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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 

Garage Sales | House Numbers | Library Service | Parking of RV's | Permits Required | PODS | Public Schools | Smoke Detectors | Solid Waste\Trash Removal | Water Restrictions


The following information is intended to answer questions you may have regarding rules and regulations in effect in the City of Belleair Bluffs. It is not intended to cover every question you may have, so please call the City Clerk's office - Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 584-2151, or stop by at 2747 Sunset Blvd.and they'll be glad to help you. 


Belleair Bluffs License Plates
If you have noticed the Belleair Bluffs license plates on the front of cars and wondered where to get them, they are available at City Hall for $3.00 each. Why not show your support for your new city by displaying one on the front of your vehicle?


Belleair Bluffs Zip Code
The Zip Code for the City of Belleair Bluffs, 33770, is also assigned to part of the City of Largo. Most computers, when given this number, will print out Largo even if you tell them that you live in Belleair Bluffs. You can help by insisting firms send your mail addressed to you at Belleair Bluffs. Each year 1.85 percent of your property insurance bill is returned by the insurance company to the Fire Department Pension. Checking your address on all of your mail, especially your insurance bill, is important; make sure it reads Belleair Bluffs, FL, 33770. If your address shows Largo, notify the sender to correct the city to read Belleair Bluffs. Your insistence in this will not only protect our revenue but also identify our city. Also, use of the extended 4 digits of the zip code will further identify your location in Belleair Bluffs. If you do not know your extended zip, please contact the Largo Post Office at 584-2191.


Go back to the top! Garage Sales
City Code allows for 2 garage sales within a twelve-month period for two days each. If you are planning to have a garage sale, please come to City Hall at least three days before the dates and fill out a permit application, which will cost $3.00. Also, please, no signs except the one permitted on your property.

Go back to the top! House Numbers
It is required that all buildings and residences in the City of Belleair Bluffs display on the front of the building address numbers at least 3" (three inches) in size. This requirement is necessary so emergency vehicles can locate the address when they respond to a 911 call. Many times a few minutes can mean the difference in a life and death situation so this requirement is for your safety and protection.

Go back to the top! Library Service
The City of Belleair Bluffs is not a member of the Pinellas County Library System. The city has budgeted funds to provide library services to all the citizens of Belleair Bluffs by a reimbursement policy. Citizens can purchase a library card at any member city in Pinellas County. (The closest libraries are: Largo Library, 120 Central Park Drive, Largo, Clearwater main library, 100 N. Osceola Avenue and the Clearwater Beach Branch, 40 Causeway Blvd.). After the card is purchased for $100.00, the card and receipt should be brought to City Hall and a reimbursement check in the amount of $85.00 will be sent to the citizen within one week.


Go back to the top! Parking of RV's
If you have out of town guests who bring a recreational vehicle into the city in excess of two days, please contact City Hall for a temporary permit. The permit cannot exceed 7 consecutive days. Also, if you own domestic equipment, such as RV's or boats, the City Code requires that you store this equipment in an enclosed garage out of view of your neighbors and the general public. Such equipment stored outside an enclosed garage must be screened no less than eighty percent (80%). Please contact City Hall for details regarding this item. The City Commission and the staff are working to maintain an aesthetically pleasing community for its residents and this requires the cooperation of all citizens of Belleair Bluffs. 


Go back to the top! Permits Required
City Code requires permits for most home remodeling projects, roofing, installation of fences, enclosures of garages, plumbing, all electrical work, etc. We also require contractors doing business in the city to be registered with us. Please check with City Hall before embarking on those home improvements to see if your project will require a permit and if you are choosing a properly licensed contractor.


Go back to the top! PODS
PODS, Portable on-demand storage units may be utilized as a temporary structure in the city for a period not exceeding 72 hours in duration from time of delivery to time of removal and may not be located on a specific property more than two times in any given thirty-calendar-day
period. Please call City Hall for details regarding placement of a POD on your property.


Go back to the top! Public Schools
We are zoned for the following Pinellas County public schools. School bus transportation is provided only for Largo Middle School students as this school is located outside of the two-mile radius limit.

Mildred Helms Elementary
561 South Clearwater-Largo Road
Largo 33770 Phone: (727) 588-3569

Largo Middle School
155 8th Avenue Southeast
Largo 33771 Phone: (727) 588-4600
School bus transportation is available.

Largo High School
410 South Missouri Avenue
Largo 33770 Phone: (727) 588-3758

Go back to the top! Smoke Detectors
Your Fire Chief and department personnel would like to see each home have proper smoke detectors. If you need help or assistance in checking or replacing the batteries in your smoke alarm, or advice on the proper location to install them, please call the Fire Department at 584-8392 and they will be happy to assist you.


Go back to the top! Solid Waste\Trash Removal
The City has an exclusive franchise agreement with Waste Management of Pinellas, Inc. for solid waste and yard trash removal on Tuesday and Friday.... If a holiday falls on a Tuesday or Friday garbage pick up will be on the next scheduled pick up day. Friday also is the day for pickup of recyclable products such as newspaper, glass, plastic, aluminum and steel cans. Yard trash will be picked up on the same days but must be tied into bundles not exceeding 4 feet in length. Containers should not exceed 40 lbs. Hazardous waste must not be placed with waste containers. You must make arrangements directly with Waste Management at 572-8779 to start the service and to get a recycling container(s). PLEASE place your containers at the curb the night before collection and remove them as soon as possible after collection. For extra large pickups of yard trash, etc. or if you do not have a recycling bin, please contact Waste Management. 

Find out how to 'get rid' of over 250 items in the new A to Z Guide to Recycling & Disposal in Pinellas County. This handy web guide provides convenient options for recycling or safely disposing of just about anything´┐Żincluding paint, cell phones, TVs, appliances, junk mail, milk and juice cartons, and plastic bags."

Click here to view Belleair Bluffs recycling flyer

Click here to view the Pinellas County's Household Electronics & Chemical Collection Center (HEC3)


Go back to the top! Water Restrictions
Please call Pinellas County Utilities at 727/464-4000, or, for internet access click on http://www.pinellascounty.org/utilities/water-restrict.htm for up to date restrictions and information on ODD/EVEN watering and how you can do your part to help CONSERVE WATER. 


City Hall: 2747 Sunset Blvd. Belleair Bluffs, Fl 33770-1978 | p:727.584.2151 | f: 727.584.6175 | Hrs: M-F, 8:30am-4:30pm

Official Site for Belleair Bluffs Inc. 1963 - 2013