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Conditions and Use

This computer system, the City of Tampa Internet site, (also known as www.tampagov.net, www.ci.tampa.fl.us, www.tampagov.org, www.tampagov.com and www.tampafl.gov), is provided as a service to the citizens of Tampa, Florida and to the general public.   Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on this facility is prohibited.

Continuous Improvement and Site Accuracy

The City of Tampa Internet site will reflect continuous improvement; and therefore we make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to this website and associated sites.

Although we try to ensure broken links do not exist; links to other Internet sites may have changed.  If you encounter broken links, please report it to the website administrator, it will be assessed and corrected!

Basic TampaGov Architecture

Pages on TampaGov use a uniform heading, navigation, and footing.

Major links are placed in the heading and remain consistent throughout the user experience on the site. The heading background image changes based on time of day in Tampa, and also based on the type of page being displayed -- department specific or city-wide information. All organization structure is completely transparent to anyone accessing TampaGov web services. The TampaGov banner provides quick access to department and portal pages with Find It Fast and directory drop-down lists. Banner links are customer-centric with the most popular pages and services no more than a click away.

TampaGov pages use the same left-side menu structure with standard top level link titles for continuity throughout the site -- About Us; Contact Us; How Do I; Information Resources; News and Events; and Programs and Services. The use of consistent link titles helps visitors quickly find the information and services they are seeking. The navigation menu may have several levels of links. Second and third level link titles are applicable to their related content and are dynamically created based on the content currently available.

Web site policy oriented links are available on the page footing, along with a last revision date for the page.  The revision date reflects when the fixed contents were changed; daily news updates, search results, and other automated, dynamic content is not reflected in the revision date.

Copy Restrictions

Data on this system is public information and is generally available to copy or distribute.  Information and/or images which may not be copied without permission includes copyrighted materials, such as artwork contained on the Art Programs pages, and the City seal (i.e. Mascotte logo).  The restrictions on use of the City seal are identified in the City of Tampa Code of Ordinances, Chapter 2, Article I, Section 2-2.  Please contact the City Clerk's office for information on how to obtain authorization.

Email to City Officials

Communications made through email and messaging system links contained on this site shall in no way be deemed to constitute legal notice to the City of Tampa or any of its agencies, officers, employees, or representatives, with respect to any existing or potential claim or cause of action against the City or any of its agencies, officers, employees, or representatives, where notice is required by any federal, state, or local laws, rules, or regulations.

Email directly to City staff may be used to address business issues & content on this Internet site.  General website related comments, questions or recommendations may be directed to the website administrator.

Linking to the City of Tampa Website

Unless you are subsequently advised otherwise by the City of Tampa, you are granted permission to create hyperlinks to the content on this website, provided that the link accurately describes the content as it appears on the site. The City of Tampa reserves the right to revoke this permission, or access to specific links, at any time, and may discontinue links due to content management practices.

Under No Circumstances May You "Frame" The Website Or Its Content

Each page within the website must be displayed in full, without any accompanying frame, border, margin, design, branding, trademark, advertising or promotional materials not originally displayed on the page within the site.

Links to Other Websites and Advertising

The City of Tampa does not accept requests for placing personal, political or commercial advertisements on any part of the TampaGov website.

The City of Tampa permits the establishment of external hyperlinks on its official website only if the links strictly comply with the policy statement above. In establishing and maintaining its official website, the City of Tampa does not intend to create any forum or other means for public discourse. Rather, the sole and limited purpose of the permitted external links is to provide information about the City of Tampa and its government for residents, businesses and visitors. The City of Tampa does not endorse or provide preferential treatment to any third party websites, associated organizations or persons. Additionally, the City of Tampa does not control third party websites and therefore does not warrant that third party websites are accurate or reliable. This policy may be revised without prior notice.

Mapping Accuracy

The geographic information contained in this web site is provided by various agencies (city departments, county, state and federal agencies). The Tampagov web site is designed to provide a reasonable representation of this information and not to be considered "official". Tampagov users should use primary sources such as, but not limited to, recorded deeds, plats, surveys and other public records for "official" information.

News and Events

It is our policy to post public announcements that are hosted or sponsored by a City agency. If you have an event that meets this criteria, please contact the associated department to post the event for you. Visit our Contact Us page for departmental contact information.