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Ordinance Compliance Deadlines

NOV for Lack of Proper Cleaning of a Grease Trap

NOV for Not Meeting Grease Interceptor - Pumping Frequency

Grease Traps/Interceptor Repair

Grease Trap/Interceptor Upgrade or Replacement

Installation of Grease Trap and or Interceptor when none exists

Grease Hauler

Food Service Facility

Appeal from Decision of Code Enforcement Board

How to compute the timelines under Ordinance

 

NOV for Lack of Proper Cleaning of a Grease Trap

   
24 hours to clean grease trap from NOV 
  

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NOV for Not Meeting Grease Interceptor -- Pumping Frequency

 
72 hours from NOV to pump 
 

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Grease Traps/Interceptor Repair

  
Grease Traps: 30 days from NOV*  
Interceptor:60 days from NOV*
 
*Time extensions may be granted to above deadlines if the owner responds with an acceptable plan to rectify the situation. Extension of time cannot exceed original amount of time given. 
 

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Grease Trap/Interceptor Upgrade or Replacement

 
Grease Traps: 60 days from NOV*
Interceptor: 6 months from date of NOV * 
  

*Time extensions may be granted to above deadlines if the owner responds with an acceptable plan to rectify the situation. Extension of time cannot exceed original amount of time given. 

  

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Installation of Grease Trap and or Interceptor when none exists

  

Immediately!

 

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Grease Hauler

 
Amount of time Grease Haulers and Food Service Facilities are required to maintain records: 3 years. 

Review for approval, denial, or approval with conditions by City of Grease Hauler's completed application for registration and renewal of registrations: 45 days from receipt by City of Grease Hauler application. 

Length of Grease Hauler Registrations1: 3 years 

Update of Grease Hauler Application information: annually (upon anniversary when registration granted).

Renewal submissions of Grease Hauler Registration: At least 45 days prior to expiration of grease hauler registration to allow for review by the City. 

Grease Hauler Spill Reporting: A.S.A.P.; no more than 24 hours after spill

City request for Grease Haulers to produce records: within 10 days 

Grease Hauler shall respond to NOV: Within 10 calendar days 

Appeal of Revocation or Denial of Grease Hauler Registration to Public Works and Utility Services Director: FAILURE TO FILE WITHIN TIME FRAME WAIVES RIGHT TO APPEAL: 15 days from receipt of receipt of denial or revocation

1Grease Hauler Registration may be subject to revocation if ordinance violation occurs. 

 

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Food Service Facility

 
City request for Food Service Facility Maintenance Log Records: Upon request, these records shall be available on site. 
  
City request for Food Service Facility Drawings of sufficient detail to depict plumbing layout of facility: 10 days upon request of GMP Inspector
 

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Appeal from Decision of Code Enforcement Board

 

30 days from date of entry of Order 

 

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How to Compute the Timelines Under Ordinance

 
Section 1-2 Definitions and rules of construction of the City of Tampa Code on "Computation of Time". In computing any period of time prescribed or allowed by this Code, the day of the act, event or default from which the designated period of time begins to run shall not be included. The last day of the period so computed shall be included unless it is a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, in which event the period shall run until the end of the next day which is nether a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. When the period of time prescribed, or allowed is less than seven (7) days, intermediate Saturdays, Sundays and legal holiday shall be excluded in the computation
 

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