TAMPA (FOX 13) -
The main government office in Hillsborough County was closed for business Monday because of a water leak.
The county says the water service was disabled at the Frederick B. Karl County Center. That's at 601 E. Kennedy Boulevard in downtown Tampa.
Officials say the building will be back open tomorrow, except for the restaurant.
The office was closed to the public Monday after a leak on the third floor left the bottom three floors damaged.
"A failed gasket on a fitting of the fire protection system, located in the building's third-floor mechanical room, allowed water to spray on an electrical panel, motors and pumps," is how the county described the problem in a media release.
Roughly 1,200 people work in the building, but officials said many of them can do their jobs from home.
The County Center is home to dozens of offices, including the County Commission, the Clerk of the Circuit Court, and Supervisor of Elections.
There are several satellite offices that offered many of the same services:
Satellite locations & contact info:
The Center for Development Services (813) 272-5600
SouthShore Regional Service Center, 410 30th St. SE, Ruskin 33570. Call before visiting as some services available at County Center are limited at this location.
Property Appraiser (813) 272-6100
Brandon Regional Service Center, 311 Pauls Drive, Brandon 33511
Plant City Neighborhood Service Center, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 3, Plant City 33563
SouthShore Regional Service Center, 410 30th St. SE, Ruskin 33570
Westgate Plaza, 12086 Anderson Road, Ste. 105, Tampa 33625
Supervisor of Elections (813) 744-5900
2514 N. Falkenburg Road, Tampa 33619
10439 Gibsonton Drive, Riverview 33578
12022 Anderson Road, Tampa 33625
Tax Collector (813) 635-5200
3030 N. Falkenburg Road, Tampa 33619
2814 E. Hillsborough Ave., Bldg. 2, Tampa 33610
3011 University Center Drive, Ste. 150, Tampa 33612
1834 James L. Redman Parkway, Plant City 33563
3002 College Ave., Ruskin 33570
6283 W. Waters Ave., Tampa 33634
Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department headquarters functions are being performed from All People’s Life Center. 6105 E. Sligh Ave.
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