Information about and resources for Special Dependent Districts (Special Taxing Districts) in Hillsborough County
As I learned about Special Dependent Districts or Special Taxing Districts), I became frustrated there was not one central place in Hillsborough County where I could get information about my district or about districts in general. This web page is intended to list the various districts in this county, links to their website if any, links to county staff who are involved with the districts, and various forms and procedures.
This is an election year for Special Districts for some of their Board of Trustee seats. The Supervisor of Elections (SOE) sent out some information explaining the process.
In order to become a candidate you need to get a certain number of petitions signed by registered voters who live in the special district. For Hillsborough County petitions signed by 7 voters are needed.
Deadline for Candidates to Submit Petitions:
Once the petitions are submitted, the SOE will verify the petition signatures were signed by registered voters from the Special Taxing District. Then, the SOE will send out the Loyalty Oath and the Statement of Financial Interest. These are to be sent in during Qualifying Week beginning June 16, 2008.
Deadline for Candidates to Qualify: noon on June 20, 2008
If the number of candidates is equal to or less than the number of seats, then the candidates will not be placed an the ballot, instead they will automatically gain the seat. If there are more candidates then the number of seats, then the candidates will be placed on the ballot.
Election Date: August 26, 2008 (Primaries)
List of Hillsborough County Special Dependent Districts