Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners first adopted the school impact fee ordinance in 1986. The impact fee was updated and significantly increased in 2006 to $4,000 average per housing unit. The revised ordinance language expanded the use of funds to include not only land, but also construction costs of new facilities.
On March 4, 2020, Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners increased the school impact to approximately $8,000 average per housing unit, effective June 8, 2020. Hillsborough County coordinates and collects the school impact fees through Ordinance 06-16 as amended.