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City Observes Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday January 21

City Observes Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday January 21


January 17, 2019



Tanisha Jumper, Media and Communications, tjumper@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5152
Maria Lee, Media and Communications, maria.lee@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-2054


City of Tacoma Observes Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday on January 21


Administrative offices in the Tacoma Municipal Building complex (747 Market St. and 733 Market St.) and in other City of Tacoma facilities will close Monday, January 21, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. 

The Tacoma Recovery and Transfer Center (3510 S. Mullen St.) will be open as normally scheduled, from 8 AM – 6 PM, and customer pickups will not be affected. 

Police and fire personnel will be on duty as normally scheduled, with animal control personnel on duty from 8 AM - 8 PM.   

Following is a list of other closures and service adjustments relating to the upcoming holidays:


  • All Tacoma Public Library locations will be closed on Saturday, January 19. 
  • The Tacoma Municipal Court (930 Tacoma Ave. S) will be closed on Monday, January 21.
  • There will be no parking enforcement by City staff on Monday, January 21. 

The City of Tacoma’s signature event, the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration, will take place at 11 AM, with doors opening at 10 AM, in the Greater Tacoma Convention Center (1500 Commerce St.).