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You have two options for scheduling inspections, either by phone or online. A phone line (813-506-6464) is dedicated to scheduling inspections. Requests made prior to 8 am on the current business day will be scheduled for that day. Requests made after 8 am will be scheduled for the the following business day. To schedule an online inspection go to link below and follow the instructions. Permits must be posted, and access to the work is required for inspectors to conduct their inspection. Specific times are typically difficult to accomplish. If this is absolutely necessary, the permit holder can contact our office at (813) 506-6473 the morning of the scheduled inspection, and our inspectors will make every effort to accommodate the requested time.
Permit fee schedule.
1.The construction is new.2.The occupancy classification of a building changes. If you desire a formal certificate upon finalization of the inspection process, a Certificate of Completion can be issued upon request.
Yes, if you are a resident of Temple Terrace (supplies may be limited). Submit a smoke alarm install request and a member of our Risk Reduction Division will contact you to schedule a time to install the smoke alarms. You may contact our Risk Reduction Division for more details at 813-506-6693.
No. The Fire Department does not offer car seats. If you need a car seat, please reach out to St. Joseph’s Children’s Wellness & Safety Center at (813) 615-0589 to register for a car seat. If you do have a car seat but need it installed correctly or inspected to ensure that it meets the appropriate standards of the law, contact (813) 443-3074 or click here for Car Seat Classes.The Children’s Board Family Resource Centers are located throughout Hillsborough County and offer programs and services to help you obtain car seats and more. They are also connected with St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. See their locations here.
We utilize a priority dispatch system, meaning that the type of call we receive dictates the number of Firefighters and Apparatus that respond. Depending on the severity of the incident, some calls only warrant a Rescue (Ambulance), while others require both a Rescue and Engine. There only are 2 Firefighter/Paramedics on each Rescue Apparatus, so if additional Firefighter/Paramedics or equipment are needed, the Fire Truck will be dispatched to assist. Our Fire Trucks carry the same medical equipment as the Rescue Units and are staffed with certified Paramedics.
For a commercial inspection call (813) 506-6693.
For a residential rental housing inspection call (813) 506-6690.
You can submit a Knox Box application. Knox Boxes are issued on an as needed basis while supplies are available. This is a loaner program and we ask for the box back when the resident no longer needs the box.
No. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has installed permanent drug drop-off boxes at five patrol district offices. Citizens are now able to properly dispose of unwanted, unnecessary and expired prescriptions, as well as over-the-counter medicines and veterinarian prescriptions. The drop off boxes are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. See the locations here. ** Most pharmacies, doctors’ offices, and sanitation departments will not accept prescription drugs. **
No. The fire department will not remove an emergency vehicle from service to fill a swimming pool. Please contact a pool professional.
No. If you need to dispose of an extinguisher, refer to this list of Hillsborough Hazardous Waste Drop Off Locations.
Call (813) 506-6700 for more information.
Open burns are permitted providing they meet the proper criteria. You can submit a burn permit for approval or contact our Risk Reduction Division at 813-506-6692 for additional information.
The City Clerk is the custodian of public records in Temple Terrace. To make a public records request, please contact the City Clerk's Office.
To report a violation of city code, contact our Code Compliance Department at (813) 506-6680 or follow this link to report a code violation online. Code Enforcement staff shall, to the greatest extent possible by Florida law, keep the identities of people who report violations confidential. When calling to report a potential violation, do not leave your name and telephone number if you wish to remain anonymous. In accordance with the Sunshine Law, all complaints are public record including the person's name filing the complaint.
To apply for a Temple Terrace recreation membership, call (813) 506-6600 or visit the Family Recreation Complex, 6610 Whiteway Drive. For more information, click here.
Hillsborough County residents may get a library card by providing picture ID, proof of address and a completed application. Applications are located at the circulation desk. Cards for children under 17 will require a parent or legal guardian's signature.
The district encompasses the boundaries of the entire City of Temple Terrace.
The purpose of the MTD is to provide a safe and attractive environment for pedestrians and bicyclists, with convenient access to enhanced transit service and secondary emphasis on auto-oriented improvements.
For questions regarding you bill or to pay your bill, please call (813) 506-6420. You may also pay your bill online.
