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Using the new Citizen Portal, you will be able to submit engineered plans with your New Residential Permit application electronically. We will review the plans and return any comments using the new function called Digital Plan Room.
You will also be able to register your State License and apply for County Contractor License electronically.
The new Citizen Portal URL is https://permits.pascocountyfl.net/CitizenAccess/Default.aspx
Please bookmark in your browser for future reference.
For the time being, only applications for New Residential Permit (detached house, attached house and mobile home) will have an option of digital plan submittal. All other permit applications will follow the existing process.
We will work on migrating other permit applications to the new platform, and we will communicate the changes accordingly.
There is no change in the documents required for permit application. The same documents are still required for permit application. The main change is that the engineered plans can now be uploaded electronically rather than delivered in person to our offices.
There is no change to the requirement or process for obtaining and providing a valid property address. You will still need to obtain an address from GIS.
Yes, we will accept printed plans with New Residential Permit applications at no cost to the customer after May 8, 2020. Should you decide to use printed plans, you can submit your application online and bring printed engineered plans to one of our offices.
However, considering our continued efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep our customers and team members safe, we encourage you to use the option of electronic submittal from comfort of your home.
All required documents must be uploaded individually and named. The document upload feature allows for drag and drop or browsing option to select files to upload. Multiple files in the same folder on your computer can be selected at one time. Once they are uploaded, you will be prompted to select the appropriate file type and enter a description.
Yes, the plans must be signed and sealed, in PDF format, and unlocked.
Yes, all parts of the approved permit package, such as Energy Calculations and Site Plans, must be available at the job site for inspectors.
You can use the 11 X 17 printed plans at the site if they were created that way and are fully legible.
No, printed plans do not need to be in color. However, the Plans Examiner’s approval watermark must be visible on each page.
Both credit cards and ACH payments will be accepted online with our new payment adapter.
No, the fees remain unchanged.
No, impact fees do not have to be paid prior to permit issuance. Impact fees must be paid prior to Certificate of Occupancy issuance.
Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm you can contact Ambulance Billing at (813) 929-2724. If you are calling long-distance, please call (800) 368-2411 and ask the operator for extension 2724.
Yes, we will bill your insurance company as a courtesy to you.
Pay by Phone with a Live Agent: Make a payment over the phone during regular business hours by contacting a live First Billing Services Representative at: (855) 270-3592
Pay by Phone via Automated Phone Payment System: Contact the 24 hour automated phone bill payment system at: (855) 342-3741
Pre-application review meetings are a service provided by the Pasco County Building Construction Services Department to architects and engineers that would like a preliminary review of proposed projects in Pasco County. These meetings are intended to aid the design professional in identifying code issues prior to plan submittal to streamline the review and permit process. To schedule a meeting contact Jeff Blaskvitch.
Not usually. Unless the fence is supported by brick, block or concrete columns - then a permit is required. Must check with Zoning on set back requirements.
We use one application for most all building permits. Additional affidavits, plans, site plans, etc may be required depending on the work being performed.
Central Permitting is also responsible for assessing and residential collecting impact fees.The Link for Impact Fees is shown below: http://fl-pascocounty.civicplus.com/Admin/DocumentCenter
(Impact Fees effective 1-1-18 will apply to all Permit Applications submitted after 12-31-17).
Several permits are available online please follow the link to Pasco County Online Permitting:
For other systems, the supported internet browsers are Internet Explorer 11, Google Chrome 42, Mozilla Firefox 37 and Safari 8. Any other versions of these browsers are not supported and may cause functional issues. Please update or switch versions in order to have the best possible experience with our program.
At this time only certain types of permits are available online without coming in to a Central Permitting location. Those types of permit are: Ground Settlement - Investigation Reroof - Hurricane Mitigation Re-Roof Re-Roof - Non-Hurricane Mitigation Re-Roof All Materials Re-Roof - Shingle Over Shingle Residential AC Change Out Residential AC Duct Work Residential Add-Modify Gas System Tank Residential Electrical Service Change, Upgrade Residential Electrical Underground Service Associated with New Construction (Early Power Release) Residential Water Heater or Plumbing System NOT including Softener, Conditioners, Filter Residential Water Softener, Conditioners, Filter.
Central Permitting Online Link - Utilize this link to complete the permits online for the permit types referenced above.
For all other types of permit, you must apply in person at a Central Permitting Location. At this time, all commercial permits must be applied for at the New Port Richey location only.
Yes, Please contact Central Permitting at (727) 847-8126.
The lawn must exceed 12 inches to be considered overgrown. The property must have a residential zoning for the ordinance to apply. The owners are given a 14 day warning that is sent via certified mail we must have this mail back before we can send to the contractor for mowing. The typical overgrown complaint takes 30 to 45 days to rectify.
Pasco County regulates private towing when a tow is performed without the vehicle-owner’s consent or when the towing is performed at the request of law enforcement (such as at an accident scene). The county has set a limitation on the types and amount of fees that may be charged. The original fees may be found in Resolution 07-169. As of 2020, the maximum base rate has increased $20.00 because of an increase in the CPI. For example, if a car is abandoned in a strip mall and the owner of the strip mall calls for a Class A wrecker to remove it without the permission of the owner of the car, the tow company can charge a maximum base rate of $120.00 ($100.00 + $20.00 CPI increase). The wrecker company may also charge for storage and other services outlined in Resolution 07-169, but only at the rates set out in the document.
Yes, Community Development has the PascoFix program to help you repair your home. Please visit :https://www.pascocountyfl.net/3448/PascoFix for more information.
Please visit the Homebuyer's page to see the current income levels: https://www.pascocountyfl.net/573/Homebuyers-Assistance
Contact the Building Department for a slum and blight inspection at:
In order to get a copy of a Board/ DRC meeting, please contact the Clerk of Court, Board Records in Dade City for assistance. Their number is: (352) 521-4345
Citizens wanting to address the Board of County Commissioners on an item on the agenda, can do so at the beginning of a board meeting during the Public Comment portion. Board Meetings start at 10 a.m. and a sign-up sheet is made available at the podium. Citizens are encouraged to arrive early to sign up before the 10 a.m. meeting start time.
The requirements of the Florida Green Book may also apply and if more stringent would supersede the requirements of the Land Development Code.
You can find out what your hurricane evacuation zone is for Pasco County by calling (727) 847-8137 during regular business hours.
You can also go to: https://www.pascocountyfl.net/3610/Evacuation-Zones. You will click on the link, click on the map, and then proceed with typing in your address.
The Special Needs Assistance Program registration forms are available by calling (727) 847-8137 x 8582, or by downloading a copy of the form from the Pasco County Emergency Management website at https://www.pascocountyfl.net/3735/Special-Needs
Pasco County has a Disaster Guide that can help keep you and your family safe during any hazard that Pasco County may face. You can simply download the Disaster Guide by going to: https://www.pascocountyfl.net/365/Emergency-Management
"The Pasco County Office of Emergency Management does not maintain a database of sinkholes on private property. However, if a sinkhole incident (a sinkhole on private property that endangers the lives of the residents) is reported and Emergency Management responds to the scene, an incident report will be completed and kept on file. Other options available for citizens to inquire about sinkholes on private property are as follows: Contact the insurance company of the previous owner(s) for information on any reported sinkholes. Contact the Pasco County Central Permitting Office (x8126). Their database lists properties in which a permit has been pulled for sinkhole repair. Contact the FL Geological Survey at (850) 488-4191 or visit their website at http://www.dep.state.fl.us/geology/geologictopics/sinkhole.htm for sinkhole information."
All requests for locations of fire hydrants must be made in writing. Fire Rescue accepts Requests for Letters of Protection by:
Please provide the address to which the information is needed. Fire Rescue will respond to the request by letter. The letter will contain the location of the nearest fire hydrant as well as the nearest fire station and the ISO rating (Insurance Service Org).
Only the Engineer of Record can request an inspection. Upon his verification that the site has met his certification requirements will there be a request.
The Engineer of Record, Developer and Contractor can contact us anytime with concerns that may come up through the construction phase; but must contact us two days prior to any site construction activity. Two days notice is also required prior to any permitted activity in the Right-of-Way. This is a requirement accepted and signed by the developer when the plans were approved by the Zoning Review Division. An Engineering Commercial Site Inspection is required prior to a Certificate of Occupancy (CO). Only the Engineer of Record can request an Engineering Site Inspection.
For on-site commercial sites Engineering Inpections follows the Southern Building Code and follows the Department Community Affairs standards; contact person- Mary Catherine Smith @ 1-850-410-2598. For Subdivisions and Right-of-Way sites Engineering Inspections follows the U.S. Department of Justice Standards; contact person- Dean Perkins ADA Coordinator D.O.T. @ 1-850-414-4395.
