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Some After-The-Storm Information

Look out for price gouging. It is illegal for anyone to sell necessary goods or services at higher than normal prices during a state of emergency.  Click here for more information. Use caution when returning home.  Click here for a list...
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Free shredding event helps keep identity theft at bay

Solid Waste and Consumer Protection partnering to offer residents convenient, safe way to dispose of sensitive documents. Free shredding event on Saturday, May 6, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., at Pinellas County Solid Waste in St. Petersburg Event offered...
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Consumer Alert: Pinellas County Tax Collector warns residents about email scam

Beware of bogus red light camera violation email CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, MARCH 14, 2017 – The Pinellas County Tax Collector’s office began receiving calls on the morning of Tuesday, March 14, 2017, regarding an email that residents are receiving, which claims...
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Pinellas: Unlicensed Contractors Arrested

A multi-agency sting operation was recently concluded.  Six individuals have been arrested as a result of a sting aimed at cracking down on unlicensed contractors. The suspects in the sting operation were found through online ads. Investigators sought bids for...
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