City of Largo, Florida

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Bids & RFP Listings

Communications and Marketing Services

Communications and Marketing provides services to all the City's Departments. Find out what services we provide and how to plan for your marketing needs.

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Preparedness Checklist For Staying Home

If you are staying home during a hurricane Here's a list of items to consider for your
survival kit. Keep items in airtight plastic bags or containers. Replace stored water every six months and double
check battery expiration dates.

Suggested items for a "Stay Kit"

- One-week supply of food that requires no cooking and fluids to drink
- Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables
- Nuts, beef jerky and trail mix
- Raisins, peanut butter and granola bars
- Formula or baby food
- Canned juices or sports drinks
- One gallon of water per person per day
- Non-electric can opener
- Utility knife
- Cups, plates and plastic utensils
- Cooler and ice
- Pet food

First Aid Supplies

- Adhesive bandages, gauze pads and tape
- Soap and anti-bacterial hand gel
- Antiseptic
- Latex gloves, scissors and tweezers
- Thermometer
- Sunscreen
- Over-the-counter pain reliever
- Anti-diarrhea medicine and laxative
- Anti-itch cream

Tools and Emergency Supplies

- Flashlight and lanterns
- Battery-operated radio
- Extra batteries
- Matches or lighter in a waterproof container
- Compass and local maps with shelter locations
- A shut-off wrench and other tools
- Paper and pencil
- Plastic sheeting and tarps


Environmental Services' Administration division is  responsible for overall policy guidance, budget management, Capital Improvements Program (CIP) project development, revenue forecasting, contract management and performance measurement. These comprehensive responsibilities support the  department's efforts to meet customer's desired outcomes for products and services, to comply with regulatory mandates, to protect the public health and preserve the environment.

Quick Connects

Sewer Rate Information Program Initiatives
Customer Billing Information CIP Budget At-A-Glance
Report a Problem Provide Feedback

Finance & Accounting

The Finance and Accounting Division is responsible for all City-wide financial administration.

Sold on Largo

This program offers up to $25,000 for a down payment/closing cost assistance second mortgage to help residents become first-time homeowners. It means a more affordable monthly payment and a low down payment. This loan carries 0% interest, and doesn't require repayment until you, sell the home; payoff or refinance your first mortgage, are no longer owner-occupant in the home; or after 20 years.

Sold on Largo


Attend a mortgage class, pre-qualify for a mortgage with a participating lender, find a house, and submit a Sold On Largo application for the second mortgage to cover down payment/closing costs.


  1. First-time home buyers (not owned a home in last three years)
  2. Gross family income must not exceed program limits
  3. Property must be within the City limits of Largo
  4. Maximum purchase price existing home $138,000 / new construction $190,000
  5. House must pass Section 8 Housing Quality Standards Inspection
  6. House must not be located within a flood plain
For more information or an application please contact the non-profit agency listed below.
Tampa Bay Community Development Corporation (TBCDC)


General Employment Opportunities

Just follow these steps if you are interested in employment with the City of Largo:


About Information Technology

The Information Technology Department coordinates citywide technology activities. The department sets direction for all enterprise technology and is an internal service provider to other City departments to provide process automation analysis and technical support. The department has three divisions: Infrastructure, Integration and Technical Support.

2009 City Wide Priorities:
Focus on Customer Service
Goal 1: Complete a five year Information Technology Strategic Plan.
Goal 2: Continued enhancement of the City website functionality.

Maintain and Improve City infrastructure
Goal 1: Complete a five year Information Technology Strategic Plan.
Goal 2: Through the use of CIP, continue to maintain the City's computer infrastructure to the highest possible standard.

Promote Positive Business Environment
Goal 1: Complete a five year Information Technology Strategic Plan.
Goal 2: Continued enhancement of the City website functionality.

Department Goals
Goal 1: Implement the City's five year Information Technology Strategic Plan.
Goal 2: Perform random computer audits to determine compliance with City policies.


Art Basics

Learn the basics of drawing, watercolors, acrylics and other forms in this art program.
Instructor: Mary Ann Tucci
144102-A1     Jan 4-25     Sat    10am-12pm   $20/$25
144102-B1     Feb 1-22     Sat    10am-12pm   $20/$25
144102-C1     Mar 1-29     Sat    10am-12pm   $20/$25
144102-D1     Apr 5-26     Sat    10am-12pm   $20/$25

Art of Greeting Cards

Create one or two greeting card projects, which feature card designs appropriate to the month or season. Limit is six participants. Second Friday of the month.
Instructor: Ann Shimp
144146-A1     Jan 10     Fri    1-3pm   $13.50/$16.50
144146-B1     Feb 14     Fri    1-3pm    $13.50/$16.50
144146-C1     Mar 14     Fri   1-3pm    $13.50/$16.50
144146-D1     Apr 11     Fri    1-3pm   $13.50/$16.50

Art Workshop, Largo Art Association

An on-going art workshop for artists in all mediums. Join anytime. Newcomers are welcome. Contact Gary de Broekert at (727)576-3572.
Fri 8:30-2pm $3

Create unique ceramic pieces. Learn the correct method of decorating and glazing. Materials fee includes all paints and brushes used and firing. Price varies for bisque ceramic pieces. Paints and glazes are $20 per session.
Minimum of three.
Instructor: Nancy Phelps
144106-A1     Jan 8-29     Wed    2-4pm   
144106-B1     Feb 5-26     Wed    2-4pm   
144106-C1     Mar 5-26     Wed    2-4pm
144106-D1     Apr 2-30     Wed    2-4pm

