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Posted on: November 21, 2014

Pasco Affordable Housing Summit Scheduled ~Public input requested~

PASCO COUNTY, FL – Pasco County is scheduled to receive more than $15 million over the next three years if the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Program is fully funded.

SHIP is funded through a dedicated... ...

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Posted on: November 21, 2014

Pasco County Commissioners Review Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Business Plan

PASCO COUNTY, FL ---Pasco County Commissioners reviewed the FY 2015 Business Plan at the November 18, 2014 regularly schedule County Commission meeting in Dade City.

The Business Plan is framed on four overarching goals... ...

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Posted on: November 19, 2014

County Offices to Close for Thanksgiving

PASCO COUNTY, FL ---- Pasco County Government offices, including the Constitutional Offices and the Courts, will be closed on Thursday, November 27, 2014 and Friday, November 28, 2014, in observance of Thanksgiving. All... ...

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Posted on: November 19, 2014

Pasco County Legislative Delegation Announces the Annual Delegation Meeting

(Lutz, FL – November 7) Senator John Legg, incoming Chairman of the Pasco County Legislative Delegation, announces the annual Pasco County Legislative Delegation Meeting. The meeting is held to receive testimony from... ...

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Posted on: November 17, 2014

Pasco Animal Shelter Over Capacity and Needs Help Now

LAND O’LAKES, FL--- Pasco County Animal Services is over capacity with dogs and needs the community to respond by fostering or adopting. In an effort to help reduce the number of animals at the shelter, Animal Services is... ...

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Posted on: October 30, 2014

MPO Seeks Public Input on Draft 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL - The Pasco County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the
designated organization responsible for transportation planning and programs in Pasco County, is seeking public input on the draft 2040... ...

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Posted on: November 12, 2014

Pasco County Public Transit Bus Benches to be Removed

PASCO COUNTY, FL- Pasco County Public Transportation (PCPT) has started notifying bus riders that bus benches are in the process of being replaced throughout routes in the unincorporated parts of Pasco County.

The removal... ...

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Posted on: November 10, 2014

Pasco County Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Event

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL – Pasco County residents can take part in recycling their household hazardous waste and electronics at the next collection event to take place on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the West Pasco Government... ...

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Posted on: November 5, 2014

Health Officials Issue Rabies Alert

Florida Health Pasco County

LAND O’LAKES – The Florida Department of Health in Pasco County has issued a rabies alert. This is in response to a raccoon that tested positive after attacking a family dog. The dog had been vaccinated.

All residents and... ...

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Posted on: November 3, 2014

The Pasco County Environmental Lands Division Acquires More Land

ELAMP program

PASCO COUNTY, FL --- The Pasco County Environmental Lands Acquisition and Management Program (ELAMP), using funds from Penny for Pasco, recently acquired approximately 568 acres of land located in north central Pasco, east... ...

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Posted on: October 24, 2014

Free Identity Theft Prevention Presentations

PASCO COUNTY, FL – The Pasco County Library System is offering a program to teach citizens how to protect themselves from Identity Theft, how to catch Identity Theft early, and what to do if they believe they are a victim of... ...

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Posted on: October 24, 2014

Pasco Cypress Tree receives Champion Tree Designation

PASCO COUNTY, FL- After careful measuring and data confirmation with the Florida Forest Service, the Pasco County Environmental Lands Division has discovered that the first preserve purchased with Penny for Pasco funds is... ...

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Posted on: October 23, 2014

County Administrator Michele Baker comments on Army Corps Decision

“We are obviously disappointed in the Army Corps’ denial of Pasco County’s dredge permit at Sun West Park in northwest Pasco County.

“Pasco County has limited access to the Gulf of Mexico for boating enthusiasts. The ... ...

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Posted on: October 20, 2014

Funds Available for Pasco Homeowner Rehabilitation Programs

Pasco County, FL – Are you a homesteaded homeowner living in Pasco County in need of necessary repairs to your home? If so, the PascoFix program, offered through the Pasco County Community Development Division, may be able... ...

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Posted on: October 8, 2014

Hudson Regional Library to Host Monthly Farmers’ Market

HUDSON, FL- The Hudson Regional Library will be home to the Nature Coast Farmers’ Market and debuts on Saturday, October 11, 2014. The market will be held on the second Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.,... ...

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Posted on: October 3, 2014

Public Safety Bureau Joins Campaign to Prevent Distracted Driving

PASCO COUNTY, FL --- The Assistant County Administrator for Public Safety participated in a multi-agency press conference today promoting the dangers of texting and driving. The Red Thumb Campaign urges citizens to paint... ...

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Posted on: October 2, 2014

Pasco Clerk of Court to conduct Independent Review of Utility Bills

PASCO COUNTY, FL --- Pasco County’s Clerk of Court and Comptroller, Paula S. O’Neil, Ph.D. announced today at a press conference she will have the Clerk’s Inspector General conduct an independent review of Utility Bills for... ...

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Posted on: September 29, 2014

Porter Campus added to PCPT Bus Route 54

PASCO COUNTY, FL- Pasco County Public Transportation (PCPT) is adjusting the schedule to Route 54 which runs throughout the State Road 54 corridor. The change in the route will be effective on September 29, 2014 and will... ...

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Posted on: September 26, 2014

New Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps Effective September 26, 2014

PASCO COUNTY, FL - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued updated, Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs) which become effective on September 26, 2014. The maps show the extent to which areas... ...

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Posted on: September 24, 2014

Pasco County Residents Turn Out to clean Up Their Community

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL --- Volunteers from various Pasco County groups including Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, rotary clubs and other environmentally concerned residents took part in the annual International Coastal Cleanup.

