Citizens Guide

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Welcome to the latest edition of the city of Clearwater’s Citizens Guide. This electronic publication is compiled by the city’s Public Communications Department and is made available to all of Clearwater’s residents and visitors. It is designed both as an educational and resource tool for residents wanting to learn more about municipal government services. This guide provides residents with a general overview of city government and frequently requested phone numbers to city, county and state services for those living in our bright and beautiful city. It is our sincere hope this directory will help you find the information you need about services in Clearwater.

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The city of Clearwater has a council/manager form of government, and the city manager serves as the chief executive and administrative officer of the city. The Clearwater City Council is comprised of the mayor and four councilmembers, who are elected to serve four-year terms. The council is responsible for setting policies and making decisions on local government issues including tax rates, annexations, rezoning s, and large purchases and construction contracts.

The council seeks to maintain Clearwater’s reputation as an innovative leader in the delivery of municipal services while developing programs, practices, policies and procedures that work within a conservative budget. The council strives to achieve a high level of citizen satisfaction.

Council meetings are usually held on the first and third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N. Osceola Avenue Work sessions usually are held at 1 p.m. on Mondays preceding council meetings. The public is permitted and encouraged to speak at these meetings. Contact Official Records and Legislative Services at 562-4093 for additional information.

Contact Information

The City of Clearwater welcomes your comments and suggestions. All area codes are 727 unless otherwise indicated.

Mayor George N. Cretekos
Phone 562-4050
Fax  562-4052

City Councilmembers: David Allbritton, Jay Polglaze, Drive Bob Cundiff, Hoyt Hamilton
Phone 562-4050
Fax 562-4052

City Manager William B. Horne II
Phone 562-4040
Fax 562-4052

Mailing Address: Office of the Mayor

Offices of the City Council

P.O. Box 4748

Clearwater, FL 33758-4748

City Departments and Services

Airpark: 443-3433
1000 N. Hercules Avenue

Beach Safety: 462-6963
Lifeguards, beach safety, rules and regulations

City Audit: 652-4545
City Utility (Public Service) taxes and franchise fees, questions and concerns: Cable Television, Telecommunications, Electric, Fuel Oil, Natural Gas and Propane

City Clerk's Office: 562-4090
City archives, records management, Council agendas and minutes, elections, public hearings, advisory boards, city clerk

City Manager's Office: 562-4040
Chief executive and administrative officer

City Councilmembers: 562-4050
Elected representatives of the city

Code Compliance: 562-4720

C-VIEW TV: 562-4682
City-operated cable station, council and board meetings

Customer Service: 562-4600
Water, sewer, gas, solid waste and recycling startup, utility billing, meter reading, and payment. Account turn-ons/turn-offs.

Development Review: 562-4604
Zoning information, site plan review, and temporary use

Economic Development: 562-4220
Business assistance

Emergency Management: 562-4045
The coordination center for city wide disaster preparation, mitigation, response and recovery programs; serves as the city’s Homeland Security Office. Works with citizen groups to assist with preparation of personal storm plans.

Disaster and Storm Information: 562-4045

Emergency Manager: 562-4045
The coordination center for citywide disaster preparation, mitigation, response and recovery programs; serves as the city’s Homeland Security Office. Works with citizen groups to assist with preparation of personal storm plans.

Disaster and Storm Information: 562-4045

Emergency Information (Pinellas County): 464-4333

Engineering: 562-4747
Prepares project plans; produces designs and AutoCad drawings for house, street, and utility atlases; oversees development of city projects; road planning and operations; parking system and environmental management

Traffic Signal Repair: 562-4750

Sign Replacement & Repair: 562-4750

Street Light Repair: 562-4747 (opt. 5)

Power Outage (Duke Energy Florida): 443-2641

City Engineer: 562-4750

Environmental & Stormwater Management: 562-4750

Stormwater: 562-4950

Parking System: 562-4704

City Construction Project Questions: 562-4509

Traffic Signal Repairs - After Hours/Weekends: Police Communications Center at 562-4242.

Fire and Rescue: 562-4334

Fire and EMS services, prevention and education; in an emergency, call 911

Fire Prevention/Life Safety: 562-4327
Commercial and Assisted Living Facilities residential inspections; fire investigation; prevention and education

Gas System (Natural & Propane Gas): 562-4980

Gas utility services, natural gas fueling station, appliance sales, appliance installation/repair, propane (LP) and natural gas service for residential and commercial applications.

