How Do I
- Where can I obtain a copy of a resolution, ordinance, minutes or other
official documents adopted by City Council?
These documents may be obtained from the Office of the City Clerk, located at
315 East Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, Florida 33602, Phone: (813) 274-8397 Fax:
(813) 274-8306. As of May 1, 2005, City Council Agendas, with
hyperlinks to agenda documents, can be viewed. Copies of official
resolutions and ordinances can be retrieved from the Agenda Documents
Repository. Visit our City Council
Agendas page to view this information.
- Where do I obtain information regarding a marriage license, divorce, criminal
court, traffic ticket, or civil suit?
These documents may be obtained from the Hillsborough County Clerk of Circuit Court
web site or by calling their main telephone number - 813-276-8100. The
Tampa City Clerk's Office is a separate governmental entity from the
Hillsborough County Clerk of Circuit Court.
- How can I get information concerning property ownership or a listing of
surrounding property owners?
This information can be obtained from the Hillsborough County Property Appraiser's Office
web site or by calling their main telephone number - 813-272-6100. The Property
Appraiser is located at 601 E. Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL, 33602. The Tampa
City Clerk's Office is a separate governmental entity from the Hillsborough
County Property Appraiser's Office.
- Where can I obtain a copy of a birth certificate or a death certificate?
This information can be obtained from the
Bureau of Vital Statistics
located at 13601 North 22nd Street, Tampa, Florida 33613 or telephone number
- Where do I file a code enforcement complaint?
The complaint may be filed with the City of Tampa's Code Enforcement Department,
telephone number 813-274-5545. Also the
City's Customer Service Center
available 24 hours a day, can accommodate written requests.
- Which records are "public records"?
All records in the office of the City Clerk are public with the exception of:
(a) home addresses/phone numbers of current or retired police officers, fire
fighters, and code enforcement officers; (b) transcript of attorney-client
sessions; (c) election complaints prior to file order from State Election
Commission; and (d) any other records deemed exempt under Florida Statute 119.
- Where do I pay for a parking ticket?
The parking ticket may be paid at the City of Tampa Parking Division, telephone
number 813-274-8177, or online in our Customer Service
- Where can I obtain a business license so I can open a business?
If the business is to be located within the city limits of the City of Tampa,
contact the Business Tax Division of the City of Tampa, located at 2105 North
Nebraska Avenue - Tampa, Florida 33602; telephone no. (813) 274-8751. (If the business is to be
located outside the city limits in the unincorporated area of Hillsborough
County, contact the Hillsborough County Tax Collector.)
- Where do I find information regarding zoning and how to file an application
for wet zoning?
Information regarding zoning regulations, and on on-line application form may be
obtained at the Land Development web site.
Business and Housing Department, Land Development coordination (& Zoning) is
located at 306 E. Jackson Street, Tampa, Florida 33602, phone: 813-274-8405.
- What is the charge for reproducing copies
of "public records"?
Photocopies cost 15 cents per single-sided page and 20 cents per double-sided
page. These costs are governed and established by Florida Statutes.