. City Services Directory

Service and Information

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Service and Information for the City of Tampa provides directory assistance of the City’s departments, divisions, and personnel.


Administration / Leadership

Office of the Mayor

Mayor, Bob Buckhorn
306 East Jackson Street
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-7050

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Tampa’s mayor serves as the chief executive officer for the City of Tampa. In his official capacity as mayor, Buckhorn represents the City at ceremonial and community events.  In addition to daily duties associated with the operation of city government, Buckhorn makes recommendation s to Tampa City Council for the creation of ordinances and resolutions.  Each year the administration presents a recommended budget to City Council for input and citizen involvement.  Boards, Committees and Authorities Mayor Buckhorn serves as the City of Tampa’s representative on several boards and governing authorities.

He also appoints citizens to serve on a number of other boards, committees and authorities charged with regulating and overseeing various city operations.

The mayor serves on:
• Hillsborough County Aviation Authority
• Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority
• Tampa Port Authority

The mayor is represented on:
• Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART)
• Metropolitan Planning Organization
• Tampa Bay Water
• Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority
• Tourist Development Council

City Council

Chairman, Charlie Miranda
315 East Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-7076

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Tampa City Council is the legislative branch of city government and operates in accordance with the provisions of the 1974 Revised Charter of the City of Tampa. City Council enacts ordinances and resolutions that the mayor administers as chief executive officer. Seven council members are elected by the voters within the city limits to serve a four-year term. Council members for Districts 1, 2, and 3 are elected at-large (citywide) and those from Districts 4, 5, 6, and 7 are elected in individual districts. City Council meetings are generally held the first and third Thursday of each month at 9 a.m. in Council Chambers, located on the third floor of historic City Hall, 315 East Kennedy Boulevard, to enact legislation pertaining to city business. All meetings are open to the public. Tampa City Council also serves as the Community Redevelopment Agency.

District 1
Councilman, Mike Suarez

315 East Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 274-7076

274-7072

Councilman Mike Suarez represents District 1, a citywide member district. Mr. Suarez chairs the Public Works Committee and serves as vice chair of the Finance Committee.

District 2
Chair Pro-Tem, Mary Mulhern

315 East Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-7076

274-7071

Councilwoman Mary Mulhern represents District 2, a citywide member district. In addition to her duties as Chair Pro-Tem, Ms. Mulhern chairs the Parks, Recreation, and Culture Committee and serves as vice chair of the Public Works Committee.

District 3
Councilwoman, Yvonne Yolie Capin

315 East Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-7076

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Councilwoman Yvonne Yolie Capin represents District 3, a citywide member district. Ms. Capin also chairs the Transportation Committee and serves as vice chair of the Building, Zoning, and Preservation Committee.

District 4
Councilman, Harry Cohen

315 East Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-7076

274-8133

Councilman Harry Cohen represents District 4, a single member district running south from San Jose Street to MacDill Air Force Base, including all of Bayshore, Davis Islands, Harbour Island, and Historic Hyde Park. Mr. Cohen chairs the Finance Committee and serves as vice chair of the Public Safety Committee.

District 5
Councilman, Frank Reddick

315 East Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-7076

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Councilman Frank Reddick represents District 5, a single member district including downtown Tampa, Tampa Heights, and Ybor City to McKay Bay. Mr. Reddick chairs the Public Safety Committee and serves as vice chair of the Transportation Committee.

District 6
Chairman, Charlie Miranda

315 East Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-7076

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Councilman Charlie Miranda represents District 6, a single member district covering parts of South and West Tampa. Mr. Miranda is the chairperson of Tampa City Council.

District 7
Councilwoman, Lisa Montelione

315 East Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-7076

274-7073

Councilwoman Lisa Montelione represents New Tampa and parts of North Tampa. Ms. Montelione chairs the Building, Zoning and Preservation Committee and serves as vice chair of the Parks, Recreation, and Culture Committee.  See Community Redevelopment Areas.

Administration

Chief of Staff
Dennis Rogero
306 East Jackson Street
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-8127

274-7360

The Chief of Staff coordinates and integrates all City of Tampa departments and agencies to implement programs directed by the mayor and policies developed by Tampa City Council. The Chief of Staff is directly responsible for the departments of Convention Center and Tourism, Human Resources, Parks and Recreation, Purchasing, and Technology and Innovation as well as Art Programs, Intergovernmental Relations, Minority Business, Neighborhood and Community Relations, and the Riverwalk project.

Administrator, Economic Opportunity
Robert McDonaugh
306 East Jackson Street
Tampa, FL 33602

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The Administrator for Economic Opportunity focuses on attracting new businesses to Tampa, helping to grow entrepreneurship, and growing and retaining our existing businesses. The Administrator oversees all programs and divisions related to economic development and business regulation. The specific responsibilities will include oversight of the Planning and Development Department, the Community Redevelopment Areas, and the Riverwalk.

Public Works and Utility Services Administrator
Mike Herr
306 East Jackson Street
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-8127

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Public Works and Utility Services directs, coordinates, and manages the City’s departmental operations of Contract Administration, Public Works, Solid Waste and Environmental Program Management, Transportation, Wastewater, and Water.

Intergovernmental Relations

Manager, Deborah Stevenson
306 East Jackson Street
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-8127

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Working directly for the Mayor, Intergovernmental Relations coordinates legislative activities and promotes the City’s interest with state and federal government agencies. In addition, Intergovernmental Relations advocates legislation and funding as well as regulatory decisions on behalf of the City.


Purchasing

Director, Gregory Spearman
306 East Jackson Street
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-8355

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Purchasing, a department under Administration, assists City departments in their procurement efforts.  Purchasing acquires needed goods and services as efficiently and as inexpensively as possible, while assuring fair and equal opportunity to all qualified vendors. The department also monitors all procurement to ascertain compliance with applicable laws.

Riverwalk Project

Development Manager, Lee Hoffman
306 East Jackson Street
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-8127

274-7439

A project under Administration, the Tampa Riverwalk will connect many of our best riverfront assets and give people an opportunity to enjoy downtown. Over two miles of walkway along the Hillsborough River, from the Channelside District into Tampa Heights, will provide residents and visitors with easy access to waterside parks, museums, hotels, restaurants, and shopping. With some segments completed, the City and the Friends of the Riverwalk launched a $20 million capital campaign to help complete the project.

Technology and Innovation


Russell Haupert
411 North Franklin Street, 7th Floor
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-7302

274-8485

Technology and Innovation, a department under Administration, provides technology services to City departments; plans for future requirements; participates in business practice changes; and creates strategic partnerships to make better, smarter, faster business decisions. Technology and Innovation oversees Business Applications, Enterprise Applications Integration, Enterprise Change Management, Infastructure Services and Information Assurance.

Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement and Business Tax

Director, T.C. “Jake” Slater
2105 North Nebraska Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-5567

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(813) 690-4631
Weekends 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Code Enforcement and Business Tax, a department under Growth Management and Development Services, responds to concerns from citizens that affect the quality of life within the city such as zoning, over grown lots or yards, inoperative vehicles, maintenance of structures, illegal signs, and public nuisances. The department is also responsible for the issuance of all business tax receipts and business operating permits and the collection of rental certificate fees. In addition, Code Enforcement and Business Tax regulates rental properties in Tampa by certifying landlords are in compliance with the Florida State Minimum Housing Standards. The department also has a dedicated inspector responsible for inspecting business and property owners for compliance with applicable alcohol beverage/wet zoning.

