HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — As we await the start of a new year, many cities and county offices are closing in observance of New Years Day 2022.

Here is the list of changes in your city or county:

Chesapeake

Chesapeake City government offices, courts, community centers, and public libraries will have modified hours in observance of the New Year. There will be no changes to trash or recycling collections. 

  • City Offices, Courts, DMV Select will be closed Friday, Dec. 31
  • Public Libraries, Community Centers, Visitor Center will be closed Friday, Dec. 31 – Saturday, Jan. 1
  • Chesapeake Integrated Behavioral Healthcare will be closed Friday, Dec. 31

Gloucester

All Gloucester County government offices will be closed Friday, Dec. 31.

Hampton

All Hampton city offices, courts and health districts/clinics will be closed on Friday, December 31.

  • No regular recycling, refuse, bulk trash or yard waste collection on Friday, Dec. 31. That collection will be made on Wednesday, Dec. 29
  • The yard waste site will be closed Friday and Saturday, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1
  • The landfill will close at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31 and be closed on Saturday, Jan. 1
  • Libraries will be closed Friday and Saturday, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1
  • Community centers will be closed Friday and Saturday, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1
  • Neighborhood Centers will be closed Friday and Saturday, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1
  • Hampton Aquatic Center and Fort Monroe Poll will both be closed Friday, Dec. 31
  • Treasurer’s Office & Commissioner of Revenue’s Office will be closed Friday, Dec. 31
  • DMV select will be closed Friday, Dec. 31

James City County

  • James City County offices will be closed Friday, Dec. 31
  • James City County Recreation Center and Abram Frink Jr. Community Center will close at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 31 and be closed on Saturday, Jan. 1
  • Chickahominy Riverfront Park, Little Creek Reservoir Park, James City County Marina and Freedom Park office/stores are closed Saturday, Jan. 1
  • Tewning Road and Jolly Pond Road are closed on Saturday, Jan. 1
  • The Garbage Transfer Station will be closed Saturday, Jan. 1
  • Libraries will be closed Friday and Saturday, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1
  • Courts will be closed Friday, Dec. 31

Newport News

  • City Offices – closed Friday, Dec. 31
  • Libraries  – closed Friday, Dec. 31 and Saturday, Jan. 1
  • Garbage, recycling and bulk waste collections – As scheduled; no change in collection schedule for week of Dec. 27
  • Recovery Operations Center (i.e., convenience/drop-off center) – closed Friday, Dec. 31 and Saturday, Jan. 1
  • Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter – Open 12 pm – 5 pm Friday, Dec. 31 for adoptions and closed for adoptions Saturday, Jan. 1; reunite lobby open 8 am – 12 pm on Jan. 1 for surrenders, reclaims and stray drop offs.

Norfolk

The City of Norfolk’s government offices, libraries and recreation centers will close Friday, December 31, for New Year’s Day. The closures include the offices of the Commissioner of the Revenue, City Treasurer and Norfolk Courthouse.

  • Revised New Year’s Eve trash and recycling collection schedule:
    • There will be no change in the trash and recycling collection schedule for Friday, December 31.
    • Schedule bulk waste collection for Friday, December 31, by 3 p.m. on Thursday, December 30.
      • Ready to toss your tree? Place natural trees, with decorations removed, on the curb on your trash collection day.   Residents can also drop off their natural trees to Waste Management, 1176 Pineridge Road, December 28 through January 28. 
  • The SPSA Norfolk Transfer Station, 3136 Woodland Avenue, will be closed on Saturday, January 1.
  • Street sweeping scheduled for Friday, December 31, will be made up within the following two weeks, based on availability.

Portsmouth

For the New Year’s holiday, municipal offices will be closed on Friday, December 31st. See below for the schedules for Libraries, Museums, and Recreation Centers.

