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Updated: 09/26/2022 - 05:51 pm
MAYOR ANNOUNCES CLOSURES
TAMPA, Fla. (September 26, 2022) --  Under the direction of Mayor Jane Castor, all City of Tampa government offices will be closed starting Tuesday, September 27, 2022, until further notice.  At this time, essential…
Updated: 09/26/2022 - 04:07 pm
As a result of the impacts of Hurricane Ian, City of Tampa's solid waste services are being revised. Upon evaluation post-storm, updates on collection resumption will be shared. The revised schedule is as follows: Residential collection…
Updated: 09/26/2022 - 01:02 pm
The City of Tampa is opening 16 Tampa Parks & Recreation sites for Out of School Camp. This is at the direction of Mayor Jane Castor to assist families impacted by the closing of Hillsborough County Public Schools this week. On Monday,…
Updated: 09/26/2022 - 11:59 am
Members of the public who have urgent questions regarding the storm can call the City of Tampa's Citizen Information Line for immediate assistance. The call center will be activated Monday, September 26 at noon and run until 8:00 p.m. Lines will…
Updated: 09/26/2022 - 09:43 am
The City of Tampa's Emergency Management team continues to monitor Hurricane Ian, which may impact the region within the next few days. As a precaution, the City of Tampa is activating three sandbag distribution sites beginning Sunday,…
Updated: 09/24/2022 - 06:53 pm
Mayor Jane Castor will be available to speak about the City of Tampa's efforts to ensure the community is prepared for potential severe weather on Sunday, September 25 at 9:15 AM at the MacFarlane Park Sandbag Distribution Site. In…
Updated: 09/24/2022 - 02:16 pm
Attorney General Ashley Moody today activated Florida’s Price Gouging Hotline with Tropical Storm Ian approaching the state. The activation comes following Governor Ron DeSantis’s state-of-emergency declaration for 24 counties. In areas covered by…
Updated: 09/24/2022 - 01:32 pm
Watch Video City of Tampa Logistics & Asset Management Team finishes a day of fuel inventory and generator top-offs to ensure the City of Tampa has a sufficient supply of fuel & power in the case of a storm. The City of Tampa is preparing…
Updated: 09/24/2022 - 01:27 pm
The City of Tampa is urging residents to collect and properly dispose of yard waste ahead of potential severe weather expected in the coming days. City of Tampa Stormwater Service employee removes yard waste from the Hubert Drainage System in South…
Updated: 09/22/2022 - 12:48 pm
The City of Tampa is continuing to work with state and local partners to monitor the developments of a tropical wave in the Southeastern Caribbean Sea. The National Hurricane Center has forecasted a high chance of tropical development of this system…
Updated: 06/07/2022 - 09:16 am
Mayor Jane Castor, along with Daniel Noah from the National Weather Service, Tampa Fire Rescue Fire Chief Barbara Tripp, Tampa Police Chief Mary O’Connor and Brad Baird will discuss the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season and how residents can prepare to…
Updated: 06/04/2022 - 11:41 pm
The City of Tampa is closing down its three planned sandbag distribution sites for Sunday, June 5.  Total Sandbags Distributed (since opening on Friday, June 3)
Himes Avenue Complex– 50
MacFarlane Park  - 130
Al Barnes Park – 100…
Updated: 05/05/2022 - 01:32 pm
The 2020 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday begins on Friday, May 29, 2020, and ends on Thursday, June 4, 2020. During this sales tax holiday period, qualifying items related to disaster preparedness are exempt from sales tax. The sales tax…
Updated: 12/14/2021 - 03:12 pm
Five new weather stations are in now place across the City of Tampa, providing live weather data on current temperatures, hourly forecasts, wind speeds, rainfall, and lightning strikes, allowing faster and more efficient monitoring…
Updated: 09/11/2021 - 10:18 am
In an effort to effectively serve more residents and increase local vaccination rates, the City of Tampa has expanded the operational hours of the Lee Davis Community Center COVID-19 Vaccination site. Starting Monday, September 13, 2021, the site…
Updated: 08/16/2021 - 09:04 am
Update: 8/16/2021 - Sandbag distribution has ended.   As Tropical Depression Fred approaches our region, the City of Tampa is making sandbags available to the public starting August 13th at 1 pm.  Sandbags will be available from…
Updated: 07/28/2021 - 12:06 pm
Tampa Mayor Jane Castor today released video of a sobering conversation with Dr. Jason Wilson, a Tampa General emergency room doctor, hoping to encourage more people to get vaccinated amid a surge in COVID-19 cases. Dr. Wilson said COVID…
