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Posted on: January 30, 2015

Enjoy Fabulous FREE Programs @ Your Library® This February!

Join the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative for interesting, entertaining, and informative programs for the entire family this February. For a... Read on...

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Posted on: January 30, 2015

Hillsborough County Entrepreneurs to Tweet-up at 1 Million Cups Launch Feb. 4

What: Hillsborough County 1 Million Cups Launch
When: Wednesday, February 4 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. with networking at 8 a.m.
Where: Mark Sharpe Entrepreneur Collaborative Center (ECC), 2101 E.... Read on...

Posted on: January 29, 2015

Public Meeting to Discuss Updates to Little Manatee River Watershed Master Plan in South County

The Hillsborough County Public Works Department has scheduled a public information meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 10, to discuss proposed master plan updates and conceptual drainage projects for the Little Manatee River Watershed... Read on...

Posted on: January 29, 2015

From the Hillsborough County Consumer Protection Agency: Stolen Identity Tax Fraud

Stolen Identity Tax Fraud typically happens when someone steals your identity and files a false return electronically early in the tax filing season before you file and collects a refund check from the IRS. The IRS estimates... Read on...

Posted on: January 28, 2015

Eat at Joe's Lunchtime Concert Serves up Mardi Gras-style Fare for a Fat Friday on Feb. 6

February 6 will be a "Fat Friday" as the first Eat at Joe's lunchtime concert series of 2015 returns to downtown Tampa.

Residents and visitors are invited to enjoy Mardi Gras-style food and music during Eat at... Read on...

Posted on: January 27, 2015

Change for Hillsborough County Household Electronics Recycling

Hillsborough County's residential recycling service for electronics is now available exclusively at the regional Community Collection Centers. Electronics are no longer being accepted during the County's monthly... Read on...

Posted on: January 27, 2015

Free Tax Prep at the Hillsborough County Extension Office

Hillsborough County Extension Office is offering free tax preparation assistance for individuals and families with an income of $60,000 or less in 2014. Residents can access a self-guided tax preparation program and receive... Read on...

Posted on: January 23, 2015

Meet with Commissioner Beckner at his Community Office Hours, February 5

Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin Beckner, District 6, Countywide, is hosting office hours in the community one day every month in locations around the county. These events provide residents the opportunity to meet with... Read on...

Posted on: January 26, 2015

Spin the Wheel for Fun at Pet Resource Center's Adoption Fair on Feb. 7

Hillsborough County's Pet Resource Center, the County's animal shelter and the First Place for Pets, invites the community to a festive First Saturday Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the... Read on...

Posted on: January 22, 2015

Hillsborough County EDI2 Funding Application Deadline March 2

The Economic Development Innovation Initiative (EDI2) continues to make Hillsborough County a leader in supporting the technology entrepreneurship... Read on...

Posted on: January 21, 2015

Public Meeting Feb. 3 to Discuss Future of Riverview Library

Hillsborough County has scheduled a public meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 3, to discuss the future of the Riverview Branch Library. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the library, located at 10509 Riverview
Drive.

At 8,000... Read on...

Posted on: January 21, 2015

County Officials Announce Winners of the Business Pitch Competition

Hillsborough County Economic Development officials announced the winners who competed for capital in the final round of the business pitch competition at the Access to Capital Summit held Jan. 15 at the Sheraton Tampa East... Read on...

Posted on: January 21, 2015

Hillsborough Economic Development to Join 1 Million Cups to Educate and Connect Local Entrepreneurs

Hillsborough County Economic Development will soon connect business owners to 1 Million Cups--a national program to engage, educate, and connect local entrepreneurs. The 1 Million Cups concept also provides a free venue for... Read on...

Posted on: January 16, 2015

Meet with Commissioner Beckner at his Community Office Hours - February 5

Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin Beckner, District 6, Countywide, is hosting office hours in the community one day every month in locations around the county. These events provide residents the opportunity to meet with... Read on...

Posted on: January 9, 2015

County to Require Registration of Foreclosed Townhomes, Condos

Hillsborough County Commissioners today increased their efforts to keep neighborhoods clean and attractive by voting to expand the County's abandoned property registration program to include townhomes, condominiums, and... Read on...

Posted on: January 9, 2015

Bright House Networks Line-Up Change Creates Local PEG Access Block

Tampa, Fla. (January 9, 2015) - As of February 11, 2015, a channel realignment on the Bright House Networks cable system will create an access channel block, including all area Public, Educational and Government (PEG)... Read on...

Posted on: January 15, 2015

Fletcher Avenue Safety Improvements Recognized as Outstanding Transportation Project of the Year

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Hillsborough County was recognized Jan. 13 with the 2014 Project of the Year Award by the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (TBITE) for the Fletcher Avenue Complete Streets project. This award... Read on...

Posted on: December 30, 2014

Hillsborough County Will Give You Money 4 Mercury

Hillsborough County residents can exchange hazardous mercury-containing devices for a $5 grocery store gift card at Household Hazardous Waste collections through April 2015, while gift card supplies last. Collection events... Read on...

Posted on: November 18, 2014

Heat Homes Safely during Cold Weather and Protect Pets, Pipes and Plants

With the arrival of the season's first freezing temperatures, Hillsborough County reminds residents to take proper care and precautions to protect their homes, animals and plants. Here are a few tips from Hillsborough... Read on...

Posted on: November 10, 2014

Wimauma Community Clean-Up Collections Extended Through March 2015

On select Saturdays, residents may utilize the free collection site at 16180 West Lake Drive in Wimauma for disposal of bulky trash, electronics, tires, and... Read on...

Posted on: October 23, 2014

Expanded Paint Disposal Options for Hillsborough Residents Starting November 1

Residents of unincorporated Hillsborough County are getting expanded opportunities for household paint disposal. Starting Nov. 1, limited quantities of household paint will be accepted at all four of the County's... Read on...

Posted on: February 28, 2014

Hillsborough County Debuts Directory of Locally Grown Food Products

Shoppers and chefs looking for locally grown and produced food products can now find them more easily thanks to the new Hillsborough-Grown ... Read on...


Building Services News & Updates

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Posted on: November 24, 2014

Temporary Underground (TUG) Electrical Permits Program

Hillsborough County, in conjunction with Tampa Electric Company (TECO), has developed a
program to provide residential contractors the ability to obtain a permanent meter installed on single-family detached dwellings, model... Read on...

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Development Services News and Updates

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Posted on: November 24, 2014

Temporary Underground (TUG) Electrical Permits Program

Hillsborough County, in conjunction with Tampa Electric Company (TECO), has developed a
program to provide residential contractors the ability to obtain a permanent meter installed on single-family detached dwellings, model... Read on...

Additional Info...

Solid Waste News

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Posted on: January 27, 2015

Change for Hillsborough County Household Electronics Recycling

Hillsborough County's residential recycling service for electronics is now available exclusively at the regional Community Collection Centers. Electronics are no longer being accepted during the County's monthly... Read on...

Posted on: December 30, 2014

Hillsborough County Will Give You Money 4 Mercury

Hillsborough County residents can exchange hazardous mercury-containing devices for a $5 grocery store gift card at Household Hazardous Waste collections through April 2015, while gift card supplies last. Collection events... Read on...

Posted on: October 23, 2014

Expanded Paint Disposal Options for Hillsborough Residents Starting November 1

Residents of unincorporated Hillsborough County are getting expanded opportunities for household paint disposal. Starting Nov. 1, limited quantities of household paint will be accepted at all four of the County's... Read on...