Community Affairs

Supervisor, Maritza Betancourt
2105 North Nebraska Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-5854

274-5835

A division of Code Enforcement and Business Tax, Community Affairs investigates discrimination complaints in housing, employment, public accommodations, and any other alleged unfair practices. Outreach activities, such as EEOC and HUD Fair Housing seminars are also conducted and supported. The division also addresses concerns or inquiries about the general rights of the disabled, and serves as a liaison to the Mayor’s Alliance for Persons with Disabilities. Additionally, the division provides technical assistance and support to the City of Tampa Human Rights Board, Tampa-Hillsborough County Human Rights Council, Mayor’s Hispanic Advisory Council, and Community Development Block Grant Advisory Committee, and various outreach activities. Community Redevelopment Areas Community Redevelopment Areas (CRA) are commonly used as a redevelopment tool for blighted areas in need of revitalization. Currently, there are over 140 CRAs in the State of Florida and the City of Tampa has nine. The activities and programs offered within a CRA are administered by the Community Redevelopment Agency. Tampa’s Community Redevelopment Agency is responsible for developing and implementing a plan that addresses the unique needs of each targeted CRA. The plan includes the overall goals for redevelopment in the area, as well as identifying the types of programs and projects planned for the area. See Channel District/ Downtown Development, Drew Park/ West Tampa, East Tampa Development, Heights/Central Park Development, and Ybor City Development Corporation. Construction Services

Community Services / Outreach

Housing and Community Development

Manager, Sharon West
2105 North Nebraska Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-7927

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A division of Growth Management and Development Services, Housing and Community Development administers the City’s affordable housing programs such as Tampa Home Ownership Program and Rehabilitation of Owner-Occupied Residences-Deferred Payment Loan Program. These programs are designed to assist residents with housing repair, preserve housing stock, and provide first-time home ownership opportunities of rehabilitated and newly constructed homes.

Neighborhood and Community Relations

Manager, Shannon Edge 102 East Seventh Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-5696

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A division of Administration, Neighborhood and Community Relations serves as a resource for residents. As a liaison between the community and city government the department provides a point of contact for citizens, with a special emphasis on Tampa’s neighborhood and civic associations. Neighborhood and Community Relations provides information and addresses inquiries or directs them to the appropriate department for resolution. The division also provides technical assistance and support to the Mayor’s African-American Advisory Committee.

Paint Your Heart Out, Tampa!


4728 North Hubert Avenue
Tampa, FL 33614
(813) 251-5082
www.paintyourheartouttampa.com

258-4512

Paint Your Heart Out, Tampa! paints the distressed homes of low income, elderly Tampa citizens during a one-day, annual event. Since 1988, PYHOT has repaired and painted more than 2,100 homes through the generous support of sponsors and volunteers.

Contract Administration

Director, David Vaughn
306 East Jackson Street
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-7368

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Contract Administration, a department under Public Works and Utility Services, prepares and manages contracts for professional architectural and engineering design services; prepares and bids contracts for construction services; and manages the construction phase of architectural and engineering projects.

Convention Center and Tourism

Director, Rick Hamilton
333 South Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-7430

274-8423

Convention Center and Tourism, a department under Administration, is focused on promoting Tampa as a top destination for events as well as oversight of the Convention Center. Tampa Convention Center, a 677,000 square-foot facility located along the Riverwalk in the heart of downtown Tampa, features a 200,000-squarefoot exhibit hall, 36 flexible meeting rooms, and a ballroom accommodating up to 2,000 guests for lunch or dinner. An in-house information system, cybercenter business services, a wireless hot spot and the Sail Pavilion on the Tampa Riverwalk are just a few of the center’s features.

Sail Pavilion


On the Riverwalk at Tampa Convention Center
333 South Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-7430

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Enjoy light refreshments at Sail Pavilion, located on the Tampa Riverwalk at Tampa Convention Center. Sail Pavilion offers fabulous views of the river and downtown and is open Monday through Friday after 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday after 11 a.m. Sail Pavilion can also be reserved for private events. The pavilion is dogfriendly and public docking space is available.

Economic Opportunity

CRA - Central Park

Manager, Michael Hatchett
306 East Jackson Street
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-7410

274-8812

Boasting great views of the Downtown skyline and convenient access to Tampa's urban job center, Ybor City and the Channel District, Central Park will soon be home to new residences, businesses opportunities and great recreational amenities. The long-anticipated Encore mixed-use development is now under construction thanks to a $38 million grant made available through the federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program, which is being used to construct new infrastructure. By blending the neighborhood's incredibly rich cultural history with the best principles of sustainable urban design, Encore's distinctive character will ignite the rebirth of the Central Park neighborhood.

CRA - Channel District
& Downtown

Manager, Michael Hatchett
306 East Jackson Street
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-7410

274-8812

A division of Economic and Urban Development, Channel District/ Downtown Development is committed to the revitalization of this Community Redevelopment Area. The division strongly encourages and supports public/private partnerships that transform community visions of vibrant urban neighborhoods into reality.

CRA - Drew Park/West Tampa Development

Manager, Jeanette LaRussa Fenton
306 East Jackson Street
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-7176

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A division of Economic and Urban Development, Drew Park/West Tampa Development facilitates the revitalization of these areas and works with stakeholders to transform them into vibrant residential and business communities.

CRA - East Tampa Development

Manager, Ed Johnson
3806 North 22nd Street
Tampa, FL 33610
FAX: (813) 242-3830

242-3806

A division of Economic and Urban Development, East Tampa Development facilitates the advancement and general improvement of East Tampa. The division is responsible for transforming East Tampa into a vibrant residential and business community.

CRA - Tampa Heights Riverfront

Manager, Michael Hatchett
306 East Jackson Street
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-7410

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Tampa Heights Riverfront's close proximity to Downtown makes this redevelopment area a prime location for redevelopment investment. The Beck Group's regional headquarters recently became the first building completed within the planned 48-acre, mixed-use Heights project and will likely receive the LEED Gold certification. Located just a short distance along the Hillsborough River and the Tampa Riverwalk from the David A. Straz Performing Arts Center, the Tampa Museum of Art, the Glazer Children's Museum and the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Tampa Heights Riverfront is destined to become a premier waterfront community

CRA - Ybor City Development Corporation (YCDC)


Manager, Vince J. Pardo
2015 East Seventh Avenue
Tampa, FL 33605 FAX: (813) 274-7935
www.yborcityonline.com

274-7936

A division of Economic and Urban Development, Ybor City Development Corporation facilitates the development, redevelopment, economic revitalization, and general improvement of the Ybor City historic district, its two community redevelopment areas, and surrounding community. Ybor City Development Corporation manages the Ybor Environmental Services (YES) team, Ybor City Ambassador program, provides staff support to the Ybor City Development Corporation, and serves as the city liaison for all Ybor City municipal services and special events.

Enterprise Zone/Enterprise Community (EZ/EC)

Coordinator, Harriet Stone
306 East Jackson Street
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-7410

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Enterprise Zone/Enterprise Community provides financial incentives to businesses and property owners located in designated areas to encourage private investment and employment opportunities for the community’s residents. Tax incentives are offered to all types of businesses, located within a designated Enterprise Zone, who employ zone residents, rehabilitate real property or purchase business equipment to be used in the zone. Tax credits are available to businesses that pay either the Florida Corporate Income Tax or the Florida Sales and Use Tax. Sales tax refunds and sales tax exemptions are available if eligible purchases are made. Equal Business Opportunity/Small Local Business Enterprise (SLBE)

Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce


201 North Franklin Street, Suite 201
FAX: (813) 223-7899
www.tampachamber.com

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The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization comprised of small businesses, large corporations, government representatives and the military working to positively influence economic, cultural and recreational development throughout Hillsborough County and the region.

Minority Business Development

Manager, Gregory K. Hart
306 East Jackson Street
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-5544

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A division of Administration, Minority Business Development conducts outreach efforts to identify and register small-local, women, and minority businesses interested in supplying goods and services to the city in support of equal contract opportunities in construction, professional services, goods and non-professional services. Minority Business Development manages the program of Small Local Business Enterprise (SLBE) and Women/Minority Business Enterprise (WMBE) and assures non-discrimination in subcontracting and procurement by vendors doing business with the City of Tampa.

