Art Programs (formerly Tampa Public Art) was founded in 1985. The program is governed by an ordinance, administered pursuant to Program Guidelines, and is designed to foster and administrate projects integrating artwork into Tampa's urban culture.
The Business Tax Division is part of the City of Tampa's Department of Revenue and Finance and is responsible for the issuance and collection for all Business Tax Receipts under Chapter 24 of the City's code. The Division also administers the issuance of Business Operating permits to certain regulated businesses defined by Chapter 6 of the City code, and also handles the enforcement and maintenance of the Alcoholic Beverage/Wet Zoning Code set forth in Chapter 3. Additionally, the Division handles the collection of revenues from Rental Certificates, which are currently enforced by the Neighborhood Improvement Division of the Department of Business and Community Services.
The Cable Communication Department insures that the residents of Tampa are provided reliable cable television service, which meets industry technical standards, by the cable television franchisee. They also provide Tampa's residents with a broad range of public, education and government information via cable television at minimal cost, while maintaining programming with a high level of integrity through neutrality.
The City Clerk's Office is responsible for recording City Council meetings; preparing City Council agendas; indexing local laws, ordinances, resolutions, agreements, and deeds; updating and distributing supplements to the City Code; and maintaining current appointments to City boards and committees, City and State financial disclosure statements and executive orders recording of official documents with appropriate agencies, and indexing of City cemetery burials.
Utility billing for the City of Tampa is the responsibility of the Water Department's Distribution and Consumer Services Division. Most of the City's utility customers receive a consolidated monthly bill for three utility services--Water, Wastewater and Solid Waste.
The Community Affairs section is responsible for the planning, administration and coordination of programs, projects and activities that are designed to promote and maintain good relations among citizens of Tampa.
The Contract Administration Department prepares and manages the preparation of contract documents for professional and construction services, architectural design, drafting services for civil and architectural design needs, and construction inspection services for architectural construction projects.
The Tampa Convention Center is the city's major "meeting" place... the facility is recognized for the staff’s helpfulness and efficiency; the design and quality of exhibit space, conference and break-out rooms; its downtown water-front location; and outstanding food services.
The Economic and Urban Development Department is responsible for coordinating and directing citywide redevelopment initiatives, community planning and marketing redevelopment opportunities to the private sector using professional staff and consulting resources. The department is dedicated to maximizing the quality, pace and beneficial economic impact of Tampa's key strategic community revitalization and urban development and economic incentives.
The Fire and Police Pension Board is charged with the general administration and responsibility for the proper operation of the pension system and for making effective provisions of the Special Acts of the State of Florida.
The Geographic Information Systems Group undertakes several GIS support activities, including promoting GIS technology from an "intelligent" mapping perspective; providing technical assistance; finding data sources; and distributing data of general interest.
Historic Preservation and Urban Design is responsible for maintaining the integrity of historic districts by preserving contributing structures and insuring that any changes to these structures are implemented in a manner architecturally appropriate.
The Housing and Community Development Division is responsible for the implementation of the City's affordable housing programs. These programs are designed to assist residents with housing repair, to preserve the City's housing stock, and to provide first-time homeownership opportunities of rehabilitated and newly constructed homes. HCD staff can assist citizens residing in the City of Tampa with information on affordable housing opportunities.
On a continuous basis the Minority Business Development (MBD) Office conducts outreach efforts to identify and register women and minority businesses interested in supplying goods and services to the City.
The Office of Special Events is the regulatory authority of permitting outdoor special events on public property within the City of Tampa. All reservations for special events, such as festivals, runs / walks, parades, block parties and citywide holiday celebrations that take place on public property are initiated with this office.
The Parking Division of the Department of Public Works is responsible for the operation of all City of Tampa public parking. The Division develops parking policy and specific facility expansion plans to serve the parking demand in the central business district and adjacent commercial areas.
The City of Tampa Department of Planning and Developments overall department function is to ensure safe and affordable housing and commercial structures that are compatible and compliant with applicable codes and ordinances
The Tampa Police Department is Tampa's law enforcement agency whose mission is to protect the lives, property, and constitutional rights of the public by maintaining and promoting community order and respect for the law.
Public Affairs develops and implements communication and public relations strategies to effectively market the city’s initiatives, services and information. Public Affairs also prepares print publications and collateral marketing materials.
