City of Austin, TX

01/17/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/17/2020 10:04

City Closures for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

City of Austin administrative offices and other municipal facilities will be closed Monday, Jan. 20, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Normal business hours will resume Tuesday, Jan. 21.

Closures include City Council offices, City Hall and the entire Austin Public Library system - including the Central Library, Branch Libraries, Recycled Reads and the Austin History Center.

All recreation centers, museums, and cultural arts centers will be closed for the holiday. All year-round pools and golf courses will be operating with normal hours. The Austin Animal Center will also be closed.*

Trash, recycling and yard trimmings collection days for Austin Resource Recovery customers will not change. The Recycle and Reuse Drop Off Center (formerly Household Hazardous Waste) will be open on Monday. Austin Resource Recovery administrative offices will be closed.

The Annual MLK Community March and Festival will take place Monday, Jan. 20, starting at 9 a.m. at the MLK Statue on the University of Texas campus and ending at the Huston-Tillotson University. For information about the event, transportation options and a map of the march route and affected roadways visit

Residents looking for information about city services are welcome to call 3-1-1. Service requests can also be submitted through the Austin 3-1-1 mobile app.

* A previous version of this release erroneously stated the Animal Center would be operating as normal. The Center will be closed on Monday.