Planning and Development Department

Director, Thom Snelling
1400 North Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33602

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The Director for the Planning and Development Department oversees the consolidated Construction Services Center, which includes Planning and Land Development Coordination, as well as the divisions of Housing, Real Estate, and Historic Preservation and Urban Design. The Director reports to the Administrator for Economic Opportunity.

Tampa Bay and Company
(Convention and Visitors Bureau)

401 East Jackson Street, Suite 2100
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 229-6616
www.VisitTampaBay.com

223-1111

Tampa Bay and Company, the official tourism marketing organization for the Tampa Bay area including Hillsborough County and the City of Tampa, leads the city’s effort of economic development through tourism.  Tampa Bay and Company represents more than 700 businesses throughout Tampa Bay and promotes the area as a choice destination for conventions and visitors.

Real Estate


Manager, Monica Ammann
306 East Jackson Street
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-8387

274-8845

A division of Growth Management and Development Services, Real Estate provides services to other City departments to acquire, lease, and manage real property. It also buys and sells real property in accordance with the City’s Land Disposition Policy. A copy of the Available Property Report may be viewed on our web site.

Environmental

Clean City

1414 North Marion Street
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 307-5514

307-5525

A division of Public Works, Clean City works to create a cleaner environment within our community. Responsibilities include graffiti removal; maintenance of major thoroughfares and residential corridors; removal and disposal of litter and illegal signs; and monitor and manage City-owned vacant lots.
Community Service Information

307-5516


Supervisor New Tampa/North District

931-2147


Supervisor East District

931-2181


Supervisor South/West District

931-2146


Supervisor Landscape Maintenance District

307-5519


Green Officer


Green Officer, Thomas Snelling
306 East Jackson Street
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-7410

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The City of Tampa green officer coordinates programs that help the City fulfill its commitment to the U.S. Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement. Additionally, the green officer works continually to advance the use of green building techniques and sustainable development practices for the city.

Financial

Revenue and Finance Chief Financial Officer Sonya Little
306 East Jackson Street
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-8127

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Revenue and Finance strives to maintain a financially sound city government and provides accurate financial management support in an efficient and timely manner. The department is responsible for the planning of the City’s future financial structure. In addition, Revenue and Finance implements responsible fiscal strategies for the City’s operation.

Accounting

Chief Accountant, Lee Huffstutler
315 East Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-8076

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A division of Revenue and Finance, Accounting administers the City’s general ledger, maintains accounts receivable and payable, controls reimbursements and interdepartmental billings, processes payroll records, administers the City’s pension fund, provides property control and central cashiering services, and produces financial reports. Accounting is responsible for investing City funds and negotiating bond issues. Address Assignment See Land Development Coordination. Architectural Review Commission This commission acts as zoning variance review for any changes to historic properties within the City of Tampa, except for Ybor City, which is regulated by the Barrio Latino Commission. Members must be residents of Tampa and are appointed by the mayor (four members and one alternate) and City Council (three members and one alternate). See City Clerk, Historic Preservation and Urban Design.

Budget

Budget Officer, Michael D. Perry
306 East Jackson Street
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-8127

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A division of Revenue and Finance, Budget controls expenditures within approved appropriations; develops revenue and expenditure projections; and prepares budget resolutions, adjustments, budget-related briefings, and summaries. In addition, Budget administers the Community Development Block Grant program. The division also prepares and publishes the City of Tampa annual budget documents including Capital Improvement and Community Investment Tax “CIT” projects.

Cashiering

2105 North Nebraska Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-7886

274-8910

A division of Revenue and Finance, Cashiering accepts payments for city services and utilities, with the exception of delinquent parking tickets. The office offers free parking on 11th Avenue, directly south of the building. A payment drop-box on the north side of the building is also available for your convenience. If you have specific questions about a particular city service, those questions should be directed to the appropriate department.

Internal Audit

Director, Roger Strout
306 East Jackson Street
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-7176

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Internal Audit provides an independent assessment function within the City that assists the management team.  Internal Audit conducts performance and financial audits in order to provide accountability to the public and promote the efficient and effective use of City resources and operations. Reporting directly to the mayor, Internal Audit performs value-added, risk-based audits, designed to independently review, test, and evaluate the financial and operational controls while also focusing on id entifying cost savings opportunities throughout the City.

Pension Office

306 East Jackson Street, 7th Floor
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-8076

274-8659

A division of Revenue and Finance, the Pension Office provides oversight of the administration of the General Employees’ Retirement Fund (employees other than uniformed fire and police ).

Fleet Maintenance

Manager, Tim Perry
1508 North Clark Avenue
Tampa, FL 33607
FAX: (813) 348-1042

348-1010

A division of Public Works, Fleet Maintenance provides vehicle and equipment repair services, fueling, and fleet acquisition and disposal services for the City’s vehicles. Fleet Maintenance oversees a central motor pool provided for City employees working in the downtown buildings.

Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART)

4305 East 21st Avenue
Tampa, FL 33605
(813) 626-9158 TDD
FAX: (813) 223-7976

623-5835

HARTinfo Line:

254-4278

FAX: (813) 223-7976
www.hartline.org

Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) is a regional transportation organization established to meet public mass transit needs in the community. With service throughout Hillsborough County and the cities of Tampa and Temple Terrace, HART operates the region’s bus service, In-Town Trolley, and TECO Line Streetcar System.

Human Resources

Director, Kimberly Crum
306 East Jackson Street
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-8365

274-8041

274-8115
Job Line

Human Resources, a department under Administration, manages a labor/employee relations program to ensure a City workforce of the highest quality. Human Resources includes oversight of employee training and safety, union contracts, and implementation of city policies and employee ethics. The department is committed to producing programs that ensure competitive wages, benefits, and working conditions are of the highest caliber through city policies, union contracts, employee training and safety, and all aspects of human resource services.

Employment opportunities are also listed on the city’s website and are accepted through an online process. 

Mail Room

Supervisor, Roger Concepcion
306 East Jackson Street
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-8824

274-8356

Parking

Manager, Jim Corbett
107 North Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-8956

274-8182

A division of Public Works, Parking is responsible for the operation of all City of Tampa public parking including parking garages, City-owned lots, and on-street parking. The division develops parking policy and specific expansion plans to serve the parking demand in the central business district and adjacent commercial areas.

Parking meters are enforced at different times throughout the city. You will find the hours of enforcement by checking the label on the meter dome. Parking meter violations carry a fine of $25 for expired meters.  Parking Tickets can be paid online with a Visa or MasterCard or by check. To pay online, go to www.tampagov.net and select “Parking Ticket Payments” then follow the instructions listed. For more information, please call...

274-8179

I-Park personal parking meter cards are now available for use when parking at a meter. No need to carry quarters anymore as this prepaid device will decrease time and fees when activated. The device is activated and displayed from the vehicle rear view mirror. For more details, please contact Parking at...

274-8417  or

274-8524


For additional information on parking and facilities, please call...

274-8525


Visitor Parking Locations:

Centro Ybor Garage (Ybor City)
1500 East 5th Avenue

Convention Center Garage
200 South Ashley Drive

Crosstown Expressway Surface Lots
(located between Ashley Drive and East Whiting Street)

Fernando Noriega/Palm Avenue Garage (Ybor City)
2010 North 13th Street

Fort Brooke Garage (City Center/Hyatt)
107 North Franklin Street

Jackson Street Surface Lot (City Hall)
Intersection of Florida Avenue and Jackson Street

South Regional Garage (Marriott Hotel/Embassy Suites)
301 Channelside Drive

Twiggs Street Garage (Hillsborough County Courts)
901 East Twiggs Street

William F. Poe Garage (TBPAC/Library)
802 North Ashley Drive

Monthly Parking Locations:

Centro Ybor Garage (Ybor City)
1500 East 5th Avenue

Crosstown Expressway Surface Lots
Between Florida Avenue and Twiggs Street

Fernando Noriega/ Palm Avenue Garage (Ybor City)
2010 North 13th Street

Fort Brooke Garage (City Center/Hyatt)
107 North Franklin Street

Pierce Street Surface Lot
Intersection of Pierce and Harrison Streets

Royal Regional Surface Lot
1241 North Ashley Drive

South Regional Garage (Marriott Hotel/Embassy Suites)
301 Channelside Drive

Twiggs Street Garage (Hillsborough County Courts)
901 East Twiggs Street

Whiting Street Garage
400 East Whiting Street

William F. Poe Garage (TBPAC/Library)
802 North Ashley Drive

Zack Street Surface Lot
(Tampa Fire Station #1)
Intersection of Zack and Jefferson Street

Parks and Recreation

Director, Greg Bayor
3402 West Columbus Drive
Tampa, FL 33607
FAX: (813) 274-5749

274-7730

Parks and Recreation, a department under Administration, develops and maintains more than 3,000 acres of land and water and offers year round activities for people of all ages. With over 178 parks, marinas, and playgrounds, the department provides recreational and environmental opportunities and services for the community. The department also directs park and community center planning and design, urban forest management, cemetery operations, citywide special events, and volunteer opportunities. Picnic shelters are available for rental in seven parks located throughout the city. 

