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(2) The Protected Tree(s) to be Removed are weakened by age, fire or other injury or are in major decline, have a fatal and communicable disease, a fatal and communicable insect infestation, or have a defective structure that is a hazard; or
3) The Protected Trees to be removed must be removed in order to construct house improvements, pools, change of grade or new construction.
2) Any tree that is not on the ‘Protected tree and Replacement list.’
3) Due to their status as exotic species or invasive species, any trees listed on the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council most recent Invasive Plant List I and II are not protected tree species.
4) Dead protected trees that are verified by the city arborist.
Any individual or entity for hire that improperly prunes a cabbage palm within a commercial or multi-family development shall be subject to a fine of $100 per tree.
For inquires or concerns the city arborist can be contacted at 727-724-1555 ex. 1303 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Per Florida State Statute 162.06(1b), effective July 1st, 2021, any person making a code complaint must provide their name and address. Any personal information you provide will become part of the case and a public record. Any written or electronic communication material received or generated by the City of Safety Harbor is a public record per Florida Public Records Law. Florida Public Records Law requires these records to be made available for inspection by anyone who requests it.
Florida State Statute 162.06(1b) does not allow for the reporting of an alleged code violation to be made anonymously unless the agency has reason to believe that the alleged violation presents an imminent threat to public health, safety, or welfare or imminent destruction of habitat or sensitive resources. If you believe that this is the case, you must contact Safety Harbor Code Compliance at (727) 724-1555 ext.1705 or use the City Action Line.
For pickup of dead animals on City right-of-ways – Public Works – 724-1550
For nuisance alligators – Nuisance Alligator Hotline (a division of Florida Fish & Wildlife) – 866-392-4286(Please note: This agency is the only one in the State of Florida that captures alligators. Alligators must be at least 4 feet in length or more for them to respond.)
Customers should monitor Pinellas County Utilities’ water restrictions website at http://www.pinellascounty.org/utilities/water-restrict.htm for up-to-date information, as restrictions can change at any time. As of August 2, 2017, the current authorized irrigation schedule using potable, well, lake or pond sources for Utilities customers is as follows:
•Addresses ending in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6, 8): Thursday and/or Sunday•Addresses ending in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7, 9): Wednesday and/or Saturday•Addresses with mixed or no addresses, such as common areas associated with residential subdivisions: Tuesday and/or Friday•Lawn irrigation is prohibited between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Handwatering and micro-irrigation of plants (other than lawns) can be done on any day at any time, if needed.New lawns have a 60-day establishment period. On days 1-30, they may be watered any day of the week. During days 31-60, they may be watered three days per week. Even-numbered addresses may water only on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Odd-numbered addresses may be watered only on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
Customers using reclaimed water provided by Pinellas County Utilities should be following the reclaimed water restrictions found at http://www.pinellascounty.org/utilities/reclaim-irrigation.htm.
The Zoning and Future Land Use atlases can be viewed here.
Click here for a brochure on zoning.
Yes. A link to the Comprehensive Plan is here.
Setback requirements are based upon your zoning designation, and are the required distances between any structure and the property line. Click here for a brochure on zoning.
Yes. Impact fees are charged to new construction at the time of building permitting, and are charged for public safety, sanitation, sanitary sewer, transportation, libraries, and parks and recreation. A full schedule of impact fees can be found here.
If your property is located within the City’s planning and municipal service area, you may apply to annex into the city. Additional information regarding annexations along with the application can be found here.
Forward Pinellas offers a Truth in Annexation worksheet to help you estimate the difference in annual taxes and fees that you would pay before and after annexation. Click here.
$300.00, plus $25.00 per each additional code section request to be varied beyond one code section.
Rental - $160.00 water deposit (inside city limits)
Cash, Check, Money Order, Credit Card (on City website only) and Direct Debit. For more information: Click on Living in Safety Harbor, Utility Services, Utility Billing
You may come into the library in person or apply on line. You will need to pick up your card in person with proof of ID and residency. Apply for a PPLC Library Card
For the convenience of your REAL Fun experience, the City of Safety Harbor offers online registration or in person registrations are available at the following facilities:
Community Center650 9th Ave. S. 727-724-1530
Rigsby Recreation Center605 2nd St. N. 727-724-1545
Museum & Cultural Center329 S. Bayshore Blvd. 727-724-1562
The library is located in downtown Safety Harbor, FL at 101 Second Street North. We are just north of the Safety Harbor Spa, a block off Main Street.Get Directions
You will need photo identification and proof of Pinellas County residency. A valid driver’s license will suffice. If your driver’s license does not yet contain your current address, a document such as a utility bill or apartment lease can be used to verify your address.PPLC is a member of Tampa Bay Library Consortium (TBLC) and participates in reciprocal borrowing. A patron must first obtain a library card from their home library system and then register that card with us as a reciprocal borrower. You may apply at the library or online. For a full list of participating libraries, visit the TBLC site.
