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Posted on: November 26, 2014

Flooding Closes Two Hillsborough County Preserves

Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department has closed Lake Frances and Lake Dan Preserves in Odessa due to flooding. Signs are on-site advising of the closing.

The preserves are located at... Read on...

Posted on: November 26, 2014

Road Closure in Riverview and Precautionary Boil Water Notice Issued after Water Main Break Repaired

Hillsborough County water customers in the area near McMullen Loop and Dee Ellen Lane in Riverview are being advised to boil their water as a precautionary measure after a water main break late Tuesday that happened as a... Read on...

Posted on: November 25, 2014

Hillsborough County Launches New Online Community Calendar

Hillsborough County launched a new Community Calendar in time to promote holiday happenings. The calendar serves as an outlet to help promote neighborhood events in our community.

Events happening in Hillsborough County... Read on...

Posted on: November 13, 2014

Hillsborough County Supports Small Business Saturday Nov. 29

Hillsborough County is urging holiday shoppers to support local, independently-owned businesses on Saturday, Nov. 29 - the annual Small Business Saturday holiday shopping event.

In support of the shopping weekend... Read on...

Posted on: November 25, 2014

Public Meeting Dec. 8 to Discuss Upper Tampa Bay Salinity Barrier Project

The Hillsborough County Public Utilities Department has scheduled a public information meeting on Monday, Dec. 8, to discuss a proposed demonstration project at an existing County site, located adjacent to Channel A on... Read on...

Posted on: November 19, 2014

Hillsborough County Office and Facility Closings for Thanksgiving

The majority of Hillsborough County offices and facilities will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 27, and Friday, Nov. 28, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

There is no collection of garbage, recyclables, or yard waste... Read on...

Posted on: November 24, 2014

Entrepreneur Collaborative Center to Celebrate Grand Opening Dec. 11

  • What: Entrepreneur Collaborative Center Grand Opening
  • When: Thursday, Dec. 11, 10 a.m.
  • Where: 2101 E. Palm Ave. in Ybor City

The official opening of the... Read on...

Posted on: November 24, 2014

Free Cooking Oil Recycling Helps Keep Pipes Clean During the Holidays

If your Thanksgiving and other holiday plans include deep-frying a turkey - or anything else delicious - Hillsborough County has just the place to take cooking oil that has passed its useful life.

The Public Utilities... Read on...

Posted on: November 21, 2014

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, Florida Senator Jeff Brandes, and Commissioner Sandy Murman Present...

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, Florida Senator Jeff Brandes, and Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandy Murman Present a Veterans Resource Fair

Who: In order to help Tampa Bay veterans and... Read on...

Posted on: November 21, 2014

Joe Ho Ho! Brings Holiday Cheer to Eat at Joe's Lunchtime Concert Series on Dec. 5

On Friday, Dec. 5 from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the holiday edition of the popular Eat at Joe's lunchtime concert series returns to Joe Chillura Courthouse Square at corner of Pierce and Kennedy in downtown Tampa. The event... Read on...

Posted on: November 20, 2014

Public Meeting to Discuss Drainage Improvements along Idlewild Avenue in Northwest Hillsborough

The Hillsborough County Public Works Department has scheduled a public information meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 2, to discuss proposed stormwater drainage improvements and modifications to an existing stormwater pond to reduce... Read on...

Posted on: November 19, 2014

Nominations Now Open for 2015 Hillsborough County Women's Hall Of Fame

The Hillsborough County Commission on the Status of Women is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Hillsborough County Women's Hall of Fame. As many as three outstanding women may be selected. Inductees may also be... Read on...

Posted on: November 19, 2014

Home Before the Holidays Brings Snow to Pet Resource Center's First Saturday Celebration, Dec. 6

Hillsborough County's Pet Resource Center, the County's animal shelter and the First Place for Pets, invites the community to help homeless animals go Home Before the Holidays during the shelter's monthly First... 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 18, 2014

Four County Commissioners Take Oaths of Office; Commissioner Murman Chosen as Chairwoman

Three returning members and one newly-elected commissioner took oaths of office this morning (Tuesday, Nov. 18) at the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners’ Investiture Ceremony.