Adult and Youth Sport Leagues:

274-7741


Barksdale Senior Citizen Center:

348-1180


Building Rentals:

274-8518


Park Security:

274-2168


Picnic Shelter Reservations:

274-8184


Art Programs

Manager, Robin Nigh
306 East Jackson Street
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-8409

274-8531

A division of Administration, Art Programs implements programs that foster the concept of a city as art. The division strives to develop and facilitate free access to artistic excellence through programs and partnerships. The division administers the Public Art Program, including the Photographer Laureate Program, Lights On Tampa, and Public Art in Private Development. Additionally, it provides oversight for cultural development and enhancement projects of designated areas such as the Riverwalk and Zack Street.

Arts Studios and Classes

3402 West Columbus Drive
Tampa, FL 33607

274-8615


The Parks and Recreation Department operates five art studios offering artistic and creative instruction for all ages and all levels of craftsmen. Classes include ceramics, pottery, stained glass, jewelry-making, painting, and more.

Hyde Park Art Studio
702 South Albany Avenue

259-1687


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Art Studio
2300 North Oregon Avenue

259-1607


North Hubert Art Studio
309 North Hubert Avenue

282-2911


Taylor Art Studio
611 West Indiana Avenue

274-8364


Ybor Art Studio
1800 8th Avenue
(813) 242-5370

242-5370

Athletics/Sports Leagues

3402 West Columbus Drive
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 231-7741

274-8615


The Parks and Recreation Department offers a wide range of competitive and noncompetitive sports leagues and individual programs for residents of all ages and abilities .

Tennis courts:

Cal Dickson
4000 West Watrous Avenue

Copeland Park
11001 North 15th Street

Forest Hills Center
724 West 109th Avenue

Highland Pines
4505 East 21st Avenue

Himes Avenue Sport Complex
4501 South Himes Avenue

Riverfront Park
1001 North Boulevard

McFarlane Park
1700 North MacDill Avenue

Rowlett Park
2401 East Yukon Street

Port Tampa
4702 West McCoy Street

18th Avenue Park
2902 North 32nd Street

Freedman Tennis Complex
59 Columbia Drive

259-1664

(Reservations are required)

Beaches


Ben T. Davis
7650 Courtney Campbell Causeway

282-2909


Cypress Point
5620 West Cypress Street

Davis Islands
1200 Severn Avenue

Picnic Island
7404 Picnic Island Boulevard

832-1222

Boat Ramps

Ballast Point Park
5300 Interbay Boulevard

Courtney Campbell Causeway
7650 West Courtney Campbell Causeway

Davis Islands
864 Severn Avenue

Lowry Park
7525 North Boulevard

Picnic Island Park
7404 Picnic Island Boulevard

Salty Sol Fleishman at Gandy Park
5120 West Gandy Boulevard

Cemeteries

274-8615


Jackson Heights Cemetery
3600 East Lake Avenue

Marti/Colon Cemetery
3110 West Columbus Avenue

Oaklawn Cemetery
606 East Harrison Street

Woodlawn Cemetery
3412 Ola Avenue

Creative Arts Theater

3402 West Columbus Drive
Tampa, FL 33607
FAX: (813) 931-2657

931-2106

A program of the Parks and Recreation Department, Creative Arts Theater is the City’s resident professional children’s theater company. A staff of six professional performers tour recreation centers and libraries with a collection of more than 125 shows. Masks, live actors, original music and dance are often integrated into the mixed-media productions, which are usually based on children’s literature. Customer Service Center www.tampagov.net The Customer Service Center allows you to report non-emergency concerns or request City services. City staff will receive and respond to your request via the internet. You can interactively communicate with staff and track the status of your request online on the City of Tampa’s website at www.tampagov.net and select “Customer Service Center.”

Dog Park Locations

Al Lopez Park
4801 North Himes Avenue

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
600 North Ashley Drive

Davis Islands
1002 Severn Avenue

Gadsden Park
6901 South MacDill Avenue

Palma Ceia Park
2200 Marti Street

Picnic Island Park
7409 Picnic Island Boulevard

Rowlett Park
2401 East Yukon Avenue

Golf Courses

There are three City-owned golf courses that are operated by the Tampa Sports Authority.

Babe Zaharias
11412 Forest Hills Drive
Tampa, FL 33612

631-4374

www.babezahariasgc.com

Rocky Point
4151 Dana Shores Drive
Tampa, FL 33634

673-4316

www.rockypointgc.com

Rogers Park
7911 North Willie Black Drive
Tampa, FL 33610

356-1670

www.rogersparkgc.com

For additional information contact::
Tampa Sports Authority
4201 North Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33607

350-6500


Greenways and Trails

3402 West Columbus Drive
Tampa, FL 33607
FAX: (813) 274-7429

274-5132

A division of Parks and Recreation, Greenways and Trails manages and maintains the ongoing development of the city’s network of paved walking, jogging, skating, and biking paths. Citizen participation is encouraged through the Greenways and Trails Citizens Advisory Committee. Private development participation is welcome.

Gymnastics and Dance

A program of the Parks and Recreation Department, Gymnastics and Dance offers individual and team dance instruction and competition for residents of all ages and abilities at two locations:

Wayne C. Papy Seminole Heights Athletic Center
6925 North Florida Avenue
Tampa, FL 33604

231-5273


New Tampa Recreation Center
17302 Commerce Park Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33647

975-2794

Mayor’s Youth Corps

Youth Corps and Volunteer Coordinator, Rebecca Heimstead
3402 West Columbus Drive
Tampa, FL 33607
FAX: (813) 274-5749

274-5909

A program of the Parks and Recreation Department, the Mayor ’s Youth Corps provides a youth’s perspective to the mayor on issues affecting Tampa. It is an opportunity for youth in the city to impact their community, engage with city leaders, and connect with their peers. Youth Corps members must be a high school student in 9th, 10th or 11th grade. They are selected to serve a one-year term through a nomination and applications process from the public and private high schools located in the city limits. The volunteer program provides a broad source of expertise, talent, and manpower for City programs as well as an avenue for citizens to participate in their local government.