Service and Repair: 562-4900 x7419

Emergency Service/Gas Leaks: 462-6633

Call Before You Dig: 811

Housing Division: 562-4030
Home rehabilitation and purchasing assistance, non-profit public service/facility improvement grants

Human Resources: 562-4870
Employment opportunities, recruitment and selection services

Library (All branches): 562-4970
Online services, reference assistance and programs

Marine and Aviation: 562-4955
Clearwater Beach Marina, Clearwater Harbor Marina, Pier 60, Seminole Boat Ramp, Clearwater Airpark, Clearwater Community Sailing Center

Mayor’s Office: 562-4050

Official Records & Legislative Services: 562-4090
City archives, records management, council agendas and minutes, elections, public hearings, advisory boards, city clerk

Long-Range Planning: 562-4547
Rezoning and land use, plan amendments, annexation, special area plans and growth management

Registration Services: 562-4559

Parks and Recreation: 562-4800
Recreation centers, parks, fitness programs, sports, classes, cultural and environmental programs, and beautification and maintenance of park properties

Sidewalk and Street Repair: 562-4828

Urban Forestry: 562-4828

Pier 60: 462-6466
Fishing pier on Clearwater Beach

Planning & Development: 562-4567
Permitting, planning development reviews, code compliance

Construction Services: 562-4567
Building permits and inspection

Building Inspections: 562-4580

Building Plans Review: 562-4567

Code Compliance: 562-4720
Code enforcement, property maintenance codes, public nuisance, property violations and business tax receipts (occupational licenses)

Fire Inspections: 562-4327

Long Range Planning: 562-4604

Neighborhood Services: 562-4559

Police (Non-emergency): 562-4242
General information, reports, investigations, neighborhood watch

Public Communications: 562-4682
City information, calendar of events, media relations, C-VIEW TV, graphics, MyClearwater magazine

Public Utilities Department: 562-4960
Water, sanitary sewers, reclaimed water, industrial pretreatment, laboratory and water facilities

Water: 562-4960 x7227

Sewer: 562-4960 x7226

Reclaimed Water: 562-4960 x7226

Industrial Pretreatment: 462-6660 x227

Grease Interceptor Program: 462-6660 x239

Industrial Wastewater Discharge: 462-6660 x227

Liquid Hauler Transporters: 462-6660 x227

Laboratory: 462-6664

Water Plants

  • Reverse-Osmosis Plant No. 1: 462-6326
  • Reverse-Osmosis Plant No. 2: 562-4627
  • Water Quality: 562-4627 x7363

Water Reclamation Facilities

  • East: 462-6667
  • Marshall Street:  462-6660
  • Northeast: 793-2787

Recycling: 562-4920
Commercial, residential curbside and multi-family recycling

Sailing Center: 517-7776
Sailing classes, membership and sailboat storage

Solid Waste (Garbage): 562-4920
Trash and yard waste collection

Administration: 562-4930


With miles of soft white sand and sparkling waterways, Clearwater’s beaches rate among the best in the state and in the nation. Enjoy it all, but please observe the following beach rules:

  • Clearwater’s beaches are open every day, year round.

  • Beach Guards are on duty daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • No alcohol is permitted on the beach.

  • Swim within the Designated Swim area at all times. This area extends 300 feet west of the high water line and is clearly marked by buoys or pilings.

  • Boaters and jet skiers are not allowed inside the Designated Swim area.

  • In the spring, when the water reaches about 70 degrees, remember to do the “Stingray Shuffle’” to scatter the rays and avoid injury from their tail barbs.

Clearwater Beach

Hours: Open daily with beach lifeguards on duty from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: West on State Road 60, served by Jolly Trolley

Features: Best City Beach on the Gulf of Mexico and in the United States with miles of white sand and gentle surf. Beach Walk.

Activities: Swimming, volleyball, Pier 60 fishing

Facilities: Beach showers, restrooms, concessions, cabanas, umbrella rentals and metered parking

North Clearwater Beach

Hours: Open daily until dark

Location: North of Memorial Causeway on Mandalay Avenue served by Jolly Trolley

Activities: Swimming and picnic areas

Facilities: Beach showers, restrooms and metered parking

Pier 60

Hours: 24 Hours
Dec. 1 to Feb. 28, open 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., March 1 to Nov. 30, open 24 hours, Fridays and Saturdays, open 24 hours

Location: Clearwater Beach. Pier is located along the Beach Walk promenade along the Gulf of Mexico.

Features: Sunsets at Pier 60, every evening two hours before to two hours after sunset. Local artists, craftspeople and performers offer merchandise and unique entertainment at this famous landmark

Activities: Fishing, shopping, dining and entertainment

Facilities: Restrooms, snack shop, covered pavilions, park playground, telescopes, rod rentals, bait and tackle. Daily, weekly and yearly fishing passes available for a fee

Sand Key Park

Hours: Open daily until dark

Location: South of Clearwater Pass Bridge off Gulf Boulevard, served by Jolly Trolley

Features: A 65-acre park

Activities: Swimming and picnic areas

Facilities: Beach showers, restrooms, and metered parking


Clearwater Beach Library and Recreation Center: 462-6138
69 Bay Esplanade

Clearwater Community Sailing Center: 517-7776
1001 Gulf Blvd.

Clearwater Country Club: 446-9501
525 N. Betty Lane

Countryside Recreation Center: 669-1914
2640 Sabal Springs Drive

The Long Center: 793-2320
1501 N. Belcher Road

Moccasin Lake Nature Park: 793-2976
2750 Park Trail Lane

North Greenwood Recreation and Aquatic Complex: 462-6276
900 N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue

Ross Norton Recreation Complex and Extreme Sports Park: 462-6025
1426 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue

Wood Valley Boys and Girls Club: 216-6190
2816 Park Trail Lane


Clerk of Court Information Line: 464-7000

Civil, Clerk of Circuit Court, Criminal, Juvenile, Official Records, Small Claims, Traffic, Paying Tickets, Evictions

Probate: 464-3321


Utility Customer Service: 562-4600
Utility Customer Service is responsible for meter reading, billing, payment processing, collections and contact activities for customers of the city of Clearwater’s eight utilities: water, lawn meters, reclaimed water, wastewater (sewer), storm water, solid waste, recycling, and the Clearwater Gas System. Account turn-ons / turn-offs.