Ikenobo Ikebana

Learn Japanese flower arranging, make friends and have fun. Call (702)496-3763 for information and to register.
Instructor: Murial Scrivner
1st Monday of each month 10am-3pm

Jewelry Making

(Youth to senior)
You'll learn proper beading technique, creating jewelry using jewelry pins, beads, stones, charms and jewelry wire. You will even be making your own o-rings for your pieces. This is a fun filled class and your jewelry makes great holiday gifts! Must pre-register.
Instructor: Maria Crowell
144104-A1     Jan 21   Tue    6:30-8:30pm  $10/$12.50
144104-B1     Feb 18   Tue    6:30-8:30pm  $10/$12.50
144104-C1     Mar 18  Tue    6:30-8:30pm  $10/$12.50
144104-D1     Apr 15  Tue    6:30-8:30pm  $10/$12.50

Multi Media Art for Children

Explore the art of clay and pottery, sculpture, and also painting with watercolors and acrylics. A $15 materials fee will be charged the first week of class. Minimum of three.
Instructor: Nancy Phelps
144108-A1     Jan 8-29     Wed    4:30-6:30pm  $50/$62.50 
144108-B1     Feb 5-26     Wed   4:30-6:30pm   $50/$62.50
144108-C1     Mar 5-26     Wed   4:30-6:30pm   $50/$62.50
144108-D1     Apr 2-30     Wed    4:30-6:30pm   $62.50/$78


Learn how to use a potters wheel, the secrets to glazing and learn about the firing process.
Instructor: Nancy Phelps
144125-I1     Jan 6-27    Mon  10am-1pm     $52.50/$65.50
144125-J1     Feb 3-24    Mon  10am-1pm     $52.50/$65.50
144125-K1     Mar 3-31  Mon  10am-1pm     $87.50/$109.50
144125-L1     Apr 7-28   Mon  10am-1pm     $70/$87.50
144125-I2     Jan 7-28     Tue   6-9pm           $70/$87.50
144125-J2     Feb 4-25    Tue   6-9pm           $70/$87.50
144125-K2     Mar 4-25  Tue   6-9pm           $70/$87.50
144125-L2     Apr 1-29   Tue   6-9pm           $87.50/$109.50

Photography, Beginner

(Youth to Senior)
Taking the mystery out of all the little buttons and dials. Learn manual settings and exposure control. Topics include shutter speeds, aperture and lenses. Minimum of five. Please call to be placed on interest list.
Instructor: Kehau Photography
144120-A1     Jan 18    Sat     10am-1pm    $50/$62.50
144120-B1     Feb 8     Sat     10am-1pm    $50/$62.50
144120-C1     Mar 8    Sat     10am-1pm    $50/$62.50 
144120-D1     Apr 12   Sat     10am-1pm    $50/$62.50

Photography II

(Youth to Senior)
Take your photography skills to a higher level. In Digital I we learned the basics of shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and other topics. In Digital II we will continue to enhance that knowledge, while beginning to explore and build a collection of work. Minimum of five. Please call to be placed on interest list.
Instructor: Kehau Photography
144120-B2     Feb 1 & 15     Sat     10am-12pm     $70/$87.50
 144120-C2     Mar 1 & 15     Sat     10am-12pm     $70/$87.50
  144120-D2     Apr 5 & 19     Sat     10am-12pm     $70/$87.50

Photography, Children

Developing creative expression can do wonders for children. Kids will learn the construction of a framed image, lighting and most importantly, how to use a digital camera. All students must come to class with their point and shoot camera as they will be making their own pieces of art during their class! Please call to be placed on interest list.
Instructor: Kehau Photography
144121-A1     Jan 25    Sat     10am-1pm    $40/$50
144121-B1     Feb 22    Sat     10am-1pm    $40/$50
144121-C1     Mar 22   Sat     10am-1pm    $40/$50
144121-D1     Apr 26   Sat     10am-1pm    $40/$50

Shows & Tickets

April 2014

Vanilla Fudge

Lauren Mitchell Band

with special guest The Lauren Mitchell Band
Friday, April 18 at 8pm

Beginning in 1967, Vanilla Fudge rocked the world with a new sound, influencing a generation of musicians and creating a legion of loyal fans. Currently, three of four original members; Mark Stein, Vince Martell and Carmine Appice, with Pete Bremy on bass, are touring. Come see them play their biggest hits such as You Keep Me Hangin' On, Take Me for a While and Season of the Witch.

Winner of the Suncoast Blues Society's Blues Challenge Competition, The Lauren Mitchell Band is based in central Florida and has been playing on the big stages throughout the South, the Midwest, and the East Coast.  This is one hot band and sultry singer that you don't want to miss.

$24.50, $29.50, $34.50, $39.50
. Add $5 at the door
plus applicable service fee

buy tickets online

Box Office (727)587-6793



May 2014

Eight O'Clock Theatre Presents
May 2-11
Thursday-Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 2pm

Wednesday, May 7 at 8pm (ASL interpreters will be provided on this date)

An 8-year run on Broadway and two subsequent revivals place Grease among the world's most popular musical. Get ready to hand-jive the night away with the show that will make you want to stand up and shout. Hear songs such as Greased Lightnin', We Go Together, You're the One That I Want, and There Are Worse Things I Could Do, recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. So, get out your leather jackets, pull on your bobby socks and take a trip to a simpler time. It's GREASE, the most "electrifyin'" musical extravaganza on stage! Be there or be square!

$25.50, $12.50 Students (19 & under),
$23 Group (10 or more)
plus applicable service fee (discount pricing only available at the Box Office)

buy tickets online

Season Subscriptions
5-Show Season $125.90
3-Show Season $75.55
Available by phone or in person at the Box Office

Box Office (727)587-6793


Ugly Duckling Stages Productions Presents

Saturday, May 10 at 11am (Public Show)
Friday, May 9 at 10:45am (School Show)

Join the Ugly Duckling and his friends as he embarks on a thrilling journey while learning the 3 R's, reduce, reuse and recycle. Witness Ugly's transformation as he realizes that there is no such place as "away" when dealing with trash and the environment. This inspirational story will make all who attend appreciate the environment and the beautiful world we live in.

$7.50 Adult, $6.50 Children, $6 Schools, $22 Family 4 Pack, Series Subscription $5 per ticket when you select 3 shows or more
plus applicable service fee (discount pricing only available at the Box Office)

buy tickets online
(Family 4 Packs and Series Subscriptions available only by calling or visiting the box office)

Box Office (727)587-6793



Winery dogs


Thursday, May 15 at 7:30pm

Richie Kotzen (Vocals and Guitar)
Billy Sheehan (Bass and Vocals)
Mike Portnoy (Drums and Vocals)

It would be easy to call The Winery Dogs a supergroup: Vocalist and guitarist Richie Kotzen made his mark with Poison and Mr. Big, bassist Billy Sheehan has been rocking for decades with Steve Vai, David Lee Roth, Mr. Big and others, and drummer Mike Portnoy was the co-founder of progressive metal superstars Dream Theater. But The Winery Dogs are so much more than a supergroup.

The proof is in the brew: The Winery Dogs is an eclectic, fully realized group with songs that groove and swing without sacrificing any of the grit that makes great hard rock so inspiring.

$24.50   General Admission / Limited Seating. Add $5 at the door
plus applicable service fee

Buy tickets online

Box Office (727)587-6793


June 2014
BB Dance

Dance and Circus Arts of Tampa Bay Presents
Sunday, June 1 at 1:30pm & 7pm

More Info


Tampa Ballet Theatre and Tampa Bay Ballet Present
June 5-6 at 7pm

More Info


Miss Linda 

Miss Linda's Dance Studio Presents

Sunday, June 8 at 5pm

More Info


July 2014


Hair Eight O'Clock Theatre Presents
July 11-20
Thursday-Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 2pm

A joyous celebration of youth and a poignant journey through a tumultuous 1960s America. This exuberant musical about a group of teenagers searching for truth, peace and love in a Vietnam War era has struck a resonant chord with audiences of all ages. HAIR features a long list of chart topping hit songs, including Aquarius, Let the Sun Shine In, Good Morning Starshine and Easy To Be Hard. The themes and struggles in HAIR, although from another era, seem vital and relevant to the times we live in today. Its relevance is undeniable. Its energy is unbridled. Its truth is unwavering. It's HAIR, and it's time! This performance contains strong language, adult content and nudity and is recommended for mature audiences.

$25.50, $12.50 Students (19 & under),
$23 Group (10 or more)
plus applicable service fee (discount pricing only available at the Box Office)

buy tickets online

Season Subscriptions
5-Show Season $125.90
3-Show Season $75.55
Available by phone or in person at the Box Office

Box Office (727)587-6793

Terry Bozzio

An Evening with TERRY BOZZIO
North American Tour 2014
Drum legend Terry Bozzio presents a solo musical performance on the world´s largest tuned drum and percussion set
Friday, September 5 at 8pm

TERRY BOZZIO will perform a unique, intense, dynamic, spiritualistic, melodic, orchestral, atmospheric, and musical performance on the largest tuned drum & percussion set in the world. Unless you have seen Terry, you have no idea what you are in for. Bozzio is an enigmatic, evocative, and engaging musician whose instrument just happens to be the drums. Terry Bozzio is able to accompany himself with bass note patterns and, at the same time, melodically solo on top with highly developed coordination skills to express a complete musical statement on the drum set alone. Drawing from jazz, classical, & ethnic percussion styles from around the world, Terry Bozzio is "a storyteller," able to weave a hypnotic spell over audiences and enthrall them with an eclectic experience filled with contrast, variety, intimacy, excitement, & passion.

More Info

plus applicable service fee

buy tickets online



September 25, 7:30pm

In 1982 Zebra's self-titled debut album went platinium and was the fastest selling debut album in Atlantic Records' history outselling other Atlantic Artists such as Led Zeppelin, Yes and AC/DC. A total of five music videos aired on MTV and gave the band combined album sales of nearly 2 million worldwide with“Who's Behind the Door?”, “Tell Me What You Want”, “Wait Until the Summer's Gone”, “Bears”, “One More Chance”. Zebra has been inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame and is acknowledged as Louisiana's #1 Rock and Roll band by the Louisiana Music Commission and they were inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame on October of 2012. See all 3 original members for a one night only performance in Largo.

$24.50, $29.50, $34.50 and $39.50
plus applicable service fee

buy tickets online


Want to see more great shows? Check out the rental performances coming to the Largo Cultural Center here:
Rental Performances

**Links to external, or third party websites, are provided solely for visitors' convenience. Links taken to other sites are done so at your own risk and the City of Largo accepts no liability for any linked sites or their content. See the FULL THIRD PARTY LINK DISCLAIMER for more information.


About Us

Our Vision:
Largo Public Library will provide an innovative learning environment for all ages, collections and services relevant to our community needs, and staff who will provide courteous and responsive service.

Our Mission:
To meet the educational, cultural and social needs of our diverse community by providing quality materials, information and services.


Largo Public Library is located at 120 Central Park Drive just south of East Bay Drive in Largo, FL.

History of the Library
Library Policies

Library Hours:
Monday - Wednesday
9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Thursday - Friday
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Mayor & Commissioners

The City of Largo City Commission consists of six City Commissioners and a Mayor.