Patrons may check their library card accounts online. You will need your library card barcode number and password (typically the last four digits of your telephone number) to renew online. Visit the library catalog and click on My Account in the top. Available information includes items currently checked out, reserves, and fines. Patrons may also call the library’s circulation department, 727-724-1525 x4114 for this information.
For instructions on how to place an item on hold, see How to Place a Hold. You can request a total of 25 items.
The library offers tools, WiFi hotspots, seeds, museum passes, ukulele kits, bike locks, STEM kits, video games, and more.
You may check out up to 50 items total. There are varying checkout limits and checkout periods for different material types. Please see the Circulation Policy for detailed information on each.
If the item is available in the library catalog at another branch, it will be shipped to the library of your choice in about five business days. If the item is not available through PPLC, it may be possible to obtain through InterLibrary Loan (ILL). Please contact the Answers Desk at email@example.com with your request.
Yes, you can recommend materials for the library to evaluate for purchase and addition to our collection. Please fill out a recommendation form. Please remember, not all items recommended can be added. If an item you recommended is not added, we will try to place an interlibrary loan request to secure it for you.
Items may be renewed up to three times unless there is a patron hold on the item. Non-renewable materials include children’s holiday books, children’s electronic games, and MP3 players.You may renew an item at the library, online, or over the phone. You will need your library barcode number and password (typically the last four digits of your telephone number) to renew online. Visit the library catalog and click on My Account in the top.
Yes. The library provides free Internet access to adults and children. Computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis. A valid PPLC library card is required to use public computers. Wi-Fi is available throughout the building using your personal device.
Yes, we can proctor online and paper tests on a limited basis. If you are interested in having a test proctored, please visit the test proctoring policy page for more information and fill out the test proctoring form to request an appointment.
Yes. We offer wireless printing through Princh, payable on your device via credit card or PayPal. For more information on how to print wirelessly, please see our Mobile Printing page.
From the public computers the cost is 15 cents per page for black and white or 50 cents per page for color, payable by cash only. For wireless printing from your own device at home or in the library via Princh, the cost is 25 cents per page for black and white or 65 cents per page for color, payable by credit card or PayPal.
Yes. The cost is $1.00 per page, payable by cash only, to any U.S. telephone number. Documents can be faxed using the Library Document Station in the adult computer area. This is an outgoing fax service only; we are not able to receive faxes.
The library gratefully accepts both material and monetary donations. Material donations such as books or audio/visual items are first evaluated for possible addition to the collection. If we cannot add them to the collection, we sell them at the Friends of the Library Book Sale held four times a year. We cannot accept any textbooks, National Geographic collections, moldy materials or encyclopedia sets. Monetary donations are accepted for the purchase of book memorials or toward general operating expenses.
For more information, check our Donate page.
No, we do not have a notary public. Please call the Answers Desk for suggestions of local businesses that perform this service.
The Friends of the Library sell books, magazines, videos, and audio materials that were donated, or that were removed from the collection. Proceeds benefit the library. The bookstore is located in the library. Large book sales are scheduled quarterly by the Friends. Check the monthly newsletter for announcements.
Please visit the Volunteers page for current information.
Yes. You may obtain, fill out and turn in your voter registration forms at any PPLC branch. It is also possible to use our public access computers to access the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections website to register online. The library sends all forms received to the Supervisor of Elections office. Library staff can assist locating and helping fill out voter registration forms. Patrons with questions pertaining to political party platforms and party affiliation should consult the Supervisor of Elections office for information.
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Under section 14.01 of the city code requires all businesses within the City of Safety Harbor to obtain a business tax receipt prior to commencing business. A receipt would be required if you represent to the public goods or services for a fee.
First, anyone with internet access can go to the Pinellas County Emergency Management home page , then click Know Your Zone.
Second, call the Pinellas County Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS) at 727-453-3150 and enter the telephone number of the property in Pinellas County only that you want to check.
Third, one could consult a copy of the official Pinellas County All-Hazard Guide that was distributed city halls, city fire departments, all libraries, Pinellas County court houses, and tax collector offices. Simply locate your house on the map to determine the level.
Fourth, access the Evacuation Guide online.
As a final option, you can call the Pinellas County offices at 727-464-3800 and they will look it up for you, as time permits.
Yes. The Library is located at 101 2nd Street N., 727-724-1525. It is open: Monday through Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Many factors, such as line maintenance or the flushing of hydrants and water lines, could cause low water pressure. A plumbing leak on the property, a water softener with blocked lines, a leaky sprinkler system, or even a house valve that has been turned off accidentally, can also contribute to low water pressure in a home. Should you experience low water pressure, there are a couple of areas to check before calling the Public Works Department: