Welcome from Mayor Bob Buckhorn

Updated September 12, 2018

Tampa is an exciting city, rich in history with unlimited possibilities for the future. From our vibrant downtown and diverse neighborhoods to our universities and businesses, Tampa is home to a blend of cultures and traditions that make up the unique fabric of our community.

It's no surprise that Tampa, the nation's 55th largest city, has been selected time and time again as host to major conventions, NFL Super Bowls, College Football Playoff, NHL All Star Game, NCAA Women’s Final Four and the 2012 Republican National Convention. We are home to some of the country's best destinations and attractions, parks including the Tampa Riverwalk, Busch Gardens, the Florida Aquarium, and Lowry Park Zoo, making Tampa a top tourist destination.

City Government is working constantly to improve the overall quality of life in our community. We are committed to public safety, strong neighborhoods, and economic growth. These goals are reflected in our daily decisions as well as on our website. With over 5,000 pages of information that include city contacts, online business services, and upcoming events, TampaGov.net has more than 23,000 visitors a day.

The online Customer Service Center is a one-stop shop that allows you to submit a request and track its progress online twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Whether you need to make a payment or are interested in relocating your business to Tampa, our website is able to provide the exemplary customer service that we pride ourselves on here in Tampa.

Built on a foundation of rich history and strong spirit, Tampa is a city that continues to move forward and thrive. Whether you are living in Tampa, doing business in Tampa, or visiting, you will soon see why Tampa is full of possibilities and friendly people. You can enjoy a stroll along the Tampa Riverwalk, take in a show at the Straz Performing Arts Center, visit the Tampa Museum of Art, enjoy a day at the Glazer Children's Museum – or better yet catch a Buccaneers or Lightning game.

I am proud to serve as mayor of one of the greatest cities in America. I want to thank you for visiting Tampagov.net and I hope you enjoy your visit as you explore our amazing city.

Mayor Bob Buckhorn Biography