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Hillsborough County Facilities, Services Closures for Independence Day Observance

Most Hillsborough County facilities will be closed on Friday, July 3, in observance of the Independence Day holiday weekend, with additional service impacts on Saturday, July 4.

Solid waste collection in the unincorporated Hillsborough County Service Area will continue as usual on Friday, July 3, and all disposal facilities will be open. On Saturday, July 4, there is no solid waste collection, and all disposal facilities will be closed.

Hillsborough County's COVID-19 Coronavirus Testing and Information Line, (888) 513-6321, will remain open 24/7 for general questions related to COVID-19. Telephone requests for testing reservations will be taken on July 3 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., pending availability of appointments. Online appointments can be made anytime, pending reservation availability, at

All COVID-19 public testing sites will be closed on July 4.

Hillsborough County urges residents to protect themselves and others from COVID-19 as they celebrate during the long holiday weekend. Avoid large crowds. Practice social distancing. Wash hands, use hand sanitizer, and don't touch your face. Wear face coverings when around others in public.

Closures - Friday, July 3

  • Administrative offices of County government
  • County's Customer Service Center at (813) 272-5900
  • All branches of the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative
  • Parks & Recreation summer camps
  • Development Services functions
  • Sunshine Line transportation service
  • Michael S. Merrill Pet Resource Center. A limited number of Animal Safety and Enforcement officers will be on call for emergencies only. Submit a request via the Animal Request button at
  • Public Utilities customer service center drive-thru in Brandon. Emergency calls regarding County water and wastewater services may be made to (813) 744-5600.

Closures - Saturday, July 4

  • There will be no solid waste collection (including garbage, recyclables, and yard waste) in the unincorporated Hillsborough County Service Area, which also includes Tampa Palms, Hunter's Green, and New Tampa. For customers whose collection day falls on Saturday, normal service will resume on the next scheduled day for pickup of those items.
  • The Southeast County Landfill, Northwest, and South County transfer stations, Resource Recovery Facility, community collection centers, and yard waste processing facilities.
    COVID-19 public testing operations at Raymond James Stadium and at Suncoast Community Health Center in Brandon. All other public testing sites are normally closed on Saturdays.
  • All branches of the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative

Open - Saturday, July 4

  • Dog parks, conservation parks, nature preserves, trails, and boat ramps. For a complete list, visit the "Current Closures & Reopenings" link at
  • Veterans Memorial Park will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., observing guidelines for social distancing and non-gatherings. No events are planned. The Rear Admiral LeRoy Collins, Jr. Veterans Museum and the Veteran Resource Center remain closed in step with the County's COVID-19 response.
  • Michael S. Merrill Pet Resource Center by appointment. To visit shelter pets, call (813) 744-5660.


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