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Sidewalks

The City funds annually a program of new sidewalk construction. The annual funding amounts to $680,000. The criteria considered for successful competition for these funds include:

  • Proximity to a school
  • Documented pedestrian activity
  • Major roadways and thoroughfares
  • Mass transit route
  • Neighborhood interest

The City also funds approximately $600,000 annually for the repair and replacement of existing sidewalks. The criteria considered for successful competition for these funds include:

  • The severity of the sidewalk damage or deflection
  • Neighborhood interest
  • Proximity to a large number of other sidewalks requiring repair

Requests for new sidewalks may be relayed by using the Customer Service Center or directly to the department at (813) 274-8427. Sidewalk repairs can also be requested through the Customer Service Center.

Section 22-103, of the City of Tampa Code, allows for residential and commercial developments to pay an in-lieu fee, instead of placing a sidewalk, if it is deemed impractical.  The sidewalk in-lieu fee application has to be submitted to determine if the proposed sidewalk location is impractical.