Commissioner - Seat 1
Michael Smith

Commissioner Murray
Commissioner - Seat 2
Robert Murray

Commissioner Holmes
Commissioner - Seat 3
Curtis Holmes

Commissioner Crozier
Commissioner - Seat 4
Jamie Robinson
Commissioner Crozier
Commissioner - Seat 5
Harriet K. Crozier
Commissioner Woody Brown
Commissioner - Seat 6
Woody Brown

Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board

The Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board (CRAAB) advises and makes recommendations to the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) concerning policy matters relating to the two Community Redevelopment Districts (map). The CRAAB is responsible for reviewing the West Bay Drive Community Redevelopment District annual report, incentive applications, programs and other activities. In addition, the CRAAB provides advice on the budget and Capital Improvement projects within the redevelopment districts.
Membership consists of the seven (7) members of the Community Development Advisory Board (CDAB) and an additional four (4) members. Appointment is made by the CRA Board Chair (Mayor) and confirmed by the CRA Board members (the City Commission). The length of terms are staggered. Of the four (4) members, two (2) will serve for a term of three (3) years and the remaining two (2) will serve for a term of two years. Thereafter, appointments shall be for a term of three years.

Next Meeting: June 2, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. / Community Room

Currently, there are eleven (11) positions filled. Meetings are held on a quarterly basis and as needed with notice. Please contact the CRAAB liaison, Karisa Rojas-Norton at 727-587-6749, Ext. 7206 or email for further information. 

Helpful Links:





LPD Slide Shows

Please enjoy the following slide shows:

LPD General Pictures
LPD Honor Guard
LPD K9 Memorial


Public Works Administration coordinates the affairs of the Department. This division reviews and recommends the annual budgetary and Capital Improvement Program allocations for the department, directs strategic planning, communicates with the City Commission and City Administration, and provides clerical and personnel support for the entire agency. Personnel within the Administration Division report directly to the Public Works Director.

Public Works Administration is also responsible for overseeing the department's accreditation efforts. This accreditation recognizes the Department adheres to over 300 best management practices as identified by the Public Works Accreditation Council, and the APWA's Public Works Management Practices Manual, fifth edition.

Public Works Administration is located at the Public Works Complex, 1000 2nd Street S.E. in Largo, Florida.


Highland Recreation Complex

Highland Recreation Complex offers programs, classes and events for nearly every interest and age. The facility features a 3-story indoor playground, 1/13 mile walking track, party rooms, an interactive gaming room, a licensed preschool for 3-4 year olds, indoor and outdoor basketball courts, a fitness center, two program rooms, and the tallest municipal water slide in Pinellas County at the Highland Family Aquatic Center.
Open House!!!
May 17th, 10am-1pm
Free PlayWorld and ExerPlay all day

What's Inside

Crafts & Hobbies
Preschool & PlayPal's Preschool Info
Schools Out Days
Youth & Teen

Highlighted Events/Programs

· Highland Recreation's upcoming Special Events


Fitness Calendar
Monthly Newsletter
Instructor Application
Highland PARTIES Play Highland Facebook

Support Division


The Information Technology Support Division provides user assistance and support for the unique technologies embraced by City staff and employees, endeavoring to efficiently serve the Largo community.


City Attorney's Office

The City Attorney, who is appointed by the City Manager with the approval of the City Commission, provides general legal advice to City officials and staff, and prepares/reviews ordinances, resolutions, contracts and legal agreements. The City Attorney also represents the City of Largo in legal proceedings and coordinates the activity of outside legal counsel.

Code Enforcement

The priority of Code Enforcement is to address life safety issues that pose a threat to the health, safety, well being and quality of life for the residents and guests in the City of Largo.It is because our citizens want safe, sound neighborhoods that we are proactive in our enforcement efforts. Most of the complaints we receive are regarding high grass and weeds, inoperable or unlicensed vehicles, trash, debris and outside storage of junk on residential and commercial properties. You can find a "top ten" list below of our frequent questions.
 Gavel  View past code board meetings
 Exclamation  Notify Code Enforcement
 House  Code Enforcement/Building Permits Assessment Search Request Form
Code Enforcement
Top 10 Commonly Asked Questions

The following FAQ's do not include the entire definition of an ordinance but are meant to give a guideline to some of the major questions. You may contact Code Enforcement for specific answers to your questions.

10) How tall can my grass be before it would be a violation?
Overgrowth of grass, weeds, uncultivated vegetation over a discernible portion of the property in excess of twelve inches would be considered a violation.

9) Can I keep a vehicle that is inoperable or unlicensed?
You may have one vehicle that is inoperable or unlicensed inside a fully enclosed structure such as a garage. All other vehicles to include trailers, boats, must have a valid tag on them and be fully operable to remain on any property in the city.

8) Can my neighbor store piles of junk, boxes and totes outside?
No, outside storage of junk, indoor furniture, trash, totes, boxes, car parts, dismantled machinery etc. may not be stored outside on any residential and most commercial properties.


Before and After

Junk & Trash
Before and After Pictures


Top 5 Code Enforcement Complaints

1) Overgrowth (Sec. 11-48)
2) Junk, trash, debris and outside storage (Sec. 11-74)
3) Inoperable or unlicensed vehicles (Sec. 11-75)
4) Commercial vehicles (Sec. 11-78)
5) Animal noise complaints (Sec. 5-35)


Notify Code Enforcement

Largo TV

Largo TV is your 24/7 source for the latest City information and news including Commission Meetings, Commission Work Sessions, Planning Board, Code Enforcement Board and more designed to keep you informed of the issues facing the community and the actions the City of Largo is taking to continually improve the quality of life in our community. LTV is only available on Bright House Networks channel 615, WOW! channel 15 and Verizon FiOS channel 45.  Meetings and more are also available online for viewing on your schedule.

