Most Town Departments Close for Holiday Observance

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(Apple Valley)– Apple Valley Town Hall will be closed Wednesday, December 24 through Friday, January 2 for the holiday season. Town Hall will reopen on Monday, January 5. The Police Department will operate as usual. Essential services will still be performed and building inspections will be offered during the closure except on December 25 and January 1.

In case of emergency: For life-threatening emergencies please call 9-1-1. For emergencies concerning sewer, water, flooding, traffic signs or signals, vicious dogs, dogs with life-threatening injuries, or emergencies regarding a town facility, please call the Town after-hours dispatch number at (760) 961-6001.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center will be closed December 27 but will hold regular operating hours on January 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Town of Apple Valley Animal Shelter will be open December 27, 30, 31 and January 2 and 3.  Although the shelter is normally closed on Monday, the facility will be open on December 22 to offer regular services, as well as added pet adoption opportunities. For animal emergencies outside these hours call the Town dispatch number at (760) 961-6001.  Calls for service will be screened to determine urgency. Special arrangements will be made for turning in strays or picking up lost pets at the shelter or in the field. If your pet gets loose, contact the shelter immediately at 240-7000 x 7555; leave a message with a complete description and contact information. If your pet has been turned in to the shelter and the shelter is contacted, but the pet cannot be returned immediately you will not be charged for boarding that day. This does not include the holidays or weekends.

The Town Council approved this holiday closure to save operating costs as well as reduce paid leave liability. For non-emergency inquiries we encourage the public to visit our homepage at and click “Let us Know.”

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