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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

Make a Difference at Pasco County Animal Services

LAND O’LAKES, FL--- In honor of “National Make a Difference Day,” October 25, 2014 Pasco County Animal Services is asking the community to come together between noon and 4:30 p.m. and make a difference for the homeless... ...

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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

Public Notice

PUBLIC NOTICE
PASCO COUNTY COMMISSION ON HUMAN TRAFFICKINGAPPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED

Notice is hereby given that the Pasco County Board of County Commissioners is accepting applications from... ...

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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 16, 2014

Moon Lake Park Boat Ramp Closed

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL – Pasco County Parks and Recreation closed the boat ramp this morning for Moon Lake Park. The ramp was closed due to high water on the lake from recent rainfall. When the water is this high, the wakes... ...

Posted on: October 16, 2014

Pasco County Reviewing Financial Package for Sports Complex

WESLEY CHAPEL, FL- Pasco County is reviewing a financial package from Pasco Sports,
LLC to build a multi-million dollar, premier baseball and softball sports facility in WesleyChapel.

This project is the culmination of... ...

Posted on: October 14, 2014

Scream Acres to Take over Starkey Park

Scream Acres

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL – Scream Acres will be taking over the Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park in New Port Richey on Friday, October 24th and Saturday, October 25th. Pasco County Parks and Recreation has partnered with local... ...

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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 26, 2014

Public Safety Communications Announces New Interim Director

PASCO COUNTY, FL --- Pasco County Public Safety Communications is pleased to announce that Jody Kenyon has been selected as Acting Director of the Pasco County Consolidated Communications Center. The Communications Center... ...

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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.

The... ...

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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: August 14, 2014

Pasco Disaster Planning Guide Available for Citizens Online

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL – Pasco County Emergency Management is reminding citizens to plan for the peak of Hurricane Season by looking at the 2014 Disaster Planning Guide. The Guide is an excellent resource for Pasco Citizens to... ...

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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 25, 2014

Pasco County Public Transportation to Provide Free Rides to Polls

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 2014Contact: Tami Bentley
(352) 521-4302

Pasco County Public Transportation to ProvideFree Rides to Polls

Pasco County FL – Supervisor of Elections Brian E. Corley... ...

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: April 10, 2014

FY 2012-13 Annual Performance Report Released

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL- The Board of County Commissioners and County Administration have now posted the Fiscal Year 2012-13 Annual Performance Report. The report closes out the final year of implementation of the County’s... ...

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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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Posted on: December 5, 2013

Rabies Awareness

All domestic animals should be vaccinated against rabies and all wildlife contact should be avoided, particularly raccoons, bats, foxes, skunks, otters, bobcats and coyotes. Rabies is a disease of the nervous system and is... ...

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Posted on: October 10, 2013

New Preliminary Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps Issued

PASCO COUNTY - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released updated, digital flood insurance rate maps (DFIRMs) for public review and comment prior to their final adoption. The maps show the extent to which... ...

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Citizens Advisory Boards & Committees

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Posted on: October 23, 2014

Public Notice

PUBLIC NOTICE
PASCO COUNTY COMMISSION ON HUMAN TRAFFICKINGAPPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED

Notice is hereby given that the Pasco County Board of County Commissioners is accepting applications from... ...

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Community Development

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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... ...


Emergency Management

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Posted on: August 14, 2014

Pasco Disaster Planning Guide Available for Citizens Online

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL – Pasco County Emergency Management is reminding citizens to plan for the peak of Hurricane Season by looking at the 2014 Disaster Planning Guide. The Guide is an excellent resource for Pasco Citizens to... ...

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Environmental Lands

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Posted on: September 2, 2014

Environmental Lands’ Tree Gains Challenger Status

Cypress Tree

The Champion Tree Program was created by the American Forests organization to recognize the largest known tree of each species in the United States. After careful measuring and data confirmation with the Florida Forest... ...

Florida Forest Service Champion Tree List

Fire Rescue

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Posted on: April 18, 2011

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Parks and Recreation

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Posted on: October 9, 2014

Scream Acres to take over Starkey Park

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NEW PORT RICHEY, FL – Scream Acres will be taking over the Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park in New Port Richey on Friday, October 24th and Saturday, October 25th. Pasco County Parks and Recreation has partnered with local... ...

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Public Transportation

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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.

Posted on: August 11, 2014

PASCO COUNTY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION TO PROVIDE FREE RIDES TO POLLS

Exercising your right to vote has just been made easier. On Primary Election Day, August 26, 2014 and General Election Day, November 4, 2014, voters who present their voter registration card will ride free to their local... ...