City of Gulfport
2401 53rd Street South
Gulfport, FL 33707  
(727) 893-1000
For Immediate Release, 4/22/2020

Mayor Henderson's Public Address Announcement on Earth Day, April 22, 2020
Today is Earth Day  - Earth Day was founded in 1970 as a day of education about environmental issues, today is the holiday's 50th anniversary. In honor of Earth Day, the City of Gulfport is flying the BLUE Earth Flag at the Gulfport Public Library. Earth Day founder and pioneer JohnMcConnell, an early leader in the international peace movement, designed the BLUE Earth Flag in 1970. 

Be mindful of  water consumption  while we are spending more time at home.
Customers should pay what they can to avoid building up a large balance that will be harder to pay off later.
Utility Customer service  representatives are available Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. to answer resident’s questions about their water service. City Residents with Utility, Water, and Sewer billing questions are advised to call (727) 893-1016 or email .
Since many utility customers may be facing unusual financial hardships as a result of COVID-19, the City of Gulfport is suspending disconnections to utility accounts due to non-payment.
Credit card/electronic payment processing fees have been temporarily waived to promote remote payment. Customers who would like to pay their bill over the  phone via credit card  are advised to call (727) 893-1017. 
Have an extra 10 minutes? Take this time to fill out the  2020Census   online. Census data help determine emergency response needs in our community as well as the allocation of millions of federal dollars for health care, education, and much more each year. Help us make the Census count on the local level! Learn more at

Be aware of identity thieves & scammers  trying to defraud you of stimulus money. The Internal Revenue Service will not contact you to request bank information or personal information. Don’t get scammed! It may sound legitimate, but don’t fall for it. Scammers are calling people and claiming they are from the IRS. DO NOT GIVE THEM YOUR BANK INFORMATION! For more information, visit

The Building and Community Development  department is conducting permitting through electronic means of communication. If you have questions in regards to permitting, please call (727) 893-1024 or email All payments will be collected via credit card over the phone.

  • Outside inspections will continue by calling the inspection line at (727) 893-1057.
  • If you need to request an interior inspection, please call (727) 893-1024.
The  donation site  at the Rec. Center remains open for collecting and distribution with the Support of the Juvenile Welfare Board South Community Council and the MYFoundation.
Items being collected are as follows:
  • Grocery Gift cards
  • Cleaning and household items
  • Uber and Lyft Gift cards
  • Diapers and Formula
  • Children’s Clothes
  • Bread, peanut butter, pasta, spaghetti sauce, pop tarts, canned veggies, fun snacks for kids, fruit cups, mac and cheese.
  • Toiletries such as shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, and feminine products.
Distribution started this week to help the children and families in need at Gulfport Elementary School. Thank you to all the community partners with your generous donations. Your support is appreciated.
In addition, the City of Gulfport has four  Little Free Pantry  locations to help families in need. Most are open on nights and weekends, no questions asked. Take What You Need, Give What You Can.
The Little Free Pantry Locations in the City are as follows:
  • Gulfport Public Library
  • 5501 28th Avenue South, Gulfport, Florida 33707
  • SW Corner of Beach Blvd. & 27th Avenue South
  • Open: 24/7
  • Offering: Non-perishable foods and toiletries. If leaving canned food, pop tops are preferred.
  • Gulfport Fire Department
  • 5314 23rd Avenue South, Gulfport, Florida 33707
  • 23rd Avenue between 53rd & 54th Street
  • Open: 24/7
  • Offering: Non-perishable foods and toiletries. If leaving canned foods, pop tops are preferred.
  • Gulfport Presbyterian Church
  • 5313 27th Avenue South, Gulfport, Florida 33707
  • NE corner of 53rd Street & 27th Avenue South
  • Open: 24/7
  • Offering: Non-perishable foods and toiletries. If leaving canned foods, pop tops are preferred.
  • Jax In & Out Café
  • 4928 Gulfport Boulevard South, Gulfport, Florida 33707
  • Open:10am - 2pm, Mon. - Sat.
  • Offering: Fresh produce and non-perishable food. If leaving canned foods, pop tops are preferred.
No one should go hungry during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The  Public Works  Sanitation and Recycling pick-up schedules remain unchanged. To speak to a Public Works Customer Service Representative, please contact (727) 893-1089.

Marina Operations:  We thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation in our effort to provide our services. The boat ramp, fueling docks, Williams Pier, and ship store remain open with safe social distancing measures in place. The Casino and transient docks remain closed. Please call (727) 893-1071 for more information. 

In an effort to improve our communications and ensure the delivery of reliable services to our residents, all City of Gulfport official announcements are posted on the City of Gulfport  COVID-19 webpage  at including links to official sources such as the CDC, Florida Department of Health, and Pinellas County Government.  
Should you need to speak with a City Staff member, during these difficult times, please call (727) 893-1000.

We will get through this together. 
Pinellas County has also established a dedicated  COVID-19 webpage  where citizens can find in-depth information on the virus, links to resources and regular updates. 

The State of Florida is responding to COVID-19. In an effort to keep Florida residents and visitors safe and aware regarding the status of the virus, the Florida Department of Health will issue updates every day, seven days per week. 

To find the most up-to-date information and guidance on COVID-19, please visit the Department of Health’s dedicated  COVID-19 webpage . For information and advisories from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), please visit the  CDC COVID-19 website . For more information about current travel advisories issued by the U.S. Department of State, please visit the  travel advisory website .
Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Call Center is Available 24/7
Call: 1 (866) 779-6121
For additional information and helpful links regarding COVID-19, please visit the Florida Department of Health COVID-19 website at .
For the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) latest updates, please visit, .