Grease Ordinance

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The number one cause of sewer overflows in Tampa is caused by grease blockages. The City of Tampa has implemented an improved grease management program which includes civil fines and education components. A new Grease Management Ordinance has been adopted by the City.  It was passed by City Council on November 16, 2006 and became effective on November 21, 2006. The Grease Management Ordinance regulates the disposal of grease by food facilities and grease haulers.


The purpose of the Grease Management Ordinance is to establish uniform maintenance and monitoring requirements for controlling discharge of grease from food service facilities within the City limits that discharge into the City's treatment works and for regulation of grease haulers operating within the city limits.

Disclaimer: This Grease Management Program Website is designed as informational in nature. The website is not intended to provide or be relied upon for legal advice. Please consult with your own attorney for legal advice.  Information provided may not be current and should not be relied on for any type of legal action.

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