Regulatory Compliance oversees a variety of regulated business activities

The Regulatory Compliance Office is responsible for the registration, licensing, and oversight of certain regulated business activities in accordance with Hillsborough County Code of Ordinances and Laws. In addition, the office enforces numerous other County orders, codes, and ordinances. Investigators work with citizens, citizen groups, and other County and state organizations in order to promote public safety and eliminate conditions that threaten the life, health, safety, and general welfare of residents. Many ordinances are effective and enforced throughout Hillsborough County (including the cities of Tampa, Temple Terrace, and Plant City).

Pain management clinics

Ordinance 10-8E
  • Pain management clinics are required to undergo a licensing process and submit fingerprints of all clinic employees to continue operating

Pain Management Clinics Info

Gas pumping assistance for persons with disabilities

Ordinance 11-23

  • Hillsborough County implements Federal and State of Florida ADA’s directives by requiring that all gas station retailers provide refueling assistance upon the request of a customer with a disability, provided there is more than one attendant on duty at the station.
  • Gas station retailers are required to prominently display on each pump a sign, decal or sticker that is blue, at least 15 square inches,contains the International Symbol of Accessibility (ISA) and the words “Call for Assistance” or “Assistance Available upon Request” with a telephone number that dials the retailer.
  • Gas Pumping Informational flyer  

View Ordinance 11-23

Locksmith services businesses

Ordinance 13-29

  • Locksmith services businesses are required to undergo a licensing process and submit fingerprints of all employees to continue operating

Locksmith Services Businesses Info

Vehicles for hire

Ordinance 17-22

  • Hillsborough County has established minimum standards of service and consumer protections regarding vehicle for hire companies in Hillsborough County
  • Vehicles for hire include taxicabs, limousines, handicabs, and vans

More Vehicle For Hire Info

Trespass towing, immobilization and rates

Ordinance 17-34

  • Hillsborough County has standards of service and consumer protection requirements regarding towing and wrecker companies in Hillsborough County
  • There are maximum rates that can be charged for non-consensual and trespass tows

More Trespass Towing Info

Human trafficking awareness signage

Ordinance 16-4

  • Human trafficking public awareness signage is required to be publicly displayed in adult entertainment establishments and businesses that offers massage or bodywork services not owned by a health care profession

Read Ordinance 16-4

Regulation of the use of fertilizers containing nitrogen and/or phosphorous

Ordinance 22-16

  • Hillsborough County regulates the proper use of fertilizers by any applicator and requires proper training of commercial and institutional fertilizer applicators

Fertilizer Ordinance and Regulation Info

Last Modified: 3/21/2024, 1:15:31 PM

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