Updated: 07/06/2021 - 09:19 am
As Tropical Storm Elsa approaches our region, the City of Tampa is activating its Citizen Information Center Hotline to help residents get prepared. Tampa's Emergency Hotline will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 6 to answer questions…
Updated: 07/05/2021 - 06:46 pm
 In a continued effort to help residents prepare for potential flooding from Tropical Storm Elsa, the City of Tampa is extending free sandbag distribution to the public from 8 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, July 6 while supplies last at the following…
Updated: 03/20/2021 - 09:30 am
WHAT:  Mayor Castor receiving her first vaccineWHEN: March 19, 2021 at approximately 5:15 p.m. WHERE:              Tampa Greyhound Track, 755 East Waters Avenue DETAILS: Tampa…
Updated: 12/16/2020 - 05:10 pm
As the state of Florida surpasses 20,000 deaths, the City of Tampa will ring the bell of Old City Hall 20 times at sundown today (around 5:37 p.m.), December 16th and will light up the City of Tampa blue in support of frontline workers and to remind…
Updated: 12/14/2020 - 03:01 pm
With the holiday season upon us, the City of Tampa has launched a series of new initiatives throughout the month to emphasize COVID-19 safety. The latest is an offshoot of the #HappyATHomeTPA campaign, which the City created in March at the start of…
Updated: 12/08/2020 - 07:59 am
Mayor Jane Castor will be providing a update on the status of the transmission break that occurred yesterday afternoon at the David L. Tippin Water Treatment Facility. WHO: Mayor Jane Castor, Brad Baird, Deputy Administrator of…
Updated: 12/08/2020 - 07:08 am
Late yesterday afternoon a large transmission water main coming from the David L. Tippin Water Treatment Facility was hit by a third party performing work in the area. Work crews have been working through the night to effect repairs. That work…
Updated: 12/07/2020 - 08:10 am
As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise across our state and community, the City of Tampa is taking additional measures to remind the public to practice COVID-19 safety. Variable Message Boards have been activated on major roadways across the City,…
Updated: 12/02/2020 - 11:27 am
In an effort to further prevent the spread of COVID-19, the City of Tampa will again distribute 355,000 FREE face coverings at four Parks & Recreation locations. Residents can pick up 2 face coverings per person; no ID is required.From Thursday…
Updated: 11/30/2020 - 06:12 am
City of Tampa to Launch Tampa Recovery Hotline for Social Recovery and Business Relief in the face of COVID-19Tampa, Florida (March 18, 2020)--The City of Tampa is launching a new Tampa Recovery Hotline to keep residents informed on the latest…
Updated: 11/11/2020 - 03:04 pm
As a result of the impacts of Tropical Storm Eta, City of Tampa solid waste services is being affected as follows:  Residential Customers will not receive collection service on Thursday, November 12, 2020.Residential customers…
Updated: 11/11/2020 - 09:32 am
WHO: Mayor Jane CastorWHAT:  Media availability on Eta updatesWHERE: Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park on the balcony behind the River Center
1001 N Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606 **Please enter off Laurel St.WHEN: …
Updated: 10/29/2020 - 11:56 am
For the continued support of local business recovery and emphasis on the health benefits of outdoor activity, the City of Tampa has again extended its Lift Up Local Economic Recovery Plan program to now continue throughout the duration of the City…
Updated: 09/10/2020 - 09:18 am
Mayor Jane Castor will hold a press conference with representatives from Tampa General Hospital, BayCare, and AdventHealth to discuss COVID-19 readiness.Each organization will share important information for patients and healthcare providers, and…
Updated: 09/10/2020 - 09:01 am
Out of an abundance of caution, the City of Tampa has postponed the 2020 Mayor’s River O’Green Fest scheduled for this Saturday, March 14. This decision was made after a meeting with the Hillsborough County Emergency Policy Group, which met earlier…
Updated: 06/18/2020 - 01:50 pm
Today, June 18th 2020 at 6:00 pm Mayor Jane Castor will discuss the mandatory face mask order for the City of Tampa. WHO: Mayor Jane CastorWHAT: Facebook Live AvailabilityWHERE: Facebook Live: Tune…
Updated: 06/09/2020 - 03:42 am
As of Tuesday, June 2nd, the City of Tampa will be canceling the nightly curfew for the City of Tampa. The 7:30 pm-6:00 am curfew, went into effect on Sunday, May 31st, will be lifted as of today.