If you assert that the vehicle was in the care, custody, or control of another person, you must provide the name, address, date of birth, and, if known, the driver’s license number of the person who leased, rented, or otherwise had care, custody, or control of the vehicle at the time of the violation. ACCEPTANCE OF THIS ASSERTION BY THE TEMPLE TERRACE PD WILL RESULT IN THE ISSUANCE OF A UNIFORM TRAFFIC CITATION TO THE PERSON NAMED IN THE AFFIDAVIT. If the vehicle was stolen, then the affidavit must include a copy of a police report showing the vehicle to have been stolen. If you assert that a UTC was issued by a law enforcement officer for the violation of Florida Statute § 316.074(1) and 316.075(1)(c)1 stated in this notice, then you must include the serial number of the UTC. For faster processing, you may, but are not required to, include a copy of the UTC.
You may download and print the Affidavit of Non-Responsibility form from the links at the bottom of the page on www.violationinfo.com.
It is believed that an Intersection Safety Program will reduce the number of red light crashes and injuries associated with such crashes. The purpose of this program is to increase traffic safety in City of Temple Terrace. The goal of the program is to reduce red light running violations, red light crashes, and red light injury crashes without impacting town funds.
Duplicate and/or overpayment of a Notice of Violation If you feel as though you are entitled to a refund, please submit your request on the Red Light Refund Form. Send the completed form to the address specified at the top of the form.
Generally speaking, a safe and reasonable limit is set at or below the speed at which 85% of the drivers drive. Posting an appropriate speed limit simplifies the job of enforcement officers, since most of the traffic is voluntarily moving at the posted speed. Blatant speeders are easily spotted, safe drivers are not penalized, and patrol officers aren't expected to enforce unrealistic and arbitrary speed limits.
The truth is, most drivers drive at a speed that they consider to be comfortable and safe, regardless of the posted speed limit. The City usually installs signs at the entrance to a subdivision. Studies have shown that there are no significant changes in average vehicle speeds following the posting of new or revised speed limit signs. Furthermore, there is no direct relationship found between posted speed limits and accident frequency.
Because a stop sign causes a substantial inconvenience to motorists, it should be used only where needed. Studies have shown that, sometimes, after installing a stop sign there is an increase in rear-end collisions. Also, the stop sign may cause such an inconvenience that traffic detours through residential streets, parking lots, etc.
A little known fact is that the stop and go traffic resulting from the placement of stop signs will increase carbon dioxide emissions, thereby further impacting the air quality in your area.
Experience has shown that improving the intersection visibility by prohibiting parking near the intersection or removing other sight distance obstructions, is often more effective in reducing traffic accidents.
To install a traffic signal at an intersection, minimum criteria must be reviewed and met:
• Volume of vehicular and pedestrian traffic• Need to provide interruption to the major flow for side street vehicles and pedestrians• Accident history of intersection
Traffic actuated signals use detectors located in the pavement on the approaches to traffic signals to monitor and assign the right-of-way on the basis of changing traffic demand. These signals attempt to assign most of the available green time to the heaviest traffic movements. The majority of the signals in Temple Terrace are actuated signals, using detectors.
*Residents can call a new phone line that connects callers to a recorded message of important City news and alerts. The message will be updated by the City’s Marketing and Communications Officer as needed. (Note that the line will not be staffed, nor will there be an option to leave a message.) Dial 813.506.6644 to hear the message.
A switch to a semi-automated trash collection system in the City of Temple Terrace is long overdue. The vast majority of communities in the Tampa Bay region and, indeed, in the country have already made the transition. The new system has been shown to save time as well as reduce the possibility of injury to the sanitation crews. In addition, the uniform look of the carts will contribute greatly to the aesthetics on City streets, even on trash days. In addition, the lids attached to the carts will close after being serviced, unlike loose lids which often end up clogging storm drains.
The cost to retrofit the residential sanitation fleet with cart tippers will cost $68,322, the expenditure for which was approved on August 4, 2020 by the City Council. The cost of the carts is $300,000 and will be paid for using funds originally designated for a new garbage truck in the 2020-’21 City budget. These carts come with a 10 year warranty-under normal use conditions.
No. The switch to semi-automation will not result in an increase in fees.