In observance of Veterans Day, all Charlotte and most Sarasota county government business offices along with North Port and Punta Gorda city offices will be closed Monday. All post offices will be closed as well, along with the county and circuit courts. Other offices and services will be affected as well, including:

• County County Government Business Offices including Murdock Administration Center: closed.

• Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau Office – Closed. Visitors with questions can visit or call 1-800-652-6090.

• Charlotte County Utilities: Customer service will be closed; payments accepted by phone at 941-764-4300, or by electronic billing at (select “Water & Sewer” from the “Popular Links”). Standby staff will be on call for utility emergencies at 941-764-4300.

• Community Services Administration Offices: closed

• Punta Gorda residential trash, yard waste or recycling collections will occur as scheduled. Commercial customers will notice no change in collection service during the holiday.

• Garbage pickup: Curbside collection will occur as scheduled.

• Sarasota County garbage pickup: There will be no waste pickups on Monday; collection will be delayed one day the remainder of the week.

• North Port solid waste collection will not occur on Labor Day; collection will be delayed one day the remainder of the week.

• Mini-Transfer facilities: Both the West Charlotte and Mid-County are closed.

• Charlotte County Landfill on Zemel Road: open.

• Sarasota Central County Landfill at 4000 Knights Trail Road in Nokomis; Sarasota County Chemical Collection Center at 8750 Bee Ridge Road and Citizens Convenience Center, 4010 Knights Trail Road, Nokomis: closed.

• Fire/EMS Headquarters will be closed; all other stations will be open.

• Charlotte County Transit: closed.

• Sarasota County Area Transit: closed. 

• Family Services Center: Charlotte County government offices will be closed; however limited center activities will be available.

• Florida Department of Health, Sarasota: closed.

• Charlotte County library administration offices: closed.

• Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Englewood libraries: closed.

• North Port, Shannon Staub and Jacaranda libraries: closed.

• Mid-County Regional Library: closed.

• Charlotte County Historical Center: closed.

• Harold Avenue Recreation Center: closed.

• South County Regional Park Recreation Center: closed.

• Joseph A. Tringali Recreation Center: closed.

• Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources administration office: closed.

• Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center offices: closed.

• Port Charlotte Beach Recreation Center: closed.

• Don Cerbone Skate Park: open.

• Berlin Rotary Skate Park: closed

• Ann Dever Regional Park Pool (Oyster Creek): closed.

• Port Charlotte Beach Park Pool: closed.

• South County Regional Park Pool: closed.

• Charlotte Sports Park offices: closed.

• Charlotte County Sheriff’s administrative office and four district offices: closed. The offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday. There will be no change in jail visitation hours.

• Englewood Water District offices: closed.

• Englewood Area Fire Control District administrative offices: closed.

• Florida SouthWestern State College (including the Charlotte campus): closed.

- Compiled by Sherri Dennis,


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