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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: 12/29/2021 - 01:44 pm
The City of Tampa, in partnership with the Florida Department of Health, will reopen the COVID-19 testing site at Al Lopez Park in West Tampa due to the increasing demand for tests.  The Al Lopez Testing Site will reopen…
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: 12/09/2020 - 12:18 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: 12/08/2020 - 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 at an Assisted Living Facility to address the growing concerns about coronavirus—especially for elderly and at-risk residents. Mayor Castor will reveal measures the City is taking to inform residents…
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: 09/10/2020 - 09:01 am
Out of an abundance of caution, several events in the City of Tampa have been canceled or postponed. The City of Tampa has postponed the 2020 Mayor’s River O’Green Fest scheduled for this Saturday, March 14. "We take our responsibility to protect…
Updated: 07/10/2020 - 03:52 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…
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: 03/18/2020 - 08:40 am
The Florida SBDC at University of South Florida will facilitate the loan process for the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program, for small businesses in the Tampa Bay region. The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program,…
Updated: 03/17/2020 - 08:54 am
City of Tampa, Mayor Jane Castor, Congresswoman Kathy Castor, Senator Janet Cruz, and TGH to host a press conference on COVID-19 update, federal relief and state relief.  WHO: Mayor Jane Castor, Congresswoman Kathy Castor, and…
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…
Updated: 03/13/2020 - 02:42 pm
The State of Florida, City of Tampa and Hillsborough County have all declared a state of emergency to institute measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  The Governor of the State of Florida has asked that local governments limit or postpone…
Updated: 03/12/2020 - 01:01 pm
The Florida Department of Health disclosed that a 70-year old male in Broward County tested positive for coronavirus after attending the EMS Today Conference at the Tampa Convention Center  March 2nd through March 6th. The individual is now in…