The Real Estate Division is part of the Business and Housing Development Department. The Division acts as a central service organization, providing the purchase, sale, leasing and property management services of real estate for other City departments.
The Department of Revenue and Finance is responsible for managing the City's financial matters. Primary functions include: administration, budgeting, planning, accounting, investment, licensing, utility accounting, pension, and grant administration.
The Transportation Division operates the City's transportation system through its management of the City's transportation and traffic planning activities; transportation project survey, design, and construction supervision; and sign, signal, and roadway maintenance activities. Transportation's present inventory consists of 1,441 miles of streets, 565 computerized traffic signals, and 68,300 traffic signs.
Wastewater Department personnel collect, treat, and dispose of more than 50 million gallons of wastewater per day from over 98,000 customers in Tampa and its immediate suburbs. Sanitary treatment requires the careful removal of pollutants and pathogens from wastewater in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local regulations so that the end product can be returned to the environment for natural recycling.
Ybor City Development Corporation, Inc. (YCDC) is a not-for-profit Florida corporation created in October 4, 1988, by the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Tampa to promote redevelopment in the Ybor City Area. The YCDC is the City’s primary vehicle for planning, promoting development, and assisting with the redevelopment of Ybor City through public and private sector offices.
The Clerk of the Circuit Courts mission is to keep and protect the public records and to serve the people in compliance with the state constitution, state statutes, administrative orders, county ordinances and resolutions.
Hillsborough County Emergency Management is responsible for planning and coordinating the evacuation and sheltering of county residents in the event of a natural or manmade disaster. This agency is also responsible for planning, orchestrating and coordinating response actions and continuity of government in the aftermath of a major disaster.
the Planning Commission promotes and coordinates comprehensive long-range planning, growth management, transportation, and environmental protection. It makes recommendations to the local jurisdictions regarding land use, neighborhood planning, capital improvements, urban design and other comprehensive plan issues
the Supervisor of Elections administers all elections in Hillsborough County, conducts voter registration and issues voter identification cards, updates voter registration lists, and provides for absentee registration and absentee voting
the Hillsborough County Tax Collector, located in Tampa, Florida, bills, collects and disburses annual property taxes levied by the Hillsborough County Commission and other taxing agencies such as the School Board and the municipalities of Tampa, Temple Terrace and Plant City
The Property Appraiser is the elected officer responsible for determining the just value of all real and tangible property in the County; locate, identify, and accurately appraise all properties subject to ad valorem taxes; maintain property value roll equity; and to process allowable exemptions.
The Clerk of the Circuit Court of Hillsborough County provides an Index of the Official Records of Hillsborough County, Florida. The Index is a guide to the information contained within the records referenced in an underlying public document.
the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Councils mission is to serve our citizens and member governments by providing a forum to foster communication, coordination, and collaboration in identifying and addressing issues and needs regionally
The Port of Tampa is Florida’s largest seaport and handles nearly half of all sea-borne commerce that passes through the state. It is the 12th largest cargo port in the nation, and with several homeported passenger vessels, it has become a major cruise port.
Use this service to renew your State of Florida vehicle registration (license plate, disabled parking placard, mobile home or vessel); renew your vehicle registration and change your registration address.
Link to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation's (DBPR) online license search. DBPR licenses approximately one out of every 16 citizens of Florida, so it is hard to live in or visit Florida without being touched by DBPR. Whether you are dining in one of Florida's 37,000 restaurants, getting your haircut, visiting a racetrack, buying real estate, or riding an escalator, DBPR is changing the way you interact with state government.
The mission of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is to safeguard the public and support Florida's agricultural economy by:
ensuring the safety and wholesomeness of food and other consumer products through inspection and testing programs; protecting consumers from unfair and deceptive business practices and providing consumer information; assisting Florida's farmers and agricultural industries with the production and promotion of agricultural products; and conserving and protecting the state's agricultural and natural resources by reducing wildfires, promoting environmentally safe agricultural practices, and managing public lands.
Use this service to locate profiles for all licensed doctors of medicine, osteopathy, chiropractic, podiatric and advanced registered nurse practitioners in the State of Florida). A profile is self-reported information about the practitioner and is designed to help you choose a practitioner or find out more about a practitioner you go to now.
