City announces Cesar Chavez Day Holiday Schedule of City Services

Published on March 27, 2024

Communications and Engagement Department    

SAN ANTONIO (March 27, 2024) — City Hall and most municipal offices will be closed Monday, April 1, 2024, in observance of the Cesar Chavez Day holiday. Public safety and emergency services will remain in operation. Other City services will operate as follows:

Public Safety

  • Police will be on duty
  • Fire and EMS personnel will be on duty
  • Animal Care Officers will be on duty

General Services

  • 3-1-1 Call Center will be operational from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and from 5 - 11 p.m. for urgent animal concerns and traffic signal malfunctions by pressing option 1.
  • Housing Assistance Hotline (210-207-5910), Homeless Connections Hotline (210-207-1799), and Abatement Teams will not be operational.
  • Code Enforcement Officers will be available for inspections and emergency coverage
  • Downtown parking visitors will enjoy an on-street parking meter holiday (this does not apply to off-street City-operated garages and lots)

Waste Collection & Drop Off

  • Garbage, recycling, and organics will be collected according to regular collection schedules all week
  • Nelson Gardens Brush Recycling drop-off center (operated by Atlas Organics) will be open on April 1
  • Bitters Brush site located at 1800 Wurzbach Parkway will be closed Sunday, March 31 and Monday, April 1. Facility will resume normal operations on Tuesday, April 2.
  • Bulky Waste drop-off centers and Household Hazardous Waste sites (Bitters, Frio City Rd., Rigsby and Culebra) will be closed on April 1 

Facilities & Administrative Offices


  • City parks and trails
  • Municipal Court magistration services and SAPD's detention center
  • Head Start administrative offices and school district site
  • Alicia Treviño Lopez and Doris Griffin Senior Centers (manned by WellMed staff)
  • La Villita and Market Square shops
  • Animal Care Services Lobby and Adoption Center will be open on Monday, April 1 but closed on Sunday, March 31
  • Pre-K 4 SA Centers, CEO and corporate office will be open on Monday April 1 but closed on Friday, March 29


  • All library locations, including Central Library will be closed on Sunday, March 31 and Monday, April 1
  • Pre-K 4 SA Centers, CEO and corporate office
  • Animal Care Services Lobby and Adoption Center
  • The Darner Headquarters and Park Reservations Office
  • City of San Antonio Community Centers, Adult and Senior Centers, the Natatorium, Fairchild and McFarlin Tennis Centers and the Barrera Community Fitness Center
  • All Metro Health clinics and offices
  • San Antonio Municipal Court
  • SAPD’s Administration and Records Section
  • SAFD Administrative Offices
  • Senior/Adult Comprehensive Centers and Senior Nutrition Sites
  • Willie Velasquez, Claude Black and Frank Garrett community centers
  • Child Care Services administrative offices
  • Carver Community Cultural Center
  • Alamodome Offices and Box Office 
  • La Villita and Market Square administrative offices
  • Solid Waste Management administrative offices including Customer Service
  • Development Services Department
  • Economic Development Department
  • Office of Historic Preservation
  • Planning Department
  • Neighborhood and Housing Services
  • Office of the City Clerk, including Vital Records
  • Spanish Governors Palace
  • Culture Commons Gallery at Plaza de Armas
  • Centro de Artes Gallery at Market Square