The water hardness within Pasco County’s potable water system typically has a range of 12 – 15 Grains per Gallon (GPG) or 205 -257 Milligrams per Liter (mg/l). Similar to many of Florida water sources, it is considered hard.
Pasco County Utilities public water systems meet and exceeds all water quality parameters set forth by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and other regulatory agencies.
In short, water conditioning units can be useful, but do require some additional maintenance and upkeep from the consumer.
Go to https://pascoreq.wizardsoftware.net to enter a work order.
No, all sites are listed as “owned” by Facilities Management, but not all sites are maintained by the department. For further information on county owned properties that are not maintained by Facilities Management, please contact the Real Property & Planning Department at 727-847-8138.
Although all Pasco County Properties are listed as “owned” by Facilities Management, not all sites are maintained by the department. For further information on county owned properties that are not maintained by Facilities Management, please contact Real Property & Planning at (727) 847-8138 If you are located in a Pasco County Government building and need maintenance or landscaping, contact your regional Facilities Department for assistance. West - Ext. 3295 Central - Ext. 6091 East - Ext. 5153
There are three locations in the county that provide operations and maintenance services. To request service during normal business operations please contact the respective Facilities Management service desk (West, Central, East) where the facility is located. Service can be requested in one of the following ways:
• Internet – By submitting a Work Order through the Facilities Work Order System
• Phone –
West - Ext. 3900
Central - Ext. 6091
East - Ext. 5153
• E-mail –
It is always best to communicate any time sensitive incidents or requests by phone. High priority issues or emergencies should always be reported by phone.
To request an Access Card, please enter the request in our Facilities Work Order System: https://pascoreq.wizardsoftware.net
Matt Krnjaich - Ext. 3924 firstname.lastname@example.org
Work Order System
Matt Krnjaich at Ext. 3924 email@example.com
Cynthia Rivera (727) 834-3292 Ext. 3908
Service can be requested by contacting your regional Facilities Management Department. You can request assistance by submitting a Work Order through our Work Order System, by calling Facilities Management, or E-mailing your regional Facilities office. Facilities Management Offices: West - (727) 834-3295 firstname.lastname@example.org Central - (813) 235-6091 email@example.com East - (325) 521-5153 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact our Operations Supervisor, Dan Corson, who oversees all service contracts within our department. Dan Corson - Ext. 3927 email@example.com
To file for unemployment, contact the unemployment office at (800) 204-2418 or (727) 484-3400 or apply online through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.
If you believe you may qualify for Medicaid, you can apply for this benefit with the Department of Children and Families at the link below. You may also call 2-1-1 to locate additional resources. ACCESS Florida
If there is no one in your home age 60 or older, your household does not qualify for assistance through Human Services at this time. We encourage you to contact Mid Florida Community Services, another local agency, as they may be able to assist. You can contact them at 844-873-3185. You may also contact 2-1-1 or your local Resource Center for additional options.
* * * JUNE 2020 - LIMITED OPERATING HOURS.
PLEASE CALL AHEAD OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE FURTHER UPDATES * * *
Library Administration and Systemwide Services - 8012 Library Rd, Hudson, FL 34667 (727) 861-3020
Centennial Park Branch Library - CLOSED for RENOVATIONS (status) - 5740 Moog Rd, Holiday, FL 34690 (727) 834-3204
Hudson Regional Library - 8012 Library Rd, Hudson, FL 34667 (727) 861-3040
Hugh Embry Branch Library - 14215 Fourth Street, Dade City, FL 33523 (352) 567-3576
Land O’ Lakes Branch Library - 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O’Lakes, FL 34639 (813) 929-1214
New River Branch Library - CLOSED for RENOVATIONS (status) - 34043 State Road 54, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 (813) 788-6375
Regency Park Branch Library - 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey, FL 34654 (727) 861-3049
South Holiday Branch Library - 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday, FL 34690 (727) 834-3331
Zephyrhills Public Library - 5347 8th Street , Zephyrhills, FL 33542 (813) 780-0064 *Part of the Pasco County Library Cooperative
HOURS:* - PCLS: JUNE 2020: Monday - Thursday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday - Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Hudson Regional - Mon 10-6 Tue 10-6 Wed 10-8 Thu 10-8 Fri 10-5 Sat 10-5 Sun Closed
Hugh Embry - Mon 10-8 Tue 10-6 Wed 10-8 Thu 10-6 Fri 10-5 Sat 10-5 Sun Closed
Land O’ Lakes - Mon 10-8 Tue 10-8 Wed 10-6 Thu 10-6 Fri 10-5 Sat 10-5 Sun Closed
Regency Park - Mon 10-8 Tue 10-8 Wed 10-6 Thu 10-6 Fri 10-5 Sat 10-5 Sun Closed
South Holiday - Mon 10-6 Tue 10-6 Wed 10-8 Thu 10-8 Fri 10-5 Sat 10-5 Sun Closed
* For holiday hours, click PCLS Holiday Closings.
HOURS:* - Zephyrhills Library: JUNE 2020: Tuesday - Friday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM with limited capacity
Tue 9-7 Wed 9-6 Thu 9-6 Fri 9-6 Sat 9-12 Sun/Mon Closed
* For ZH holiday hours, click ZH holiday schedule .
For a map and full details, click PCLS Locations and Hours.
Sign up for a temporary card online to use all of our free resources, including our digital material online. Printed registration forms are available at all branches. Full use of library privileges requires proof of residency. Without proof of residence, a non-verified card can be issued with limited services. Please view our Patron Registration Policy for full details.. Once you have your card, find out more on our Get Started Using the Library page.
Yes. You can access your account at our website. Login with your 13-digit library account number found on the back of your library card (no spaces), and your last name in CAPITAL letters as your password.. You can view and update your contact information (residence, email, phone), place holds, and view checked-out and held items. For a new card, sign up here!
Besides books for all ages, our extensive library catalog collection includes eBooks, videos, DVDs, book, CDs, book-tapes, magazines, newspapers, audio-visual kits (books & audio CD or tape), adaptive toys, ukuleles, hotspots, cameras, launchpads & Playaways (self-playing audio books), e-readers, museum passes, and even a seed library! We offer digital content to download or stream, including books, movies, music, comics, and much more. We also offer online tools and tutorials for research and learning, database resources, and much much more. All by simply using your free library card!
If you reside in one of the surrounding counties that are a part of the Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement, you may obtain a "reciprocal" card with partial privileges. Simply provide us with your library card from the county you live in, and we'll grant you reciprocal/partial privileges. Surrounding counties are identified within the Reciprocal Borrowing Policy.
Yes, all 8 library branches have internet and Wi-Fi (wireless) access. With a library card a patron can access the internet and programs on our public computers such as Microsoft Office. No library card? Just sign up for one when you come in. Guest passes are also available for anyone needing temporary use of our computers. Stop by our Information desk. Please be aware of our Internet and PC Use Policy.
Pasco County Libraries uses the following social media platforms:
PCLS Facebook - main page
Centennial Park Facebook page
Hudson Regional Facebook page
Hugh Embry Facebook page
Land O’ Lakes Facebook page
New River Facebook page
Regency Park Facebook page
South Holiday Facebook page
You may hold (reserve) up to 15 items in our catalog - or request an item not found in our catalog - by logging into your account online, or by calling or visiting a branch.
A verified patron may have 21 items checked out, with a 7-item maximum on DVDs and 2-item maximum on games. Non-verified patrons - those who have not yet verified their county residency - are limited to 2 books and computer use only. Other limitations and restrictions may apply depending on your card type. See our Circulation Policy for more information.
Yes, you may access the internet from any library computer. We also provide E-Government laptops for use within the library for patrons who are applying for government services or employment and may need more time accessing those services. Please see our E-Government policy for more details.
You can volunteer to work at a library/event, donate materials, become a Friend of the Library, and/or donate to one of our friends organizations. Stop by any of our branches to speak to a library employee for more details, or click one of the following links for easy details: Volunteering, Friends of the Library.
Yes, bus passes are sold at all library branches. For details, contact any branch, or visit Fares and Bus Pass Information for more information about pricing. General information can be found on the Public Transportation page.
Yes- at the HUDSON REGIONAL Library only. Come to the Hudson Information Desk with paperwork for your dog or cat. You will need to bring in the rabies vaccination certificate, and proof of spay/neuter if applicable. See Pasco County Animal Service's Pet License Tag Instructions for more information.
