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Special Collections

Billing & Collections Department

The Special Collections Division is the central collection agency for the City of St. Petersburg. This division is responsible for assisting in the coordination and collection of accounts receivables on a citywide basis which include City invoices, returned checks and most past due accounts. 

This division supervises the delinquent account collection activities of the Utility Accounts Division and the Field Operations Division section that terminates and reinstates water service, as well as other utility account activities. 

The Special Collections Division is also responsible for processing utility liens related to unpaid utility service balances. This process includes the filing, releases and searches to provide payoff amounts to individuals as well as title companies for utility liens.

Utility Lien Research Request

For assistance or information:

By Mail: Billing & Collections Department

Attn: Special Collections
P.O. Box 2842
St. Petersburg, FL 33731

In Person: Municipal Services Center
325 Central Ave.
1st Floor
St. Petersburg, FL 33701 
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 


  • 727-893-7824 (Utility Liens)
  • 727-892-5410 (Invoices/Returned Checks)


Other City liens that may exist outside the Billing & Collections Department relate to Code Violations and Nuisance Abatement. Information regarding these lien types is available by calling:

  • Codes Compliance: 727-893-7373
  • Nuisance Abatement 727-892-5427 

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