What's Open, What's Closed and What's Free on MLK Day in Montgomery County

Monday, Jan. 21 is an administrative holiday for the county.

Here’s what’s open (or not) on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 21:

Free: Parking at public garages, lots and curbs


  • Montgomery County offices
  • Montgomery County libraries
  • Montgomery County liquor stores
  • TRiPS Commuter stores in Silver Spring and Friendship Heights
  • All county public schools and administrative offices
  • State of Maryland offices and courts
  • Senior centers and community centers 

Schedule Changes

  • Ride-On will operate on a modified holiday schedule 
  • Metrobus will operate on a weekday schedule with an early rush hour. Many routes will operate on detours due to Inaugural events.
  • Metrorail will operate on a rush-hour schedule, from 4 a.m. to 2 a.m. because of the Presidential Inauguration. Three stations will be closed: Archives, Mt. Vernon Square and Smithsonian.

Refuse/Recycling pick-up: No pick-up, will move to the next day


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