Yes. Voter registration forms are available at all library branches in Pasco. Simply ask at any of the service desks. When you have completed your form, return it to the service desk and it will be sent same day to the Supervisor of elections office. For more information on voter registration, see the Supervisor of Elections page.
Computer access is one of our most popular services at the library.We provide time limits so that everyone has a chance to use this service. Each person using a computer is guaranteed 60 minutes (computers automatically shut down 5 minutes before the library closes). If no one is waiting for the computer, you will be given the option of extending your time. Patrons are not limited to one session per day. You can login to our computers with either a library card, or a guest pass - available at the Information Desk.
County Administration may choose to close the libraries in order for library employees to assist the citizens who are affected by an emergency in a variety of ways. For example, during an emergency activation, library employees may assist in designated areas, on-duty 24/7 until the weather situation has been deactivated.
Chat with, or text, or email Ask A Librarian. You can also visit our website, fill out an online form, or call any branch during operating hours.
In east Pasco County, the office is located at:14450 7th St.Dade City, FL 33525
In east Pasco County, please contact the Misdemeanor Probation Office by calling (352) 521-4250. The office is on the second floor of the County Courthouse in Room 224 located at:38053 Live Oak Ave.Dade City, FL 33525
Yes, the cost varies depending on your category. You can contact the site directly or contact administration at (813) 929-2760 for a list of sites.
You can call the Parks and Recreation Department at (813) 929-2760.
Pasco County Public Transportation (PCPT) staff will be at the FRC to answer questions related to transportation and offering free bus passes for residents needing transportation to the FRC. For residents needing transportation to the FRC, they can go to any PCPT fixed route bus stop and tell the bus driver that they need to go the FRC. The driver will then issue them free bus tickets covering the trip to and from the Center. PCPT’s fixed route bus system map is online at www.ridepcpt.com. For individuals with disabilities who need transportation to the FRC, please call the PCPT Paratransit line at 727-834-3322 to arrange transportation.
Home Repair Assistance is also available from Pasco County Community Development to fix flood damaged homes. Repairs include well and septic repairs, air conditioner replacement, mold remediation, appliance replacement, roof repair, electrical and plumbing. If eligible, the County will also pay for insurance deductible.To be eligible for this program, the household income must be under 120% of the Tampa Bay median annual income.Money for this assistance comes from State Housing Limitations Partnership (SHIP) Program. These are 10 yr., 0% loans.To be eligible, the maximum value of the home cannot exceed $240K after repairs. Applications are available at the Flood Recovery Center located at 8620 Galen Wilson Blvd., Port Richey, FL 34668. Hours of operation are 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. For additional information, residents can contact Pasco County Community Development at (727)834-3445. If additional funds become available from the State, there may be assistance for reconstruction of destroyed homes. Applications are available now.
After the flooding subsides:• Disinfect your well using these steps: http://goo.gl/lJWEhb• Have your water tested through the Pasco County Environmental Lab or by a laboratory certified by the State to perform a drinking water analysis.
Do not have the septic tank pumped out. Exceptionally high water tables might crush a septic tank that was pumped dry. If the problem is high ground water because of the rains and flooding, pumping the tank will not solve the problem.
Do not have the septic tank and drain field repaired until the ground has had an opportunity to dry. Often, systems are completely functional when unsaturated conditions return. Any repair must be permitted and inspected by your county health department.
If you cannot use your plumbing without creating a sanitary nuisance, such as discharging sewage on the ground, consider relocating temporarily until conditions improve.
Potholes and depressions are continuing to form. Public Works is filling the holes as rapidly as possible.
To report potholes:1) Use the MyPasco App. For more information about the MyPasco App, please visit: www.bitly.com/mypascoOR2) Go to www.pascocountyfl.net, click on the ‘Customer Service Center’ and then click “Submit A Request.”
To report potholes:1) Use the MyPasco App. For more information about the MyPasco App, please visit: www.bitly.com/mypascoOR2) Go to www.pascocountyfl.net, click on the ‘Customer Service Center’ and then click “Submit A Request.”
Progressive Waste Solutions: Monday/Thursday customers - compromised roads will be serviced on Thursdays ONLY Tuesday/Friday customers - compromised roads will be serviced on Fridays ONLY
If you are not in an affected flood area, you should have your normal garbage pickup.
Recycling: Pasco County’s recycling schedule will remain as scheduled since the haulers are only on these roads once every other week.
Contact your local hauler for a delivery schedule.Licensed Pasco County Haulers Contact Information:• Progressive Waste Solutions: New Port Richey: (727) 849-3333, Dade City: (352) 583-4204• County Recycling, Inc.: (888) 522-5794• J.D. Parker & Sons, Inc.: (727) 845-1024• Republic/Seaside Sanitation: (727) 868-2566• Waste Aid: (813) 996-1457• Waste Express, Inc. (bought by Progressive Waste Solutions): (727) 849-3333• Waste Management of Pasco: (800) 255-2172• City of Zephyrhills: (813) 780-0022
Debris must be separated into the following categories:
Furniture• Mattresses• Couches, sofas, chairs• Dressers• Lumber (if NOT pressure treated)• Particle board• Laminated flooring• Dry Insulation (if wet, pile with construction debris)• Carpet & Padding
White Goods• Appliances• Metal furniture• Metal shelving• Bicycles• Items that are more than 75% metal
Construction• Drywall• Plaster board • Ceramic tile• Concrete• Lumber (pressure treated)• Wet insulation
Vegetation• Tree cuttings (must be no more than 5 feet in length and all branches must be bundled)• Particle board• Laminated flooring• Dry Insulation (if wet, pile with construction debris)• Carpet & Padding
Delayed Pick Up
Hazardous Waste – Delayed pick up• Any household chemicals• Oil, gas, flammables• Lawn & garden chemicals• Televisions• Computer monitors computer towers (CPU’s)
"Coastal high hazard areas (V zones) are located within areas of special flood hazard areas established in section 701.7.B of this Code and designated as zones V1-V30, VE, and/or V. These areas have special flood hazards associated with high velocity waters from surges; and, therefore, in addition to meeting all provisions in this section, the following provisions shall also apply:
1. All new construction and substantial improvements in zones V1-V30, V, and VE shall be elevated on pilings and columns so that:
a. The bottom of the lowest horizontal structural member of the lowest floor (excluding the pilings or columns) is elevated no lower than one foot above the base-flood elevation level; and
b. The pile or column foundation and structure attached thereto is anchored to resist flotation, collapse, and lateral movement due to the effects of wind and water loads acting simultaneously on all building components. Wind and water loading values shall each have a one percent chance of being equaled or exceeded in any given year (100-year mean recurrence interval).
2. Registered professional engineer or architect shall develop or review the structural design, specifications, and plans for the construction and shall certify that the design and methods of construction to be used are in accordance with accepted standards of practice for meeting the provisions of section 701.9.F.1. (a) and (b) of this Code.
3. Obtain the elevation (in relation to mean sea level) of the bottom of the lowest structural member of the lowest floor (excluding pilings and columns) of all new and substantially improved structures in zones V1--V30 and VE. The county administrator, or his designee, shall maintain a record of all such information.
4. All new construction shall be located landward of the reach of mean high tide.
5. Provide that all new construction and substantial improvements have the space below the lowest floor either free of obstruction or constructed with non-supporting breakaway walls; open-wood latticework; or insect screening intended to collapse under wind and water loads without causing collapse, displacement, or other structural damage to the elevated portion of the building or supporting foundation system.
For the purpose of this section, a breakaway wall shall have a design safe loading resistance of not less than ten and no more than 20 pounds per square foot. Use of breakaway walls which exceed a design safe loading resistance of 20 pounds per square foot (either by design or when so required by local codes) may be permitted only if a registered professional engineer or architect certifies that the designs proposed meet the following conditions:
a. Breakaway wall collapse shall result from water load less than that which would occur during the base flood; and
b. The elevated portion of the building and supporting foundation system shall not be subject to collapse, displacement, or other structural damage due to the effects of wind and water loads acting simultaneously on all building components (structural and nonstructural). Maximum wind and water loading values to be used in this determination shall each have a one percent chance of being equaled or exceeded in any given year.
6. If breakaway walls are utilized, such enclosed space shall be usable solely for parking of vehicles, building access, or limited storage. Such space shall not be used for human habitation.
