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Posted on: February 3, 2022

[ARCHIVED] City Facilities Remain Closed on Feb. 4 Due to Inclement Weather

MLK Jr Rec Center in the snow

24-Hour Emergency Shelter Will Remain Open Until Feb. 6

DENTON, TX, Feb 3, 2022 – City of Denton facilities will remain closed on Friday, Feb. 4 due to inclement weather conditions. All essential staff, including Police, Fire, Denton Municipal Electric (DME), Streets, and Utilities, will remain on duty. Remote services, such as utility billing and Municipal Court services, will continue for most City departments. 

All City of Denton facilities are expected to return to regular business hours on Monday, Feb. 7. 

24-hour Emergency Shelter & Warming Station
The 24-hour emergency shelter at MLK, Jr. Rec Center will remain open until noon on Sunday, Feb. 6. The daytime warming station at Emily Fowler Central Library will also remain open during regular business hours Feb. 4-6. Please note the following with respect to specific City of Denton services and facilities. Visit for the latest information regarding service changes and facility updates. 

Parks and Recreation
MLK Jr. Rec Center (1300 Wilson St.) will remain open as a 24-hour emergency shelter until noon on Sunday, Feb. 6. The MLK Jr. emergency shelter will have restrooms, seating, water, pre-packaged snack food, and basic sanitary items available. COVID-19 precautions will be in place, with hand sanitizer and face coverings provided for use. As a 24-hour emergency shelter, the facility will provide cots for anyone needing to remain at the shelter overnight and will accept any animals that accompany their owners; however, they may need to remain in a City-provided kennel within the facility.

All other Recreation Centers and Facilities will remain closed Feb. 4-5 to focus staff resources on the emergency shelter. Recreations Centers, with the exception of the 24-hour emergency shelter, will also be closed on Sunday per their normal operating hours.

Emily Fowler Central Library (502 Oakland St.) will remain open to serve as a warming station during regular business hours Feb. 4-6. Regular library business hours are as follows: Mon., Wed., Fri. & Sat. from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tues. & Thurs. from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.

South Branch Library and North Branch Library will remain closed Feb. 4-5 to focus staff resources on the warming shelter.  

All library branches will reopen for regular business hours on Sunday, Feb. 6. 

Solid Waste and Recycling
Residential and Commercial Garbage and Recycling was not collected on Thursday, Feb. 3, due to inclement weather. Commercial collections are tentatively set to resume Saturday, Feb. 5. Residential Trash, Recycling, and Home Chemical and Appliance Collections not collected on Thursday will be collected on Monday, Feb. 7, with the remainder of the week’s collection shifted one day forward throughout the rest of the week. 

The Landfill will remain closed Feb. 4, and will reopen to public on Monday, Feb. 7. 

Animal Services
The Linda McNatt Animal Care and Adoption Center will remain closed Feb. 4-5. To report an animal non-emergency, call (940) 349-8181 and select option 8. In case of an emergency, call 911.

Public Safety
Public safety personnel will remain on duty. The Denton Police Department non-emergency number is (940) 349-8181, and in case of an emergency, call 911. 

All fire stations are available as warming stations from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for the Central Fire Station)

Utilities customers can pay online, by phone, by mail, and by drop box. To pay your bill or speak with a Customer Service representative, customers should call (940) 349-8700. Please visit to pay online. 

To report a utility service emergency or power outage, call (940) 349-7000. The DME outage map can be viewed at  

Municipal Court
To speak with a Court Clerk, call (940) 349-8331. Payments can be made online and by mail. For forms, payment options, and other information, visit 

Denton Enterprise Airport administrative offices will remain closed on Friday, Feb. 4. The air traffic control tower will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., and the airfield will remain open 24 hours per day. Airport Operations is available 24/7 at (940) 349-7722. 

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