HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) – Many cities, county offices and organizations are closing in observance of the Fourth of July on Sunday, July 4, 2021.

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


All City of Chesapeake offices, courts, and community centers will be closed on Monday, July 5. The libraries will be closed July 4 and July 5.

Trash and recycling schedules will not change.

Elizabeth City

City offices in Elizabeth City will be closed Monday, July 5.


Gloucester County Government offices will be closed Monday, July 5.


City of Hampton offices will be closed on Monday, July 5 in observance of the Fourth of July holiday.

The following city services will also be closed Monday for the holiday:

  • There will be no trash or recycling collection, Monday, July 5. Monday collections will be made Wednesday, July 7.
  • The Yard waste site will be closed Monday, July 5.
  • No sweeping Monday, July 5. Make-up day is Wednesday, July 7, and Wednesday’s make-up day is Friday.
  • Libraries will be closed Sunday, July 4 and Monday, July 5.
  • Courts will be closed on Monday, July 5
  • The Health Department/clinics Closed July 5
  • Social Services will be closed on July 5
  • Charles H. Taylor Arts Center will be closed July 5
  • Hampton Coliseum box office will be closed July 5
  • Community centers closed July 5
  • Treasurer’s Office & the Commissioner of the Revenue Office will be closed July 5.

James City County

James City County offices, facilities, services, libraries and courts will observe the following schedule for the Independence Day holiday:

County offices:
Closed Monday, July 5

James City County Recreation Center, the Abram Frink Jr. Community Center and all Convenience Centers:
Closed, Sunday, July 4

Garbage Transfer Station:
Closed Sunday, July 4

Closed Sunday-Monday, July 4-5

Closed Monday, July 5

Newport News

Newport News’ city offices, libraries, and recovery operation centers will be closed on Monday, July 5.

The Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter will, however, be open for adoptions from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on July 5. Their lobby will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for owner surrenders, reclaims and stray drop-offs. They will be closed for adoptions on July 4.

In addition, trash and recycling pickup will not run on July 5. They will be delayed by one day for the entire week.


City offices in Norfolk will close Monday, July 5. Those closures include libraries and recreation centers, Commissioner of the Revenue, City Treasurer and the Norfolk Courthouse.

Offices will reopen July 6.

Lifeguards will still be on duty from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Community Beach Park and Sarah Constant Beach Park. They aren’t at Ocean View Beach Park for the summer because of a staffing shortage.

The SPSA Norfolk Transfer Station will close on Monday, July 5. Requests for bulk waste collection on Tuesday, July 6, must be made before 3 p.m. on Friday, July 2.


The City of Portsmouth’s municipal offices, including libraries, museums, and recreation
centers, will be closed on Monday, July 5, in observance of the July 4th holiday.

There will be no trash, recycling, or bulk collections on Monday, July 5, and
all Monday routes will be collected on Wednesday, July 7.


Suffolk City offices will be closed Monday, July 5.

Trash pickup will continue as scheduled, as well as TFC Recycling’s route, from July 6-9.

Southeastern Public Service Authority (SPSA) Transfer Station in Suffolk and the Regional Landfill will be closed on Monday, July 5.

Suffolk Transit will not run July 5.

Suffolk parks will be open July 5 but unstaffed.

Click here for more information on closures.

Virginia Beach

City offices will be closed on Monday, July 5 in observance of the Fourth of July holiday.

The following Virginia Beach facilities, which normally have Sunday hours, will be CLOSED Sunday, July 4:

  • Virginia Beach community recreation centers (Parks and park facilities will be open regular hours)

The following Virginia Beach facilities will be CLOSED Monday, July 5 in observance of Independence Day:

  • All Virginia Beach government administrative offices
  • All Virginia Beach city public schools and administrative offices
  • Commonwealth’s Attorney Office
  • EMS Headquarters and Training Center
  • Francis Land House, Lynnhaven House, Thoroughgood House and Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum (Francis Land House and Lynnhaven House are also closed for restoration until further notice)
  • The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
  • The Virginia Beach Circuit Court, General District Court, Juvenile & Domestic Relations Courts and Clerk’s Offices
  • Tidewater Community College/City of Virginia Beach Joint Use Library
  • Virginia Beach Department of Public Health Department
  • Virginia Beach Public Libraries
  • Voter Registrar’s Office
  • Waste Management administrative offices and the West Neck Recycling Center

The city has lots planned to celebrate Independence Day and expects a large crowd. Plan accordingly.


Williamsburg city offices and other buildings — including Municipal Building on Lafayette Street, Quarterpath Recreation Center, Williamsburg Regional Library administrative offices in the Stryker Center, and the Williamsburg-James City County Courthouse on Monticello Avenue — will be closed Monday, July 5.

Waller Mill Park will follow regular operating hours from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Williamsburg Library will be closed July 4 and 5.

Garbage will be collected on its normal schedule on Monday and Tuesday.

City bills can be paid at a 24-hour bill drop box at the front of the Municipal Building at 401 Lafayette Street. Payments can also be made online.