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Broward County announces service changes for Memorial Day

Broward County, Florida – The Broward County government offices are set to be closed on Monday, May 29, in honor of Memorial Day, a national holiday in the United States. Despite the closure, many services will continue to be accessible online via Broward.org.

Notably, the 311 Call Center will not be operational. However, the Homeless Helpline (954-563-4357) will be functioning from 8 a.m. to noon.

Public library services will also be suspended, with all Broward County Library branches, including the NSU-Alvin Sherman Library, closed. Despite this, online services such as catalog browsing, material renewal, and access to a range of digital resources will remain available at Broward.org/Library.

In terms of outdoor recreation, most regional and neighborhood parks, nature centers, and natural areas will be open with a few exceptions. The Markham Target Range, Deerfield Island Park, and Secret Woods Nature Center, the latter of which is currently undergoing renovations, will be closed. Entrance fees for the open parks will remain as usual.

The Broward County Transit system will maintain a Sunday holiday service schedule, with customer service representatives available for route planning assistance. Transit centers will also be staffed during specific hours. Further information can be accessed on their website at Broward.org/BCT.

For animal-related emergencies, including animal attacks or bites and injured animals requiring police assistance, residents are urged to dial 911. Broward County’s Animal Care Facility will be closed, resuming non-emergency services on Tuesday.

Administrative offices at both the Aviation Department at Broward County’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and the North Perry Airport will be closed, though general airport-related queries can be addressed round-the-clock. All airport terminals and facilities will function normally.

Likewise, Broward County’s Port Everglades administrative offices will be shut, yet the building will remain open for tenants. Marine services will continue unabated on a 24/7 schedule.

The Office of the Medical Examiner and Trauma Services’ administrative offices will also be closed, but essential family and professional services remain accessible 24/7.

The Broward Addiction Recovery Center requires appointments for all services during this time. Detoxification services can be scheduled by calling the specified number, while residential services will continue without visitation. Administrative and outpatient offices will be closed.

Emergency services at the Nancy J. Cotterman Center will remain functional, and referrals for the Crisis Unit and the Child Protection Team will be accepted on a 24-hour emergency basis.

Waste collection in Broward’s Municipal Services Districts will proceed as per the regular schedule. Residents in other cities should seek information from their respective city offices or haulers.

Finally, the Broward County Landfill, located at 7101 S.W. 205 Ave., will be closed on Memorial Day. For further inquiries, individuals can call 954-357-6990. Services for the hearing and speech-impaired are available at 954-831-3940 TTY.

Lowell Bowen

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