Agencies Announce Closing, Other Changes for Independence Day Holiday

Various agencies have announced closings and other changes for the Independence Day holiday on Monday, July 4.

County offices, libraries and COVID-19 vaccination and testing clinics will be closed, while Alcohol Beverage Services stores will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Maryland’s Motor Vehicle Administration offices and Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program stations will be closed.

Ride On will operate on a Saturday schedule, while Ride On extRa and Flex will not be in service.

Flash service will operate on a weekend schedule (Orange Line only). The TRiPS Silver Spring commuter store and TRiPS Mobile Commuter Store will be closed.

Metrorail will operate additional service on Sunday, July 3, operating from 8 a.m.-11 p.m.  On Monday, July 4, trains will operate on a Sunday schedule, while WMATA officials warn to expect long delays after the fireworks on the National Mall.

Metrobus will operate on a Sunday service schedule on Sunday, July 3, and Monday, July 4.

County outdoor aquatic facilities will be open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 3-6 p.m. on July 4. Indoor aquatic facilities will close at 6 p.m., except for the Germantown Indoor Swim Center, which will close at 3 p.m.

Community recreation and senior centers will be closed.

Montgomery Parks administrative offices and most indoor facilities and nature centers will be closed for the holiday. More information about planned events and activities for the weekend is available online.

County-provided trash and recycling collections will not be made on July 4.  Collections will slide one day during the week, with the last pickup on Saturday, July 9.  The Shady Grove Transfer Station and Recycling Center will be closed.

Takoma Park city offices and facilities will be closed Sunday and Monday.

Finally, all public parking garages, surface lots and street meters will be free on Independence Day.

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