Annexation Program

Planning Service Area (August 2012)
Annexation is the process set forth in the Florida Statutes that allows properties outside the current city limits to become part of the city. Throughout the City of Largo planning service area, there are some neighborhoods that are not within Largo City Limits.

All of these areas, technically located in unincorporated Pinellas County, face unique problems in the provision of services. Annexation allows businesses and residents to join the City of Largo and receive municipal services that are available to properties located within city limits. Since 1997, the City of Largo has pursued a comprehensive annexation strategy in order to create logical borders and to increase efficiency in the provision of services. Properties are considered for annexation when the City of Largo studies areas contiguous to the City of Largo that have become eligible for annexation, and the moves forward with the provisions of the agreements for these properties.

If you are a property owner interested in annexing into the City of Largo, visit the links below to obtain more information on the benefits of being in incorporated Largo, and how to start the process of becoming a Largo resident or business owner.

The Pinellas Planning Council has established a "Truth In Annexation" webpage. The webpage provides property owners in unincorporated areas who are considering annexation into a neighboring city the ability to compare the estimated differences in annual taxes and fees. To use this resource, visit

Securing Your Pet

You are not only responsible for disaster planning for yourself and your family - you are also responsible for disaster planning for your pets. Remember that pets are not permitted in shelters, which means that if you plan to go to a shelter, you must also make arrangements for your pet. There is limited space available at pet shelters such as veterinarians and kennels, so be sure to make your arrangements in advance. Be sure that your pets have had all of their shots within the past 12 months. Pet shelters will require proof of vaccinations.

After a storm, be cautious about letting you pet outside, as insects, animals and downed power lines can pose a serious threat to your pet. Do not let your pet consume food or water which may have become contaminated.. For more information, you can contact the SPCA , Pinellas County Animal Control or the Humane Society.

Pet Survival Kit

Housing Rehabilitation

If you've been thinking of a way to repair or improve your home, but have trouble finding the financing to do so, Largo's Housing Rehabilitation Program can help. The program provides low-interest loans to income-eligible homeowners to make improvements to their homes. The City of Largo will determine the approximate costs of the improvements, help you select a contractor and supervise the work in progress.

If it is determined that rehabilitation of your home is not cost-effective, you may wish to look into Largo's "Replacement Program", which provides financing assistance for demolition of your existing home and construction of a new home on your existing property.


Houing Rehab BeforeHousing Rehab After
0% to 2% Interest Loans
Financing may be used for the following types of projects:
Eligibility Requirements

In order to participate in the "Rehabilitation Program" you must meet certain eligibility

Current Income Limits

Gross annual
FAMILY SIZE (number of persons)
Target Area
80% of Median

  • Your gross (total) family income must not exceed 80% of the Federal median household income (listed above);
  • You must be owner-occupant of the property to be rehabilitated;
  • You must have sufficient equity to secure the loan; and
  • The property must be located within the City limits of Largo.
Housing Rehabilitation Application PDF and Information Sheet


Firefighter Employment

All applicants who wish to move forward in the Largo Fire Rescue hiring process must complete the steps below:

1.  All applicants must complete an online application for this position by visiting
2.  A current CPAT and FireTEAM test are required for the position. All candidates can schedule both tests on the same website.
3.  All applicants must be compliant with our tatoo and tobacco policies as stated in the Firefighter Selection Criteria.

Largo Fire Rescue provides a full range of services to the community, including hazardous materials response, technical rescue, tactical SWAT medics and an ALS service utilizing both ALS engines and rescues. It is one of a few departments in the world accredited by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International and is a leader in providing benefits and training to its employees. Largo Firefighters work a 24/48 schedule with an additional shift off every 28-day cycle (13 annually).

To be notified when a selection process is occurring, please fill out an interest card. The process consists of a written test, physical ability test, and initial interview. Each stage must be passed successfully to qualify to proceed to the next stage. Scores are valid for one year. For additional questions regarding the hiring process, please contact Human Resources.

Prior to submitting your application for employment, please take a moment to carefully read the Firefighter Selection Criteria to be sure you meet these requirements as well as the grounds for disqualification or deferment of processing.

Infrastructure Division

The Information Technology Infrastructure Division provides the City with the underlying structure: networks, storage, servers, operating systems and security to enable support of applications and users for City departments and customers. The Division performs tasks such as system and network administration, and selection and deployment of enterprise computer equipment including network devices, routers, switches, and computer servers and operating systems. Future planning and testing of devices and software before deployment to customers is an on-going process within the Division. In addition, many enterprise wide applications such as e-mail, office applications, and desktop presentation are deployed and managed within the group.

The Infrastructure Division utilizes open source software applications and systems such as Linux, Open Office, Firefox and Evolution whenever possible to bring the most open, stable applications to customers and make best use of City funds.

Cards and Games

Afternoon of Games

Friday, 1-5pm
Enjoy an afternoon of card or board games. A relaxing social event allowing you to converse and make new friends.

