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Streets and Stormwater Contact Information

Contact Information: (727) 942-5606, 325 East Pine St
Email:  publicworks@ctsfl.us
For after hour emergencies please contact the city’s Emergency Answering Service at (727) 234-4944
The department is responsible for maintenance and construction of city streets and sidewalks, street sweeping and the stormwater collection system.

Stormwater Division

Pollution Prevention is Up To You!

City staff is helping to raise awareness of protecting our waterways by marking stormdrain inlets. Stormdrains carry rainwater to the nearest body of water. Everything that enters a stormdrain flows directly into our creeks, lakes, Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. It is illegal to dump leaves or other yard waste, motor oil, trash, chlorinated pool water, paint or any other pollutants into the street, stormdrains or waterways. When stormdrains get clogged with yard waste or debris, water can flood streets and homes. For more information about protecting natural floodplains or to report a violation, visit www.pinellascounty.org/watershed or call the stormwater hotline at (727) 464-4425, 24-hour hotline at (727) 464-5060 or call The City of Tarpon Springs, Stormwater Division at (727) 942-5606.
Thank you for your support!

Certain times of the year (usually late December to March) our beautiful trees drop their leaves. It is not only illegal, but imperative that we, as homeowners bag our fallen leaves and dispose of them properly, either at an approved landfill or through your trash pick-up provider. Not disposing of leafs and yardwaste properly will result in written notice, code enforcement and possible fines per City Ordinance: § 8-23.

Proper Fertilizer Usage

Pinellas County law bans the sale and use of any lawn or landscape fertilizer with nitrogen or phosphorous from June 1 to September 30. Learn more at the Pinellas County website. Incorrect use of fertilizer and poor landscape debris management can allow nutrients to leach into the groundwater and wash into storm drains that flow to lakes, streams and bays. When irrigating with Reclaimed Water, fertilizer usage should be decreased due to nutrients found in reclaimed water.

This video was produced through a grant from the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council, Stormwater Education Committee. Excess nutrients in our waterways can cause harmful algae blooms, which lower oxygen levels and lead to fish kills. You can help protect our waters from “The Beast”!

Certain times a year (usually late December to March) our beautiful trees drop their leaves. It is not only illegal, but imperative that we, as homeowners, bag our fallen leaves and dispose of them properly, either at an approved landfill or through your trash pick-up provider. Not disposing of leaves and Yardwaste properly will result in written notice, code enforcement and possible fines per City Ordinance.  Section 8-23 provides that “No paper, handbills, leave, lawn trimmings, brush, sidewalk sweepings or trash or waste materials of any description shall be thrown on the street or be deposited in the gutters of any street.”

Street Sweeper

It takes approximately 2 weeks to complete a citywide sweeping cycle, dependent upon mechanical, staffing, weather and emergency situations.

Street Sweeper Grid Map

Streets Division

Sidewalks and Curbs

Routine maintenance such as trimming, edging and keeping clear of obstruction for pedestrians is the responsibility of the Homeowner/Business owner. Any defects occurring with the sidewalk such as settling, raising or breakage caused by trees or natural conditions should be reported to the Streets section for repair. Any damage caused by the resident or their contractors will be the responsibility of them to repair. All repairs must comply with all City specifications and American with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. It is also the responsibility of the Homeowner/Business owner to keep trees growing over the roadway trimmed above their sidewalk to a height of no less than 10 feet above the sidewalk. All grass and landscaping materials must be trimmed back and kept off of the sidewalk.

*Note: County road/sidewalk issues should be reported to Pinellas County Public Works at: 727-464-8900

Roadways

Any defects occurring within the roadway such as settling, raising, cracking, depressions or potholes should be reported to the Streets Section for repair. It is important to understand that the problem may be caused by infrastructure or tree related issues that may need to be addressed before the roadway defect can be repaired. It is the responsibility of the Homeowner/Business owner to keep trees growing over the roadway trimmed to a height of no less than 14 feet above the roadway. All grass and landscaping materials must be trimmed back and kept out of the roadway.

*Note: Street sign damage or repair should be reported to the City’s Facilities Division, Signage & Wayfinding Section at: 727-942-5630.

*Note: Street light outages or problems should be reported to Duke Energy at: 727-443-2641

*Note: County road/sidewalk issues should be reported to Pinellas County Public Works at: 727-464-8900

Right of Way Maintenance

For a comprehensive list of all tree and landscape information and requirements for the City of Tarpon Springs, please visit our tree and site information page.

Right of Way Clear Zone