Re-elected commissioners... 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: November 4, 2014

Hillsborough County to Host Access To Capital Summit Jan. 15

Hillsborough County Economic Development will host their first-ever Access To Capital Summit on January 15, 2015 at the Sheraton Tampa East, 10221 Princess Palm Avenue in Tampa.

The one-day event will bring together... Read on...

Posted on: October 30, 2014

Hillsborough County Small Business Information Center Relocating Office Nov. 5

Hillsborough County Small Business Information Center will relocate its offices on Nov. 5 to the new Entrepreneur Collaborative Center (ECC) at 2101 E. Palm Avenue in Ybor City. The office move is part of an initiative to... Read on...

Posted on: October 31, 2014

Upper Tampa Bay Trail Bridge Temporarily Closed for Repair

Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department advises residents that the wooden bridge that crosses Rocky Creek, located north of the Wilsky Blvd. trailhead and south of Gardner Road, along the Upper... Read on...

Posted on: October 29, 2014

Enjoy Fabulous FREE Programs at Your Library® This November

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

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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: June 18, 2014

2014 Hillsborough County Hurricane Guides Now Available Throughout Community

To help residents prepare for the hurricane season that runs through Nov. 30, Hillsborough County has released the 2014 Disaster Planning Guide, The Official Guide for the Tampa Bay Area. Guides are available in both English... 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

1 Story
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...

Development Services News and Updates

1 Story
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...

Library News

1 Story
Posted on: October 29, 2014

Enjoy Fabulous FREE Programs at Your Library® This November

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

Read More

Parks, Recreation & Conservation News

2 Stories
Posted on: November 26, 2014

Flooding Closes Two Hillsborough County Preserves

Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department has closed Lake Frances and Lake Dan Preserves in Odessa due to flooding. Signs are on-site advising of the closing.

The preserves are located at... Read on...

Posted on: December 28, 2012

Portions Of Alderman's Ford Park Trail To Be Temporarily Closed Starting Jan. 2

Hillsborough County announces that portions of the trail at Alderman's Ford Regional Park, 9625 Canoe Launch Loop... Read on...


Public Utilities News

3 Stories
Posted on: November 26, 2014

Road Closure in Riverview and Precautionary Boil Water Notice Issued after Water Main Break Repaired

Hillsborough County water customers in the area near McMullen Loop and Dee Ellen Lane in Riverview are being advised to boil their water as a precautionary measure after a water main break late Tuesday that happened as a... Read on...

Posted on: November 25, 2014

Public Meeting Dec. 8 to Discuss Upper Tampa Bay Salinity Barrier Project

The Hillsborough County Public Utilities Department has scheduled a public information meeting on Monday, Dec. 8, to discuss a proposed demonstration project at an existing County site, located adjacent to Channel A on... Read on...

Posted on: November 24, 2014

Free Cooking Oil Recycling Helps Keep Pipes Clean During the Holidays

If your Thanksgiving and other holiday plans include deep-frying a turkey - or anything else delicious - Hillsborough County has just the place to take cooking oil that has passed its useful life.

The Public Utilities... Read on...


Solid Waste News

3 Stories
Posted on: November 24, 2014

Free Cooking Oil Recycling Helps Keep Pipes Clean During the Holidays

If your Thanksgiving and other holiday plans include deep-frying a turkey - or anything else delicious - Hillsborough County has just the place to take cooking oil that has passed its useful life.

The Public Utilities... Read on...

Posted on: November 24, 2014

No Solid Waste Collections on Thanksgiving Day

There is no garbage, recycling or yard waste collection on Thanksgiving Day. There are no holiday make-up days for the collection of residential garbage, recycling or yard waste. Services will resume on the next regularly... Read on...

Additional Info...
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...