7. Prohibit the use of fill for structural support of buildings.
8. Prohibit man made alteration of sand dunes or mangrove stands that would increase potential flood damage.
9. All manufactured homes to be placed or substantially improved within zones V1--V30, V, and VE on the community's FIRM on sites:
a. Outside of a manufactured home park or subdivision;
b. In a new manufactured home park or subdivision;
c. In an expansion to an existing manufactured home park or subdivision; or,
d. In an existing manufactured home park or subdivision on which a manufactured home has incurred substantial damage as the result of a flood, meet the standards of sections 701.9.F. one through eight of this Code and that manufactured homes placed or substantially improved on other sites in an existing manufactured home park or subdivision with zones V1--V30, V, and VE on the FIRM meet the requirements of sections 701.9.B.4. (a) through (b) of this Code.
10. Recreational vehicles placed on sites within zones V1--V30, V, and VE on the community's FIRM either:
a. Be on the site for fewer than 180 consecutive days;
b. Be fully licensed and ready for highway use, on its wheels or jacking system, is attached to the site only by quick disconnect-type utilities and security devices, and has no permanently attached additions; or,
c. Meet the requirements of section 701.8.B and section 701.9.B and F of this Code.
11. Critical facilities: Construction of new critical facilities shall be, to the extent possible, located outside the limits of the special flood hazard area (SFHA) (100-year floodplain). Construction of new critical facilities shall be permissible within the SFHA if no feasible alternative site is available. Critical facilities constructed within the SFHA shall have the lowest floor elevated three feet or more above the level of the base-flood elevation at the site. Flood proofing and sealing measures must be taken to ensure that toxic substances will not be displaced by or released into floodwaters. Access routes elevated to or above the level of the base-flood elevation shall be provided to all critical facilities to the extent possible.
You must first complete a comprehensive plan amendment application form. The next step is to call us at (727) 847-8193 to schedule a pre-application meeting with a planner.
PCPT bus service connects with the Pinellas County bus system (PSTA) at two locations in Tarpon Springs (Route 18 and Route 19) Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) 275LX at Florida Hospital Park-n-Ride in Wesley Chapel (Route 54). PCPT Route 21 connects with Hernando (The Bus- Purple Route) at Scheer Commerce Center.
For lost and found articles, stop by the Pasco County public transportation offices or call:
The TTY number is (727) 847-8949 Pasco County Customer Service .
West Pasco Government Center located at 8731 Citizens Dr., Suite 220, New Port Richey.
County Transportation (PCPT) building located at 8620 Galen Wilson Blvd., New Port Richey.
The best way to report potholes, or request any other service from the Operations Division, is to file a service request on the county's website with the Customer Service Center. The Customer Service Center can also be reached at (727) 847-2411, (352) 523-2411 or (813) 996-2411. The center will be able to help you with all of your requests. A work request is sent to Operations for the work to be scheduled.
Roads constructed by the county, for example through the Capital Improvement Program, automatically become part of the Maintenance Program. For subdivision roads, the developer posts a maintenance bond and the roads have to be constructed to county specifications prior to acceptance.
Information about county maintained roads is located at the at Pasco County’s Customer Service Center.
While the county will resurface major arterial and collector roadways, lower volume residential streets are repaved under the Public Works and Improvements (Paving Assessment) Ordinance No. 85-06. The benefiting property owners share the cost for these projects. For more information on Paving Assessments, call (727) 834-3601.
Since unpaved roads have a substantially higher maintenance cost, it has been the practice of the county not to accept any additional unpaved roads into the system. Over the last couple of decades, the county has not accepted unpaved roads into the Maintenance Program.
The monies for road maintenance come from the Local Option Gas Tax. No property taxes are used for this purpose.
The county only maintains sidewalks in cases where the county constructed the sidewalk. The maintained sidewalks are normally part of the major road network. Sidewalks constructed by developers or property owners are not maintained by the county.
The Traffic Operations Division of Engineering Services maintains all the traffic signals in Pasco County, to include those located on non-county maintained roads.
If you have any further questions, please call the Customer Service Center at:(727) 847-2411 (New Port Richey) (813) 996-2411 (Dade City)(352) 523-2411 (Land O' Lakes)
Public Works hours are 7:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, but will respond to emergencies 24/7/365.For emergencies after hours: Call Fire Rescue's Emergency call 911. For non-emergencies call 727-847-8102.
Under Chapter 94 of the Pasco County of Ordinances, an assessment project can either be initiated through a citizen petition OR by the action of the Board of County Commissioners. Even if a petition fails to achieve the passage requirements set forth in the Ordinance, the Board has the ultimate authority to adopt an assessment where it believes it would be in the best interest of the health, safety and welfare of the residents within the boundaries of the proposed project.
1. The number of residential dwelling units in existence on your property and the number of residential dwelling units allowed to be placed on the property under its current zoning or the predominant zoning in the project area.
Prior to the public hearing, all potentially affected property owners are notified by registered mail of the date, time and place of the proposed public hearing along with the maximum amount of assessment they may be required to pay if the project is approved. Citizens interested in an assessment are provided an opportunity to share their opinion on the matter during the public comment portion of the public hearing.
After a minimum of 2 years of non-payment of the annual assessment installments due, a tax deed for the property can be issued. If the tax deed is sold to a third party without the property owner paying off the amount due, the property owner could lose title to their property. According to the Tax Collector’s Office though, the loss of title under such circumstances occurs very infrequently since there are multiple opportunities in the tax certificate process for the property owner to address and pay any arrearages due before a tax deed is issued.
Should you ever declare bankruptcy, transfer or sell the property and an assessment amount is still due, the County at that point will seek to be paid for the full assessment amount of any proceeds available.
At your expense, you may choose to Down Zone your parcel to a different zoning classification that would allow for fewer residential units on your parcel or have a Deed Restriction limiting the amount of development allowed on the parcel before the final assessment is adopted by the Board of County Commissioners. All costs involved in either of these processes are the sole responsibility of the property owner. If you wish to pursue either of the two options, please understand that the resale value of your property may be affected. It is important you let the County know in advance of the public hearing at which the preliminary assessment will be considered so that any necessary adjustments in the final roll can be made.
In Pasco you can provide your own container (bin, can or cart) or call your hauler to order a cart. The Residential Curbside Recycling Program is available to single-family residential units or multifamily units being serviced as a single-family. This means if you're paying for twice-a-week curbside garbage pickup, you already have recycling service.
Recycling is voluntary, but we encourage you to participate in order to help reduce our waste stream. Your garbage hauler is required to provide you with a schedule for your recyclable pickups: it may or may not be on the same day as your garbage pickup. Pasco recycles the following items:
Please throw away caps, lids, and spray bottle nozzles, and make sure your items are clean and dry. Put everything in the same recycling container and place your recycling at the curb the night before your recycling pick-up day.
Pasco County doesn't pick up your recycling. Your trash hauler picks up your recycling and brings it to the county facility. Your trash collection and recycling days are set by the private hauler you selected. Please contact your trash hauler to determine your recycling day. Click here to see trash hauler contact information in Pasco.
The private company you pay to pick up your trash will provide a cart, and can let you know how much it will cost. Pasco County does not have access to individual account information. Please click here for trash hauler contact information in Pasco.
Private trash haulers in Pasco County have 90 days from the Board of County Commissioners' June 4, 2019, decision to start weekly recycling; however, some haulers are offering the service sooner than that. Please contact your hauler for more information. Click here to see trash hauler contact information in Pasco.
Trash collection and recycling service costs are a local issue. Different jurisdictions (states, counties, cities, etc.) have different trash and recycling systems, and different revenue and funding sources. Pasco understands that other counties might do things differently, but we must work within the system and its constraints to ensure you receive the services you need. The material you recycle is a matter of what local markets will accept. In Pasco, glass goes to the Waste-to-Energy plant where it will likely be used in future, sustainable public works projects.
Glass contaminates the rest of your recycling. The glass dust and glass shards get into other materials making them less recyclable. This isn't a new problem; however, the standards for recycling material keep rising, and glass is making it more difficult to recycle other things. Also, there is no viable market for glass in Florida. And eliminating glass from Pasco's recycling program is more environmentally-friendly. Instead of ultimately being buried in a landfill due to contamination and low quality, glass now goes to Pasco's Waste-to-Energy plant where it will likely be used in future, sustainable public works projects, leaving less of a carbon footprint. Removing glass from Pasco's recycling stream will improve our recycling efforts.
No, you do not have to recycle in Pasco County; however, recycling helps reduce the burden on the County’s Waste-to-Energy facility and prevents unnecessary items from being dumped in a landfill. Recycling also helps protect the environment, so we hope you'll take part!
Pasco County is not aware of any local glass recycling collection locations.
Tossing your glass in the trash sends it to our Waste-to-Energy plant where it can be used in future, sustainable public works projects, leaving less of a carbon footprint. Removing glass from Pasco's recycling program is more environmentally-friendly!
