Holiday closings for City facilities and services

Dec 30, 2021

City of Georgetown offices and facilities will be closed Friday, Dec. 24, and Monday, Dec. 27, in observance of the Christmas holiday. City offices also will be closed on Friday, Dec. 31, in observance of the New Year’s holiday.

City facilities and offices closed Dec. 24, 27, and 31 include the following:

  • City Hall, 808 Martin Luther King Jr. St.
  • Council and Courts Building (including Municipal Court), 510 W. Ninth St.
  • Georgetown Municipal Complex, 300-1 Industrial Ave.
  • Parks and Recreation Administration, 1101 N. College St.
  • Planning Department, 809 Martin Luther King Jr. St.
  • Public Safety Operations and Training Center, Police Records and Fire Support Services offices, 3500 D.B. Wood Road

Additional closures

 City of Georgetown facilities with weekend or evening hours will observe these closures:

  • Airport Terminal, 500 Terminal Drive: Closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1
  • Animal Shelter, 110 W.L. Walden Drive: Closed Dec. 24-27, Dec. 31, and Jan. 1
  • Collection Station, 250 W.L. Walden Drive: Will close at noon Dec. 24 and is closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1
  • Garey Park, 6450 RM 2243: Closed Dec. 24-25
  • Georgetown Art Center, 816 S. Main St.: Closed Dec. 24-27 and 31, and Jan. 1
  • Grace Heritage Center, 817 S. Main St.: Closed Dec. 24-25 and 31 and Jan. 1
  • Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St.: Closed Dec. 24-27 and 31, and Jan. 1, and closing early at 6 p.m. Dec. 20-23 and 28-30.
  • Recreation Center: Closed Dec. 24-25, closes early at 6 p.m. Dec. 31, and closed Jan. 1
  • Tennis Center: Closed Dec. 24-25, closes early at 6 p.m. Dec. 31, and closed Jan. 1
  • Visitors Center, 103 W. Seventh St: Closed Dec. 25, open Dec. 31, and closed Jan. 1

Solid waste and recycling collection

The holidays will not affect solid waste and recycling pickups, because Christmas Day and New Year’s Day both fall on a Saturday. To look up your collection day, visit

For questions about solid waste and recycling collection, call TDS at 512-930-1715.

GoGeo paratransit services

GoGeo paratransit will not operate Friday, Dec. 24, Monday, Dec. 27, and Friday, Dec. 31.

Curative COVID-19 testing site

 The COVID-19 testing site located at 707 S. Martin Luther King Jr. St. (near the Georgetown Public Library) will be closed Friday and Saturday, Dec. 24 and 25, and Friday and Saturday, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

COVID-19 testing is by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, click here. To schedule a rapid PCR test, which provides results in fewer than four hours, click here.

Personal fireworks prohibited

By City of Georgetown ordinance, fireworks are not allowed in the city limits of Georgetown or within 5,000 feet of the city limits, unless they are used in a permitted display authorized by the Georgetown Fire Department. This area outside city limits includes, but is not limited to, the neighborhoods of Cedar Hollow, Crystal Knoll, Escalera, Fountainwood, Indian Creek, Logan Ranch Road, Lost Rivers, Northlake, Oak Crest, Olde Oak Estates, Serenada, Shady Oaks, Turtle Bend, Woodland Park, and areas along D.B. Wood Road.

Violations can lead to fines of up to $2,000 per firework. To view a map showing the 5,000-foot boundary, go to

To view firework exemptions permissible by City code, visit

Fireworks can be triggering for veterans and pets

 Please remember that loud noises such as fireworks can be triggering for our veterans.

Fireworks also can be upsetting for pets. Please make sure your dog(s) is secure inside your home, particularly during the evenings of the holiday weekend. Georgetown animal control officers pick up several loose dogs around the Fourth of July and New Year’s holidays, many of whom are never reunited with their owners.

If your dog has a tendency to become anxious at loud noises, please consider staying home with the animal; playing music in the house to drown out the noise of fireworks; and/or buying a product that “hugs” the dog. Your veterinarian also may be able to provide a tranquilizer for the dog.

For more ideas on keeping your dog safe this holiday, please see the article, “Fireworks and Pets Don’t Mix10 Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips.

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