  • All Friday Trash Routes Will Be Collected in Advance on Wednesday -There will be no trash, recycling, or bulk collections on Friday, December 24th, and no collections on Friday, December 31st.  All Friday routes will be collected in advance on Wednesday, December 22nd, and Wednesday, December 29th.  No changes for Thursday routes.  For more information, call Waste Management at 393-8663.
  • Portsmouth Public Library – Libraries will be closed Thursday, December 23rd, through Saturday, December 25th, for the Christmas holiday.  All libraries will reopen on Monday, December 27th, and will be closed on Friday, December 31st, and Saturday, January 1st, in observance of the New Year’s holiday.  Stock up today on holiday books and movies at your favorite location.  You can also use your PPL card to stream movies, music, and more from our Digital Branch Library online at www.portsmouthpubliclibrary.org.  For more information, call 393-8501.
  • Portsmouth Museums and Tourism – All Portsmouth Museums and gift shops, and the Portsmouth Welcome Center will be closed on Saturday, December 25th, and Saturday, January 1st.  Please see the schedules for all museums and the Welcome Center below.
  • The Children’s Museum of Virginia will be open as follows: Wednesday, December 22nd, Thursday, December 23rd, Friday, December 24th, Sunday, December 26th, Monday, December 27th, Tuesday, December 28th (extended holiday hours), Wednesday, December 29th,Thursday, December 30th, and Friday, December 31st, from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. – 4 p.m.  Sock Skating is back until January 31st! Join us on December 31st as we ring in the New Year at the Noon New Year’s Eve celebration from   11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Middle Street Mall.  The ball will drop at noon!  For museum admission, all visitors, including members, are required to purchase tickets in advance online at www.ChildrensMuseumVirginia.com.  For more information, call 393-5258.
  • The Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center will be open as follows: Wednesday,December 22nd, Thursday, December 23rd,  Friday, December 24th, Sunday, December 26th, Monday, December 27th, Tuesday, December 28th, (extended hours), Wednesday, December 29th, Thursday, December 30th, and Friday, December 31st, from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Winter Wonderland: The ColemanNurseryCollectioncontinuesat PACC. View animated scenes of ice skaters and children sledding, children from around the world, a Victorian chalet, and caroling villagers. Plus, hand and arm painting, crafts and more!  All visitors, including members are required to purchase tickets in advance online at www.PortsmouthArtCenter.com.  For more information call 393-8543. 
  • The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum will be open on Wednesday, December 22nd, Thursday, December 23rd, Friday, December 24th, Wednesday, December 29th, Thursday, December 30th, and Friday, December 31st, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; and Sunday, December 26th, from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.  The Museum is closed on Monday and Tuesday.  Admission will be by donation.  For more information call 393-8591 or visit www.PortsmouthNavalShipyardMuseum.com.
  • The Lightship Portsmouth Museum and the Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum are temporarily closed.  For more information call 393-8591.
  • The Portsmouth Welcome Center will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.  Open on Friday, December 24th, and Friday, December 31st, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and all other days from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 393-5111.
  • Parks & Recreation
    • Recreation Centers and the Senior Station will be closed Thursday, December 23rd, through Sunday, December 26th, in observance of the Christmas Holiday; and will be closed Friday, December 31st, through Sunday, January 2nd, in observance of the New Year’s Holiday. 
    • Open Hours: On Monday, December 20th, Tuesday, December 21st, Wednesday, December 22nd, Monday, December 27th, Tuesday, December 28th, Wednesday, December 29th, and Thursday, December 30th, Recreation Centers will be open 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. and the Senior Station will be open 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
    • Parks will be operating with normal hours, from dawn to dusk.  Picnic shelter rentals are available online at www.portsmouthparks.com.
    • Golf Courses will be open; tee times and golf carts are limited.  Please call ahead to ensure availability. 
    • The Links Golf Course, located at 140 City Park Avenue, will be open from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Christmas EveClosed Christmas Day. All other days, hours are 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.For more information, call 465-1500.
    • Bide-A-Wee Golf Course, located at 1 Bide-A-Wee Lane, will be open from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Christmas EveClosed Christmas Day.  All other days, hours are 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.  For more information, call 393-8600 or visit: www.portsvagolf.com.

Suffolk

Suffolk City offices will be closed Friday, December 31, and will reopen for normal operations on Monday, January 3, at 8:30 a.m.

  • Trash Collection
    • The Suffolk Public Works Department and TFC Recycling will pick up trash as regularly scheduled for December 28 through December 31.
    • Trash must be placed at curbside no later than 7 a.m. on the day of collection.
    • For more information on refuse collection, call Suffolk Public Works at (757) 514-7630.

From December 28 through January 7, crews will collect all Christmas trees and boxes as a special collection. Christmas trees and boxes will not be counted towards the 12 free special collections. Any Christmas trees put out for collection after January 7 will be picked up but will count as a special collection. The trees and boxes will need to be placed at the curb the same day. The trees do not have to be secured and the boxes do not have to be collapsed.

