parks will remain open. The regional parks include Aldermans Ford, Edward Medard, E.G. Simmons, Eureka Springs, Flatwoods, John B. Sergeant, Lake Park, Lake Rogers, Lettuce Lake, Lithia Springs, Morris Bridge, Trout Creek, Upper Tampa Bay, and Upper Tampa Bay Trail.

Sunshine Line

The Sunshine Line transportation service will not be in operation on Veterans Day, with the exception of pre-scheduled trips to kidney dialysis centers. The Sunshine Line will resume normal service on Saturday.

Water and Wastewater Emergencies

The Public Utilities Department’s customer call center and water/wastewater customer service centers in Northdale and Brandon will be closed on Veterans Day.

Emergency calls regarding County water and wastewater service may be made to (813) 744-5600. Also, the Public Utilities Department’s Water Quality Hotline is answered 24 hours a day. That number is (813) 264-3835.

Constitutional Officers

Offices of the Property Appraiser, Tax Collector and Supervisor of Elections will be closed on Friday, Nov. 11, as well as offices of the Clerk of the Circuit Court and court facilities.

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