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What’s Open and Closed in Alexandria on MLK Day, Jan. 17?

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ALEXANDRIA, VA – All City of Alexandria government offices will be closed Monday, January 17, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Other schedule changes and openings are listed below.

Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA): On January 17, the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (4101 Eisenhower Ave.) will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., by appointment only, for both virtual and in-shelter animal visiting opportunities. To make an appointment, visit For animal emergencies or wildlife concerns, call 703.746.4444.

Courts: The Alexandria Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, Alexandria Circuit Court, Alexandria General District Court, Alexandria Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court and the Court Service Unit (520 King St.), will be closed January 17.

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV): All DMV customer service centers in Northern Virginia (including 2681 Mill Rd.) will be closed January 17.

Health Facilities: Alexandria Health Department services at 4480 King St.; the Flora Krause Casey Health Center (1200 N. Howard St.); and the Teen Wellness Center  (3330 King St.) will be closed Monday, January 17.

Historic Alexandria: On January 17, the Stabler–Leadbeater Apothecary Museum (105–107 S. Fairfax St.) will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. All other City of Alexandria museums will be closed. For more information, visit Historic Alexandria and follow Historic Alexandria on social media.

Hotlines: All emergency hotlines operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including the child protective services hotline at 703.746.5800 or state hotline at 1.800.552.7096; 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 1.888.832.3858 or APS State Hotline at 1.888.832.3858; the suicide prevention hotline at 703.527.4077; and the sexual assault hotline at 703.683.7273.

Impound Facility: The City’s Impound Facility (5249 Eisenhower Ave.) will be closed January 17. The Impound Facility is closed every Saturday and Sunday, as well as on all observed City holidays. Fees will accrue while the facility is closed Saturdays and Sundays but will not accrue on holidays.

Libraries: All Alexandria Library branches and the Alexandria Law Library (520 King St.) will be closed January 17.

Parking: On January 17, the Alexandria Police Department will suspend enforcement of parking restrictions at metered spaces, residential permit parking districts and other areas with signed parking time limits. 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 January 17.

Recreation, Nature and Art Centers: On January 17, Chinquapin Park Recreation Center & Aquatics Facility (3210 King St.), Charles Houston Recreation Center (901 Wythe St.) and Patrick Henry Recreation Center (4653 Taney Ave.) will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Torpedo Factory Art Center will be open Sunday, January 16 (from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and closed Monday, January 17. All other recreation, nature and art centers will be closed. Visit for more information.

Resource Recovery: Residential refuse and recycling will not be collected January 17. Collection services will be delayed by one day that week: Monday’s collection will be on Tuesday; Tuesday’s collection will be on Wednesday; Wednesday’s collection will be on Thursday; and Thursday’s collection will be on Friday. The Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Collections Drop-off Center (3224 Colvin St.) will be closed January 17. Visit Resource Recovery for more information.

Schools: All Alexandria City Public Schools and administrative offices will be closed January 17.

Transit: The Alexandria Transit Company (DASH) bus service will operate on a Saturday schedule on January 17. The free King Street Trolley will operate from King Street Metro to Alexandria City Hall every 15 minutes, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Visit for more information.

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