Community Resources

The City is dedicated to doing our part to help plan, prepare, and respond to this emerging public health concern and will remain in close contact with Pinellas County Emergency Management and the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas (DOH). For questions about current executive orders and resolutions, visit PinellasCounty.org/COVID19. 

For updates on COVID-19 testing, including local testing sites, visit COVID19.PinellasCounty.org/Health

COVID-19 UPDATES

CITY OF LARGO Reopening Information
CITY OF LARGO CONTACTS
City Hall:
CityClerk@largo.com
727-587-6700


Building & Permits:
Permits@largo.com
727-586-7488


Planner-on-call:
AskaPlanner@largo.com
727-587-6749 Ext. 7301


Business Tax Receipts: 
BusinessTax@largo.com
727-586-7488


Solid Waste and Recycling:
SolidWaste@largo.com 
727-587-6760


Largo Fire Prevention:
FireRescue@largo.com 
727-587-6737


Recreation, Parks, and Arts Administration:
727-587-6720

Largo Public Library:
727-587-6715
PINELLAS COUNTY
  • PinellasCounty.org/COVID19 - County-wide updates and information
  • For the County's list of community support resources (financial, food, transportation, etc.), visit COVID19.PinellasCounty.org/where-to-get-help
  • Residents and visitors with questions about Pinellas County’s emergency face covering ordinance can call the County Information Center (CIC) at 727-464-4333, Monday through Saturday, from 9am until noon. Staff are available to answer questions about the new ordinance and other COVID-19-related issues. Those with a hearing impairment can chat online at www.bit.ly/PinellasChat

 

Pinellas Department of Health
  • The Department of Health in Pinellas County is available 24/7; if you are experiencing symptoms or have traveled to impacted areas, call 727-824-6900
Pinellas County School Board
  • PCSB.org/coronavirus
  • Digital Learning Helpline at 727-588-6060
  • Spectrum, free WiFi is available to students. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395. 
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC.gov - Public health updates and resources about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) including: symptoms, prevention, reported cases, and educational materials for community groups.
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Duke Energy and Utility Payments
Duke Energy Florida will continue to provide assistance to residential and business customers whose accounts have fallen behind due to illness or lost wages.
  • Customers should download the company’s mobile app or visit duke-energy.com for information and most service transactions. Customers who are unable to self-serve can contact the customer contact center at 800.700.8744.
  • Duke Energy’s customer service specialists are available Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to assist customers with customized payment plans that meet their specific situations.
  • Support for these efforts include: 

    • Online tools so customers can directly choose an extended payment arrangement that meets their individual needs.
    • Customers who need additional assistance can visit the Energy Neighbor Fund webpage to learn how community agencies can help pay energy bills.
    • Professional guidance for small business customers to help analyze their energy usage, discuss energy rates and identify solutions to help lower their energy bills as they are reopening.
    • To make it easier to pay, the company will continue waiving credit/debit card and walk-in payment fees for residential customers for an additional two months once billing and payment practices resume. These fees will resume in November. 
     
  • Duke Energy Florida customers will return to standard billing and payment practices in mid-August, which means customers in arrears will receive notices about their past-due balances and the earliest possible date their service could be interrupted. That change could result in disconnections for non-payment under regular credit and notice timelines during the month of September for customers.

  • The company anticipates higher than normal call volume as standard operations resume and encourages customers to consider using the online self-service options now to avoid long wait times.

LARGO RESIDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

SEE IF YOU PRE-QUALIFY
The City of Largo wants to help Largo individuals and families who have fallen behind on housing and utility bills due to impacts of COVID-19. Largo's Resident Assistance Program is available to  help Largo households who have suffered a loss in income from COVID-19 furloughs, lay-offs, reduced hours, or company closings with housing and utility costs.  Visit Largo.com/Housing to find more information on pre-qualification information, how to submit an application online and documentation needed when you apply.

In addition to housing and utility cost assistance, the new program will also provide funds for housing counseling, emergency home repairs and insurance payments. Applicants can apply directly online for the Largo Resident Assistance Program.  For additional assistance, please contact Tampa Bay Community Development Corporation at Lcares@tampabaycdc.org or call 727-442-7075 Ext. 121.

HOUSING, UNEMPLOYMENT & FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

211 TAMPA BAY CARES
  • 211TampaBay.org - Information and referral services to local resources (health and wellness services, financial assistance for overdue rent and utilities, tax preparation assistance programs, housing, food, etc.). Call 211 or text your zipcode to 898211.
EVICTION NOTICES
Florida’s moratorium on evictions and foreclosures has expired. If you are facing potential eviction or foreclosure due to overdue rent or mortgage payments, help is available:
UNEMPLOYMENT

Coronavirus Aid & Relief
CARES ACT
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), enacted on March 27, 2020, is designed to encourage Eligible Employers to keep employees on their payroll, despite experiencing economic hardship related to COVID-19, with an employee retention tax credit (Employee Retention Credit).

ECONOMIC IMPACT PAYMENT
The IRS is committed to helping you get your Economic Impact Payment as soon as possible. The payments, also referred to by some as stimulus payments, are automatic for most taxpayers. No further action is needed by taxpayers who filed tax returns in 2018 and 2019 and most seniors and retirees. See if you are eligible for an Economic Impact Payment

Mortgage & Legal Aid for Housing
 
Delinquent Utility Bill Installment Plans
Due to the pandemic, some utility customers who have lost their jobs are having difficulty paying their utility bills and the County has begun establishing installment plans on a case by case basis, including for the City's utility charges. Installment plan conditions, include:
  • Installment plans provide up to six monthly installments for delinquent balances
  • If any payment is not received by the due date, the remaining delinquent balance becomes due
  •  Customers are responsible for keeping all new utility charges current
For more information, call 211.
Foreclosure Prevention
The Tampa Bay Community Development Corp. is hosting foreclosure prevention virtual workshops via Zoom. These free workshops will provide those struggling with mortgage payments with options to help avoid foreclosure and information on local financial assistance. To register, visit TampaBaycdc.org/events/foreclosure-prevention.

MEAL ASSISTANCE

Food Pantries
MEALS FOR STUDENTS

BUSINESS RESOURCES

City of Largo Business Services
Pinellas County Economic Development
  • PCED.org - Pinellas County-specific resources and contact information for business
Florida Disaster
  • FloridaDisaster.biz - Information for small-businesses including business damage assessment survey, emergency loan programs, and other assistance. 
CareerSource Pinellas
  • CareerSource Pinellas is committed to continue finding ways to assist with employment needs during this difficult time

OTHER RESOURCES

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
eGovernment
Virtual Things to Do
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Resources
  • covidsupplies@fema.dhs.gov – for companies seeking to import or produce medical products to help with the COVID-19 response
  • https://www.projectn95.org/ - a private sector company serving as a national clearinghouse to connect healthcare providers with vital equipment
  • ema@pinellascounty.org – Pinellas medical providers seeking PPE can email this and get connected with possible resources to acquire

Population Size

4th

Largest City in Tampa Bay

Acres of Park Land

4.5K

Largo Businesses