Council Meeting Broadcast: 562-4682
C-View TV is the city’s government access cable television station. Watch city meetings live and replayed on Spectrum (channel 638), Wow! (channel 15) and Frontier (channel 30). Council meetings are close captioned for the hearing-impaired. Council meetings are close captioned for the hearing impaired. Meetings can be accessed through streaming by clicking here.


Ensuring compliance to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements, curb ramps have been installed throughout the city, making city sidewalks wheelchair accessible. Refer to our accessibility statement by clicking here to see how Clearwater helps improve accessibility for its residents and visitors.

Clearwater Municipal Marina has installed a lift system that meets ADA requirements and is capable of accommodating handicapped boaters and guests. The lift system provides access to and from boats by persons in wheelchairs. The lift is available from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., daily except Christmas. Please call 562-4955 to make advance arrangements. The Marina also has a wheelchair lift in the lobby of the building to provide access to services located on the second floor.

Sand wheelchairs are available free of charge from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily at the Beach Guard building located on the south end of the Pier 60 parking lot. Please call 462-6963 for additional information.

Clearwater’s aquatic facilities are ADA compliant. The Long Center training pool, North Greenwood pool, Ross Norton pool, and Clearwater Beach pool all have wheelchair ramps. The Long Center main pool and Morningside pool have lifts. The Long Center pool is open year-round; the other pools are open seasonally.

The Solid Waste/General Services Department offers special pick-up services for qualified elderly or disabled residents. For more information, call 562-4920.

Lighthouse of Pinellas: 544-4433

Deaf and Hearing Connection: 399-9983

People with a Handicap Parking Permits (County): 464-7777


Pinellas County Tax Collector’s Office: 464-7777
29399 U.S. 19 N., Suite 100
1663 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd.


Economic Development Department: 562-4220
Assists businesses that locate, relocate or expand in the city of Clearwater. Fosters the growth of wealth and value-added jobs. Assists with redevelopment projects, Enterprise Zone incentives and environmental issues.


The coordination center for citywide disaster preparation, mitigation, response and recovery programs; serves as the city’s Homeland Security Office. Works with citizen groups to assist with preparation of personal storm plans.

Disaster and Storm Information: 562-4045

Emergency Manager: 562-4045

Emergency Information (Pinellas County): 464-4333


If you own property on Clearwater's barrier island, click here to visit the Barrier Island Re-Entry Pass to learn more.


Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Federal): 800-669-4000
Investigates Job Discrimination

Pinellas County Office of Human Rights (Local Complaints): 464-4880

Social Security: 800-772-1213

  • Workers’ Compensation State: 800-342-1741
  • Street Petersburg Office: 893-2321
  • WorkNet Pinellas: 524-4344
    • Employment & Unemployment.


Spectrum Field (formerly Bright House Field): 712-4300
601 Old Coachman Road
The home of the Philadelphia Phillies spring training and Clearwater Threshers has fixed seating for 7,000 and can accommodate another 1,000 fans on a grassy berm area. The beautiful state-of-the-art facility also offers fan amenities including concessions, food court, party suites, a Tiki bar overlooking the playing field and children’s play area, just to name a few.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium: 441-1790
249 Windward Passage, Island Estates, Clearwater Beach
Live and model exhibits of area marine life including otters, dolphins and sea turtles. Home of Winter the dolphin as seen in the Dolphin Tale movies.

Ream Wilson East-West Trail: 562-4800
The 4.4 mile trail is designed to provide a safe, off-road, cross-county route for leisure and commuter travel. Access and parking are available at The Long Center, Coachman Ridge Park, Northeast Coachman Park, Cliff Stephens Park, Eddie C. Moore Softball Complex, Del Oro Park and Cooper’s Bayou Park.

Moccasin Lake Environmental Education Center: 793-2976
2750 Park Trail Lane
A 50-acre park featuring a lake, upland forest, wetlands, many plant and animal species and an educational center.

Pinellas Trail: 582-2100
A unique biking/jogging/skating trail that stretches 34 miles throughout Pinellas County. The trail starts in Street Petersburg, travels through Clearwater, and ends in Tarpon Springs. Part of Park & Conservation Resources of Largo.

Ruth Eckerd Hall: 791-7400
1111 McMullen Booth Road
The Richard Baumgartner Center for the Performing Arts is the area’s premiere venue for professional theater, music and dance. It also houses the Marcia P. Hoffman School for the Performing Arts. Ruth Eckerd Hall is one of three area halls where the Florida Orchestra performs regularly.

