Labor Day 2012: What’s Closed, What’s Open in Hillsborough County

Laborers, your day off is here. Keep in mind that lots of government employees have the day off too, which means lots of services you have come to depend on might not be in service today. Here's a list to review.


The majority of Hillsborough County offices and facilities will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of Labor Day.

Among the facilities that will be closed are 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.

Animal Services

Animal Services’ shelter is regularly closed on Mondays. A limited number of personnel will be on call for animal emergencies; call 813-744-5660 for assistance.

Constitutional Officers

Offices of the Property Appraiser, Tax Collector and Supervisor of Elections will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, as well as offices of the Clerk of the Circuit Court and court facilities.

Environmental Protection Commission

The offices of the Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County will be closed.

Hillsborough County School District

Public schools in Hillsborough County are closed on Labor Day. The next scheduled day off for students is Oct. 19, for a so-called "non-student day." Students next are off for Veterans Day, on Nov. 12. The end of the first grading period is Oct. 18.

Fire Rescue

Fire Rescue administration and the Fire Marshal's offices will be closed on Labor Day. All emergency services will continue without interruption.

Head Start

All county-operated Head Start/Early Head Start facilities and delegate agencies (Hillsborough County public schools, Tampa Metropolitan YMCA and Lutheran Services of Florida) will be closed for Labor Day.


Hillsborough County’s InfoLine, 813-272-5900, will be closed.


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

Parks, Recreation and Conservation

All county recreation centers will be closed on Labor Day. All regional parks will remain open. The regional parks include Alderman's 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.

Solid Waste Collection

There will be no solid waste collection including garbage, recyclables and yard waste in the greater Brandon area. Solid waste customers may set out twice the amount of garbage, recyclables and yard waste on the next scheduled day for pickup of these items. (Keep in mind that on the next scheduled day for pickup, trucks might arrive earlier than usual.) The Southeast County Landfill, Northwest and South County Transfer Facilities, Resource Recovery Facility, Hillsborough Heights Community Collection Center and the Alderman's Ford Community Collection Center will be closed.

Sunshine Line

The Sunshine Line transportation service will not be in operation on Labor Day.

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 Labor 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.






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