Hillsborough Community Atlas

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Government Agencies

County and Municipalities

Hillsborough County and its municipalities are served by the following government agencies through direct service or inter-local agreements:

Hillsborough County

Website: http://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/ Link to external website
Hillsborough Information Line: (813) 272-5900 / TTY: (813) 301-7173

City of Plant City

Website: http://www.plantcitygov.com/ Link to external website
Telephone Number: (813) 659-4200

City of Tampa

Website: http://www.tampagov.net/Link to external website
Customer Service Center: http://www.tampagov.net/appl_customer_service_center/Link to external website
Service & Information Desk: (813)274-8211

City of Temple Terrace

Website: http://www.templeterrace.com/ Link to external website
Telephone Number: (813) 506-6420


To view information on the Fire Departments and Police & Sheriff Departments, visit the Public Safety Page.

To view information on Departments that work with neighborhoods, visit the General Information Page .


County-Wide Agencies

The following selected list of government agencies serves residents of the county to meet specific needs:

Children's Board of Hillsborough County

Purpose is to improve the lives of children and families in Hillsborough County through funding programs serving this population
Website: http://www.childrensboard.org/ Link to external website
Telephone Number: (813) 229-2884

Clerk of the Circuit Court, Hillsborough County

Purpose is to keep and protect public records
Website:http://www.hillsclerk.com/ Link to external website
Telephone Number: (813) 276-8100 / TTY: (813) 301-7173

Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County

Purpose is to control and regulate activities which are or may reasonably be expected to cause pollution or contamination of air, water, soil and property, or cause excessive and unnecessary noises
Website: http://www.epchc.org Link to external website
Contact Numbers for Frequently Asked Questions: http://www.epchc.org/faq.aspx Link to external website
Telephone Number: (813) 627-2600

Hillsborough County Aviation Authority

Purpose is to operate all publicly-owned aviation facilities within Hillsborough County, Florida
Website: http://www.tampaairport.com/ Link to external website
Telephone Number: (813) 870-8700

Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission

Purpose is to promote and coordinate comprehensive long-range planning, growth-management, transportation, and environmental protection
Website: http://www.theplanningcommission.org/ Link to external website
Telephone Number: (813) 272-5940

Hillsborough County Extension Service

Purpose is to transfer knowledge from the University of Florida to people throughout the state of Florida.
Website: http://hillsborough.extension.ufl.edu/ Link to external website

Hillsborough County Health Department

Purpose is to promote and protect the public's health in Hillsborough County
Website: http://www.hillscountyhealth.org/ Link to external website
Telephone Number: (813) 307-8000

Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)

Purpose is to develop a comprehensive long-range transportation plan
Website: http://www.hillsboroughmpo.org/ Link to external website
Telephone: (813) 272-5940

Hillsborough County Property Appraiser

Purpose is to determine the just value of all real and tangible property in the County; locate, identify, and accurately appraise all properties subject to ad valorem taxes; maintain property value roll equity; and to process allowable exemptions
Website: http://www.hcpafl.org/ Link to external website
Office Contact Information: http://www.hcpafl.org/about/contact.aspx Link to external website

Hillsborough Regional Transit Authority (HARTline)

Purpose is to provide the public mass transit needs of Hillsborough's residents
Website: http://www.gohart.org/ Link to external website
Contact Numbers: http://gohart.org/about/contact/contact-us-links.html Link to external website

Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections

Purpose is to administer all elections in Hillsborough County, conduct voter registration and issues voter identification cards, update voter registration lists and provide for absentee registration and voting
Website: http://www.votehillsborough.org/ Link to external website
Telephone Number: (813) 272-5850

Hillsborough County Tax Collector

Purpose is to collect and distribute taxes license fees and information
Website: http://www.hillstax.org/ Link to external website
Office Telephone Numbers: http://www.hillstax.org/ContactUs/PhoneNumbers.htm Link to external website

Public Defender of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit

Purpose is to provide indigent clients with legal representation
Website: http://www.pd13.state.fl.us/ Link to external website
Telephone: (813) 272-5980

School District of Hillsborough County

Purpose is to provide education to students K-12, as well as provide educational opportunities for pre-Kindergarten children and adults
Website: http://www.sdhc.k12.fl.us/ Link to external website
Contact Information for School Board Members: http://www.sdhc.k12.fl.us/board/boardmembers.asp Link to external website
Citizen's Information Call Center: (813) 272-4974

Southwest Florida Water Management District

Purpose is to manage the water and water-related resources within its boundaries
Website: http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us Link to external website
Contact Number: (352) 796-7211 / 1-800-423-1476 (Florida only)

Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System

Purpose is to provide library services that promote life-long learning and an informed citizenry
Website: http://www.thpl.org/ Link to external website

Tampa Port Authority

Purpose is to operate all publicly-owned port facilities within Hillsborough County, Florida
Website: http://www.tampaport.com Link to external website
Telephone: (813) 905-7678 (PORT)

Thirteenth Judicial Court

Purpose is to provide justice services on all criminal and civil matters not within the jurisdiction of the county courts
Website: http://www.fljud13.org/ Link to external website
Telephone: (813) 272-5894

Representatives and Voting

Districts and Representatives

To find out who represents you and your community, please visit the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections.

Brief directions for using the mapping system to find who represents you:
  1. Type in your street address.
  2. Click on the box that says "Districts."
  3. Click on the districts to find out your representatives.

Voter Registration Statistics

Voter registration statistics can provide you with information on the number of people registered to vote, party affiliations, as well as other information.

Government Resources Directory

This section focuses on the available community resources in your community. Please click one of the following links to access the information maintained about the available resources and programs.

2-1-1 Tampa Bay Services

The 2-1-1 Tampa Bay program provides immediate and confidential crisis intervention, and information and referral services for a variety of community resources.

If you would like more information about community resources in Hillsborough County, call 211 or choose one of the resources from the dropdown list below to view the 2-1-1 Tampa Bay website Link to 2-1-1 Tampa Bay Website.

You will be directed to the 2-1-1 Tampa Bay website.

If you would like to add a program to or update program information for the 2-1-1 Tampa Bay database, please fill out the 2-1-1 Tampa Bay update form (link to "Options" section)

Hillsborough County Citizen Action Center

The Hillsborough County Citizen Action Center is countywide call center is open seven days a week.

If you would like more information about education resources in Hillsborough County, call the InfoLine at 272-5900 or click the Community Link Link to external website The Hillsborough County Directory of Services Link to external website is also available on-line.

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