Pier 60 Fishing Pier & Pier 60 Park: 462-6466
1 Causeway Blvd.
A 1,080 foot-fishing pier overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Benches, telescopes, snack bar, fishing, rod rentals, bait, and tackle are available. The park at the foot of the pier has picnic tables, playground area, large pavilion and a breathtaking view.

Capitol Theatre: 791-7400
405 Cleveland Street
The Capitol Theatre is a historic theatre in Clearwater with a seating capacity of 750 people. It is owned by the city of Clearwater and is managed by Ruth Eckerd Hall. The Capitol Theatre is an art deco-style venue that hosts a mix of events from comedy acts to musicals, plays to film screenings.

Francis Wilson Playhouse: 446-1360
302 Seminole Street
The Francis Wilson Playhouse is a community theatre that offers musicals and popular plays for an audience of about 170 people.

Clearwater Historical Society: 446-4250
The Clearwater Historical Society is a not-for-profit organization that documents and promotes the rich history of Clearwater. It collect and preserve artifacts and also provide knowledge to educational facilities and members of the public. The society designates, chronicles and preserves historic sites. The group accepts new members or donations.

Plumb House Museum: 399-1412
1380 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave: 709-5540

Landings Golf Club of Clearwater: 447-5272
1875 Airport Drive
The Landings Golf Club of Clearwater (formerly known as Clearwater Executive Golf Course) was established in 1970. The land was originally used as an airpark in the early 1930s, which was owned by the Fugazzi family who gave portions of the land to the city of Clearwater. The golf course was designed by Ron Garl, whose mission was to design and build memorable courses that challenge players to excel and that everyone can play and enjoy. The course is currently owned and operated by the family of PGA Tour golf professional, John Huston.


Clearwater is dedicated to maintaining a balance between its fragile ecosystem and the needs of its residents.

Cooperative Extension Service (County): 582-2100

Department of Environmental Protection Information Line (State): 800-741-4337

Environmental Management Code Enforcement (County): 464-4761

Environmental Division, Stormwater Management: 562-4750

Gas Leak Reporting (24 hours): 462-6633

Hazardous Waste Disposal (County): 464-7500

Mulch Sites: 562-4930

Recycling: 562-4920

Sewer Spill Reporting (7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.): 562-4960 x7249

Sewer Spill Reporting (3:30 p.m.-7 a.m.): 462-6633

Solid Waste Operations (County): 464-7500

Water Conservation and Watering Days: 562-4987

City Water Testing: 562-4960 x7227

County Water Testing: 582-2302

Water Leak Reporting (7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.): 562-4960 x7231

Water Leak Reporting (3:30 p.m.-7 a.m.): 462-6633

Water Conservation Devices: 562-4960


The city of Clearwater offers events, programs and activities for everyone. The calendar of events is available online at


Federal Operator: 800-688-9889
Directory assistance information for federal government departments, programs, and resources (1-800-FED-INFO). Visit online at

Internal Revenue Service: 800-829-1040

Medicare: 800-829-1040

Social Security: 800-829-1040


The Clearwater Fire & Rescue Department provides four-to six-minute response times throughout the city. The department provides fire suppression, emergency medical services, water rescue and technical rescue in confined space and high angle incidents. It also provides life safety and hazard inspections for commercial buildings to ensure fire code compliance and public safety.

Emergency: 911

Non-Emergency Information

Administration: 562-4334

Pinellas County Citizens Information Center: 464-4333
Activated during emergencies only.

Emergency Management Pinellas County: 464-3800
Includes evacuation imformation.

Emergency Medical Services (Sunstar) Billing Inquiries: 582-2008

Non-emergency ambulance transport (Sunstar): 587-2111

Public Safety Information Officer: 562-4333

Inspection and Prevention: 562-4327


  • #44: 950 Gulf Blvd. (Sand Key)
  • #45: 1140 Court Street (Main)
  • #46: 534 Mandalay Avenue (Clearwater Beach)
  • #47: 1460 Lakeview Road
  • #48: 1700 N. Belcher Road (Across from the Long Center)
  • #49: 520 Sky Harbor Drive (Next to Clearwater Mall)
  • #50: 2681 Countryside Blvd. (East of Countryside Mall)
  • #51:1720 Overbrook Avenue


Clearwater Gas System supplies money-saving natural and propane gas service and appliances to residents of 20 municipalities in north Pinellas and southwest Pasco counties. Gas System Technicians provide piping and appliance installation, service and repair of gas appliances.

Clearwater Gas System Sales: 562-4980

Clearwater Gas System Service & Repair: 562-4900 x7419

Natural or Propane Gas Emergency: 462-6633


Mease Countryside: 725-6111
3231 McMullen Booth Road

Morton Plant: 462-7000
300 Pinellas Street


Housing Division: 562-4030
Housing provides home rehabilitation and purchasing assistance, and non-profit public service/facility improvement grants.

