Acronyms


What exactly are people talking about when they are told you need  to go to "CSC" to get information on the  "LDC"?  Well, this page will provide you with the answers to those and other questions.  This is a listing of the acronyms most commonly used by City Employees!

If you know of a City of Tampa acronym we missed, please let us know.

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AAP

Affirmative Action Plan There are specific conditions for which an Affirmative Action Plan is required.

ARC

Architectural Review Commission The ARC is responsible for reviewing development within a historic district. 

ATU

Amalgamated Transit Union The people who represent some of our city employees

AWTP

Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant This is where our water is cleaned after being used by homes and businesses.

BBB

Better Business Bureau Where to go to check on a business.

BHD

Business and Housing Development BHD oversees every aspect of city  development.

BLC

Barrio Latino Commission This is the group  responsible for preserving the historic fabric of the Ybor District and maintaining its architectural integrity

BTS

Business Tax System Browse business tax receipts records online.

CAD

Computer Aided Design or
Computer Aided Dispatching (it means both!)
CAD helps our dispatchers get you help more quickly, and helps our engineers and drafters make drawings more precise!

CAFR

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report This is one of the many financial documents you can view on our site.

CBD

Central Business District The heart of the City.

CERCLA

Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act Commonly known as Superfund, this act was enacted by Congress on December 11, 1980

CERT

Community Emergency Response Team The Community Emergency Response Team program helps train people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities.

CIT

Community Investment Tax This tax pays for all kinds of nice things for Hillsborough County residents.

CMOB

Columbus Municipal Office Building 3402 W. Columbus Drive

COTU

City of Tampa Utilities COTU takes care of billing for utility services.  You can take care of many requests on-line!

COT

City of Tampa Tampa means "Sticks of Fire".  Learn more interesting Tampa Facts on our site!

CRA

Community Redevelopment Agency See the agendas for their meetings.

CSC

Customer Service Center Where to go to request an action, ask a question, submit an opinion, make an online payment, obtain a form/application, or perform self research.

CTTV

City of Tampa Television A large assortment of interesting shows.  Check the schedule!

DEP

Department of Environmental Protection This group makes sure our environment is secure.

DSC

Development Service Center Where to go for one-stop shopping providing permits, plan review, and inspections for all residential and commercial construction projects within the City of Tampa.

 EEOC

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Our Personnel Division ensures we abide by these rules.

EMS

Emergency Management System This group makes sure everyone is ready when life and property are in immediate jeopardy

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions The Construction Services Center FAQ page is just one of many such pages you'll find on TampaGov.

FDLE

Florida Department of Law Enforcement FDLE prevents, investigates and solves crimes while protecting Florida's citizens and visitors.

FEMA

Federal Emergency Management Agency This agency handles disaster preparedness and recovery on a national level.

FY

Fiscal Year The City's FY starts in October.

GAC

German American Club This historic building houses Central Cashiering, the Credit Department, Community Redevelopment, and Business License.

GIS

Geographic Information Systems GIS combines layers of information about a place to give you a better understanding of that place.

HART

Hillsborough Area Regional Transit This is the group which manages Tampa's public transportation.

HCC

Hillsborough Community College Founded in 1968, HCC is one of the largest of Florida's community college system.

HPC

Historic Preservation Commission HPC's mission is to recommend designations, conservation districts and historic districts

ITS

See T&I Formerly Information Technology Services, this group manages the City's information technology needs.  

LDC

Land Development Coordination This group makes sure that development goes by the rules!

MBD

Minority Business Development MBD promotes the participation and award of contracts to women and minority business enterprises.

MBE

Minority Business Enterprise The Minority Business Development Office promotes the participation and award of contracts to women and minority business enterprises.

MOSI

Museum of Science and Industry A fun place to go for kids of all ages!

MSA

Metropolitan Statistical Area The Tampa Bay Region, situated on the central west coast of Florida, is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the country

NPDES

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Water pollution degrades surface waters making them unsafe for drinking, fishing, swimming, and other activities. As authorized by the Clean Water Act, the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program controls water pollution by regulating point sources that discharge pollutants into waters of the United States.

OCC

Office of Cable Communication The people who oversee Cable TV!

R&F

Revenue and Finance This department looks out for the financial needs of the City.

RFB

Request for Bid Purchasing has its bid list online.

RFI

Request for Information A request for information (RFI) is a standard business process whose purpose is to collect written information about the capabilities of various suppliers.

RFP

Request for Proposal A request for proposal (RFP) is a solicitation, made through a bidding process, by the city in procurement of a commodity, service or valuable asset, to potential suppliers to submit business proposals

RFQ

Request for Quote Contract Administration handles RFQ's.

SBE

Small Business Enterprise This is a race and gender neutral program for small businesses.

SWEEP

Solid Waste Enhanced Environment Program The S.W.E.E.P. for Cleaner Neighborhoods program strives to help keep Tampa's neighborhoods clean by providing citizens with a way to dispose of unwanted household items that are too large for normal collection. 

T&I

Technology and Innovation Plans for the future technology needs, creates strategic partnerships with other City departments and agencies, and leads process improvements that advance better, smarter, faster business decisions and innovative solutions based on dynamic core services. 

TBBBIC

Tampa Bay Black Business Investment Corporation Provides technical and financial assistance to minority and economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs.

TBPAC

Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center TBPAC is located along the Hillsborough River in Downtown Tampa, and provides an environment for a wide variety of performances, concerts, and events

TCC

Tampa Convention Center A beautiful meeting facility in the heart of downtown Tampa!

TECO

Tampa Electric Company This is where the people of Tampa get their electric power.

TFR

Tampa Fire Rescue Dial  911 to reach TFR in an emergency, or (813) 242-5465 when it's not.

TGH

Tampa General Hospital One of the area hospitals which keep us healthy.

THA

Tampa Housing Authority This group takes care of public housing in Hillsborough County.

THCVA

Tampa Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau The mission of the THCVB is to create vibrant growth for the Tampa Bay area by promoting developing and expanding a united visitor industry

TIA

Tampa International Airport Commonly referred to as TIA by locals, we are really TPA to airlines.

TIF

Tax Increment Financing A mechanism for using property taxes to stimulate investment in economically depressed areas.

TMA

Tampa Museum of Art TMA provides a broad range of art-related experiences for visitors of all ages.

TMOB

Tampa Municipal Office Building This is where many of the City's employees work.

TPA

Tampa International Airport Want to make reservations to see us?  Make sure you pick TPA, not TIA, as your destination!

TPD

Tampa Police Department You can reach TPD at 911 in an emergency, or at (813) 276-3200 when it's not.

TSA

Tampa Sports Authority TSA plans, develops, and maintains a comprehensive complex of sports and recreational facilities for the Tampa Bay area.

TSS

Transportation and Stormwater Services The Department of Transportation and StormwaterServices is primarily responsible for maintaining and building the City of Tampa’s stormwater and transportation infrastructure

USF

University of South Florida USF is one of the 20 largest universities in the nation, offering roughly 200 programs to more than 35,000 students.

UT

University of Tampa Offering more than 60 comprehensive areas of undergraduate study, UT provides students with a high level of academic excellence.

VRB

Variance Review Board Want to do something out of the ordinary with your property?  These are the people to see.

WMBE

 Women & Minority Business Enterprises The WMBE Program was established to provide women and minority businesses equal contract opportunities. This program is administered by theMinority Business Development Department.

WTP

Water Treatment Plant This is where water is treated before it goes to homes and businesses.

YCDC

Ybor City Development Corporation A not-for-profit corporation whose goal is to promote redevelopment in the Ybor City Area
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