$1.25 resident/ $1.50 non-resident/ $4.50 w/o recreation card

Bingo Party

Play bingo-win a prize. Join anytime. All players pay $1 for either four or eight cards. For every four cards, players must bring a prize worth $1.
144610-CA Wed 1-3pm $1/$4

Bowling Club

Join the Community Center Bowling Club. Staff are recruiting patrons to form teams for a bowling league at Liberty Bowling Center. Bowling Club meets every other Tuesday at the bowling alley. Call (727)518-3131 to sign up.
144619-BA Tue 12-3p $8/$10

Shuffleboard & Billiards League

Calling all players. Come enjoy a morning of competition. Participate individually or with a friend. Beginners welcome. Join anytime.
144609-XX Tue, Thu 10am-1pm Free/$3

Texas Hold'em Basics

Learn strategy and how to read opponents. Call (727)593-0815 to reserve your spot. Minimum of three. No class November 27.
Instructor: Randall Auryansen
144620-I1 Wed 1-3pm $7.50/$9.50
144620-IA Wed 7-9pm $7.50/$9.50


Tuesday, 11:30-3:30pm
The form of canasta played is "Pennies from Heaven."

$1.25 resident/ $1.50 non-resident/ $4.50 w/o recreation card

Largo Duplicate Bridge

Monday & Wednesday; 12:30-4pm
$4 with rec card, $5 without rec card

Joan Waff, Bridge Director (727)895-9073

Social Bridge

Tuesday & Thursday, 12:30-3:30pm

$1.25 resident / $1.50 non-resident / $4.50 w/o recreation card


Wednesdays, 6:30-9pm
Play Euchre with other enthusiats

$1.25 resident / $1.50 non-resident / $4.50 w/o recreation card

Pinochle, Single Deck

Monday and Friday, 12:45-3:45pm
Four deck of cards and four people is all that is needed for tons of fun.

$1.25 resident / $1.50 non-resident / $4.50 w/o recreation card

Pinochle, Double Deck

Thursday, 12:45 - 3:45pm
More cards and more fun! Join anytime.

$1.25 resident / $1.50 non-resident / $4.50 w/o recreation card


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corroded main that was replaced.
The Collections division of Environmental Services makes sure that wastewater from Largo homes and businesses flows directly to the treatment plant. With more than 320 miles of gravity and pressurized sewer piping and over 5,400 manholes to maintain, our certified collection system specialists employ a variety of detection and repair methods to ensure uninterrupted sewer service and minimal sewer overflows. Our goals of excellent customer service and cost effective maintenance enable ES collection to rank amongst  the top performers in the state.





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Legislative Policies

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Public Information Office -- PIO

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The Public Information Office, or PIO, provides the public and news media with current information regarding the Largo Police Department.

To speak with our PIO Lieutenant Paul Amodeo, call 727-586-7348 Ext 3004 or email at


Streets & Drainage

Streets and DrainageThe Streets & Drainage Division of the Public Works Department is primarily responsible for maintenance of the City of Largo's transportation and stormwater infrastructure. Below you will find ways to report potholes, street sign damage, street light outages, and other issues that effect your quality of life and that the Division is prepared to assist you with.
If your property is experiencing flooding or drainage problems, or is experiencing flooding due to conditions of adjacent properties, complete a "Report Drainage Issues" form or contact us via email at

If you have concerns regarding the pavement on your street, or if you are aware of a pothole or other street defect, you can complete the "Report a Pothole" form, email the Division at the email address above, or call the Streets and Drainage Division at the number listed to the right.

If the flooding on your property is the result of a sewer or reclaimed water service failure, contact the Environmental Services Department immediately at 727-507-4460 (daytime) or 727-587-6730 (after hours).

Proud Member of:
Sunshine State One Call Florida Stormwater Association

Southwest Recreation Complex

Southwest Recreation is a center for lifelong fitness, health and recreation. Southwest Recreation Complex is a modern complex featuring an Olympic sized swimming pool, the Largo Tennis Center, a gym/auditorium, fitness center, Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK), and room space for a wide variety of programming for all ages.


Registration Information

What's Inside

Arts & Crafts
Martial Arts
Seniors & SilverSneakers
Special Events
Youth / Teens

Highlighted Events and Programs

Southwest's Interior Photos
You're Invited!
Mildred Helms Before and After Care
All American Youth Activities

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Rental Performances

BB Dance

Dance and Circus Arts of Tampa Bay Presents

Sunday, June 1 at 1:30pm & 7pm

Adult Pricing:
$30.50 VIP, $26.50 Regular, $22.50 Upper Rows

Student Pricing:
$24.50 VIP, $20.50 Regular, $16.50 Upper Rows
plus applicable service fee (discount pricing only available at the Box Office)

buy tickets online

Box Office (727)587-6793

Miss Linda 

Miss Linda's Dance Studio Presents

Sunday, June 8 at 5pm

Come join us for a fun filled heart warming afternoon of dance. Featuring three year to 63 year olds, special needs and professionals. You will smile all afternoon!

plus applicable service fee (discount pricing only available at the Box Office)

buy tickets online

Box Office (727)587-6793


Tampa Ballet Theatre and Tampa Bay Ballet Present

June 5-6 at 7pm

Tampa Ballet Theatre, in association with Tampa Bay Ballet will present Coppelia, a comedy ballet in three acts, directed and restaged by Lindsay Clark. The funny and charming ballet Coppelia is well known and loved by ballet fans, and it is still being performed one hundred and thirty years after its original premiere in 1860 at the Theatre Imperial de I'Opera. It was originally choreographed by Arthur Saint-Leon in Paris with music by Leo Delibes and was later choreographed by Marius Petipa and George Balanchine. Coppelia is now a very popular ballet performed worldwide and is loved and respected for its lightheartedness and humor.