Clearwater Housing Authority: 461-5777

Clearwater Neighborhood Housing Services: 442-4155

RCS Grace House Family Emergency Shelter: 446-5964

Homeless Empowerment Program (HEP): 442-9041


State Attorney’s Office: 464-6221

Clearwater Bar Association: 461-4869

Complaints Against Businesses: 464-6200
Department of Justice/Pinellas Office of Consumer Protection

Eviction: 582-6240
Handled by Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

Gulfcoast Legal Services: 443-0657
Legal Aid

Law Library: 464-3411

Lawyer Referral Service: 461-4880

Liens (City of Clearwater): . 562-4093

Liens (Clerk of the County Court): . 464-4876

Public Defender (State): : . 464-6516


The Clearwater Public Library System is rated among the top in the nation. With a collection of more than half a million items and a comprehensive website, browsers can access many library services, including adult and children’s programs, various online databases and digital resources. The library website can be accessed at The Clearwater Public Library is a member of the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative.

Clearwater Public Libraries: 562-4970

  • Main Library: 100 N. Osceola Avenue
  • Beach Branch: 69 Bay Esplanade
  • East Community Library: 2465 Drew Street
  • Countryside Branch: 2642 Sabal Springs Drive
  • North Greenwood Branch: 905 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue

Pinellas Talking Book Library: 441-9958


Clearwater Beach Marina: 562-4955
25 Causeway Blvd.
Sightseeing, dinner, party and chartered fishing boats, boat rentals, parasailing, diving, sailing and dolphin-watching vessels are available. The marina features restaurants, barber shop, gift shop and coffee/ice-cream shop. It has a free fishing pier with free pump-outs to all boaters. Permanent and transient boat slip rentals and marine fuels are available. Fuel docks are open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily, except for Christmas.

Clearwater Community Sailing Center: 517-7776
1001 Gulf Blvd.
Youth, basic and intermediate sailing classes are offered, and a sailing membership program is available. The center features yoga and other activities, launching ramps and large banquet and meeting rooms available for rent. Programs for people with special needs are provided through the Sailability program.

Clearwater Harbor Marina: 562-4981
210 Drew Street
In addition to 126 boat slips, 1,556 feet of overnight side-tie mooring for visitors and more than 700 feet of side-tie mooring for daytime visits and special events, are available.

Seminole Boat Ramp: 562-4955
201 Seminole Street
There are eight launch lanes available at the Seminole Boat Ramp, and launching your vessel is free of charge. Truck and trailer parking is available for $6 for 24 hours.


The Parking System is run by the city's Engineering Department and manages nearly 4,000 on- and off-street public parking spaces in downtown and Clearwater Beach. Hourly rates vary from 25 cents to $3 depending on location. All beach parking is enforced daily while downtown parking is enforced Monday through Friday.

For your convenience, the Parking System offers a variety of parking programs, permits and Parkmobile, a parking app that enables you to pay for all beach and downtown parking by using a free mobile app. Parkmobile offers an easy, alternative payment option to cash and coin. Pay from any smart phone, mobile device or the website. You will receive a text reminder when your parking session is about to expire so you can extend your time.

Clearwater Parking System: 562-4704

Parking System Hotline: 562-4892

Parking Citations (Toll-Free): 800-969-6158


The Clearwater Parks and Recreation Department has a positive impact on the quality of life for residents and visitors by providing wholesome leisure opportunities and enhanced beautification throughout the community. Stop by any Clearwater recreation center, facility or park, and see what they have to offer.

Clearwater Parks & Recreation Department: 562-4800

Special Events Permits: 562-4800, ext 0

Special event permits are available for the following: public events (triathlons/ other races, festivals, markets); park use (sports tournaments and picnics); and private events (weddings, family reunions).


Allen’s Creek Park: 1281 Hercules Avenue

Bay Park on Sand Key: 1551 Gulf Blvd.

Belmont Park:1535 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue

Cherry Harris Park: Marshall Street & Madison Avenue

Cliff Stephens Park (Disc Golf Course): 901 Fairwood Avenue

Coachman Park: 301 Drew Street

Coachman Ridge Park: 1400 Old Coachman Road

Cooper’s Bayou Park: 709 Bayshore Blvd.

Country Hollow Park: 2724 Brattle Lane

Crest Lake Park & Doggie Days Dog Park: 201 Glenwood Avenue

Cypress Point Park: 2236 Cypress Point Drive East

Del Oro Park: 401 McMullen Booth Road

Ed Wright Park: 1326 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue

Enterprise Road Dog Park: 2671 Enterprise Road

Forest Run Park and Trail: 3450 Landmark Drive

Frank Tack Park: 1967 N. Hercules Avenue

Glen Oaks Park: 1345 Court Street

Kapok Park: 2950 Glen Oak Avenue N.

Lake Chautauqua Nature Preserve: 2271 Landmark Drive

Mandalay Park: 532 N. Mandalay Avenue

Marymount Park: 1900 Gilbert Street

McKay Park: 605 N. Mandalay Avenue

Moccasin Lake Nature Park Environmental & Energy Education Center: 2750 Park Trail Lane

Montclair Park: 1821 Montclair Avenue

Northeast Coachman Park (Disc Golf): 1120 Old Coachman Road

Northwood Park: 2806 Enterprise Road

Pier 60 Park: 7 Causeway Blvd.

Plaza Park: 317 Pennsylvania Avenue

Soule Road Park: 2191 Soule Road

Station Square Park: 612 Cleveland Street

Sunset Sam Park at Island Estates: 205 Windward Passage

Valencia Park: 2050 Hercules Avenue

Woodgate Park: 2495 Countryside Blvd.

