Budget Process for Dependent Districts

This web page relates to the Special Dependent District Budget Process. The Budget Preparation Guide and all the forms needed to submit a complete budget package can be viewed and downloaded. Any member of the public can review or download these files.

The complete FY 21 Budget Package is due to the Hillsborough County Management and Budget Department by close of business Monday, July 13, 2020.

Districts are also reminded that State law requires the posting of their proposed budgets on the district or County’s website.

Instructions and Forms for Budget Process for Dependent Districts

A complete Budget Package consists of the following documents. Those forms that are underlined when you hover your mouse over them can be downloaded. Be sure to save downloaded forms to a computer. Once the forms are completed, save your work and print out the forms for submission to the County.

  1. Cover page - This is in Adobe Acrobat format
  2. Budget and Estimating Fund Balance Forms
    • The Budget Form is in the tab labeled "Budget Form" and the Estimating Fund Balance Form is in the tab labeled "Fund Balance"
  3. Capital Outlay Information Form
  4. Budget Resolution
  5. Minutes of the Budget Public Hearing
  6. Actual advertisement from newspaper or affidavit showing ad was placed in legal notices section
  7. Budget Completion Check List Form - Use this form to check for internal consistency in your budget documents  

Tax Information and Contacts

The Tax Collector has a booklet called the Special District Program Informational Booklet outlining the policies and procedures pertaining preparing the tax roll. 

For further questions relating to the tax roll, collection and distribution of assessment revenue, contact Ashley Hepburn, Tax & License Supervisor, Hillsborough County Tax Collector's Office, (813) 635-5210 option 1, ext. 5448,