The State of Florida offers the Florida Comprehensive Hurricane Damage Mitigation Program to help Floridians identify how they can strengthen their homes against hurricanes and to reduce hurricane damage exposure in our state, the Florida Comprehensive Hurricane Damage Mitigation Program will offer free home inspections by qualified hurricane mitigation inspectors to eligible homeowners.
State of Florida Dept of Elder Affairs, a division of Health and Human Services. The goal of this State of Florida agency is to create an environment that provides choices, promotes independence and enables older Floridians to remain in their communities for a lifetime.
The role of public health is to promote and protect the health and safety of all Floridians. This mission is accomplished by:
identifying health risks in the community;
maintaining a safe and healthful environment;
detecting, investigating, and preventing the spread of disease;
promoting healthy lifestyles;
providing primary care for individuals with limited access to such care from the private sector; and ensuring that health care practitioners meet the requirements for providing adequate care;
informing the public on health issues.
State of Florida Dept of Veterans’ Affairs' mission is to act as an advocacy group representing the
American Legion, American Red Cross, Blinded Veterans of America, Fleet Reserve Association, Florida Department of Veterans Affairs, Marine Corps League, National Association of County Veterans Service Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers Association, The Retired Enlisted Association, Jewish War Veterans of USA, Veterans of WWI of USA, Vietnam Veterans of America.
Use this service to subscribe to the Florida Do Not Call Program. Florida residents who do not wish to receive sales calls may have their residential, mobile or paging device telephone number included on this list.
The Bureau of Compliance Planning and Support reviews site plans to enhance first-response efforts at facilities storing hazardous materials, and assists facilities with reporting requirements and compliance verification. Staff also conduct on-site audits of county Comprehensive Emergency Management Plans and provide technical assistance for plan development.
Use this service to file and pay the State of Florida Intangible Personal Property Tax. Several options exist including: filing corporate, partnership, and fiduciary returns; filing individual and joint returns; submitting a zero tax due notification; and applying for an extension of time to file.
Use this service to lookup road, shelter storm surge information and evacuation routes and zones. The map pages provide citizens with current and accurate information which can be used to prepare for and recover from disasters.
Official Records search and document ordering function is a service of Florida's Clerks of Court.
Official Records are defined (s. 28.001, F.S.) as those instruments (documents) required or authorized to be recorded in one general series called "Official Records" at the county level.
Searches may be made by specific county, judicial circuit, region or statewide.
Link to the Florida Crime Information Center Public Access System. This site is designed to provide the public with the opportunity to assist law enforcement agencies in locating stolen property, missing persons and persons wanted in connection with ongoing investigations. It is not intended to be used for reporting property as stolen or persons as missing. Please contact your local law enforcement agency to report this kind of event.
Use this service to file an unemployment compensation claim and learn about your rights/responsibilities as a claimant or employer. Unemployment compensation is managed by the State of Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation.
Use this service to access Florida Veteran's services and benefits including acquisition of a Certification of Discharge or Separation, Disabled Veteran Identification Card, Homestead Exemptions, and other Veteran's preferences in Florida.
Vital Statistics consists of official records of birth, death, marriage, and dissolution of marriage. These records are essential for just administration of our law and for the protection of individual rights. In addition, the statistical data from these records are of great value to public health and other agencies.
Use this service to help find government benefits you may be eligible to receive. The online screening tool is free, easy-to-use, and completely confidential. You answer a series of questions about yourself, and then GovBenefits.gov returns a list of government benefit programs you may be eligible to receive along with information about how you can apply.
The Central Intelligence Agency was created in 1947 with the signing of the National Security Act by President Truman. The National Security Act charged the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) with coordinating the nation’s intelligence activities and correlating, evaluating and disseminating intelligence which affects national security.
The FBI is a field-oriented organization in which FBI Headquarters (FBIHQ) in Washington, D.C., provides program direction and support services to 56 field offices, approximately 400 satellite offices known as resident agencies, four specialized field installations, and more than 40 foreign liaison posts. The foreign liaison offices, each of which is headed by a Legal Attache or Legal Liaison Officer, work abroad with American and local authorities on criminal matters within FBI jurisdiction.
In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks against America on September 11th, 2001, President George W. Bush decided 22 previously disparate domestic agencies needed to be coordinated into one department to protect the nation against threats to the homeland. The Department of Homeland Security's first priority is to protect the nation against further terrorist attacks. Component agencies will analyze threats and intelligence, guard our borders and airports, protect our critical infrastructure, and coordinate the response of our nation for future emergencies.