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Posted on: August 28, 2014

Shady Hills Road Detour in Place During Construction

SHADY HILLS, FL --- Construction on a Safety Improvement project got underway this week and is estimated the detour would be in place approximately 270 days. The exact length of the closing will be contingent upon conditions... ...

Posted on: August 27, 2014

Pasco County Libraries and Parks Video to Premiere on Pasco 360

PASCO COUNTY, FL – The Pasco County Parks and Recreation Department has teamed up with the Pasco County Library System to create a new video series in an effort to educate the citizens of Pasco County about the many... ...

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Posted on: July 17, 2014

Public Workshop Set for Ridge Road Widening Project

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL- Pasco County Engineering Services will hold a Public Workshop concerning the construction work underway on Ridge Road from Broad Street to Moon Lake Road/Decubellis Road. The Public Workshop will be held... ...

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Posted on: July 15, 2014

Pasco County Receives Prestigious Grant to Execute U.S. 19 Revitalization

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL- Pasco County recently received a smart growth technical assistance grant from Smart Growth America, a national leader and advocate for building great communities. Pasco County was one of only 18... ...

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Posted on: July 14, 2014

Florida High Tech Corridor Council & USF Provide a $50,000 Sponsorship

Pasco Economic Development Council

Florida High Tech Corridor Council and University of South Florida Provide a $50,000 Sponsorship to the SMARTstart Business Incubator Program

Dade City, Florida — Randy Berridge, President of the Florida High Tech... ...

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Posted on: July 9, 2014

Pasco County receives Federal approval for a new I-75 Interchange

WESLEY CHAPEL, FL- The Florida Department of Transportation District 7 Secretary, Paul Steinman spoke to the Pasco County Board of County Commissioners Tuesday and announced that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has... ...

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Posted on: June 20, 2014

FAC Awards Commissioner Starkey with the Presidential Advocacy Award

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL- The Florida Association of Counties (FAC) presented Pasco County Commissioner Kathryn Starkey with the Presidential Advocacy Award during the 2014 FAC Annual Conference & Exposition in Orange County... ...

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Posted on: June 17, 2014

Pasco EDC Earns Three Statewide Marketing Innovation Awards

Pasco Economic Development Council

Pasco County, Florida — Pasco Economic Development Council, Inc. was awarded three prestigious promotional and marketing awards by the Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC) at its annual conference in June. Pasco EDC... ...

Posted on: June 4, 2014

Public Workshop for Shady Hills Road Safety Improvement Project

SPRING HILL, FL- The Pasco County Engineering Services will hold a Public Workshop concerning the safety improvements on Shady Hills Road from SR 52 to one-half mile north of Dinsdale Drive that will be going to construction... ...

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Posted on: May 7, 2014

FDOT and Pasco County Release Joint Statement on State Road 54/56 Transportation Issues

TALLAHASSEE --- The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has rejected the unsolicited proposal from International Infrastructure Partners, LLC to lease right of way owned by FDOT along the State Road 54/SR 56 corridor... ...

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Posted on: March 31, 2014

Pasco County First Citizens’ Academy Students Graduated

Pasco County Citizens Academy

Pasco County – The Pasco County first Citizens’ Academy students graduated on March 13, 2014, after attending nine weekly sessions of interactive and informative presentations regarding Pasco County government. At the last... ...

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Posted on: March 31, 2014

Pasco County is Honored With Several Top Awards

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL- Pasco County was well represented as the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council hosted the Future of the Region Awards in St. Petersburg today. The event was held at the Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon... ...

Posted on: March 11, 2014

Pasco County Animal Services Honored Statewide

Pasco County – Pasco County Animal Services received several nominations and was honored to have an Animal Control Officer receive the top award at the statewide annual conference of the Florida Animal Control Association... ...

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Animal Services Events

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Posted on: November 17, 2014

Pasco Animal Shelter Over Capacity and Needs Help Now

LAND O’LAKES, FL--- Pasco County Animal Services is over capacity with dogs and needs the community to respond by fostering or adopting. In an effort to help reduce the number of animals at the shelter, Animal Services is... ...

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Community Development

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Posted on: November 5, 2014

Affordable Housing Summit

The Pasco County Board of County Commissioners, through its Community Development Division, cordially invites you to attend its Housing Summit:
Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 1:00-5:00 pmCARES Elfers Center, 4136 Barker... ...

Posted on: October 17, 2014

Property Tax Payment Assistance for Elderly and Disabled Residents

Are you a homesteaded homeowner living in Pasco County in need of assistance with paying your current and past due property taxes? If so, the Pasco County Tax Payment Program may be able to assist you. There is currently no... ...

Posted on: October 17, 2014

No Waiting Period for PascoFix Homeowner Rehabilitation Program

Are you a homesteaded homeowner living in Pasco County in need of necessary repairs to your home? If so, the PascoFix program, offered through the Community Development Division, may be able to assist you. There is currently... ...


Fire Rescue

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Posted on: April 18, 2011

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Public Transportation

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Posted on: November 14, 2014

PCPT to Close for Thanksgiving

Pasco County Public Transportation will not provide transportation services on Thursday, November 27,2014 and Friday, November 28, 2014 in observance of Thanksgiving. PCPT will resume services on Saturday, November 29, 2014.

Posted on: September 18, 2014

ATTENTION: 54 Route change effective September 29, 2014

PCPT to provide service to PHSC Porter Campus at Wiregrass ranch beginning September 29, 2014.