Marinas

Dock Master

259-1604


Bayshore Marina
312 Bayshore Boulevard

Marjorie Park Yacht Basin
115 Columbia Drive

Playgrounds and Community Centers

North Service Area
Heather Erickson, Manager

274-7735


East Service Area
Joe Green, Manager

274-5667


South Service Area
Jessica Perez, Manager

274-7258


West Service Area
Marsha Carter, Manager

274-8713


American Legion Park Activity Center
106 East Sligh Avenue

231-5275


Benito Activity Center
10065 Cross Creek Boulevard

907-2863


Copeland Park Community Center and Pool
11001 North 15th Street

975-2743


Cuscaden Park Activity Center and Pool
2900 North 15th Street

242-5311


Cyrus Greene Community Center and Pool
2101 East Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

242-5350


Desoto Park Activity Center and Pool
2617 East Corrine Street

242-5307


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Complex
2200 N. Oregon Avenue

259-1667

259-1668 – Gym


Fair Oaks Community Center
5019 North 34th Street

231-5277

231-5276


Forest Hills Community Center
724 W. 109th Avenue

931-2105


George Bartholomew North Tampa Community Center
8608 North 12th Street

931-2109


Grant Park Activity Center
3724 54th Street

622-1910


Henry and Ola Park
502 West Henry Avenue

231-5279


Highland Pines Activity Center
4505 East 21st Avenue


Hunt Community Center
4810 N. Himes Avenue

348-1172


NFL YET Center at Jackson Heights
3310 East Lake Avenue

242-5346


Kate Jackson Community Center
821 South Rome Avenue

259-1704


Kathryn Malone Activity Center at Giddens Park
5209 N. 12th Street

231-5284


Kid Mason Community Center
1101 North Jefferson Avenue

274-8366


Kwane Doster Community Center
7506 South Morton Street

832-1202


Loretta Ingraham Community Center and Pool
1615 North Hubert Avenue

348-1175


Marcelo Chelo Huerta Friendship Activity Center
4124 West Bay to Bay Boulevard

832-1200


Oak Park Community Center
5300 East 14th Avenue

622-1904


Port Tampa Community Center
4702 West McCoy Street

832-1215


Rey Park Community Center
2301 North Howard Avenue

259-1673


Robles Park Activity Center
3305 North Avon Avenue

259-1673


Temple Crest Community Center
8116 North 37th Street

989-7606


Wellswood Park Activity Center
4918 North Mendenhall Drive

348-2060


Williams Park Activity Center and Pool
4362 East Osborne Avenue

622-1900

635-3482


Woodland Terrace Activity Center
6410 North 32nd Street

231-5211


Pools

Angus Goss Memorial
4601 Central Avenue

231-5299


Bobby Hicks
4120 West Mango

832-1216


Copeland
11001 North 15th Street

975-2734


Cuscaden
2800 North 15th Street

242-5377


Cyrus Greene
2007 East Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Boulevard

242-5305


Danny Del Rio
10208 North Boulevard

931-2107


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
2300 North Oregon Avenue

259-1606


Interbay
4321 West Estrella Street

282-2910


Loretta Ingraham
1611 North Hubert Avenue

348-2080


Spicola Family
2601 East Corrine Street

242-5355


Sulphur Springs Family Water Complex
713 East Bird Street

931-2156


Roy Jenkins
154 Columbia Drive

259-1665


Williams
4362 East Osborne Avenue

622-1909

Special Events

Manager, Linda Carlo
3402 West Columbus Drive
Tampa, FL 33607
FAX: (813) 274-7744

274-8019

A division of Parks and Recreation, Special Events is a one-stop shop designed to assist event organizers with the planning and coordination of events that occur on public property. In general, any organized activity involving the use of, or having impact upon public property, public facilities, parks, sidewalks or street areas within the city limits, requires a special event permit issued by the Office of Special Events.  For information on specific issues, please note the following numbers:

Vendor permits

274-8518


Special event permits

274-8248


Filming permits (Tampa Film Commission)

342-4088


Tennis courts:

Cal Dickson
4000 West Watrous Avenue

Copeland Park
11001 North 15th Street

Forest Hills Center
724 West 109th Avenue

Highland Pines
4505 East 21st Avenue

Himes Avenue Sport Complex
4501 South Himes Avenue

Riverfront Park
1001 North Boulevard

McFarlane Park
1700 North MacDill Avenue

Rowlett Park
2401 East Yukon Street

Port Tampa
4702 West McCoy Street

18th Avenue Park
2902 North 32nd Street

Freedman Tennis Complex
59 Columbia Drive

259-1664

(Reservations are required)

Permits and Licensing

Construction Services

Manager, John Barrios
1400 North Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33607
FAX: (813) 259-1712

274-3100

Hours of Operation:
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Monday-Friday)

A division of Growth Management and Development Services, the Construction Services Division provides a one-stop-shop for acquiring building, fire, electrical, plumbing, mechanical and site permits, including review of commercial and residential construction plans and construction inspections. Additionally, some services, including express permitting, are available online at www.TampaGov.net.

Residential and Commercial Construction Projects:
FAX: (813) 259-1712

274-3100

(All permits, plan review, inspection, codes, TECO power, Certificate of Occupancy)

Inspection Hotline:

274-7900

Hours of Operation: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Monday-Friday)
To request, cancel, or inquire about an inspection using a touch tone telephone, please call the Inspection Hotline.

Other Useful Numbers:

  • Zoning and Land Use

    274-8405

  • Contractor Licensing

    272-5600

    (Administered by the County)
  • Construction Complaints (reporting of)

    274-3100

  • Tree/Unlicensed Activity

    258-8733

Personnel

Claims

Risk Manager, Michael Laperche
411 North Franklin Street, 2nd Floor Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-5798

274-5708

A division of Human Resources, the Claims section investigates and adjusts all general liability, property damage and workers’ compensation claims filed against the City as well as property damage losses to the City.

Places to Visit

David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts

1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 222-1057
www.strazcenter.org/

222-1000

229-7827 Ticket Office

(800)-955-1045 Ticket Office

222-1001 Events

The David A. Straz, Jr. Performing Arts Center, located in downtown Tampa along the east bank of the Hillsborough River, is the largest performing arts complex south of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, D.C.). The Center boasts one of the nation’s leading Broadway series and is nationally respected for producing grand opera, as well as presenting a wide variety of concerts, performances and events. More than 600 performances, classes and other events are hosted each year. The addition of the Patel Conservatory provides for an extensive education program in dance, sound and lighting, technical theater, costuming and media arts/TV.

The Florida Aquarium

701 Channelside Drive
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 224-9584
www.flaquarium.org

273-4000

The Florida Aquarium, located on the downtown waterfront in the Channel District, features more than 10,000 aquatic plants and animals from Florida and all around the world.  Exhibits include the No BoneZone, Dragons Down Under, Invaders!, Florida’s Most Unwanted, Sea Hunt, and Explore-A-Shore as well as up-close animal encounters, dive shows and behind-the-scene tours.

The Florida Orchestra

244 2nd Avenue North, #421
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
FAX: (727) 892-3338
www.floridaorchestra.org

(727) 892-3331

The Florida Orchestra, with 80 professional musicians, performs more than 150 concerts annually. Founded as the Florida Gulf Coast Symphony in 1968, today The Florida Orchestra is recognized as one of the best regional orchestras in America.

Glazer Children’s Museum

110 West Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa, Florida 33602

443-3861

443-3841

www.glazermuseum.org
The Glazer Children’s Museum is a 53,000 square-foot facility located next to Curtis Hixon Waterfront park in downtown Tampa. The new museum features 175 hands-on exhibits, 12 themed areas, and classrooms for workshops and programs. 

Henry B. Plant Museum


401 West Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33606
FAX: (813) 258-7272
www.plantmuseum.com

254-1891

254-1891
The Henry B. Plant Museum, located at The University of Tampa, is an extravagant Victorian palace. Once the Tampa Bay Hotel, this National Historic Landmark transports a visitor back in time to Florida’s turn-of-the-century era. The museum is housed in a historic 1891 building that features Moorish architecture, opulent furnishings and spectacular tropical gardens.

Lowry Park Zoo

1101 West Sligh Avenue
Tampa, FL 33604
FAX: (813) 935-9486
www.lowryparkzoo.com

935-8552

Lowry Park Zoo features 56 acres of natural habitats and more than 1,800 animals in six exhibit areas: Asian Domain, Primate World, Manatee and Aquatic Center, Florida Wildlife Center Wallaroo Station Children’s Zoo, and the new Safari Africa. Lowry Park Zoo was recently named the top “Family Friendly Zoo” in the United States by Child magazine.