$26.50 Adult, $16.50 Student (17 & under)
plus applicable service fee (discount pricing only available at the Box Office)

buy tickets online

Box Office (727)587-6793

Infrastructure Division


The Information Technology Infrastructure Division provides the City with the underlying structure: networks, storage, servers, operating systems and security to enable the use of automated solutions that support City services. The Division performs tasks such as system and network administration, patching and updating servers, selection and deployment of enterprise computer equipment including network devices, routers, switches, computer servers and operating systems. Future planning and testing of devices and software before deployment to customers is
an on-going process within the Division. In addition, many enterprise wide applications such as e-mail, office applications, and desktop productivity tools are deployed and managed within the group.

The Infrastructure Division utilizes open source software applications and systems such as Linux, LibreOffice, Firefox and Zimbra whenever possible to bring the most open, stable applications to customers and make best use of City funds.


Budget & CIP

Each year the City Manager proposes, and the City Commission approves, an annual Operating and Capital Improvements budget. This budget exists to set priorities, establish position control, determine expenditure limits, and prepare for needed revenue. The City of Largo budgets annually from October 1st to the following September 30th.

In addition to the annual budget, the Office of Management and Budget also prepares a five-year Capital Improvements Program and Long Range Financial Plan. This program plans revenues and large expenditures through the next five years. With the data reviewed as a part of this process, the City Administration can plan for financial changes far into the future. This helps the City of Largo stay financially, and administratively, stable.

All documents below are in PDF format.

Budget Amendments:

Budget Amendments

Budget Documents:

FY 2014 Annual Budget
FY 2013 Annual Budget
FY 2012 Annual Budget


FY 2014 Budget-in-Brief
FY 2013 Budget-in-Brief
FY 2012 Budget-in-Brief

Capital Improvement Program Documents:

FY 2015-2019 Capital Improvement Program and Long Range Financial Plan
FY 2014-2018 Capital Improvement Program and Long Range Financial Plan

FY 2013-2017 Capital Improvement Program and Long Range Financial Plan

Building Division

Evacuation and Shelters

Evacuation zones are determined by the potential for storm surge damage to a property, based on its geographical location. However, mobile homes are particularly vulnerable to damage from windborne debris; for this reason, mobile home residents are required to evacuate during any level evacuation, regardless of the home's physical location. That is, even if a mobile home is located in a non-evacuation zone, residents of that home MUST evacuate during a level "A" evacuation. If you have consulted the map, but are still unsure of your evacuation zone, you can call Largo Fire Rescue at 727-587-6714 with your home address to find the evacuation zone for your specific property. You can also call the Pinellas County Interactive Voice Response System at 727-453-3150.

Listen to your local radio and television stations and government access channels for emergency broadcasts. If you are ordered to evacuate, you must do so immediately.

IMPORTANT: If you have special needs and will require assistance in evacuation, you should register NOW with Largo Fire Rescue at 727-587-6714.


There are options available to hurricane evacuees beyond crowded, uncomfortable shelters. Many of our area's hotels are in non-evacuation zones, and can offer your family the privacy and comfortable beds you enjoy at your own home. Do you have family or friends in the area? Your best bet may be a host home. Host homes are houses, apartments, or condominiums in a nearby non-evacuation zone. They are great options for families with pets, since most shelters and hotels do not accept pets. If you don't know anybody who can share their home, call your church, homeowner's association, or civic association to see if they participate in matching up host homes with evacuees.

If you are unable to stay with someone outside of the evacuation zone, Pinellas County offers public shelters. To view a list of shelters, visit the PInellas County Emergency Management website. Remember, not all shelters will be open during every storm, so check the county website to see the current status of each shelter before you go.

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Environmental Control

Feather Sound Discharge Water Point

The Environmental Control Division is comprised of four separate programs focused on  wastewater regulation:
  • Industrial Pretreatment (IPP)
  •  Privately-Owned Collection and Transmission Systems (POCTS)
  • Commercial Users  (CU)
  • WWRF Laboratory
Division  staff perform extensive water testing and analysis at points throughout the wastewater treatment  facility, at discharge points into the lake system, and at industrial and privately owned collection points. The Division also  issues permits to all industrial and, commercial users, as well as to privately owned collection systems operators, to ensure  proper set up and management by these wastewater flow contributors. In doing so, Environmental Control programs  minimize the risks associated with the operation of the sanitary sewer system, and ensure that the system remains safe, efficient and reliable.




Report Illegal Dumping Ordinances in Brief -  POCTS / FOG/ IP
Report a Problem View Sanitary Sewer District Map
Take Our Customer Survey Avoiding Sewer Overflows


Largo maintains one of the lowest tax rates in the state of Florida for a full-service government. In addition to City taxes, Largo residents pay additional county-wide taxes for schools, transportation, county services, emergency medical services and local management districts.

Property Tax Information

Housing Replacement

If it is determined that the "Housing Rehabilitation"program may not be cost-effective in bringing your home up to code standards, you may wish to look into Largo's "Housing Replacement"program. The City of Largo can provide financing assistance to help demolish your existing home and build a new home on your existing property. This is an ideal solution for those properties which may require extensive rehabilitation work. The first step in participating in the "Housing Replacement" program is to apply for the "Housing Rehabilitation" program. Once your application is completed and approved, the City of Largo will determine the costs of rehabilitation in comparison with replacement.

Housing Replacement Before
Housing Replacement After

To Apply: Download Application / Read Information Sheet

Integration Division

The Information Technology Integration Division is responsible for ensuring effective and efficient implementation and operation of business solutions that support a foundation for interdepartmental communication and collaboration. This is achieved through business process review, detailed needs analysis, software selection, outcome designs and maintenance. The Integration Division staff consist of programming, analytical, and database administration personnel who have extensive experience in automating business processes utilizing open source, proprietary, and in-house developed software applications.

