New Residents

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St. Pete is a vibrant and inclusive city that offers a warm welcome to new residents who make the Sunshine City their home. From setting up utilities and registering to vote to exploring the natural and cultural environment the city has to offer, here are some helpful links to get started.

About St. Pete

St. Pete offers a vibrant mix of tropical weather, arts and culture, shopping, dining, sports, and outdoor recreation all along a stunning shoreline that features some of the nation’s top-ranked beaches.

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St. Pete’s free Residential Composting Program supports the sustainability initiatives of the City and empowers residents to minimize their environmental impact through at-home composting.

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Education & Youth Programs

The young people who live and learn in St. Pete represent the future of our community and the City is invested in their success, and the success of organizations who support them.

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LGBTQ+ Community

St. Pete extends a warm welcome to the LGBTQ+ community and consistently ranks among the top cities for LGBTQ+ people to live and visit.

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Register to Vote

New residents should update their voter registration so they may take part in local, state, and national elections. New residents may also elect to receive a vote-by-mail ballot.

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St. Pete Neighborhoods

St. Pete has a diverse and active neighborhood community that includes a network of more than 110 neighborhood and business associations. Connect with a neighborhood association or find an event. 

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Things to Do

New and prospective residents have plenty to choose from when it comes to recreation, including live sports, a thriving arts and culture scene, beaches, and local attractions. 

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Residential Trash & Recycling

Residential trash and bi-weekly recycling collections are billed on a residents's monthly water statements. Learn more about trash and recycling, or sign up for service through the utilities setup page. 

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Utilities Account Setup

Set up a new utilities account. Residential services provided by the City include: water, reclaimed water, trash and recycling collection, sewer, and stormwater.

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