Americans should begin a process of learning about potential threats so we are better prepared to react during an attack. While there is no way to predict what will happen, or what your personal circumstances will be, there are simple things you can do now to prepare yourself and your loved ones.
DISASTER. It strikes anytime, anywhere. It takes many forms -- a hurricane, an earthquake, a tornado, a flood, a fire or a hazardous spill, an act of nature or an act of terrorism. It builds over days or weeks, or hits suddenly, without warning. Every year, millions of Americans face disaster, and its terrifying consequences.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency -- FEMA -- is an independent agency of the federal government, reporting to the President. Since its founding in 1979, FEMA's mission has been clear:
to reduce loss of life and property and protect our nation's critical infrastructure from all types of hazards through a comprehensive, risk-based, emergency management program of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.
For over 35 years, Americans have been contacting the Federal Information Center, now known as the FCIC’s National Contact Center (NCC), to get answers to their questions about their government. Here is the link to their site.
FedLaw was developed to see if legal resources on the Internet could be a useful and cost-effective research tool for Federal lawyers and other Federal employees. Fedlaw has assembled references of use to people doing Federal legal research and which can be accessed directly through "point and click" hypertext connections.
The Internal Revenue Service is the nation's tax collection agency and administers the Internal Revenue Code enacted by Congress. Its mission: to provide America's taxpayers with top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and by applying the tax law with integrity and fairness to all. Here is the link to their site.
Use this service to access the U.S. government site for Medicare. Medicare is the federal health insurance program for: people 65 years of age or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure with dialysis or a transplant, sometimes called ESRD).
NCOA promotes the dignity, self-determination and well-being of older persons through a wide variety of services and programs. NCOA primarily works with community organizations and professionals to help them enhance the lives of older persons.
The mission of the Tropical Prediction Center (National Hurricane Center) is to save lives and protect property by issuing watches, warnings, forecasts, and analyses of hazardous weather conditions in the tropics.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) conducts research and gathers data about the global oceans, atmosphere, space, and sun, and applies this knowledge to science and service that touch the lives of all Americans.
Link to the National Weather Service Home page. The starting point for official government weather forecasts, warnings, meteorological products for forecasting the weather, and information about meteorology.
The Department of Health and Human Services is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.
In response to the growing number of older people and their diverse needs, the Older Americans Act of 1965 as Amended calls for a range of programs that offer services and opportunities for older Americans, especially those at risk of losing their independence. The Act established the Administration on Aging (AoA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which is headed by the Assistant Secretary for Aging in the Department.
AoA is the Federal focal point and advocate agency for older persons and their concerns. In this role, AoA works to heighten awareness among other Federal agencies, organizations, groups, and the public about the valuable contributions that older Americans make to the Nation and alerts them to the needs of vulnerable older people. Through information and referral and outreach efforts at the community level, AoA seeks to educate older people and their caregivers about the benefits and services available to help them.
The Middle District of Florida is one of the busiest federal district courts in the nation. In FY 2000, over 8,200 civil and criminal cases were filed in Middle Florida. Over 7000 civil cases (ninth highest among all 94 district courts) and nearly 1,200 criminal cases (eleventh highest among all district courts) were filed during FY 2000. The Middle District also had the seventh highest number of criminal trials. In FY 2000, the district had the third highest number of criminal defendants charged with fraud related offenses among all district courts. The Middle District of Florida has been officially designated a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Enforcement Area (HIDTA) by the Department of Justice. The number of annual drug related criminal defendants in the district continues to rank in the top ten percent of all district courts.
Every day, every American comes in contact with a host of products regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), everything from the most common food ingredients to complex medical and surgical devices, lifesaving drugs, and radiation-emitting consumer and medical products. In fact, FDA-regulated products account for about 25 cents of every consumer dollar spent in the United States.
The Government Printing Office (GPO) keeps America informed. For nearly 140 years, GPO has produced and distributed Federal Government information products. Whether providing public access to Government information online, or producing and procuring printed publications, GPO combines conventional technology with state-of-the-art methods for supporting nearly all the information needs of the Congress, Federal agencies, and the American public.
USA.gov Senior Citizen Resources provides information on a wide range of topics of particular interest to senior, including consumer protection, education, jobs, health, housing, age related laws, and travel.