MOSI-Museum of Science and Industry

4801 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL 33617-209999
FAX: (813) 987-6310
www.mosi.org

987-6000

987-6100 Information Line

(800) 995-MOSI Toll Free

MOSI, with more than 450 hands-on activities for children of all ages, is the largest science center in the southeastern United States and home of the only IMAX Dome Theatre in Florida. Exhibits include a one-of-a-kind Diplodocus dinosaur, Gulf Coast hurricane, Saunders Planetarium, BioWorks Butterfly Garden, The Amazing You, Our Florida and Our Place in the Universe.

New York Yankees/Steinbrenner Field

One Steinbrenner Drive
www.steinbrennerfield.com
Tampa, FL 33614

875-7753

673-3199

The New York Yankees, the most successful sports franchise in history with 27 World Championships, make their spring training home at Tampa’s Steinbrenner Field. Steinbrenner’s Field is a state-of-the-art, 31-acre training facility with two major league practice fields and a 10 ,000 seat stadium. It is also home to the Tampa Yankees, FC Tampa Bay Rowdies, and Hillsborough Community College Hawks baseball teams.

Raymond James Stadium
Tampa Sports Authority

4201 North Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33607
FAX: (813) 673-4312
www.tampasportsauthority.com

350-6500

Considered to be the “jewel of the NFL,” Raymond James Stadium seats close to 66,000 fans and is home to the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers and University of South Florida’s Bulls football teams.  Built in 1998, the community stadium also hosts the Outback Bowl, Super Bowl of Motor Sports, Supercross, American Invitational, and many other events large and small.

St. Pete Times Forum

401 Channelside Drive
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 301-1480
www.stpetetimesforum.com

301-6500

The St. Pete Times Forum, located in the Channel District, is Tampa Bay’s sports and entertainment center.  Home to 2004 Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning and five-time Arena Football League World Champions, the Tampa Bay Storm, the Forum hosts more than 170 events annually.  Concerts, ice shows, rodeos, wrestling, and professional basketball, soccer, boxing, and tennis are just a sampling of Forum events and performances.

Tampa Bay Black Business Investment
Corporation, Inc. (TBBBIC)

2105 North Nebraska Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 425-2038
www.tampabaybbic.com

425-2043

Tampa Bay Black Business Investment Corporation, Inc. serves to advance the economic well-being of Hillsborough and Pinellas counties by identifying and financing opportunities for African-American owned and operated businesses. TBBIC administers the local, race-neutral U.S. Small Business Administration loan program.

Tampa Bay Film Commission

401 East Jackson Street, Suite 2100
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 229-6616
www.filmtampabay.com

342-4058

Tampa Bay Film Commission serves as a liaison to government agencies to help facilitate film, television, commercial, video and print projects for visiting or local production companies. The Tampa Bay Film Commission is a one-stop-shop for permitting; location, crew, and production services; assistance with hotel and other accommodations; familiarization tours; and location scouting services.

Tampa Bay History Center

801 Old Water Street
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 223-7021
www.tampabayhistorycenter.org

228-0097

The Tampa Bay History Center is located in the Channel District, nex t to Heroes Plaza in Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park. The 60,000-square-foot Center takes visitors on a 12,000 year journey where they can take a stroll through a 1920s-era cigar store, row up the Hillsborough River, ride along with a cattle drive, and learn about the early exploration of Florida through a theater presentation. The waterfront History Center, situated along the Tampa Riverwalk, includes interactive exhibits, theaters, map gallery, research center, event hall, museum store, and the Columbia Cafe.

Tampa Bay Sports Commission

400 North Tampa Street, Suite 2800
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 218-3375
www.TampaBaySports.org

342-4075

The Tampa Bay Sports Commission serves the Bay area as the lead organization for bidding on and hosting major amateur sporting events, while providing leadership and guidance to all parties involved with amateur and youth sports.

Tampa Museum of Art /
Cornelia Corbett Center

120 West Gasparilla Plaza,
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-8732
www.tampamuseum.org

274-8130

The new 66,000 square-foot Tampa Museum of Art/Cornelia Corbett Center provides a broad range of art-related experiences for visitors of all ages. The Museum collection includes 20th century and contemporary art and a renowned collection of Greek and Roman antiquities. A changing special exhibitions program provides a mix of classical and contemporary shows. Designed by San Francisco architect Stanley Saitowitz, the museum features state-of-the-art gallery spaces, seven interior galleries, an exterior sculpture gallery, and educational classrooms. Adjacent to the Tampa Riverwalk, the museum overlooks the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and provides an engaging and picturesque backdrop for celebrations, corporate receptions, special events, meetings and business gatherings and offers a variety of rental options at competitive rates.

Tampa Sports Authority

4201 North Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33607

350-6500 M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

350-6501 Game Day Ph #

www.tampasportsauthority.com
The Tampa Sports Authority (TSA) was established by Florida Law on May 28, 1965.  It is an Independent Special District created for the purpose of planning, developing, and maintaining a comprehensive complex of sports and recreational facilities.  The TSA is governed by a board of 11 members and its main responsibility
is to manage Raymond James Stadium and three City of Tampa golf courses.

Tampa Theatre


711 North Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-8978
www.tampatheatre.org

274-8286

274-8981 Information

Tampa Theatre, built in 1926, was recently named one of America’s ten best historic movie palaces by USA Today. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Tampa Theatre’s grand movie palace architecture and enchanting details welcomes patrons with an eye to the futu re. With more than 700 films, concerts, special events, and tours held each year, Tampa Theatre is one of Tampa’s true treasures.

Ybor City Chamber of Commerce

1800 East 9th Avenue
Tampa, FL 33605
FAX: (813) 247-1764
www.ybor.org

248-3712

241-8838 Visitor Information

Ybor City is a shopping, dining and entertainment area located within Tampa’s National Historic Landmark District, one of only three in Florida. The Latin Quarter experience transports visitors to another era.  Wrought iron balconies, brick-lined walkways and the majestic architecture of cigar factories, social clubs and other unique buildings provide a glimpse into an era rich with culture and history.

Public Affairs

Director, Ali Glisson
306 East Jackson Street
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-7050

274-8251

Public Affairs develops and implements communication and public relation s strategies to effectively market the City’s initiatives, services and information. Public Affairs develops print publications and collateral marketing materials. Other areas of focus include media relations; special video productions; City announcements and ceremonies; and special projects.

Cable Communication

Cable Television Manager, Mindy Snyder
202 West Seventh Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-7028

274-8217

A division of Public Affairs, Cable Communication ensures residents receive reliable c able television service that meets industry standards from the local cable providers. In addition to providing Tampa residents with quality programming on the City of Tampa television channel, Cable Communication oversees city contracts with the nonprofit organizations that manage the public and educational access channels. Cable television service issues or problems need to be directed to the cable provider. If you are a Bright House Networks subscriber, call (813) 684-6400 or visit their website at: www .mybrighthouse.com. If you are a Verizon FiOs subscriber, call (888) 553-1555 or visit their website at: www .verizon.net/fiostv. If resolution of the cable problem has not been completed to your satisfaction, call the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services at 1(800) HELP-FLA or visit their web site at: www.800helpfla.com to file a formal complaint.

City of Tampa Television - CTTV Television

Production Supervisor, Tom Dea
202 West Seventh Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-7028

274-8217

A division of Cable Communication, City of Tampa Television (CTTV) produces and cablecasts a broad range of government programming including live coverage of City Council and other public meetings, news conferences, city informational programs, candidate forums and election coverage, public service announcements, and special event programs. DVD copies of CTTV programs are available for a nominal fee. To view a schedule of CTTV programming, visit www.tampagov.net/CTTV or call to request a monthly schedule via email. CTTV is now available as a webcast. The same programming cablecast over CTTV is simultaneously streamed online. This makes city government programming available to anyone in t he world simply by logging on to TampaGov.net. Tampa/Hillsborough County cable subscribers can watch nationally recognized local government programming on City of Tampa Television on Verizon FiOS, Channel 15 or Bright House Networks, Channel 615. You can also log onto www.tampagov.net/CTTV for live web streaming or view select shows on demand in the Video/Media Library at www.tampagov.net/media.

