City of Alexandria Announces Schedule of Services for Week of Independence Day, July 4

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City of Alexandria Announces Schedule of Services for Week of Independence Day, July 4 

For Immediate Release: June 30, 2021

All City of Alexandria government offices will be closed Monday, July 5, in observance of Independence Day. The following list includes schedule information for City services and partner agencies for the week of Independence Day. 

Resource Recovery: Residential refuse and recycling will not be collected Monday, July 5. Collection services will be delayed by one day that week: Monday’s collection will be on Tuesday; Tuesday’s collection, on Wednesday; Wednesday's collection, on Thursday; and Thursday’s collection, on Friday. Visit Resource Recovery for more information. The Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Center (3224 Colvin St.) will be closed Monday, July 5. 

Animal Shelter: The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (4101 Eisenhower Ave.) will be closed for business Sunday, July 4, and open by appointment only Monday, July 5. To make an appointment, visit or call 703.746.4774. For an animal emergency, call 703.746.4444.

Health Facilities: The Alexandria Health Department (4480 King St.), the Flora Krause Casey Health Center (1200 N. Howard St.), and the Teen Wellness Center at Alexandria City High School (3330 King St.) will be closed July 5.

Historic Alexandria: All City museums will be closed Monday, July 5. For information, visit and follow Historic Alexandria on social media or call 703.746.4554.

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 services for mental health or substance abuse crisis hotline at 703.746.3401; the adult protective services hotline at 703.746.5778; and the sexual assault hotline at 703.683.7273. 

Libraries:  All Alexandria Library branches and the Alexandria Law Library (520 King St.) will be closed July 5, along with Talking Book, telephone and curbside services. Visit the Alexandria Library website or call 703.746.1702.

Parking: The Alexandria Police Department will suspend enforcement of parking restrictions at metered spaces, residential permit parking districts and other areas with posted parking time limits on July 5. 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 July 5.

Impound Lot: The City’s Impound Facility (5249 Eisenhower Ave.) will be closed July 5. The Impound Facility is closed every Saturday and Sunday, and on all observed City holidays. Fees will continue to accrue on Saturdays and Sundays, but not on holidays.

Recreation and Arts Centers: On Sunday, July 4, all City recreation, art and nature centers will be closed. On Monday, July 5, the Charles Houston (901 Wythe St.) and Patrick Henry (4653 Taney Ave.) recreation centers will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All other recreation, art and nature centers will be closed.

Outdoor Pools: Old Town Pool (1609 Cameron St.) and Warwick Pool (3301 Landover St.) will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 4; Memorial Pool (901 Wythe St.) will be closed. Old Town Pool, Warwick Pool and Memorial Pool will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, July 5. Visit for more information.

Schools: All Alexandria City Public Schools and administrative offices will be closed July 5.

Courts: On July 5, the Alexandria Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, Alexandria Circuit Court, Alexandria General District Court, Alexandria Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, and Court Service Unit (520 King St.) will be closed. 

Department of Motor Vehicles: All Virginia DMV locations in Northern Virginia (including 2681 Mill Road) are open by appointment only. Many DMV services are available online. Walk-in services are not available at this time.

Transit:  On July 5, the Alexandria Transit Company (DASH) bus service will operate on a Sunday schedule. The free King Street Trolley will operate from King Street Metro to Alexandria City Hall/Market Square with service every 15 minutes from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Visit for more information.

For inquiries from the news media only, contact Andrea Blackford, Senior Communications Officer, at or 703.746.3959.

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