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flagCelebrate Independence in the City

Planning is underway for the 46th Annual Independence Day Celebration in the City of Temple Terrace! The festivities will be held on SATURDAY, JULY 3, starting at 10am with a parade through the streets of the City. The party resumes that evening on the 1st fairway of the Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club with live music by Charlie Imes & the Sun Dogs, entertainment for the kids and more – all leading up to a fireworks display at 9:15pm. The City currently is seeking participants in the parade as well as sponsorships for the Independence Celebration. A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available, including monetary and in-kind donations.  For more information about the celebration or to become a sponsor or parade participant, click here. Or call 813.506.6600.


Hurricane Season

Make sure that you and your family are prepared for this hurricane season! For information about how to best protect yourself and avoid disaster visit this page.

gavelLegislative Actions

The Temple Terrace Mayor and City Council believe in the importance of Home Rule and the ability of this elected body to best understand the wants and needs of our City. At their March 16 meeting, the Council passed four resolutions that outline their stance on bills currently being considered by the state House and Senate that will affect our ability to self-govern. Residents are urged to familiarize themselves with the intent of this legislation and to make their views known to elected officials on a local and state level. City Council resolutions regarding these bills and links to the full texts of the proposed legislation as well as contact info for local representatives are available here.

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If You Can't Call 9-1-1, You Can Text 9-1-1

Residents or visitors to Hillsborough County can send a text message to 911 for help during an emergency. While calls are still the best and fastest way to contact 911, text messages are an option when a call may not be possible. Adding text to 911 will help make emergency services more accessible, and safer for anyone in need of help but unable to call. For more information, watch this video.

Coronavirus Updates

For  information regarding the City’s ongoing response to the pandemic and helpful resources for those in need of assistance, please click here.



covid vaccine vial and needleThose 12 years and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Florida. Register at myvaccine.fl.gov or call a local pharmacy or grocery to secure an appointment. If you are a veteran, you may be able to get a vaccine through the Veteran's Administration. Click here for more information about the vaccines being administered through the James A. Haley Veteran's Hospital.  For a list of all available vaccine options in Hillsborough County, click here.

City Facilities

City HallThe Temple Terrace Public Library and Family Recreation Complex / Fitness Center are open with temporary hours and precautions due to COVID-19. Click here for more information about rules and schedules. Omar K Lightfoot Center, Public Works and City Hall likewise are open to the public. Face coverings are encouraged, but not required. City Hall now has self-service kiosks in the lobby for meeting, code violations and legal notices, as well as job postings, and a department directory. Those wishing to attend meetings in the Council Chambers must agree to have their temperatures checked before being admitted to City Hall. Enter via the door on the 56th Street side.

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