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●  Independence Day Holiday
Durham County Government will close most offices for the Independence Day holiday on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. All offices will be open and normal hours of operation on Wednesday, July 5th.

County Convenience Centers: The Durham County General Services Department will close all four of its solid waste and recycling convenience sites on July 4th in recognition of the Independence Day Holiday. Durham County residents with a current solid waste decal can resume disposal of garbage, recycling, yard waste and bulky items at the County’s convenience sites on July 5th, beginning at 7AM.

The Durham County roadside recycling schedule for customers on Schedule A, normally serviced the week of July 4, will remain the same.  All residents are reminded to set out their recycling bins before 6AM, on the day of pickup to avoid a missed collection.

To learn more about Durham County’s General Services Department, call 919-560-0433 or click here.

Durham County Library: All locations of the Durham County Library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th for the Independence Day holiday. The library will reopen on July 5th with regular hours. Click here for information about programs and services.

Durham County Department of Public Health: The Durham County Department of Public Health will close on Tuesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.  We will reopen on Wednesday, July 5th at 8:30AM.

For Public Health emergencies during the holiday closure, including communicable disease reporting, environmental health and suspected foodborne illnesses, please call 911 and ask for the Durham County Department of Public Health’s response team member on-call. For more information about services provided by the Durham County Department of Public Health, call 919-560-7600 or visit Public Health’s homepage by clicking here.

Durham County Social Services: The Durham County Department of Social Services (DCDSS) will close its offices on July 4th. Residents should call 911 and ask for the on-call social worker to report child abuse and neglect or adult abuse and neglect. DCDSS will reopen on July 5th and operate according to its normal hours of operation. For more information about Durham County Department of Social Services, visit the DCDSS homepage  here.

Get detailed information about Durham County Government’s holiday schedule and more at

●  The next regular Board of County Commissioners meeting will be held July 31, 2017 at 7:00 pm. We will receive public comments at that meeting for the month of July.

●  Durham County Criminal Justice Resource Center (CJRC), Durham County Information Services & Technology Department, as well as Durham Court Officials have been working collaboratively over the past several months to develop a Court Date Reminder System for citizens who have scheduled court appearances in Durham County Superior and District Criminal Court. The Court Date Reminder Service was developed to reduce the number of citizens who fail to appear for scheduled court dates.

Individuals with charges in district and superior court now have the option to receive email text or phone notices regarding their scheduled court dates. For more information or to sign up go to

●  The Durham City/County Planning Department and Preservation Durham are collaborating update Durham’s Architectural and Historic Inventory. A series of community meetings are planned where residents can learn how to input information into the Open Durham website to assist in collecting robust data for the inventory and sharing their stories about Durham. The drop-in style workshops will take place from 6:00-8:00PM as follows:

     *September 21: Durham County Library South Branch, 4505 S Alston Road
     *November 16: Durham County Library East Branch, 211 Lick Creek Lane

For more information, contact Lisa Miller at 919-560-4137, ext 28270.

●  Durham City and County announce a joint mobile app initiative that will allow residents to submit service and public records 24 hours a day. Search “Durham One Call” in the App Store or Google Play Store for this free tool. Residents will still be able to call Durham One Call at 919-560-1200 or go online to place a request. The following requests can be forwarded thru the app just to name a few:
    *Pothole repair
    *Missed trash or recycling collection
    *Litter removal
    *Dead animal removal
    *Reporting a vacant, or abandoned home
    *Water Service requests
    *Concealed handgun permits

●  Durham Emergency Management encourages anyone who lives or works in Durham to visit AlertDurham to register for the new notification system that will be used to alert residents about a variety of events, ranging from severe weather, fires, floods and other emergencies to more routine announcements, such as road closures and water utility maintenance. Sign up today for emergency notifications at

●  We invite you to tune in to Cable TV Channel 8 and AT&T U-verse channel 99 to see rebroadcasts of Durham County Commissioner meetings as well as other Durham County programming that may be of interest to you. Please contact the Public Information Office at 919-560-0008 or visit our webpage by clicking here for more information.

●  Durham County needs you!  If you have a few hours to commit, Durham County has a number of boards and commissions that can benefit from your participation.  We invite you to make a difference in our community.  Contact the Clerk’s Office at 919-560-0025, visit the County's Boards and Commissions page by clicking here, or email for more information.  Please note that all City and County taxes must be current at the time of application.