Wood Valley Park: 2816 Park Trail Lane


Clearwater Beach Family Aquatic Center: 462-6020
51 Bay Esplanade

Morningside Pool: 507-4064
2400 Harn Blvd. 

North Greenwood Recreation and Aquatic Complex: 462-6276
900 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave

Ross Norton Aquatic Complex: 462-6025
1426 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue

The Long Center- Roz and Dan Doyle Center for Aquatics: 793-2320
Therapeutic & Aquatic Section
1501 N. Belcher Road


Aging Well Center: 724-3070
1501 N. Belcher Road (In The Long Center)

Bayfront Tennis Courts
Cleveland Street at Pierce Blvd.

Clearwater Beach Library and Recreation Complex: 462-6138
69 Bay Esplanade

Countryside Recreation Center/Community Park: 669-1914
2640 Sabal Springs Drive

Clearwater Community Sailing Center: 517-7776
1001 Gulf Blvd.

David Martin Soccer Field: 669-1361
1345 Court Street

Henry L. McMullen Tennis Complex: 669-1919
1000 Edenville Avenue

Horseshoe Club: 723-0695
1326 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue

Lawn Bowls Club: 742-3394
1040 Calumet Street

Long Center: 793-2320
1501 N. Belcher Road

Martin Luther King Jr. Neighborhood Family Center: 442-5355
900 N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue

Moccasin Lake Nature Park Environmental & Energy Education Center: 793-2976
2750 Park Trail Lane

Morningside Recreation Center: 507-4064
2400 Harn Blvd.

North Greenwood Recreation & Aquatic Complex: 462-6276
900 N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue

Ross Norton Recreation & Aquatic Complex & Extreme Sport Park: 462-6025
1426 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue

Shuffleboard Club: 446-3306
1020 Calumet Street


Spectrum Field (formerly Bright House Field): 712-4300
601 Old Coachman Road

Carpenter Field Complex: 669-1810
651 Old Coachman Road

Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Course: 726-4673
3030 McMullen Booth Road

Clearwater Country Club: 446-2240
525 Betty Lane N.

Clearwater Executive Golf Park: 447-5272
1875 Airport Drive

Countryside Sports Complex: 562-3839
3060 McMullen Booth Road

McMullen Tennis Complex Engineering

Alcoholic Beverage/Tobacco License: 850-487-1395
State Department of Business and Professional Regulation

Annexation: 562-4579
Planning & Development

Building Permit: 562-4567
Planning & Development

Business Tax Receipt (Occupational Licenses): 562-4720
Planning & Development

Clearing & Grubbing Permit: 562-4567
Planning & Development

Construction in Rights-of-Way: 562-4750

Demolition Permit: 562-4567
Planning & Development

Dock Approval: 562-4604
Planning & Development

Doggie Dining Permit: 562-4720
Planning & Development

Electrical Permit: 562-4567
Planning & Development

Fence Permit 562-4567
Planning & Development

Fingerprinting: 562-4441

Fire & Rescue

Gas Piping or Gas Appliance Installation: 562-4900 x 7419
Clearwater Gas System

Grease Interceptor Registration : 462-6660 x239
Public Utilities

Handbill Permit: 562-4448

Heating Fuel Tanks: 538-7277 x1136
Installation and removal of regulated underground tanks greater than 110 gallons, above ground greater than 550 gallons

Industrial Wastewater Discharge Permits: 462-6660 x227
Public Utilities

Liquid Hauler Transporters Permit: 462-6660 x227
Public Utilities

Low Speed Vehicles/Pedicabs: 562-4720
Planning & Development

Mechanical Permit:562-4567
Planning & Development

Occupational License (Business Tax Receipt): 562-4720
Planning & Development

Open Burn Permit: 562-4327
Fire & Rescue

Parking Permits: 562-4704
Downtown permits and validations, resident and beach employee permits, pre- paid parking card

Petroleum/Chemical Storage Tanks: 562-4742
Underground and above-ground installations, removals and upgrades Engineering

Pinellas County Contractor License: 582-3100
Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board

Planning Information & Applications: 562-4604
Planning & Development

Plumbing Permit:562-4567
Planning & Development

Recovered Materials Dealer Permit: 562-4930
Solid Waste

Red Light Tickets: 562-4166

Rezoning: 562-4579
Planning & Development

Roll-off Container Service: 562-4920
Solid Waste

Sign Banner Permit: 562-4604
Planning & Development

Site Plan Approval: 562-4567
Planning & Development

Solicitor Permit: 562-4152

Special Event Permit: 562-4805
Parks & Recreation

State Contractor License: 850-487-1395
State Department of Business and Professional Regulation Street

Name Changes: 562-4750

Tent Permit: 562-4567
Planning & Development

Tree Removal Permit
Planning & Development

  • Construction: 562-4567
  • Non-Construction: 562-4567
  • Clearing and Grubbing: 562-4567

