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New Year's holiday schedule


All federal, state and county offices will be closed today.

City offices, except police and fire departments, will be closed.


Federal, state and county courts will be closed today.


All HART services, including HARTplus will operate today on a Sunday schedule. The TECO Line Streetcar System will operate from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.


International Plaza, WestShore Plaza and Westfield Brandon will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today. University Mall will be open from noon to 6 p.m. and Westfield Citrus Park will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.


City of Tampa residential and commercial collections scheduled for today will be picked up on Saturday.

Temple Terrace will have no residential collection today. Green-bin recycling normally picked up today will be collected at the next regularly scheduled garbage pickup. Commercial collection scheduled for today will be collected today.

Hillsborough County Solid Waste Management Department will not have collection today. Collection will be on the next scheduled pickup day.


Verizon offices and stores will be closed today. Most Verizon Wireless offices and stores will be closed.

Tampa Electric offices will be closed.

People's Gas offices will be closed.


All post offices will be closed today and there will be no mail delivery.


Hillsborough County public schools will be closed through today.

University of South Florida offices will be closed today.

University of Tampa offices will be closed through Jan. 3.

Hillsborough Community College offices will be closed through Jan. 3.


All Hillsborough County libraries will be closed today.


All banks will be closed today.


The Florida Aquarium will be open regular business hours today.

Busch Gardens will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. today.

Lowry Park Zoo will be open regular business hours today.

The Tampa Museum of Art will be closed until Feb. 6.


Hillsborough County Recreation Centers will be closed today.

Hillsborough County Parks will be open today.

City of Tampa community centers, art studios and pools will be closed today. City parks will be open normal operating hours.

New Year's holiday schedule 12/29/09 [Last modified: Thursday, December 31, 2009 10:17pm]
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