Weekly recycling is coming soon! As of June 4, 2019, trash haulers have 90 days to implement once-a-week recycling. Call your hauler for a new pick-up schedule. Click here for a list of private hauler phone numbers in Pasco.
Please contact your hauler at the number listed on your bill. If that does not resolve the issue, please contact Pasco County Recycling at (727) 856-4539.
Public fingerprinting:Livescan fingerprinting services schedule:
West Pasco Community Office, 7409 State Road 54 (NW corner of SR 54 and Rowan Rd), New Port Richey, phone: (727) 834-3506
Pasco Sheriff’s Office Wiregrass Mall, 28211 Paseo Drive Unit 198, Wesley Chapel, phone: (813) 994-3845
Hours for both offices: Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (excluding holidays).
Complimentary fingerprinting services are only provided for the following state statutory reasons:1. Concealed Weapons Permit Applicants2. F.S. 499.63 - Application for licenses for certain drug, cosmetic and household products3. F.S. 537.004 - Title loan lender license applicants4. F.S. 539.001 - Pawnbroker's license5. F.S. 648.34 - Bail Bond agent applicants6. Application for an expungement of records. 7. Application for process servers
To register as a felon or sex offender, you must go to the Land O Lakes detention center (jail), 20101 Central Blvd, LOL, 34637. The hours are Mon, Tues, Wed, and Fri, 8am to 4:30pm. Contact number is 813-235-6170.
(1)(a) Every operator of a motor vehicle as defined herein, while transporting a child in a motor vehicle operated on the roadways, streets, or highways of this state, shall, if the child is 5 years of age or younger, provide for protection of the child by properly using a crash-tested, federally approved child restraint device. For children aged through 3 years, such restraint device must be a separate carrier or a vehicle manufacturer's integrated child seat. For children aged 4 through 5 years, a separate carrier, an integrated child seat, or a seat belt may be used.
Please arrive by 4:00 p.m. for large loads or mixed and 4:30 p.m. for smaller loads to ensure you have sufficient time to unload before gates close at 5:00 p.m.
All M.S.W. (garbage) from households, 6– 8 bags or less per day, that would be placed curbside for regular pickup; shall be exempt from payment. (Homeowners only)
The Citizen drop off area will be open as in the past. Please note, the following policies will be strictly enforced.
1. The citizen drop off area is for burnable items only.
2. All M.S.W. (garbage) from households, 6– 8 bags or less, that would be placed curbside for regular pickup; shall be exempt from payment. (Homeowners only)
3. Exceptionally large loads of furniture or other waste (to be determined by Solid Waste Attendant) will be escorted to the tipping floor and will be charged the going rate which is currently $65.69 a ton. (Commercial or Residential)
4. All commercial haulers/businesses will be charged $65.69 a ton for all debris including scrap metal. (Rental properties are considered to be a commercial/business)
5. Mixed loads requiring special handling will be accepted and charged at the going rate, which is currently $65.69 per ton. (Commercial or Residential)
6. Furniture (metal not included) may still be placed in the citizen drop off containers and will be charged at the going rate which is $65.69 per ton (to be determined by Solid Waste Attendant). (Commercial or Residential)
7. Construction wood and chemically treated lumber shall be placed in CD Cell and will be charged at the going rate which is currently $65.69 per ton. No trash is allowed in the construction cell. (Commercial or Residential)
8. All Yard Waste will be charged at the current rate which is $65.69 per ton ($65.69 a ton is prorated/$3.28 per 100 pounds) Yard waste must be free of all other debris.(Commercial or Residential)
All tires are chargeable at $200.00 per ton prorated. (Commercial or Residential)
Car/Pickup Tires $2.00 per tire; >10 charged at $200 per ton
Truck/Semi Tires $10.00 per tire; >10 charged at $200 per ton
Off-the-Road Equipment Tires $200.00 per ton
Metal (All fluids must be removed from power equipment)
* Commercial $65.69 per ton
* Residential Not chargeable to Residents unless in mixed load.
Refrigerator $3.00 each
Air Conditioners $3.00 each
Propane Tanks 20 pounds $3.00 each
Propane Tanks 50 pounds $5.00 each
* Residential TV (up to 36 inch) $5.00 each
* Over 36 inch, Projection, or Consoles $10.00 each
* Monitor $5.00 each
* Computer without Monitor$5.00 each
* Commercial $200.00 per ton
Tare Weights $2.00
PLEASE NOTE: The landfill accepts credit cards with a Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover logo. Credit cards must be issued in your name and signed on the back (will not accept see ID). This rule also applies to commercial employees.
For all taxes assessed on the county tax rolls and collected by the county tax collector, discounts for payments made before delinquency shall be at the rate of 4 percent in the month of November or at any time within 30 days after the sending of the original tax notice; 3 percent in the following month of December; 2 percent in the following month of January; 1 percent in the following month of February; and zero percent in the following month of March or within 30 days before the date of delinquency if the date of delinquency is after April 1.
If the discount period ends on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the discount period, including the zero percent period, extends to the next working day, if payment is delivered to the designated collection office of the tax collector.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (727) 847-2411, (813) 996-2411 or (352) 523-2411.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (727) 847-2411, (813) 996-2411 or (352)523-2411.
An account can be transferred in person or in writing by mail or email. To transfer an account the active account must have a zero balance. The deposit may be different when transferring. If it is higher, the difference must be paid at the time of transfer. If it is lower, the difference will be credited to the new account. An Activation fee is required. ACTIVATION FEE (NON-REFUNDABLE): • Activation Fee (next day): $57.00 • Activation Fee (same day): $98.00 Applications and fees must be received by 2:30 p.m. for a same day turn-on IN PERSON: Bring the required information into a Customer Service Center near you. Please include the following information: • Billing name on the account (only one name on the account) • Service address • Mailing address • Contact phone number • Date you want the service to begin • Valid I.D. upon request • A copy of your signed lease if you are renting-must be signed by owner and renter • Third parties opening an account must provide the same information • Payment of fees (activation fee, deposit, any unpaid balances or fees on an existing or previous account must be paid in full prior to opening a new account) BY MAIL: Please send to: Pasco County Utilities P.O. Box 2139 New Port Richey, FL 34656-2139 Please provide the following information: • Billing name on the account (only one name on the account) • Service address • Mailing address • Contact phone number • Date you want the service to begin • Valid I.D. upon request • A copy of your signed lease if you are renting-must be signed by owner and renter • Third parties opening an account must provide the same information • Payment of fees (activation fee, deposit, any unpaid balances or fees on an existing or previous account must be paid in full prior to opening a new account)
View: Current Rates, Fees, and Charges Effective October 1, 2019. Please Note: Deposits are held in a non-interest bearing account (Pasco County Ordinance Section 110-38(d)). The deposit will be credited to the account after 24 consecutive months of on-time payments and no returned checks; or, if the account is closed, the deposit will be applied to the bill. Any credits will be mailed to the person whose name is on the account after the final read.
Please allow seven (7) business days for your online application to be received and reviewed. Once reviewed, you will receive an email with instructions on how to make a payment for any applicable fees and/or deposits.
Accounts must be closed either in person or in writing three business days prior to the date of termination. If the request is not received in this manner, the account holder is still responsible for the account. Accounts cannot be closed over the phone. Accounts can be closed by visiting a Customer Service Center near you. An email may also be sent to request a discontinuation of services to: firstname.lastname@example.org Please provide the following information: • Name on the account • Account number • Customer number • Service address • Forwarding address • Date that you are requesting the service be stopped • Contact telephone number A request for termination of services must be received three (3) business days prior to the date of termination. A final read will be taken on your meter and a final bill will be sent to your forwarding address. If you have a deposit on the account, it will be applied to the charges. Credits will be mailed to the customer after the final read.
Emergency Telephone Number (AFTER-HOURS EMERGENCY REPAIRS ONLY):(727) 847-8144
Please contact the Pasco County Utilities Customer Information and Services. View hours of operation and contact information.
A calibration of your meter may be requested in person or in writing. If requested, the meter will be removed and replaced with a different meter, and calibration testing will be performed on the old meter.
The meter is bench-tested with three different volumes of water, and the accuracy is recorded. If the meter's accuracy is within 98.5 percent to 101.5 percent, the meter's accuracy is considered good, and the customer is charged $193.00 for the calibration test.
If the meter is reading higher than 101.5 percent, the customer is given credit for the high consumption and not charged for the meter calibration.
If the meter is reading low, but within the acceptable range of 98.5 percent, then the customer is billed for the meter testing service with no adjustments to the consumption charges.