Utility Tax Collection: 562-4524

Vacation of Easements: 562-4750

Vacation of Rights-of-Way: 562-4750

Well Drilling Permit: 813 985-7481 x3052

Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) Zoning Information: 562-4604
Planning & Development


Auto & Boat Registration (Tax Collector): 464-7777

Birth & Death Records (Vital Statistics): 507-4330 x7613

Burial Help (A Life Tribute): 559-7793

Child Care License: 507-4857

Communications Department: 464-4600

Department of Health: 469-5800

Disabled Parking Permit (Tax Collector): 464-7777

Evictions: 464-7000

Dog & Cat License (Animal Services): 582-2600

Fishing & Hunting License: 464-7777

Human Rights: 464-4880

Information Desk: 464-7000

Marriage License (Clerk of the Court): 464-7000

Passport (Clerk of the Court): 464-7000

Pinellas County Jail: 464-6415

Pinellas County Schools: 588-6000

Property Appraiser: 464-3207

Safe Harbor: 464-8058

School Board: 588-6300

Sheriff’s Office: 582-6200

Supervisor of Elections: 464-8683

Tax Collector: 464-7777

Veterans Services: 464-8460


Clearwater prides itself on the dedication of its police department, whose purpose is to provide impartial, professional and community-oriented services designed to protect and enrich the lives of Clearwater’s citizens. The Clearwater Police Department is a state-accredited agency.

Emergency: 911

Headquarters: 562-4242

General Information

  • 645 Pierce Street
  • Chief's Office: 562-4343

Substations (Not staffed 24 hours a day)

Beach: 462-6380
700 Bayway Blvd.

Countryside: 562-4255
2851 McMullen Booth Road

North Greenwood: 462-6216
1310 N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue

South Greenwood: 462-6965
1498 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue

Citizens Hotline: 562-4080

Fraud Hotline: 562-4424

Personnel: 562-4181

To report a crime: 562-4242

To report an accident: 562-4242

To obtain an accident report: 562-4441

Vice & Intelligence: 562-4490

Victim Assistance Program: 562-4350


Information: 800-275-8777


  • 100 Belcher Road S.
  • 1851 N. Hercules Avenue
  • 650 Cleveland Street
  • 25941 U.S. 19 N.
  • 4600 140th Avenue N.


Main Number: 588-6000

Community Involvement: 588-6405

Dropout Prevention: 588-6069

Education Foundation: 588-4816

GED Information: 588-6326

Homework Helpline (Monday - Thursday, 5-8 p.m.): 547-7223

Pinellas County School Board: 588-6300

School Bus Information (Transportation): 547-7294

Title 1 Center: 893-2988

Elementary Schools (Public)

  • Belcher: 538-7437
  • Belleair: 469-5983
  • Curlew Creek: 724-1423
  • Curtis Fundamental: 738-6483
  • Eisenhower: 725-7978
  • Frontier: 538-7335
  • High Point: 538-7440
  • Leila G. Davis: 725-7972
  • McMullen Booth: 669-1800
  • Plumb: 469-5976
  • Ponce de Leon: 588-3573
  • Sandy Lane: 469-5974
  • Skycrest: 469-5987

Middle Schools (Public)

  • Clearwater Fundamental: 298-1609
  • Clearwater Intermediate: 298-1616
  • Oak Grove: 524-4430

High Schools (Public)

  • Clearwater: 298-1620
  • Countryside: 725-7956

Alternative Schools

  • Calvin A. Hunsinger School: 469-4260
  • Chi Chi Rodriguez Academy: 791-3522
  • Paul B. Stephens Exceptional Education Center: 725-7982

Charter Schools

  • Athenian Academy: 298-2718
  • Plato Academy (Clearwater): 228-9517

Adult Education

  • Clearwater Adult Education Center: 469-5817
  • Pinellas Technical Education Center (Clearwater Campus): 538-7167
  • Street Petersburg College (Clearwater Campus): 341-4772

A more complete list is available at


Clearwater offers seniors a variety of services such as health care, housing, employment and transportation assistance.

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP): 1-866-595-7678

Chore Services: 327-3091
Provides heavy household cleaning and yard work to help the elderly maintain suitable home environments.

Elder Helpline: 217-8111

Florida Department of Elder Affairs: 850-414-2000

Meals on Wheels: 573-9444

Medicare: 800-633-4227

Office on Aging/Aging Well Center: 724-3070

Area Agency on Aging Helpline of Pinellas-Pasco: 800-963-5337

Social Security: 800-772-1213
2340 Drew Street


A range of services for domestic violence victims, the homeless and others in need of emergency or temporary assistance are provided in Clearwater.

  • 2-1-1Tampa Bay Cares: 2-1-1

AIDS Service Association of Pinellas County (ASAP): 449-2437

Crisis Intervention Helpline: 535-9811

Department of Children and Families: 813-558-5500

Family Resources (Safe Place for Youth): 449-8336

Food Pantry (RCS Food Bank): 443-4031

Free Clinic: 447-3041

Grace House Homeless Shelter: 446-5964

Guardian Ad Litem: 464-6528

Haven (Domestic Violence): 442-4128

Homeless Empowerment Program (HEP): 442-9041

Pinellas Opportunity Council: 823-4101

Medicaid: 866-762-2237

Medicare: 800-633-4227

Rape Crisis Center (Counseling): 530-7273

Runaway Hotline: 800-786-2929

Safe Harbor (Pinellas County Sheriff): 464-8058


Solid Waste/General Services: 562-4920

The Solid Waste/General Services Department offers a full range of residential and commercial waste management services including once-weekly garbage collection; curbside recycling, yard waste and trash pickup once a week; and bulk item pick up (including scrap metal and used appliances) on call.

