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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: 12/16/2020 - 05:10 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: 12/14/2020 - 03:01 pm
Businesses and non-profit organizations operating in Tampa city limits now can pick up bulk quantities of bottled water and masks from a dedicated “business only” site. The City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department added the additional site to…
Updated: 12/09/2020 - 12:18 pm
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 Infrastructure,…
Updated: 12/08/2020 - 07:59 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: 12/08/2020 - 07:08 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: 12/07/2020 - 08:10 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: 12/02/2020 - 11:27 am
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 normally scheduled to…
Updated: 11/11/2020 - 03:04 pm
WHO: Mayor Jane CastorWHAT:  Media availability on Eta updatesWHERE: Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park on the balcony behind the River Center1001 N Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606 **Please enter off Laurel St.WHEN: Today, November 11 at 4:30 p.m. Please let me…
Updated: 11/11/2020 - 09:32 am
WHO: Mayor Jane CastorWHAT:  Media availability on Eta updatesWHERE: Convention CenterWHEN: Today, November 11 at 1:30 p.m. Please find all City of Tampa graphics here in the Eta folder. *Note this is a dynamic tool-kit that will be updated…
Updated: 11/11/2020 - 07:47 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: 10/29/2020 - 11:56 am
As part of the City of Tampa’s: Relief Now, Rise Together efforts, the City of Tampa plans to help approximately 400 small businesses (100 per council district) that previously didn’t qualify for aid. While businesses must be located in the City of…
Updated: 07/10/2020 - 03:52 am
Hillsborough County residents can now make appointments online for free COVID-19 coronavirus testing.Online appointments can be made at hcflgov.net/covidtesting. Residents can pick a day and time convenient to them at one of seven locations…
Updated: 06/25/2020 - 07:38 am
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 in at www.facebook.com/cityoftampaflWHEN: Thursday…
Updated: 06/18/2020 - 01:50 pm
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: 06/09/2020 - 03:42 am
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: 06/02/2020 - 07:19 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: 05/29/2020 - 11:00 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 and Community Affairs …
Updated: 05/27/2020 - 08:05 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: 04/15/2020 - 09:19 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 Live Update on COVID-19WHERE: www.…
Updated: 04/08/2020 - 10:00 am