The Southeastern Public Service Authority (SPSA) Transfer Station in Suffolk and the Regional Landfill will be closed on Saturday, January 1. SPSA facilities will resume regular business hours on Sunday, January 2.

Suffolk Transit will not operate on Saturday, January 1.

  • Recreation Centers
    • All Suffolk Joint Use Recreation Centers (Mack Benn Jr., Booker T. Washington, Kings Fork, Creekside, Northern Shores and Oakland) will close Monday, December 20 and remain closed until Monday, January 3.
    • The East Suffolk Recreation Center and Whaleyville Recreation Center will close Friday, December 31 and will reopen Monday, January 3.
    • The Suffolk Parks & Recreation Administration Office will be closed Friday, December 31.

Suffolk’s four major parks (Lone Star Lakes, Constant’s Wharf, Sleepy Hole, and Bennett’s Creek) will remain open Friday, December 31. However, there will be no park attendant on duty.

The Suffolk Art Gallery will be closed Friday, December 31, and remain closed until Tuesday, January 4.

All Suffolk City Libraries (Morgan Memorial, North Suffolk, Chuckatuck) will be closed Friday, December 31, and Saturday, January 1. Morgan Memorial and North Suffolk Libraries will reopen at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 3.

The Suffolk Visitor Center and Suffolk Seaboard Station Railroad Museum will be closed Saturday, January 1. The Visitor Center will reopen at 9 a.m. and the Railroad Museum at 10 a.m. on Sunday, January 2.

The Suffolk Executive Airport terminal will be closed on Saturday, January 1 and will be unmanned Friday, December 31. The airfield and self-service fuel island will remain open during this time. The restaurant will be closed on Saturday, January 1.

Virginia Beach

Most City offices and facilities will be closed Dec. 31, 2021 in observance of the new year. However, the following agencies have alternate schedules:

  • Waste Collection
    • Normal collections will occur on Friday, Dec. 31.
    • The Landfill and Resource Recovery Center and the West Neck Recycling Center will be closed Jan. 1 and 3, 2022. (Mondays are normal closure dates for the landfill.)
  • All city community recreation centers
    • Dec. 31 — Closing at 5 p.m.
    • Jan. 1 — Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  
  • All city parks and park facilities
    • Dec. 31 — Open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Jan. 1 — Open 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • All city public libraries and the Joint-Use Library at TCC/Virginia Beach Campus
    • Dec. 31–Jan. 2 — Closed
  • The Francis Land House, Lynnhaven House and the Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum are closed until further notice.
    Thoroughgood House
    • Dec. 31 – Jan. 2 — Closed
    • Jan. 3-12 — Closed for staff training
  • Sandler Center for the Performing Arts Box Office and Administrative Offices
    • Dec. 31 — Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Jan. 1 — Closed
    • Jan. 3 — Closed (New Year’s Day Observed)
  • Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
    • Dec. 26–Jan. 2 — Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center
    • Jan. 1 — Closed 
  • Virginia Beach Department of Public Health
    • Dec. 31 — Closed
  • Virginia Beach Farmers Market Management Office
    • Dec. 31 — Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Jan. 1 — Closed
    • Jan. 2 — Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • For full holiday scheduling of the Farmers Market vendors, visit VBgov.com/farmersmarket and click on ‘Merchants.’
  • Virginia Beach Visitor Information Centers at 2100 Parks Ave. and at Chesapeake Bay Center at First Landing State Park
    • Dec. 31–Jan. 1 — Closed

The following facilities will be closed Dec. 30-31, 2021.

  • Virginia Beach Circuit Court and clerk’s offices
  • Virginia Beach General District Court
  • Virginia Beach Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney

Williamsburg

City of Williamsburg offices will be closed Friday, Dec. 31, and Monday, Jan. 3. This includes all offices in the Municipal Building on Lafayette Street. 

  • Quarterpath Recreation Center will be closed Friday, Dec. 31 through Monday, Jan. 3.
  • Williamsburg Regional Library is closed Friday, Dec. 31 and Saturday, Jan. 1.
  • The Williamsburg-James City County Courthouse is closed Friday, Dec. 31.
  • The holiday does not affect trash or recycling collections in the City.