The department also furnishes recycling service to the multi-family and business sectors, and operates a multi-material drop-off center at the complex located at 1701 North Hercules Avenue Free recycled yard waste mulch is also available at this site and at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane.


AIDS Hotline:1-800-FLA-AIDS

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Helpline: 800-851-3291

Department of Children and Family Services: 877-595-0384

Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), Medicaid, Food Stamps

Commission on Human Relations: 850-488-7082

Department of Transportation (DOT)

Construction: 813-975-6016

Main Office (Tampa): 813-975-6000

Florida Highway Patrol: 469-5959

Florida Fish & Wildlife/Marine Enforcement: 863-648-3200

Medicaid: 866-762-2237

Pinellas Tax Collector: 464-7777

  • 1663 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd.
  • 29399 U.S. Hwy 19 N.

Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD): 800-836-0797


Jolley Trolley: 445-1200
The trolley is an alternative means of transportation from Clearwater Beach to Tarpon Springs.

Clearwater Ferry: 755-0297

Clearwater Airpark: 443-3433

Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA): 540-1800

Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD): 540-0603

PSTA Demand Response Transportation
Elderly and disabled transportation

Certification: 540-1800

Reservations (Cab): 471-3278

Reservations (Wheelchair Van): 536-7433

Street Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport: 453-7800


Cable, Telephone and Internet

Spectrum: 866-309-3279

WOW!: 866-745-3685

Frontier: 800-483-4200

City Cemetery: 562-4093
Burial information

Utility Customer Service: 562-4600
New service and billing questions for city of Clearwater utilities: gas, reclaimed water, recycling, sewer, solid waste, stormwater and water. Account turn-ons / turn-offs.

Electric Service (Duke Energy): 443-2641

Power Outages: 800-228-8485

Clearwater Gas System: 562-4980
New propane or natural gas service for residential or commercial customers.

Grease Management: 462-6660 x227

Utilities: 562-4960
Sewage, Water, Reclaimed Water, Garbage

Garbage Collection: 562-4920

Recycling: 562-4933


Pinellas County: 464-7777


Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce: 447-7600

Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce: 461-0011

Clearwater Beach Welcome Center: 442-3604

Street Pete/Clearwater Convention and Visitor’s Bureau: 464-7200


Supervisor of Elections: 464-8683

Voter Registration Information: 464-8683


Alligators: 866-392-4286

Animal Abuse: 797-7722

Humane Society of Pinellas

Animal Control Services: 582-2600

Clearwater Marine Aquarium: 441-1790
Sea turtles, rescue and rehabilitation of marine animals

Dead Animal in Roadway
Clearwater streets only: 562-4920

County roads: 464-8900

State roads (Broad Spectrum): 573-7672

Florida Fish & Wildlife/Marine Enforcement: 888-404-3922
All wild animals

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA): 586-3591

Seaside Seabird Sanctuary: 391-6211



Taking an active role with the Clearwater community makes you a more responsible citizen and helps shape Clearwater. There are many ways to get involved:

  • Attend a city council meeting - They are typically held the first and third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at Council Chambers at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N. Osceola Ave. The public is permitted and encouraged to speak at these meetings.
  • Watch C-View TV .- C-View TV is the city’s government access cable television station. Watch city meetings live and replayed on Spectrum (channel 638), Wow! (channel 15) and Frontier (channel 30).

  • Become a City Ambassador - Join more than 260 Citizens Academy graduates who have learned about the governing process and how to make a positive community impact. This program accepts 20 to 22 resident applicants each year, introducing them to city programs, people and processes.

  • Be Informed - Sign up one of Clearwater’s many e-mail newsletters at enotifications, or check out our copy of “MyClearwater” magazine, which is published three times each year. Free subscriptions to the magazine are available to residents upon request by calling 562-4708.

  • Join an Advisory Board - A variety of advisory board opportunities are available for those interested in being community leaders. If you wish to serve on a board, call Official Records & Legislative Services at 562-4093.

  • Volunteer - Help keep Clearwater a bright and beautiful city by volunteering. You can join your neighborhood association, help clean a neighborhood park, or get involved with a local not-for-profit organization. Volunteers are needed in Parks & Recreation (562- 4803), Main Library (562-4970, ext. 5037), Clearwater Police Department (562-4143) and Marine & Aviation (562-4955).

  • Connect with Us - Use our mobile app, Clearwater Connect, a non-emergency customer gateway to many city services. Download it from the Apple App Store or get it on Google Play for Android devices, or use the non-mobile version at

  • Get Social - Visit the city’s official Facebook page (, the Clearwater Police Dept. page ( and more. Users also can link to the city’s Twitter feeds, Nextdoor, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube pages.