City of Largo, Florida
How much does a building permit cost?
The cost varies, depending upon the scope of work being done. The minimum building permit fee is $47.
How many sets of drawings do I need to have?
Two. You must also provide a survey of the property signed and sealed by an engineer.
How long does it take to obtain a permit?
If everything is correct, a building permit for additions/alterations can be obtained within 10 working days. Small miscellaneous permits are normally approved or rejected within 7 working days. Permits are processed in date order and depending on the volume of submitted permits, plan review could take longer or shorter.
Can I fax my information to the Community Development Department?
Yes, if a plan review is not needed for the project. The fax number for the Community Development Department is (727) 587-6765.
I recently saw a survey crew working in my neighborhood. What are they working on?
Typically, these surveyors are gathering field information for future City improvements or maintenance prior to the start of a construction project. Contact the Engineering Services Division at 587-6713 to find out more.
There is a construction project currently underway in my neighborhood. Who can tell me if this is a City project?
Contact the Engineering Services Division at 587-6713. If the project is a City project, you will be put in contact with the project supervisor for information.
Who should I contact if I plan any digging/excavating on my property?
Contractors must call 1-800-432-4770 no less than 48 hours prior to any digging or excavating to locate any utilities located in the area.
How can I obtain engineering construction plans and documents?
Contact the Engineering Services Division at 587-6713 or visit Largo City Hall at 201 Highland Avenue.
What are the minimum qualifications required to bid on City construction projects?
Bidding contractors must meet the insurance and bonding requirements identified in the contract documents for that particular project. In addition all contractors are required to be licensed by the City of Largo.
How can my company qualify to perform construction work for the City?
Your company must be a licensed general contractor and be bondable. Contact the Office of Management and Budget at 587-6727 for further information regarding prequalifications to bid on City construction projects.
Who should I contact with questions about my sewer service?
Contact the Environmental Services Department on our website or by phone at 518-3076 for information regarding sewer connection and service interruptions.
Who should I contact with questions about my potable (tap) water service?
Potable water service is provided by Pinellas County Utilities. You may contact them directly at 464-4000 or visit the Pinellas County Utilities website.
Who should I contact with questions about reclaimed water services?
Contact the Environmental Services Department at 507-4460.
How can I locate the sanitary sewer lines on my property?
The City of Largo does not keep this information. You should consult the original construction documents for your home, or contact a licensed plumber. To find out where your tap into the City system is located, contact the Engineering Services Division at 587-6713.
How can I locate my potable (tap) water service line?
The City of Largo does not keep this information, but your water service line must come from the water meter serving your property, and generally will run in a straight line from the meter to your residence. Contact the Pinellas County Utilities at 464-4000 for specific information.
What are the colored markers I see on the street?
These colored markers indicate the location of public and private underground utilities. The color codes are: Blue - Water mains and service lines Green - Sanitary sewer lines Purple - Reclaimed water lines Yellow - Natural gas lines Red - Electrical and power lines Orange - Telephone and cable television lines
How do I report a damaged or malfunctioning traffic signal?
During daytime hours, call Pinellas County Traffic Signal Maintenance at 464-8909 to report malfunctioning signals. After hours, or in emergencies, call 464-8900.
Who should I contact to report damaged street signs or signs in need of replacement?
Contact the Streets and Drainage Division during regular business hours at 587-6718 or through the form linked below. If the situation could be considered of imminent danger, contact Largo Police Department at 587-6730. Please note that many of the streets in Largo are state roads, and are under the jurisdiction of the Florida Department of Transportation.
Who should I contact about getting a street sign or traffic signal installed?
Contact the Streets and Drainage Division at 587-6718. Installation of new signs or signals requires a study of the road/intersection to verify the need for and appropriate installation of these traffic control devices.
Who should I contact to report trees or hedges blocking roadways, street lights, or traffic control devices?
Contact the Streets and Drainage Division during regular business hours at 587-6718. If the situation could be considered of imminent danger, contact Largo Police Department at 587-6730.
How can I find out if my street is scheduled for resurfacing?
The City of Largo budgets a fixed amount of money for roadway resurfacing each year. The current budget is approximately $350,000 annually for resurfacing of City roadways. Priorities are established according to the condition of the roadway, the cost of resurfacing and the status of future projects that may necessitate removal and replacement of roads (sewer improvements, reclaimed water installation, etc.).
How do I report a damaged or malfunctioning street light?
Contact Progress Energy at 1-800-228-8485, or the Streets and Drainage Division of the City of Largo at 587-6718 or using the link provided below.
How can I make a request for installation of a street light?
Contact the Streets and Drainage Division at 587-6718 or send an email via the link below.
Where is my property line in relation to the street?
The location of property lines varies from subdivision to subdivision. For an exact determination, you would need to obtain the services of a local land surveyor. In a neighborhood with sidewalks, a rough location of your property line would be one foot behind the sidewalk away from the street.
Is my property inside the City limits of Largo?
To find out if your property is within the City limits, contact the Community Development Department at 587-6749 or send an e-mail with your complete address via the link below.
Where can I get a "Federal Flood" map for my property?
You can find a PDF version of the flood map on this site. This map is merely intended for use as a general guide. To find out the exact location of your home within the floodplain, contact the Engineering Services Division at 587-6713. For more information see the link below.
What Is the Largo Television Program Schedule?
City Commission Meetings Largo City Commission meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month to discuss and make decisions on the policies and projects that continue to improve the quality of life in the City of Largo. The meetings are open to the public, and agenda items are open to public comment. Tune in to stay on top of the latest issues facing the community. Live Commission Meetings air the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:00p.m. and are rebroadcast until the next live meeting at the times listed - Wednesday at 7:00p.m., Thursday at 8:00a.m. & 9:00p.m., Friday at 2:00p.m., Sunday at 6:00p.m., Monday at 2:00p.m., and Tuesday at 9:00a.m. City Commission Work Sessions The Commission also meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month* to review and discuss the policies and projects that will likely appear on future Commission Meeting agendas. These meetings are open to the public, but agenda items are not open to public comment. Live "Work Sessions" air the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:00p.m.* and are rebroadcast until the next live meeting at the times listed - Wednesday at 7:00p.m., Thursday at 8:00a.m, & 9:00p.m., Friday at 2:00p.m., Sunday at 6:00p.m., Monday at 2:00p.m., and Tuesday at 9:00a.m. (*subject to change,) Code Enforcement Board Live Code Enforcement Board Meetings air the last Thursday of each month at 1:30p.m. and are rebroadcast until the next live meeting at the times listed - Saturday at 6 p.m. and Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Planning Board Live Planning Board Meetings air the 1st Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. and are rebroadcast until the next live meeting at the times listed - Saturday at 9:00p.m. and Thursday at 6:00p.m. In Focus Have you ever wondered where your Commissioners grew up? Or what schools they attended? In Focus allows you to get to know your City Commissioners on a more personal level by reaching into their past to learn about the experiences in their lives that help shape the decisions they make. Now you can watch their stories unfold at the times listed - Sunday at 9:00a.m. & 5:30p.m., Monday at 1:30p.m. & 8:00p.m., Wednesday at 4:00p.m., and Friday at 1:30p.m. & 8:00p.m. Largo Living Largo Living provides information about City Services and upcoming events in the City of Largo. Wondering about the next event in Largo Central Park? Interested in the latest developments downtown? Largo Living is your connection on Sunday at 10:00a.m., Monday at 7:00a.m. & 9:00p.m., Wednesday at 10:00a.m. & 4:30p.m., and Friday at 7:00a.m. & 9:00p.m. Largo Outdoors Plant a begonia. Grow citrus in your backyard. Learn about the benefits of native plants. Make friends with snakes. Largo Outdoors gives you the household and gardening tips that can help you improve your home, your yard, your neighborhood, and your environment. Watch us on Sunday at 11:00a.m., Monday at 8:00a.m. & 10p.m., Wednesday at 11:00a.m. & 6:00p.m., Friday at 8:00am. & 10:00p.m., and Saturday at 11:00a.m. Clearwater & Pinellas Park Council Meetings Would you like to know more about what's going on in your neighboring communities? LTV airs recent City of Clearwater Council Meetings on Friday at midnight and City of Pinellas Park Council Meetings on Saturdays at midnight. For more information, visit the Largo TV section of our website.
What are the recreation complex facility hours?
Requirements to become a Firefighter/EMT with Largo Fire Rescue
Training and Experience: High school diploma or GED. Ability to complete other training and courses as set forth by departmental regulations. Possession of a valid Class E Florida Driver's License. Possession of a valid Florida Certificate of Compliance for EMT and Firefighter.
What kind of benefits does the City of Largo offer?
Ten paid holidays, sick leave, vacation, retirement, life insurance, health insurance, deferred compensation, personal option days, tuition reimbursement, flexible spending accounts, annual interest-free computer loans, and wellness incentives.
Is the City of Largo a civil service municipality?
Is the City of Largo a member of the Florida Retirement System?
