(WGHP) — Most government offices you may need to visit — including the Department of Motor Vehicles — are closed for the holiday starting today.
State offices are closed today and Friday and again on Monday, and most governments across the Piedmont Triad are following that schedule.
Updating your driver’s license or registering that new vehicle you found in your driveway with a red bow on top will have to wait.
Almost every other governmental body is aligning with the North Carolina state government’s plans to be closed today, Friday and Monday for Christmas. That includes the North Carolina court system.
There are some variations to the schedules based on the government, but in most cases city governments are aligning with their county governments.
Alamance, Alleghany, Caswell, Davidson, Davie, Guilford, Montgomery, Randolph, Rockingham, Surry, Wilkes and Yadkin counties and their county seats will be closed Dec. 23-27 for Christmas. Public libraries tend to follow those schedules, too.
High Point will be closed only on Dec. 24, which varies from Guilford County included in the list above.
Stokes County is closed Dec. 23-24, and the city of Danbury lists Dec. 27 as well.
All jurisdictions are taking only Dec. 31 for New Year’s Day.
Also important — especially with holiday packages being opened and discarded — garbage services start to change as of Friday, but every schedule is affected by Christmas and New Year’s Day, even though they are on Saturday. Here are plans announced by governments:
GREENSBORO: Trash and recycling collections remain the same on Dec. 23. There will be no collection on Dec. 27, and those customers will be served on Dec. 28, and customers normally scheduled on Dec. 28 will be serviced on Dec. 29. The White Street Landfill and the Solid Waste Transfer Station will close at 3 p.m. on Dec. 24 and will be closed Dec. 25, Dec. 27 and Jan. 1. The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center will be closed Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1.
WINSTON-SALEM: Garbage collections for Dec. 24 will be picked up on Dec. 27. Garbage collections scheduled for Dec. 31 will be picked up on Jan. 3. Recycling and yard-waste collections will follow the normal schedule. The Hanes Mill Road Solid Waste Facility will close at noon on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31 and be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. The Overdale Road and Forum 52 yard waste facilities and the 3RC EnviroStation will be closed Dec. 24-25 and Dec. 31-Jan. 1. The Old Salisbury Road Landfill is temporarily closed through Jan. 30. Recycling and yard-waste collections will follow the normal schedule. Hanes Mill Road Solid Waste Facility will close at noon on Dec. 31 and be closed Jan. 1. The Overdale Road and Forum 52 yard waste facilities and the 3RC EnviroStation will be closed Dec. 31 & Jan. 1.
HIGH POINT: No garbage pickup on either Dec. 24 or Dec. 31. There is no yard-waste pick-up on Dec. 27-31.
LEXINGTON: Wednesday waste collection services are moved to Dec. 21 and Thursday and Friday services are moved to Dec. 22.
ASHEBORO: Saturday customers will be picked up with normal collections on Dec. 27 and 28. No changes for New Year’s weekend. No recycling collections Dec. 27-31.
BURLINGTON: Garbage pickup scheduled for Dec. 23 or 24 will be picked up on Dec. 22. Service scheduled for Dec. 31 will be picked up on Dec. 30.