Holiday closings for City facilities and services
City of Georgetown offices and facilities will be closed Friday, Dec. 23, and Monday, Dec. 26, in observance of the Christmas holiday. City offices also will be closed on Monday, Jan. 2, 2023, in observance of the New Year’s holiday.
City facilities and offices closed Dec. 23, 26, and Jan. 2 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
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. 23-26, and Jan. 1-2
- Art Center, 816 S. Main St.: Closed Dec. 23-26, and Jan. 1-2
- Collection Station, 250 W.L. Walden Drive: Will close at noon Dec. 24, closed Dec. 25, and closing at noon Dec. 31
- Garey Park, 6450 RM 2243: Closed Dec. 24-25
- Grace Heritage Center, 817 S. Main St.: Closed Dec. 23 and 30
- Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St.: Closed Dec. 23-26 and Jan. 1-2, and closing early at 6 p.m. Dec. 19-22 and 27-30.
- Recreation Center, 1003 N. Austin Ave.: Closed Dec. 24-25, closes early at 6 p.m. Dec. 31, and closed Jan. 1
- Tennis Center, 400 Serenada Drive: Closed Dec. 24-25, closes early at 6 p.m. Dec. 31, and closed Jan. 1
- Visitors Center, 103 W. Seventh St: Closed Dec. 24-25 and Jan. 1-2
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 Sunday. To look up your collection day, visit texasdisposal.com/waste-wizard.
For questions about solid waste and recycling collection, call TDS at 512-930-1715.
GoGeo paratransit services
GoGeo paratransit will not operate Friday, Dec. 23, Monday, Dec. 26, and Monday, Jan. 2
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. A new ordinance change approved in October allows the homeowner or host to be held liable for a fireworks violation on their property in addition to the person who discharged the fireworks.
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 https://bit.ly/2CSOnIg.
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 on these holidays, please see the article, “10 Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips.”