Memorial Day is Monday, May 28, and if you were hoping to run some errands, good luck.
Many state and local government offices will be closed for the holiday, a day of remembrance for those who have died while serving in the military.
Here's a list of what's closed (and open) in the state and in Howard County:
The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) will close its full-service and express offices on Saturday, May 26, and Monday, May 28. All Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP) stations will also close on both days. All MVA and VEIP offices will be closed on Friday, May 25, in accordance with the State Service Reduction Plan.
MVA officials caution that the day before Memorial Day is typically very busy, so if you have to go, go soon, wait until after Memorial Day, complete your transactions online or use the automated phone system: 1-888-834-7344.
In Howard County, trash and recycling pickup will run on a sliding holiday schedule. Click here to find out when your trash and recyclables will be picked up.
If you plan to head out shopping in Howard County, you still have to pay the parking meters.
Here is a list of other offices' holiday schedules:
Government OfficesCounty parks District & Circuit Court Animal Shelter (scheduled activities only) Howard Transit (Sunday schedule; click your route to find a schedule) Alpha Ridge Landfill Connect-A-Ride (Sunday Schedule)
Gary J. Arthur Community CenterNorth Laurel Community Center Robinson Nature Center