For Kids and Schools

Visual and Performing Arts field trips provide an excellent source of support for the development of skills necessary for success on the FCAT. Low-price tickets are available to public, private and homeschools in the local area.

Stages Productions
Saturday, April 12 at 11am (Public Show)
Friday, April 11 at 10:45am (School Show)

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Ugly Duckling Stages Productions
Saturday, May 10 at 11am (Public Show)
Friday, May 9 at 10:45am (School Show)

Book Now

Planning Your Field Trip
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much does it cost to take my students on a field trip?
Tickets are $6 per person. Schools receive one complimentary ticket per every 18 paid students. Payment is due no later than 30 days in advance. All shows are general admission and seating arrangement is on a first-come, first-served basis.

How do I reserve a field trip performance?
Call the Box Office at (727)587-6793 or reserve online. We accept Visa, Master Card, Discover, checks and cash. Please make checks payable to:
City of Largo Attn:
Box Office
P.O. Box 296
Largo, FL 33779

Confirmation invoices can be mailed to school contacts provided to us at the time of reservation upon request.

What about transportation on the day of the show?
Affordable busing options available upon request. Contact the box office at (727)587-6793 for more information.

What is the cancellation policy?
Due to limited seating, we must limit the number of groups scheduled on any given day. Therefore, if your plans change, we ask that you cancel or reschedule well in advance of your visit. Cancellation request received less than 30 days from the event date will be billed 50% of the total due based on your reservation. Cancellations must be made directly with the Box Office (727)587-6793.

Lesson Plans
Lesson plans containing activities that correlate with the Sunshine State Standards are included for all field trip performances. You can download a lesson plan created specifically for each theatrical production here:

The Children's Educational Series is sponsored by:

A Word About Theatre Etiquette For Kids

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What are the policies to get a library card?

How long can I borrow things?

How much are library fees for late items and other things?

What happens if I lose an item?

Apply for your library card in person at Largo Public Library and receive an activated card immediately! Be sure to bring the proper identification in order to apply.

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*Some restrictions apply. See Library Policies for New Cards, Fee Cards, and Reciprocal Borrowing.

Patrol Division

PD OfficersThe Patrol Division is responsible for the uniformed patrol functions of the department including 24-hour response to the initial investigation of crimes and incidents, traffic enforcement and control, and accident investigation. Specialized units such as TAC, Traffic Safety, K-9 and the Motor Unit are also utilized. Approximately 90 uniformed police officers and supervisors are assigned to 3 geographic districts

Special Interest Quick Links
Off-Duty Services
Largo Police Department Honor Guard
Report Traffic Concerns
Other Services


Facilities Management

The Facilities Management division provides planning, construction, renovation, and maintenance support for the City's operational and recreational facilities. This includes planning and construction management services for new buildings, renovations to existing buildings, technical trades worker support & repairs (electrical, masonry, carpentry, plumbing, etc.), and custodial services.

The City currently owns almost 565,000 square feet of facilities and other building assets which this division maintains and cleans on a daily basis. Projects of large dollar value are generally contracted to a private vendor with oversight and management done by our Construction Project Management program.

If you would like to report a Facility issue you can use the "Request Facilities Maintenance Services" form or contact Facilities Management at 727-586-7418.
Vendor's interested in bidding on City construction contracts should contact the Office of Management and Budget at 727-587-6727 or email for more information.

Proud Supporter of Energy Star, the U.S. Green Building Council & the Florida Green Building Coalition

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Current Facilities Management Capital Projects:

Fire Station No. 39 Relocation (2011)
Architect: TOTeMS Architecture
Construction Manager: TBD
City Project Manager: Michael Staffopoulos

Highland Recreation Complex Reconstruction (2011)

Architect: Gould Evans Architects
Construction Manager: Creative Contractors, Inc.
City Project Manager: Henry Schubert

Largo Municipal Complex Roof Replacement - Phase II City Hall (2012)

Architect: Long & Associates Architects and Engineers
Construction Manager: TBD
City Project Manager: Glenn Harwood


Looking for sports in Largo? We offer athletics for all ages from preschool clinics through senior sports. We welcome individuals and teams to play either softball, flag football, kickball, hockey. Call (727)587-6740 x5046 for more details or to join a team today!



League Information

Flag Football
Field Locations

Highlighted Events/Programs

Shamrock'n Run 5k & 1.5 Mile Walk

Athletic Programs, Clinics & Events

Basketball Clinics
Golf Lessons
Go Girl Sports
Little Dribblers
Senior Softball
Youth Football Clinics
Youth Track and Field
Youth Volleyball Clinics

Co-Sponsored Leagues

Youth Athletic Scholarship Application
The City of Largo has partnered with Project One-Four, a David Price Foundation, to offer youth athletic scholarships to participants in City of Largo youth athletic leagues. Click on the link above for more information or to see if your child qualifies.

Greater Largo Little League
Largo United Soccer Club

West Pinellas Little League
Enews Golf Play Rain Facebook



Cooking Creatively

Enjoy lunch while you learn to make creative dishes. Minimum five people. Must register one week prior to class.
144145-A1    Jan 17   Fri    11:30am-1pm    $13/$16
144145-B1    Feb 21   Fri   11:30am-1pm     $13/$16
144145-C1    Mar 21   Fri   11:30am-1pm     $13/$16
144145-D1    Apr 18   Fri   11:30am-1pm     $13/$16


Telecommunications Division

The Telecommunications Program provides land and mobile voice telephone services for all City departments. Program personnel install, maintain, and repair devices and networks needed to provide effective telephone communications. The program also acquires new and/or replacement telecommunications equipment city-wide. The IT Director serves as the manager for the Telecommunications Program.


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