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In accordance with Florida Statutes 489.103.7 if the property you are building/improving is for your own personal use and occupancy, an owner can act as their own contractor. You may also build or improve a commercial building, provided your cost does not exceed $75,000. You may not offer the property for sale or lease for 12 months after the completion of the project.
Yes, you will need to contact the Building Department for permitting requirements.
Yes, on properties for the occupancy and use by you, and not offered for sale or lease. You will need to check with the Zoning Department to verify you meet all setback requirements. Then you must provide two sets of engineered sealed drawings and two site plans.
Yes. You will need to provide two copies of the site plan showing the location and amount of fencing to be installed.
No, You will need to check with the Zoning Division if the project is located in the Historical District.
If you are not located within the City limits, you will need to apply for permits with Hillsborough County Building Department.
Grease traps are required in accordance with the Florida Building Code, Plumbing, Section 1003.
In accordance with Florida Statute 713.13, any improvement to real property that exceeds $2,500, $7500 for mechanical work, including materials and labor, a notice of commencement must be filed with the Clerk of Court, and a copy submitted to the Building Department prior to the first inspection.
For all new buildings, additions, and alterations in which the foot print of the building has changed. The survey shall show the finish floor elevation, the elevation of the center of the street in which it faces, as well as the setbacks from all property lines.
2017 Florida Building Code, and 2014 National Electric Code.
Yes, all new construction requires sealed drawings, repairs and alterations are based on case by case.
All structures, including setbacks from all property lines, driveways, walkways, fences, sewer /water locations and any additional utilities.
If the day fixed for any regular meeting falls on Memorial Day or Veterans Day, the meeting is held at the same hour on the next succeeding day. The City Commission may, however reschedule any regular meeting.
NOTE: There is only one regular meeting in December (the second Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m.). If there is any question as to when a meeting will take place, please call the City Clerk at 659-4200.
Special meetings may be called by the City Commission as needed.
302 W. Reynolds St.Plant City, FL 33563Ph: (813) 659-4200 ext. 4118 or ext. 4186Fx: (813) 659-4202 City Ordinances (Municode)
For topics that are not on the agenda, the Mayor provides time for public comments prior to beginning the agenda topics for citizens to speak on any subject relevant to the City of Plant City.
For topics that are on the agenda the Mayor will invite citizens to speak during the public hearings section of the agenda.
Speakers are allotted a maximum of three minutes to speak.Click on the following link to take you to the appropriate section of our code regarding this subject :
Sec. 2-43. - Reasonable opportunity to be heard.
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Sec. 2-45. - Manner of addressing commission; time
Click on the following link to take you to the appropriate section of our code regarding this subject: Sec. 2-44. - Addressing Commission after motion ma
In addition to the actual cost of materials and supplies, a special service charge will be assessed for providing information when the nature or volume of the records requested requires extensive clerical or supervisory assistance by City personnel. For the purposes of this rule, “extensive” means that it will take more than 15 minutes to locate, review for confidential or exempt information, copy and re-file the requested material. The special service charge will be computed to the nearest quarter of an hour exceeding 15 minutes based on the current rate of pay of the person who performed the service and the cost of benefits provided to the employee, and will be assessed when appropriate regardless of the number of individual copies made.
All costs shall be paid in advance prior to making copies or allowing inspection. If the advance payment differs from the amount determined after the actual copies or inspection charges are determined, any overcharge shall be refunded and any amount still owed by the requestor must be paid before the records may be inspected or copied.
The City may also charge for the costs of mailing the requested records including the cost of the envelope and the postal service charge.
If the request is for digital files, the City Clerk shall charge in advance for the actual cost of researching and producing the copy, if applicable. This includes any applicable special service charges and the costs of any electronic storage media type devices such as CDs, flash drives, etc.. used to store information requested.
A public record that was prepared by an agency attorney (including an attorney employed or retained by the agency or employed or retained by another public officer or agency to protect or represent the interests of the agency having custody of the record) or prepared at the attorney's express direction, that reflects a mental impression, conclusion, litigation strategy, or legal theory of the attorney or the agency, and that was prepared exclusively for civil or criminal litigation or for adversarial administrative proceedings, or that was prepared in anticipation of imminent civil or criminal litigation or imminent adversarial administrative proceedings, until conclusion of the litigation or administrative proceedings.
Records, information, photographs, audio and visual presentations, schematic diagrams, surveys, recommendations, or consultations or portions thereof relating directly to the physical security of a facility or revealing security systems.
The social security numbers of all current and former employees which numbers are held by the employer are confidential.
Medical information pertaining to a prospective, current, or former officer or employee, which, if disclosed, would identify that officer or employee is exempt.
Personal identifying information of a dependent child of a current or former officer or employee, which dependent child is insured by a group insurance plan.
Any information revealing undercover personnel of criminal justice.
The home addresses, telephone numbers, social security numbers, and photographs of active or former law enforcement personnel; the home addresses, telephone numbers, photographs, and places of employment of the spouses and children of such personnel; and the names and locations of schools and day care facilities attended by the children of such personnel.
The home addresses, telephone numbers, and photographs of firefighters certified in compliance with s. 633.35; the home addresses, telephone numbers, photographs, and places of employment of the spouses and children of such firefighters; and the names and locations of schools and day care facilities attended by the children of such firefighters.
The home addresses, telephone numbers, and photographs of current or former human resource, labor relations, or employee relations directors, assistant directors, managers, or assistant managers of any local government agency or water management district whose duties include hiring and firing employees, labor contract negotiation, administration, or other personnel-related duties; the names, home addresses, telephone numbers, and places of employment of the spouses and children of such personnel; and the names and locations of schools and day care facilities attended by the children of such personnel.
The home addresses, telephone numbers, and photographs of current or former code enforcement officers; the names, home addresses, telephone numbers, and places of employment of the spouses and children of such personnel; and the names and locations of schools and day care facilities attended by the children of such personnel.
The audit report of an internal auditor prepared for or on behalf of a unit of local government becomes public record when the audit becomes final.
Any data, record, or document used directly or solely by a municipally owned utility to prepare and submit a bid relative to the sale, distribution, or use of any service, commodity, or tangible personal property to any customer or prospective customer.
Active criminal investigative information and intelligence.
Other exemptions may apply in specific circumstances.
Hillsborough County Clerk of Court - Plant City Division is located at 302 N. Michigan Ave. Plant City, FL 33563
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.
Please contact Fire Administration during business hours M-F at (813) 757-9131
Payments should be made payable to Plant City Fire Rescue. Payments can be mailed to or dropped off at 604 E. Alexander Street, Plant City, FL 33563 or pay online at plantcitygov.com
Questions regarding billing should be directed to Fire Rescue at 813-757-9131 or our billing company, Intermedix at 888-987-0593
- See the Records Unit page for pricing.
-You can also purchase at https://www.buycrash.com/FL/
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.