Pinellas County features both incorporated municipalities and unincorporated areas. Approximately 280,000 people reside within unincorporated Pinellas County, which represents the 36 percent of the County not located within one of the 24 municipalities. The unincorporated areas include communities from the Pasco County line to Tierra Verde. As an unincorporated resident, the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners serves as your local government. A portion of the County budget (Municipal Services Taxing Unit - MSTU) is paid by residents of the unincorporated area and is devoted to providing municipal services, such as law enforcement and building permitting, to the unincorporated area that are over and above the services provided to the county as a whole.
Call the Pinellas County Information Line at (727) 464-3000 for assistance and to answer your questions regarding unincorporated area programs and services.
Follow the links below for detailed information about the MSTU budget:
Maps of the Unincorporated Areas: