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Utility Rate Changes Coming

Utility billing rates will be changing on October 1, 2019, upon City Council approval.
City Council will conduct a first reading of the proposed rate ordinance on September 5 and consider the proposed rates for final adoption following a public hearing on September 19. Upon adoption, the new rates will be effective on October 1 and will be noted in your utility bill.
Public Hearing 
Thursday, September 19 at 6 p.m.
Sunshine Center
330 5th St. N
For stormwater rates in particular, find more information and view your property’s impervious surface area measurement in the Stormwater Review and Appeals Portal at

REMEMBERSave paper and minimize your mail by signing up for free paperless utility bill delivery. More information and request form can be found at

Dads and Grads Gift Idea

Give the gift of golf this summer.
With 3 progressive levels, Golf for Fun is the perfect gift for the beginning golfer to advance from the basics through more intermediate skills. Practice clubs and balls are provided - just show up!
Enrollment includes 6 hours of instruction, driving range balls, free rounds of golf and discounts at any of the three Pro Shops.
More information at

Temporary City Hall Closure

Beginning in July, City Hall will be closed for renovations. Public meetings will occur at the Sunshine Center, located at 330 5th St. N. Publicly televised meetings will take place in the auditorium and parking will be available on site.

Additional scheduling information will be available online at

Housing Loans and Grants Available for South St. Pete CRA

This year's single-family residential housing-based opportunities include the following loan and grant programs that are exclusive to the CRA:
  • Affordable Single-Family Homeownership Program
  • Affordable Single-Family Facade Improvement Grant Program

Additionally, CRA residents are encouraged to take advantage of the below city-wide programs offered by the Housing & Community Development Department:

  • Purchase Assistance Loans
  • Home Repair Loans
  • Barrier Free Loans and Grants

The housing-based opportunities are one of three components that make up the CRA Program - it also includes people-based and place-based opportunities.

Each grant has its own application requirements. For more information, visit

Application Submission
The City will begin accepting applications for the housing-based opportunities starting Monday, June 17, 2019. Visit to fill out the online interest form and a member of the CRA team will contact you with next steps. Applications are accepted on a rolling, first-come, first-reviewed basis throughout the year.

For more details on specific opportunities, visit

Last Chance: $125 Clothes Washer Rebate

Earn a rebate up to $125 for replacing an old, high-volume clothes washer with a new EPA Energy Star-certified high-efficiency (HE) model.
Single-family residential water customers are invited to take advantage of the Clothes Washer Rebate Pilot Program from the City of St. Petersburg Water Resources Department. Applications will be accepted through June 21, 2019.
Up to one rebate per household and per customer can be awarded. Inspections before and after installation are required for rebate eligibility.
To check eligibility and request an application, email or call 727-892-5611. Find more rebate and water conservation programs at

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