Design and Publications

306 East Jackson Street
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-8824

274-8821

A division of Public Affairs, Design and Publications develops and coordinates graphics, print and collateral pieces for all City departments and divisions.

Public Safety

Fire Rescue

Chief, Thomas Forward
808 Zack Street
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-7026

274-7011

Tampa Fire Rescue provides essential service in the areas of fire prevention, fire protection, fire suppression services and emergency medical services for the seriously ill and injured. Tampa Fire Rescue also provides hazardous materials response, aircraft rescue, marine firefighting and fire and life safety education to the public. The Fire Marshal’s office, a division of Tampa Fire Rescue, investigates causes of fire, conducts building code reviews, and enforces fire and life safety codes. For information on specific issues, please note the following numbers:

Emergency 9-1-1

Information (24-hour)

232-6800


Administration

274-7011


Communications Division

274-xxxx

232-6800

Construction (existing) inspection

274-xxxx

274-7000

Fire Prevention

274-7000


Hazardous Materials

274-7011


Investigation Services

274-7000


Media Relations

242-5388


New Construction Services

259-1720


Operations

274-7011


Personnel

274-7008


Public Education

274-8241


Rescue (EMS Reports)

274-7005


Special Operations

274-7011


Supply Services

242-5336


Training Division

242-5410

Police

Police Chief, Jane Castor
411 North Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 276-3776

276-3200

276-3200
Tampa Police Department protects the lives, property and constitutional rights of the public by maintaining and promoting community order and respect for the law . Major divisions of the department include Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics Enforcement, Special Operations, 9-1-1 Emergency Call Center, and the Crime Prevention Bureau. The Police Department often partners with citizen groups to assist with identifying and resolving problems in Tampa’s neighborhoods.

For information on specific issues, please note the following numbers:

Emergency 9-1-1

Information

276-3200


Media Relations

276-3255


Non-emergency

231-6130


Police Records

276-3250


Patrol District I

354-6600


Patrol District II

931-6500


Patrol District III

242-3800


Public Works

(Facility Management, Fleet Management, Parking, Right of Way Operations and Stormwater Engineering)

Director, Irvin Lee
306 East Jackson Street
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-8080

274-8580

622-1940 Emergency (24 hours)

A department under Public Works and Utility Services, Public Works provides a variety of services to the public and to other City departments. The department’s divisions include administrative and fiscal management, facility management, fleet maintenance, parking, and transportation operations. 

Records

Archives and Records Service

City Archivist/Records Manager, Rosemary Hayes
1102 North Florida Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602

274-7181

A division of the City Clerk, Archives and Records is responsible for the archive and disposal of all City department records in all formats. It also serves as a research center for the history and development of the City of Tampa municipal government. Please call for an appointment at least three days in advance to research archival materials.

City Clerk

City Clerk, Shirley Foxx-Knowles
315 East Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-8306

274-8397

The City Clerk maintains and protects the official records of City of Tampa government in accordance with the City Charter and Florida statutes. The City Clerk’s responsibilities include preparation of City Council agendas and documentation of City Council meetings; indexing local laws, ordinances, resolutions, agreements, deeds, and City cemetery burials; administering the Oath of Office for elected officials, particular department heads, and appointments to boards and commissions; updating and distributing supplements to the City Code; recording official documents; and publishing legal notices. City Hall 315 East Kennedy Boulevard Tampa, FL 33602 Tampa City Hall, built in 1915, is a local landmark structure. Designed by Bayard C. Bonfoey and M. Leo Elliot, the building is an example of Beaux Arts influenced architecture. Tampa City Hall features a copper mansard roof, rusticated granite base, highly articulated entrances, and the use of classical orders and classical motifs in the cornice. The four-faced clock tower is affectionately known as Hortense.

Solid Waste and Environmental Program Management


Director, Vacant
4010 West Spruce Street
Tampa, FL 33607
FAX: (813) 348-1156

274-1148

A department under Public Works and Utility Services, Solid Waste and Environmental Program Management provides outstanding collection, disposal, and environmental services that enhance the quality of life in our community through superior stewardship. The department operates an integrated system for waste reduction, recycling, waste-to-energy, and land filling, in a safe, efficient, and environmentally sound manner. Such activities include the removal of dead animals, free appliance pick up, and roll-off and compactor service.

Environmental Coordination


Urban Environmental Coordinator, Nancy McCann
4010 West Spruce Street
Tampa, FL 33607
FAX: (813) 348-1156

348-1157


A division of Solid Waste and Environmental Program Management, Environmental Coordination oversees a wide variety of programs, projects, and events that have a direct environmental impact on the air, water, soil, and groundwater quality in the city. In addition, Environmental Coordination educates citizens on proper waste disposal methods to maintain a high quality living environment.

Residential Services

Manager, Douglas Raikes
4010 West Spruce Street
Tampa, FL 33607
FAX: (813) 348-2082

348-1135

A division of Solid Waste and Environmental Program Management, Residential Services provides curbside, household refuse collection from residences and small businesses. Residential Services also handles recycling collection, encompassing the implementation, monitoring and administration of the department’s comprehensive recycling program (including curbside and yard waste recycling).

Commercial Services


Manager, Davis Herberholz
4010 West Spruce Street
Tampa, FL 33607
FAX: (813) 348-2082

348-1130

A division of Solid Waste and Environmental Program Management, Commercial Services provides the collection of commercial carts, dumpsters, compactors, and roll -off containers to customers who must, by City Ordinance, use City of Tampa commercial service to dispose of their refuse. Commercial Services also provides recycling collection. Customers are primarily businesses and multi-family residential complexes.  Special Services are also provided by the Commercial Services division.  Special Services provides collection to residents who have large, bulky items such as household appliances and old furniture that are too large to be collected by the residential crews. Special Services is also responsible
for weekly collection provided through the Solid Waste Enhanced Environment Program (SWEEP) initiative.

Historic Landfill Program

Environmental Engineer, Dan Fahey
4010 West Spruce Street
Tampa, FL 33607
FAX: (813) 348-1156

348-1094

This program, under the Environmental Coordination division, is a comprehensive resource of information on 49 old landfill sites that were used for municipal waste disposal many years ago. Information regarding the physical characteristics and environmental status of each landfill area is available to the general public on the Historic Landfill Program website.

SWEEP - Solid Waste Enhanced Environment Program

4010 West Spruce Street
Tampa, FL 33607
FAX: (813) 348-1156

348-1111

A program of the Commercial Services division of Solid Waste and Environmental Program Management, the SWEEP initiative ensures bulk trash item and debris removal through systematic clean ups that take place in specific neighborhoods during designated weeks. For a schedule visit: tampagov.net/solidwaste.

Customer Service

348-1111, extension #2


A division of Solid Waste and Environmental Program Management, Customer Service is available to the citizens of Tampa Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (except most holidays). The Customer Service division is responsible for providing friendly, top-level customer service to all residential and commercial customers within the City of Tampa’s service area.  You may also contact Customer Service Representatives via the On line Customer Service Center www.tampagov.net.

McKay Bay Transfer Station

112 South 34th Street
Tampa, FL 33607

242-5320


Solid Waste and Environmental Program Management accepts appliances, televisions, tires, furniture and mattresses, and yard waste (all with some restrictions) at no charge at the McKay Bay Transfer Station. Items such as commercial waste, construction debris, household garbage, carpet, and large automotive parts are accepted for a cash fee. Residents must show a current City of Tampa Utility Bill, which includes residential garbage charges and proof that you reside at the address listed on the bill (such as a driver’s license).  Tree stumps over 100 pound or limbs longer than 4 feet in length will not be accepted.  Please call the facility or visit the website at www .tampagov.net/solidwaste for hours of operation.