If the meter is on the house, the County is responsible for the meter and the connections only.
The County is not responsible for waterlines on the customer's property leading to a meter on the house.
Please trim the bushes to allow access to the meter. Also follow any water use restrictions for irrigation.
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View Steps to Reconnect Services.
You may elect to have your water service turned off at the meter on a vacation temporary turn-off. This request must be made in writing or in person. The fee is $57.00 to turn off the water and $57.00 to turn on the water. A minimum monthly bill will continue to be charged. Please provide three (3) business days notification. Please provide the following information: • Name on the account • Account number • Customer number • Service address • Mailing address (if different than service address) • Date that you are requesting the service be stopped (or started if returning) • Contact telephone number PLEASE SPECIFY THIS IS A VACATION TURN OFF (different than close account) When you are ready to return, another request must be made in writing to turn the water back on at least three (3) business days prior to your return. Bring the above information into a Customer Service Center near you. You may also email your request to: email@example.com
Project Round-Up is a voluntary financial donation program providing the opportunity for Pasco County Utilities (PCU) customers to assist those in need by rounding up their monthly water/sewer bill to the nearest dollar.
Example: If a water/sewer bill is $45.50, and the customer chooses to participate in the program, the amount paid will round up to $46.00. Project Round-Up will recieve $0.50 and $45.50 will be paid towards the water/sewer bill.
Check the Round-Up box each month on either your paper bill or when paying a bill online. Customers making payments by Electronic Funds Transfer currently do not have this option. All funds donated are distributed by the Human Services Division. Funding remains in Pasco County to serve PCU customers in most need of support with their water/sewer bill.
To apply for assistance please contact the Pasco County Human Service Division for further information.
All funds donated are distributed by the Human Services Division. Funding remains in Pasco County to serve PCU customers in most need of support with their water/sewer bill. For additional details about funding distribution, or to apply for assistance, please contact the Pasco County Human Service Division.
All funds donated are distributed by the Human Services Division. Funding remains in Pasco County to serve PCU customers in most need of support with their water/sewer bill. To apply for assistance please contact the Pasco County Human Service Division for further information.
Payments made on an account in a timely manner are the responsibility of the account holder. There are several different ways to make a payment, many that provide same day confirmation that a payment has been made. View all payment options.
Please enter all numbers, including leading zeroes. These numbers are located on the top right of your utility bill statement.
Companies that offer "free" home water tests may be trying to sell you water treatment products you don't need. Be suspicious if you're told that an in-home test has detected pollution or contamination in your water. In-home tests are rarely able to detect harmful substances. Tests that make tap water "change color" may make it appear your water is unhealthy when it's perfectly safe.
Pasco County Utilities constantly tests and treats the water before it is provided to its customers to make sure it is superior to all federal requirements for safe drinking water. It is our constant goal to provide our customers with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water.
If you have any questions about water quality, call (727) 847-8131, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Or, click the link below to download the most recent water quality report for your service area.
Find your water quality report
Find your water quality report
Water that has remained in the pipes too long may begin to pick up off-tastes, odors, or discoloration. In addition, the gradual breakdown or loss of the disinfecting agent from the water can eventually require that the water be flushed from the system in order to maintain its safety for consumption.
Hydrant flushing tends to be more common in neighborhoods that have relatively low water usage compared to the water supply infrastructure. In order to serve growing populations, public utilities plan and build water supply infrastructure in anticipation of projected demand. In some areas of Pasco County, the piping that had been installed to keep pace with growth is currently oversized compared with demand. Without that expected demand, the water “ages” in the pipe, and its quality deteriorates to a point that it cannot be delivered for public consumption. As a result, flushing operations are sometimes necessary in order to ensure the continued delivery of safe, high-quality drinking water to our citizens.
Pasco County Utilities remains committed to prudently managing water resources and protecting the health of our communities.
First time users must register to pay online and review account information. Go to our website at www.pascoeasypay.com and complete the registration page.
Click “Login” then “Register”. Your registration will be processed immediately and a Verification Link for your initial login will be emailed to the email address you enter. In that email, to complete your verified registration, click on the blue hyperlink (https://pascocountyfl.net/default..). The hyperlink will direct you to the login page of your new registered account to enter your Username and Password. You may begin making online payments with your first login. If you do not see this email in your Inbox, please check your Junk or Spam folder.
If you do not receive the email, please review the information submitted.If you require assistance, please contact Utilities Customer Information & Services at (727) 847-8131.
Information to access this site to pay a utility bill on-line will appear when the next utility bill is sent out. Prior utility bills will not have the information on them to access this site, please wait for your next bill to arrive. If an account is enrolled in Electronic Payment and the amount is deducted from a checking account each month, access to this site is not necessary and no information is printed on the utility bill to access this site.
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- Your issued bank blocks the card from internet usage for security reasons
WEST Pasco, 8620 Galen Wilson Blvd., Port Richey, FL 34668, Phone (727) 834-3282
CENTRAL Pasco, 4111 Land O'Lakes Blvd. (US 41), Suite 302, Hap Clark Bldg., Land O'Lakes, FL 34638 (813) 929-2719
EAST Pasco, 37255 Florida Ave., Dade City, FL 33525, Phone: (352) 521-5172
ArmyPersonnel discharged November 1, 1912 to January 1, 1960 80% Destroyed
Air Force Personnel discharged September 25, 1947 to January 1, 1964 (with names alphabetically after Hubbard, James E.) 75% distroyed
Request a Vacation and Visitors Guide by email or by calling (800) 842-1873. You can also find information on our tourism website.
First, carefully note the dates of the meter readings on the bill. There is often a delay of a month or more from the period when the water was used until the bill is actually received.
Next, determine whether there were any activities during that period that might be expected to have caused high water usage. Small increases can sometimes be the result of pressure-washing, hoses left running, or holiday house-guests. On the other hand, large increases in usage might be expected as a result of new sod establishment, or pool cleaning and refilling.
Finally, please follow the simple checklist on the Utilities website section entitled "Seek a Leak" to check for common leaks and sprinkler issues. This checklist will help to identify the most common causes for unexpected increases - leaks and sprinkler programming issues.
"Seek a Leak"
There are many resources available online to help you find the answer to this question. What is the Future Land Use of the Property? What is the Zoning of the Property? Please go to Pasco Mapper which is available online to start doing research. Once the Future Land Use (FLU) classification is identified, you can look up the FLU in Chapter 2, Future Land Use Element of the Comprehensive Plan. Additionally, once you have identified the zoning via Pasco Mapper you can look up Zoning Standards via the Land Development Code and go to Zoning Standards. Still have questions? Please contact Current Planning/Zoning at (727) 847-8142.
If the value of the remodeling is 25% or more of the depreciated value of the building (not including the land), certain sections of the Land Development Code may have to be fulfilled, such as installation of landscaping. In that case, a site plan will be needed although a professional engineer may not have to be involved. Please request a meeting with staff by filling out the pre-application meeting form and emailing it as discussed above.
Request a pre-application meeting with county staff to discuss your project. Fill out the pre-application meeting request form. This link will take you the the Accela Citizen Portal. Once on the portal, you will be asked to register an account. At the meeting, you will be provided with a variety of general information regarding Pasco County’s application requirements and processes, contact information, applicable codes, applications and current fees. When possible, County staff will provide information unique to your property or proposal and will be available to answer questions. Minutes of the meeting will be provided after the meeting to attending applicants. In certain instances, staff may request more information be submitted or feel the need to check current regulations and meet with you again. The meeting request form provides more details, but in general, you should have in mind the specific use or uses for the property and the approximate building size for non-residential development or the approximate number of lots for subdivisions and able to provide at least a sketch of the project.
If you have an engineer lined up for your project, he or she should also attend.
In general, the division of a parent parcel into three or more parcels, or any division of lands that were platted on or after May 1, 1974, or any division of lands previously divided in accordance with a local development order, for the purpose of transfer of ownership or building development is a subdivision.
There are different types of subdivisions based upon the Future Land Use classification and number of proposed lots and the location in the County. Some subdivisions are quite small and simple, such as when someone wants to do a second “cut” from another lot along a road frontage so that three lots have been created out of the original parent parcel. Others involve hundreds of lots with roadway, stormwater ponds, parks, utilities and other requirements. With few exceptions, subdivisions must be approved by the County. Please request a meeting with staff to discuss your particular situation as detailed by filling out the pre-application meeting request form. This link will direct you to the Accela Citizen Portal.
