Apply for a Temporary Traffic Control (TTC) permit if your project or special event will impede traffic in any way

If your project or special event will impede traffic in any way, shape or form, or for any work done within 15 feet from the edge of the roadway, you will need to apply for a permit. You only need a TTC permit for any work or event lasting longer than two hours.


  • Base application fee: $50 per permit
  • Collector or arterial traffic lane closed: $150 for each lane

Things to remember

  • Make sure that the address for your proposed project lies within unincorporated Hillsborough County. We do not issue permits for projects within the municipalities of Tampa, Plant City or Temple Terrace.
  • Type of request: Road closures, lane closure and number of lanes, other with description
  • See the for complete and detailed information on policies and procedures for Right-of-Way (ROW) and TTC permits
  • Several entities that operate within Hillsborough County are exempt from permitting fees under certain conditions. Failure to provide the name of the entity you are working for can lead to incorrectly applied charges and undue processing delays.
  • You must pay all fees at the time of the application
  • All temporary road closure permit applications must be received 30 days prior to proposed implementation date

Permit rules

The following are the rules for all TTC permits

Times and dates on permits are for normal workdays only

  • High volume roads: 9 AM to 4 PM
  • Low volume roads: 8 AM to 5 PM
  • Any work done outside these hours must be approved on a separate permit

Permits for or social events

  • Must observe all County safety regulations
  • Take measures to safely conduct the public through the project area, including displaying safety devices

For all road closures

  • You are required to post Portable Message Signs (PMS) as public notification on the subject roadway a minimum of seven days prior
  • Notification sign must include the following:
    • Proposed start and finish date of the closure
    • Special hours of the closure, if applicable
    • Telephone number, (813) 272-5275, for additional information

Closure length rules and neighborhood meetings

  • For road closures of more than 7 consecutive days (private applicants), BOCC approval is required
    • The BOCC requires applicants to hold a neighborhood meeting at least 14 days prior to requesting BOCC approval
    • The neighborhood meeting must be noticed in accordance with Board Policy for Siting and Development for Public Facilities
    • To request a list of registered neighborhoods within a designated radius of the road closure, submit a Public Records Request or contact the Office of Neighborhood Relations.
  • The neighborhood meeting discussion must include the following:
    • Proposed road closure timeline
    • Date of the BOCC meeting when the closure request is to be considered​
    • Process for citizen participation at the BOCC Meeting, including County contact information for staff and the commissioners, as well as the process for getting graphics for video cleared for presentation to the BOCC
  • Applicants must provide written advance notice to 30 days before the neighborhood meeting
  • For road closures of more than 30 consecutive days (private and public applicants) and in cases where severe weather is imminent, the Project Manager and contractor(s), must have a comprehensive emergency action plan to prepare and to secure the job site according with the Hillsborough County Standard Operating Procedures and Guidelines

How to

Complete the Temporary Traffic Control online application.

What's next

  • Staff will review and return the application within 5 days of receipt
  • Complex projects requiring extensive travel lane realignments, traffic signal modifications, or multiple closures will require an extended review time

General permit resources

Get help

Phone: (813) 272-5600

Last Modified: 2/2/2024, 2:02:28 PM

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