Updated: 06/02/2020 - 07:19 pm
The City of Tampa, in response to last night’s violence, will institute a citywide curfew which will apply to all businesses and persons with in the City of Tampa from 7:30 PM - 6:00 AM until further notice. “What I saw last night was not a call for…
Updated: 05/27/2020 - 08:05 am
(Facebook Live is now M-W-F only)In an effort to practice safe social-distancing we will be holding a media availability via Facebook Live at 4:30 pm today. WHO: Mayor Jane Castor and Ocea Wynn, Administrator of Neighborhood…
Updated: 04/15/2020 - 09:19 am
In an effort to battle COVID-19, Tampa Parks and Recreation staff members are diligently sewing face masks and have produced approximately 600 masks to date. A team of 13 Recreation Division staff, as well as 2 senior volunteers from the Recreation…
Updated: 04/08/2020 - 10:00 am
In an effort to practice safe social-distancing we will be holding a media availability via Facebook Live at 4:30 pm. WHO: Mayor Jane Castor and Eileen Rodriguez, Regional Director of the SBDC at USFWHAT: Facebook …
Updated: 04/07/2020 - 09:52 am
Due to a recent increase in the number of COVID-19 coronavirus testing kits, Hillsborough County’s call center is continuing to schedule testing appointments for symptomatic individuals that meet the testing criteria.

Drive-thru testing…
Updated: 04/06/2020 - 07:47 am
In an effort to practice safe social-distancing we will be holding a media availability  via Facebook Live at 4:30 pm. WHO: Mayor Jane Castor, Superintendent of Hillsborough County Public Schools, Addison DavisWHAT:…
Updated: 04/03/2020 - 07:36 am
In an effort to practice safe social-distancing we will be holding a media availability  via Facebook Live at 4:30 p.m. WHO: Mayor Jane Castor, City of Tampa City Attorney Gina GrimesWHAT: Facebook Live Update on…
Updated: 04/01/2020 - 11:27 am
In an effort to practice safe self-distancing we will be holding a media availability  via Facebook Live at 4:30 p.m. WHO: Mayor Jane Castor, President and CEO of Feeding Tampa Bay’s Thomas MantzWHAT: Facebook Live…
Updated: 03/31/2020 - 11:49 am
In an effort to practice safe self-distancing we will be holding a media availability via Facebook Live at 5:00 p.m. WHO: Mayor Jane Castor, Senior Vice President, USF Health Dean, USF Health Morsani College of MedicineWHAT…
Updated: 03/26/2020 - 11:49 am
In an effort to practice safe self distancing we will be holding a media availability  via Facebook Live at 4:30 p.m.WHO: Mayor Jane CastorWHAT: Facebook Live Update on COVID-19 with Mayor Jane Castor
Updated: 03/26/2020 - 11:46 am
In response to the Safe At Home Order issued by the Hillsborough County Emergency Policy Group and as we continue to monitor and take action against COVID-19, beginning Friday, March 27 at 10 pm, all City of Tampa park and park facilities will be…
Updated: 03/25/2020 - 11:55 am
Tampa Mayor Jane Castor will be joined by Hillsborough County Administrator Mike Merrill and County Commission Chair Les Miller for a media availability at Old City Hall in the courtyard. WHO: Tampa Mayor Jane Castor,  Hillsborough…
Updated: 03/24/2020 - 12:22 pm
In an effort to practice safe self distancing we will be holding a media availability  via Facebook Live at 4:30 p.m.WHO: Mayor Jane CastorWHAT: Facebook Live Update on COVID-19 with Mayor Jane Castor and City…
Updated: 03/23/2020 - 06:43 am
As our restaurant community temporarily restricts onsite patronage to ensure public safety, there may be food resources available for donation. The City of Tampa wants to ensure that local restaurants can donate unused food back to our community,…
Updated: 03/19/2020 - 06:01 pm
Mayor Jane Castor is adding her voice to a call by the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) to ensure that resources flow directly to American cities in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. As Washington prepares a response package, American…
Updated: 03/16/2020 - 02:15 pm
Mayor Jane Castor will share updates regarding limitations of large gathering places like bars and restaurants via Facebook Live.The City of Tampa continues to work closely with local hospitals, the Florida Department of Health, and other experts to…