No. Largo participates in a private 401(a) retirement plan managed by National Retirement Solutions. Employees also have the option of participating in a 457 deferred compensation program managed by International City/County Management Association (ICMA).
When will I be eligible for benefits?
The first day of the month, after the first full 30 days of employment. For example: an employee who starts employment December 10 would become eligible for benefits effective February 1.
How do I apply for a police officer position?
Police Officer applicants are not processed by the Human Resources Department. If you are interested in applying for a Police Officer position, you should first call the Police Department at (727) 587-6766 to determine if you are qualified. If so, you will be mailed an application packet. Police Officer applications are processed by the Police Applicant Screening Service.
What verifications are done?
An employment background check and criminal history check. Driving records are checked for positions which require a valid driver's license. Prospective employees must also pass a physical screening and drug test prior to employment.
What is a drug-free workplace?
The City of Largo has an established policy of terminating any employee who uses illegal substances. The City's required post-offer physical and drug screening are in compliance with Department of Labor standards. The City of Largo also reserves the right to request random drug screenings for all CDL-licensed drivers and require alcohol/drug tests in the event of vehicle crashes or reasonably suspicious circumstances.
What are the Human Resources Department's operating hours?
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where is the Human Resources Department located?
On the second floor of Largo City Hall, 201 Highland Avenue, Largo.
Who should I contact if my Residential Solid Waste cart is in need of repair?
The Solid Waste Division will be happy to assist you in either repairing your automated residential cart or providing you a new one. You can contact the division at (727) 587-6760 or using the website listed below.
I just started a new business within the City of Largo, how do I set up Solid Waste collection service?
Welcome to the City of Largo! You can set up your service by calling the Solid Waste Division at 727-587-6760 or by using the form provided at the link below.
How do I get set up to receive curbside recycling service?
Thank you for your interest in the City of Largo's Recycling program. You can request a curbside recycling bin by calling the Solid Waste Division at 727-587-6760 or by using the link provided below. Also check out largorecycles.com for great information on our Recycling program.
For what types of things do I need to obtain a building permit when doing work inside my house?
A permit is required to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, remove or demolish any building, structure or part thereof. All new construction work requires a building permit. All existing construction work if altered, requires a building permit. The following repairs/replacement projects ALWAYS require a building permit: - Water heater change out - A/C change out - Heat pump/heater recovery change out - Tub/shower pan change out - Electrical service change out/repair - Window/door replacement - All repairs due to a fire
Why is obtaining a building permit of benefit to me as a homeowner?
When a permit is submitted to the Building Department, it is reviewed to see that it meets established minimum criteria. The review and approval process allows problems to be identified and corrected before any non-complying work occurs. During the process of submitting a permit, a contractor's licensing and insurance are verified. Having a permit allows a person knowledgeable in construction the opportunity to inspect and confirm that minimum code prescribed construction requirements are met. The transfer of property could be delayed when non-permitted work is discovered. Work completed without permits and/or inspections is deemed to be unsafe. Work that is done without a permit is subject to triple permit fees and may have to be partially or completely demolished so that the un-permitted work can be inspected.
As a homeowner, can I apply for my own building permit?
Yes, if you are competent to perform the work and if you meet the owner/builder exemption. You will be required to read, understand and certify compliance through the completion of the Owner/Builder Affidavit. Our experience is that most Owner/Builders do not comply with these requirements on large or complex jobs but may on small miscellaneous permits. (Patio slabs/decks, fences, walkways, etc.). WARNING: If you are allowed the exemption, you take all the responsibilities and liabilities as a contractor.
How can I check the progress of a permit application?
The status of a pending permit application can be found by calling (727) 586-7488 or try our Automatic Inspection Request Line (AIRS) at (727) 587-6711 or (727) 587-6712 and follow the prompts.
Can I obtain a Building Permit Application Form online?
Yes, you can. Click the link below to download a Building Permit application form.
Is there a maximum dollar value up to which I can do work inside my house without a Building Permit?
No. All new work requires a permit, but there are exceptions that allow for work to be performed by homeowners.
Can I start work when I submit a permit application before it is approved?
No, not usually. In an emergency such as air-conditioning replacement with the approval of the Building Official, work up to the first required inspection will be allowed.
How much time do I have to get the work done once a permit is issued?
Permits expire and become null and void if work is not started and an inspection requested within 180 days from the issuance date of the permit. After such work has commenced, the permit will expire when work is suspended or abandoned for a period of 90 days. Lack of an approved inspection within 90 days will validate the job has been suspended or abandoned.
Who is responsible for calling in an inspection when work is ready?
The permit holder or his/her agent.