Manhattan Brush Site

7215 South Manhattan Avenue
Tampa, FL 33611

348-1127 (weekdays)

832-1208 (weekends)


Solid Waste and Environmental Program Management accepts yard waste at the Manhattan Brush Site, free of charge. There is also a dumpster available onsite for residents to use for recycling cardboard.

Stormwater


306 East Jackson Street
Tampa, FL 33602

274-8771

FAX: (813) 274-8880

622-1958 Operations and Maintenance

A division of Public Works, Stormwater is responsible for planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of Tampa’s Stormwater system to prevent flooding and pollution. Tampa’s stormwater utility fee provides a dedicated funding source to offset the cost of addressing the system’s maintenance, operational, planning and water quality needs. The department oversees 366 miles of Stormwater lines, 180 miles of ditches and culverts, 104 retention ponds, and 21,000 miles of curbed roadway. 

Transportation


Manager, Jean Dorzback
306 East Jackson Streett
Tampa, FL 33602

274-8333

FAX: (813) 274-8901
A division of Public Works and Utilities Services, Transportation operates the city’s transportation system through its management of transportation and traffic planning activities; transportation project survey, design, and construction supervision; and sign, and signal activities.

Please call the number listed, for questions regarding the following:

Bicycle Lanes (on city roadways)

274-8333


Driveway Apron Permit (right-of-way only)

274-8333


Five-Minute Parking Sign (Not Violations)

274-8333


Objects on streets, roads, alleys sidewalks, grass strips (right-of-way)

274-8333


No Parking Sign (right-of-way only, not violations)

274-8333


Pedestrian Crosswalk Markings

274-8333


Roadway Detour

274-8333


Roadway Planning Projects

274-8333


School Area Safety/Signs

274-8333


Street Closure Permit

274-8333


Traffic Accident Study

274-8333


Traffic Calming (cut-thru/speed table/speed study)

274-8333


Traffic Counts

274-8333


Traffic Sight Obstruction

274-8333


Traffic Signal Repair/Stop Sign Down (Police Dept.)

274-8333


Traffic Signal Timing/Installation

274-8333


Truck Route and Traffic Inquiries/Concerns

274-8333

Transportation Operations

Supervisor, Scott Shaw
40th Street Yard
FAX: (813) 622-1956

622-1940

A division of Public Works, Transportation Operations, provides road maintenance, signs and signals maintenance, special events support, emergency management support and administers the sidewalk program.

Brick Street Repair

622-1940


Bridges

622-1940


Curb Repair (Asphalt Only)

622-1940


Sidewalks

622-1940


Sinkholes (right-of-way only)

622-1940


Stop Sign Down

622-1940

622-1940

Street Lights (new/repair/obstruction)

622-1940


Street Lights (outage) – TECO

223-0800


Street Name Signs

622-1940


Street Repair (pothole/resurfacing)

622-1940


Traffic Signal Repair (Police Department)

231-6130


Traffic Signs and Markings

622-1940

Trees

Community Tree Program

274-5166


Fallen Tree Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

274-5744


Fallen Tree (after hours)

931-2168


Illegal Tree Removal (24 hours)

258-8733


Memorial Tree Program
See Tampa Bay Beautification Program in the Community Services & Cultural Activities section.

Tree Trimming on the Right-of- Way

274-5164

274-5132


Tree Removal Program
See Construction Services.

Wastewater


Director, Anthony Kasper
306 East Jackson Streett
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-8448

274-8108

259-1693 Emergency Repair/Sewer Backup (24 hours)

Wastewater, a department under Public Works and Utility Services, operates and maintains the city’s 96 million gallon per day advanced wastewater treatment plant and 230 pumping stations to collect, treat, and dispose of more than 50 million gallons of wastewater each day from more than 100,000 customers in Tampa and its immediate suburbs. Wastewater efficiently and effectively collects and treats wastewater, handles wastewater odor complaints and pump station problems. The department also responds to citizen concerns such as sewer overflows, cracked or broken sewer lines on city property and missing or damaged manhole covers.

Billing Information (Water Department - Distribution and Consumer Services)

274-8811


Construction Inspection
Hours of Operation
7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday - Friday

635-3400

635-3401 After Hours


Customer Service
Hours of Operation: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday - Friday

274-8037


Treatment Plant - 24 Hours
Disposal of hazardous waste, odor complaints, pumping station problems, treatment plant tours.

247-3451


Wastewater Collection - 24 Hours
Sewage backup/stoppage/cracked or broken sewer lines or overflows, residential/commercial grease disposal information, barricade pick-up, manhole cover missing or damaged.

259-1693


Water


Director, Brad Baird
306 East Jackson Street
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-7435

274-8121

274-7400 Emergency Services (24 hours)

Water, a department under Public Works and Utility Services, treats and delivers drinking water to more than 645,000 customers in the Tampa Bay area and is responsible for citywide water conservation efforts to help manage local water demands.

For information on specific issues, please note the following numbers:

Billing Information

274-8811


Emergency Repair and Service

274-7400


New Service Requests

274-8121


Reclaimed Water Service

282-7827


Water Conservation Information

274-8121 (Ext. 1010)


Water Use Restrictions

274-8032


Water Use Violation Hotline

274-8036


Distribution and Consumer Services

Manager, Elias J. Francoco
306 East Jackson Street
Tampa, FL 33602

259-1641

A division of the Water Department, Distribution and Consumer Services is responsible for maintenance of the water distribution system and the monthly utility billing of water, wastewater, and solid waste services for the city. The consumer services section handles all consumer inquiries, utility account services, and system maintenance requests. The credit section administers the collection of delinquent utility bills.

Customer Service

274-8811


Credit and Collections
2105 North Nebraska Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602
274-8780

Zoning

Barrio Latino Commission

This commission serves as the Architectural/Historical Review Board for property variances in Ybor City Area. Appointments are made by the mayor (five members and one alternate with Council approval) and City Council (four members and one alternate).

Growth Management and Development Services

306 East Jackson Street
Tampa, FL 33602

274-8577

FAX: (813) 274-7410

Growth Management and Development Services coordinates and supervises the city’s growth management, housing and development standards by regulating Tampa’s construction and enforcing historic preservation and zoning codes. Growth Management and Development Services’ responsibilities include construction services, affordable housing programs, City real estate transactions, and the acquisition and disposition of property of interest to the City.

Historic Preservation and Urban Design

Manager, Dennis Fernandez
306 East Jackson Street
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-8387

274-7984

A division of Growth Management and Development Services, Historic Preservation and Urban Design provides stewardship for Tampa’s historic buildings, sites, and recognition of individuals significant in the development of the community. This division also serves as staff to the Architectural Review Commission and the Barrio Latino Commission. The division is also responsible for performing Historic Preservation review.

Urban Design ensures responsible new development as well as the preservation of natural and historic resources through the review of all city overlay districts, development of design guidelines, and reviewing conceptual and detailed urban design plans as required.

Historic Preservation Commission

The Historic Preservation Commission evaluates historic sites and properties and initiates the historic designation process for individual buildings and districts. Designation can be for the National Register of Historic Places or Local Historic Designation. Members must be a resident of Tampa and are appointed by the mayor (four members and one alternate) and City Council (three members and one alternate). 

Land Development Coordination

Manager, Gloria Moreda
306 East Jackson Street
Tampa, FL 33602
FAX: (813) 274-7706

274-8405

A division of Planning and Development, Land Development Coordination (LDC) coordinates with other governmental agencies on all public and private development proposals. LDC provides a wide variety of technical assistance to other agencies and the general public as it relates to growth management issues. Land Development Coordination also processes and represents the City of Tampa’s interest for all zoning, subdivision, Development Regional Impacts (DRI), public right-of-way, and alcoholic beverage related cases before City Council.

Right-of-way/easement information

274-8725


Subdivisions/DRI

274-8405

274-8403


Wet zoning and alcoholic beverages

274-8405

274-8403


Zoning related petitions

274-8405

274-8403

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