Recreational vehicles (RVs) may be parked or stored anywhere on property zoned A-C, AC-1, A-R, AR-1, AR-5, AR-5MH, ER-2 and residentially zoned property that is one (1) acre or more in size or those legal nonconforming lots (small lots of record) in accordance with Section 1200 Nonconformities, provided they are not parked or stored within the required zoning district’s setback from the front property line, and provided they are parked or stored at least five (5) feet from a side or rear property line. Vehicles parked in an E‑R Estate-Residential Zoning District are subject to the regulations in Subsection B., below, regardless of the size of the property.
On residentially zoned property less than one (1) acre in size, or on E‑R Estate-Residential zoned property of any size, RVs are subject to the following regulations:
RVs may be parked or stored in the side yard or rear yard provided that:
No more than one (1) side yard on any property is used for such purpose.
No part of the RV may be parked or stored in front of the principal building line of the primary residential structure or between any structure, accessory structure, or part of such structure, and the front yard. This section is intended to restrict such parking in front yards and front driveways as commonly construed.
RVs may not be parked in any location less than five (5) feet from any rear or side property line.
RVs shall be screened from view from all abutting property by an opaque six (6) foot fence or by vegetation which is at least seventy-five (75) percent opaque and at least six (6) feet high.
For double frontage or “corner” residential properties, no RVs shall be parked or stored on the side of a home bordered by a roadway.
For residential properties that have a garage or carport that protrudes past the principal building line of the residence where the front door is located (an “L-shaped” or “U-shaped” structure), the “principal building line of the primary residential structure” is that building line parallel to the front door and not to the front protruding edge of the garage or carport. Under no circumstances shall RVs be parked or stored in a location where the distance from the front door to the front property line is greater than the distance from the front protruding portion of the RV to the front property line. Any person may seek a written determination from the County Administrator or designee identifying the “front door” and/or “principal building line of the primary residential structure” for residential property owned or leased by that person.
The following provisions apply to all RVs parked or stored on properties zoned A-C, AC-1, A-R, AR-1, AR-5, AR-5MH, ER-2 and residentially zoned parcels:
RVs may not be parked or stored on any residentially zoned property zoned A-C, AC-1, A-R, AR-1, AR-5, AR-5MH, ER-2, and where there is no primary residential structure. .
RVs may be temporarily parked in the driveway on property zoned A-C, AC-1, A-R, AR-1, AR-5, AR-5MH, ER-2, and residentially zoned lot for loading, unloading, and cleanup during the times a person is in fact physically engaged in the act of loading, unloading, or cleaning the vehicle. Campers and motor homes of all types may be temporarily parked in the driveway for trip preparation, loading, unloading, and cleanup for up to seventy-two (72) hours in any seven (7) day period, up to four (4) times per calendar year.
RVs may not be repaired on property zoned A-C, AC-1, A-R, AR-1, AR-5, AR-5MH, ER-2, and residentially zoned property unless parked in accordance with this section and unless owned by the owner-occupant or occupant-lessee of the property. No more than one (1) RV on the property may be in need of repair or under repair. This is intended to limit large-scale or continuous repair or restoration of RVs on property zoned A-C, AC-1, A-R, AR-1, AR-5, AR-5MH, ER-2, and residentially zoned property, whether for commercial or noncommercial purposes.
RVs shall not be connected to water, sewer, or electric lines, except that properly parked or stored RVs may be connected to battery chargers. It shall be unlawful, at any time, to use RVs parked or stored on property zoned A-C, AC-1, A-R, AR-1, AR-5, AR-5MH, ER-2, and residentially zoned property for residential purposes, except that (1) park trailers may be occupied temporarily for residential purposes within properly zoned campgrounds, RV parks, and RV subdivisions; and (2) houseguests may temporarily occupy an RV in accordance with Section 530.5.C.8 below. Otherwise, the use of RVs for activities, such as sleeping, housekeeping, living quarters, bathing, dressing, watching television, working, reading, writing, working on hobbies, or other similar activities is considered use of the RV for “residential purposes,” and is prohibited, even if such activities are confined to the daytime hours and the RV is not occupied overnight. Utility, water, electric, sewage, generator, or cable connections to an RV create a presumption that the RV is being used for residential purposes. This presumption may be rebutted only with clear and convincing evidence.
No RV parked or stored on property zoned A-C, AC-1, A-R, AR-1, AR-5, AR-5MH, ER-2, and residentially zoned property shall be used for commercial purposes.
No RV shall be parked or stored on the right-of-way. No portion of an RV shall extend over, or interfere with, the use of any sidewalk or right-of-way intended for pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
An unlimited number of RVs may be parked or stored within a completely enclosed, permanent structure on any lot zoned A-C, AC-1, A-R, AR-1, AR-5, AR-5MH, ER-2, and in a residentially zoned district, provided the enclosed permanent structure meets all applicable construction codes and a valid Building Permit exists for the structure.
Parking or storage of RVs on property zoned A-C, AC-1, A-R, AR-1, AR-5, AR-5MH, ER-2, and any residentially zoned lot shall be limited to RVs owned or leased by the occupant-owner or occupant-lessee of the lot.
A vehicle owned or leased by a person who is not a resident of Pasco County and who is a houseguest of the occupant-owner or occupant-lessee of the lot may be parked or stored on the lot for a period not to exceed ten (10) days, four (4) times per calendar year, provided that it is parked in accordance with the other regulations in this section.
Guest RV parking shall be in accordance with all other provisions of this section, including setbacks, except that it may be temporarily used for residential purposes.
A Guest RV Parking Permit must be obtained prior to parking the vehicle on the property and must be prominently displayed.
At least thirty (30) days must lapse before guest parking will be permitted on the same property.
RVs may be parked in areas zoned for multiple-family residential use, provided that such areas are approved for such use by the owner of the property and included in the approved site plan for such property.
Applicability. This section does not apply to trailers that are used or designed for commercial purposes, which bear commercial markings or advertisements, or which contain “commercial equipment” as defined by this Code. Such trailers must be parked or stored in accordance with the regulations in Section 530.16 concerning the parking or storage of commercial vehicles on residential property.
Applications for Conditional Use Permits are submitted to the Zoning and Site Development Department. The review procedure is:
In addition to the above-noticed requirements, a sign shall be posted on the land which is the subject of the hearing, at least 14 days prior to the date of the public hearing by the planning commission. The sign shall be erected on the property in such a manner as to allow the public to view the same from one or more streets. In the case of landlocked property, the sign shall be erected on the nearest street right-of-way, with an attached notation indicating the general distance and direction to the property for which the conditional use is sought. In all cases, the number of signs to be used shall be left to the discretion of the county administrator, or his designee; provided, that the numbers shall be reasonably calculated to adequately inform the public of the proposed conditional use.
Notice of the time, place, and purpose of the public hearings shall also be mailed to owners of property within 500 feet of the property lines of the land for which the conditional use permit is sought. For the purposes of this Code, names and addresses of property owners shall be deemed those appearing on the latest ad valorem tax rolls of Pasco County and the adjacent county.
Proof of publication, mailing, and posting of the notice required above shall be presented, by affidavit 7 days prior to the first public hearing.
Written final determination: The final determination of the board of county commissioners shall be a written form issued to an applicant after the completion of the review and public hearings.
Applications for rezoning are submitted to the Permits & Development Information Services Department. You can contact a Zoning Specialist by calling (727) 847-8132.
The review procedure is:1. Review procedure: An application for a conditional use permit must be submitted to the Permits and Development Information Services Department. The county planning commission and the board of county commissioners shall hold separate public hearings on such an application within 60 days after all information and facts comprising the application have been submitted. Due public notice shall be given prior to the said hearings.2.Â Â Â Public Notice Required:Â The public hearings referenced above shall be preceded by publication of notice of the time, place, and purpose of the hearing or hearings, in a newspaper of general circulation in the county, with the first such publication to be at least 15 days prior to the date of the hearing and the second such publication to be at least five days prior to the hearing, excluding Sundays and legal holidays. For the purposes of compliance with this provision, notice of both hearings may be given simultaneously, provided the time requirements set forth above are either met or exceeded.
In addition to the above-noticed requirements, a sign shall be posted on the land which is the subject of the hearing, at least 15 days prior to the date of the public hearing by the planning commission. The sign shall be erected on the property in such a manner as to allow the public to view the same from one or more streets. In the case of landlocked property, the sign shall be erected on the nearest street right-of-way, with an attached notation indicating the general distance and direction to the property for which the conditional use is sought. In all cases, the number of signs to be used shall be left to the discretion of the zoning administrator, or his designee; provided, that the numbers shall be reasonably calculated to adequately inform the public of the proposed conditional use.
