DMV Closes Early Friday and What Else Is Open, Closed Columbus Day Weekend

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"Christopher Columbus" by Ridolfo Ghirlandaio, about 1520

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In addition to the state Department of Motor Vehicles, which will close early at 12:30 p.m., Friday and not reopen until Tuesday morning, here’s what’s open and what’s closed during Columbus Day weekend in and around Darien:

Friday, Oct. 6

Department of Motor Vehicles — offices will close at 12:30 p.m., remain closed on Saturday and reopen Tuesday at 7:45 a.m.


Saturday, Oct. 7

Darien Recycling Center (also known as the Transfer Station and the town Dump) — open regular hours (7 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.)

Department of Motor Vehicles — offices will be closed all day Saturday and reopen Tuesday at 7:45 a.m., including the Norwalk office

U.S. Post Offices are open.

Monday, Columbus Day



Darien Recycling Center (regular hours, 7 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.)

Almost all larger stores are open; check with small shops.

Metro-North will operate a regular weekday schedule.


Darien Town Hall (town offices reopen at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday)

Connecticut state offices

Department of Motor Vehicles — The department is normally closed on Mondays. (Offices reopen Tuesday at 7:45 a.m.)

Federal government offices

Post Offices

OPEN BANKS: TD Bank, Wells Fargo Bank

CLOSED BANKS: Bank of AmericaCitibankChase Bank, Darien Rowayton Bank, Fairfield County Bank, M&T BankPeople’s United Bank

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