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1. Temporary signs are allowed in all zoning districts and a city permit is not required, unless electricity is used.
2. Temporary signs shall not be located within the public right-of-way (which includes most of the linear grassy area adjacent to the roadway), publicly-owned land, or easement for the use of the public or public utility service providers. Note: As a guide, utility poles are typically located within the public right-of-way, and where there are sidewalks, the sidewalk and everything between the sidewalk and the street is within the right-of-way.
3. Temporary signs may only be placed on private property – and only with the owner’s permission.
4. The total temporary signage on a parcel may not exceed 32 square feet.
5. Signage shall not obstruct or impair access to public property or right-of-way, traffic control signs, bus stops, or fire hydrants.
6. Temporary signs shall not be illuminated or painted with light-reflecting paint, except that a temporary sign located within a commercial or industrial zoning district may be indirectly illuminated in accordance with Section 102-1629.
7. Signage and/or banners are not allowed to be tacked, nailed, posted or affixed in any manner on trees, utility poles, fences, rocks, or other such supporting structures.
8. No part of any sign shall be located within 5’ of any property line or right-of-way.
9. Signs located at street intersections or driveways shall not obstruct motorist view of traffic.
10. Temporary signs may be posted for up to 90 days, at which time the sign must be removed or replaced.
When complaints are received about speeding in a particular area, the City will install speed measurement devices to examine if a speeding problem exists. Upon review of the results of the measurements the City will then examine solutions.
Click the following link to go to an Online Searchable Flood Map (hosted by Hillsborough County Government): Flood Map Viewer
All portions of the driveway within the right of way shall be constructed of 3000 psi concrete with fiber and shall be a minimum 6" thick. No steel shall be used to construct the driveway within the right of way. Properties requiring culverts shall provide a minimum 15" concrete pipe with mitered end sections. Larger pipe sections maybe required and shall be evaluated on a case by case basis. All driveways shall be sloped towards the roadway. No driveway shall be approved that directs runoff towards the home. Inverted driveways are not allowed. Driveway aprons will be installed with crack control joints at the extent of the right of way, along the roadway and along sidewalks. All joints shall be full depth using pressure treated wood. No saw cuts allowed. Where driveway aprons meet the roadway the contractor shall saw cut the asphalt to provide a straight line to place the wood joint. Other materials such as pavers may be approved for driveways within the right of way. Please contact the Engineering Department for further details. No laterals, cleanouts, water service lines or meter boxes shall be installed within or under the driveway. City requires an inspection of the concrete forms prior to pouring of the concrete. Twenty four hour notice is required to schedule a pre pour inspection.
Minimum Vehicular Volume Interruption of Continuous Traffic Minimum Pedestrian Volume School Crossing Progressive Movement Accident Experience Systems Warrant Combination of Warrants Four Hour Volumes Peak Hour Delay Peak Hour Volume Please note that traffic signals do not always prevent collisions. In many cases, the frequency of rear-end and sideswipe type collisions will increase also, pedestrians crossing a signalized roadway tend to depend on traffic heeding the signal and pay less attention to on coming traffic.
Questions regarding billing should be directed to Fire Rescue at 813-757-9131 or our billing company, MARS Billing at 800-588-3995
- See the Records Unit page for pricing.
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The City's Purchasing Department posts all Bid and RFP opportunities to the City's website(PlantCityGov) as well as Bidsync.com (Bidsync). Keep in mind that you must register for free at Bidsync in order to receive automatic notifications.
1. Call the Police Department at 813-757-9200
2. Contact Stormwater and Traffic Department at 813-707-7200
3. Assistant City Manager Office at 813-659-4200 Extension 4157
Citizens can report inoperable street lights to TECO directly by calling 813-223-0800 or by going to TECO's website and entering the 10 digit number on the utility pole.
For after hour emergency water and sewer service calls, contact Utility Operations at (813) 757-9191.
Examples of emergency service calls are:
Apparent leaks in water or sewer mains and services
Vehicle accidents involving City water facilities (fire hydrants, water meters, backflow preventers)
Sewer backups inside which include sewage rising into floor drains, bathtubs/showers (a single sink or toilet clog is generally an internal plumbing issue and does not involve City utilities)
Significant change in water pressure or quality (taste, odor, color)
After hours or during holidays please call Utilities Operations at 813-757-9191. This line is answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Failure to receive your bill will not prevent discontinuation of service.
Back siphonage occurs when the supply line pressure falls below atmospheric pressure in each case the non-potable side forces a reversal of flow.