Notice of the time, place, and purpose of the public hearings shall also be mailed to owners of property directly affected by the hearing. For the purposes of this Code, persons or property owners directly affected by the conditional use shall be presumed to be those who own property immediately abutting the property lines of the land for which the conditional use is sought, or who own property immediately across a street or other easement from such land. For the purposes of this Code, names and addresses of property owners shall be deemed those appearing on the latest ad valorem tax rolls of the county.
Proof of publication, mailing, and posting of the notice required above shall be presented, by affidavit, at the public hearings held by the board of county commissioners.
Written final determination: The final determination of the board of county commissioners shall be a written form issued to an applicant after the completion of the review and public hearings.
The review procedures are:
1. Applications for special exceptions shall be submitted at least 45 days prior to the scheduled public hearing before the planning commission.
2. The public hearings referenced above shall be preceded by publication of notice of the time, place, and purpose of the hearing or hearings, in a newspaper of general circulation in the county, with the first such publication to be at least 15 days prior to the date of the hearing and the second such publication to be at least five days prior to the hearing, excluding Sundays and legal holidays. For the purposes of compliance with this provision, notice of both hearings may be given simultaneously, provided the time requirements set forth above are either met or exceeded.
In addition to the above-noticed requirements, a sign shall be posted on the land which is the subject of the hearing, at least 15 days prior to the date of the public hearing by the planning commission. The sign shall be erected on the property in such a manner as to allow the public to view the same from one or more streets. In the case of landlocked property, the sign shall be erected on the nearest street right-of-way, with an attached notation indicating the general distance and direction to the property for which the special exception is sought. In all cases, the number of signs to be used shall be left to the discretion of the zoning administrator, or his designee; provided, that the numbers shall be reasonably calculated to adequately inform the public of the proposed special exception.
Notice of the time, place, and purpose of the public hearings shall also be mailed to owners of property directly affected by the hearing. For the purposes of this code, persons or property owners directly affected by the special exception shall be presumed to be those who own property immediately abutting the property lines of the land for which the special exception is sought, or who own property immediately across a street or other easement from such land. For the purposes of this code, names and addresses of property owners shall be deemed those appearing on the latest ad valorem tax rolls of the county.
Proof of publication, mailing, and posting of the notice required above shall be presented, by affidavit, at the public hearing held by the planning commission.
The Planning Commission is the final action body in regard to Special Exception Permits.
B. Definitional provisions. As used with reference to the review and revocation of conditional use permits or special exception uses in accordance with this section, the term board shall mean the board of county commissioners.
C. Request for review.1. Any person who is substantially and adversely affected by a conditional use or a special exception use which has been authorized by the board of county commissioners or planning commission may petition the board of county commissioners for a review of the said conditional use or special exception, at a public hearing where such use, or the continuation of such use:a. Constitutes an annoyance to the communityb. Is injurious to the health, safety, or welfare of the community or of the publicc. Tends to corrupt the manners and morals of the public or of the communityd. Tends to attract vagrants, loiterers, or habitually intoxicated individualse. Has a history of repeated incidents of violencef. Results in a substantial depreciation or lowering of property values in the community or neighborhood
2. The affected person shall present a petition bearing the signature of at least ten property owners of the immediate affected area in which the conditional use or special exception is located, as a prerequisite to review of the conditional use permit or special exception by the board of county commissioners. The said petition shall be filed with the zoning administrator or his designee and, upon determination of probable cause as to the existence of the conditions recited by the petitioner, shall be presented to the board of county commissioners, with an indication as to the factual circumstances and reasons which necessitate review by the board of county commissioners. The applicant shall submit a fee to defray the cost of processing and reviewing the petition.
3. No petition shall be reviewed by the board of county commissioners where a previous review has already occurred in accordance with the procedures of this section, unless the petitioner demonstrates that a material change of circumstances has occurred since the last review. Petitions which do not allege facts which demonstrate a material change in circumstances may be summarily dismissed by the zoning administrator or the board of county commissioners, prior to the public hearing.D. Review and revocation of conditional use permit or special exception by the board of county commissioners.1. Upon presentation of a petition filed in accordance with the provisions of paragraph C.2. Above, the board of county commissioners shall schedule a public hearing on the petition, for the purpose of reviewing the conditional use permit or special exception. Notice of the time and place of such hearing, and of the allegations contained in the petition, shall be given in writing to the party to whom the conditional use permit or special exception was issued. In addition, notice shall be given to adjoining property owners in the same manner as was required prior to the original grant of the conditional use permit or special exception by the board of county commissioners or planning commission, respectively. In addition, any publication of notice which is required prior to the grant of a conditional use permit or special exception by the board of county commissioners or planning commission shall be required. All notice required by this section shall be given in the same form and within the same time limits as is normally utilized in the consideration of an original grant of a conditional use permit or special exception.
2. At the public hearing, the board of county commissioners shall take testimony from all parties and, upon consideration of the evidence presented, shall have the authority to, upon a finding that the evidence establishes the existence of one or more criteria set forth in section 303.5C.1., above:a. Revoke the conditional use permit or special exception approval; orb. Permit the continuation of the conditional use or special exception, with additional conditions or stipulations. If no such finding is made, the board of county commissioners shall permit the continuation of the conditional use or special exception.
Petitions for the review of a conditional use permit or special exception approval would be submitted to the Permits and Development Information Department.
B. Section 303.3 is applicable to all unincorporated areas in the county upon which alcoholic beverages are to be sold or consumed.
C. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to permit the sale or consumption of alcoholic beverages at any site in the unincorporated area of the county where there was no building in existence on the original date of adoption of this code, without compliance with the provisions of section 303.3.
D. A conditional use application must be filed for properties in planned unit developments and master planned unit developments before a conditional use will be permitted in an area which is designated for uses comparable to those allowed in a zoning district in which conditional uses are identified as a possible use of property.
Verification of alcohol permits and Conditional Use Applications are conducted/applied for at the Permits and Development Information Services Department.
Accessory buildings or structures shall not be constructed within five feet of any rear or side lot line. No building or structure shall be located within 15 feet of the mean high water line. This applies to dwelling structures, accessory buildings, enclosed swimming pools, and any type of construction that presents a visually solid type wall.
A. The pool is intended and is to be used solely for the enjoyment of the occupants of the principal use of the property on which it is located.
B. It may be located only in the rear yard or side yard of the property on which it is an accessory use, or in the front yard if the parcel is more than five acres in size.
C. It may not be located, including any walls or accessory structures adjacent thereto, closer than five feet to any property line of the property on which located.
D. The swimming pool area or the entire property on which it is located shall be either walled, fenced, enclosed, or otherwise protected so as to protect uncontrolled access by children from the street or from adjacent properties. The said barrier shall not be less than four feet in height and shall be maintained in good condition. When a fence is used, the requirements are:1. All residentially zoned or used property.a. No openings shall be greater than four inches in width, except for necessary gates.b. Metal or wire, if used, shall not be less than 11.5 gauge.c. Barbed wire fences are permitted in agricultural districts over one acre, provided the minimum height is four feet and providing the said fence consists of a minimum of six strands separated by a minimum of eight inches.
E. Swimming pools enclosed by a screen mesh shall maintain a minimum five-foot side and rear setback from the property lines.
F. Aboveground pools with a side wall(s) more than four feet in height need not be fenced or enclosed, provided access to the interior of the pool is so constructed or installed as to prevent access thereto by persons other than the owners or occupants.
G. Split rail or picket fences shall be minimum four feet in height with a maximum spacing of four inches between rails or posts.
Permits for Private Swimming Pools and any Screen Mesh Pool Cages are applied for at the Central Permitting Division.
Dwelling units commonly referred to as timeshares, vacation rentals, and holiday rentals which possess the above characteristics are included within this definition. Bed and breakfast establishments are excluded from the definition. Also excluded from the definition are multiple-family dwellings, the individual units of which are offered exclusively for rent. The exemption of multiple-family dwellings from the definition of short-term rental shall not be construed as authorizing multiple-family dwellings to be operated as hotels, motels, or other transient lodging establishments.
A short-term rental shall not be made available for periods of less than six days at a time.
Applications for Class II development projects are submitted to the Zoning and Site Development Department.
All pain management clinics located within unincorporated Pasco County. Those applicants whose clinic is now exempt from State registration under recently passed Florida Statute 458.3265(1)(a)(2)(g); wholly owned and operated by one or more board-certified anesthesiologists, physiatrist or neurologists and have de-registered with the State Department of Health (DOH) are not exempt under the Pasco County ordinance and still need to maintain their registration with Pasco County.