Board Policies

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  • 01.01.00.00 - Rules of Order - Board of County Commissioners - Hillsborough County, Florida
  • 01.02.01.00 - Scheduling of Board of County Commissioners regular meetings
  • 01.02.03.00 - Continuance of land use hearings (Repealed and has been combined with Board Policy 01.01.00.00; Rules of Order)
  • 01.02.05.00 - Scheduling public hearings
  • 01.02.06.00 - Scheduling of official meetings, taking into consideration religious holiday
  • 01.02.07.00 - Use of boardroom
  • 01.03.01.00 - Policy for making awards to appointees by the Board of County Commissioners
  • 01.03.02.00 - Recognition of donors to county
  • 01.04.01.00 - Policy on additional salary to the chairman of county commissioners
  • 01.04.02.00 - Commissioner's assistant positions - job description, pay range, and compensation pay guide
  • 01.05.01.00 - Policy for citizens appointments to boards - (obsolete and has been combined with 01.05.02.00 for a new board policy. See 01.05.03.00)
  • 01.05.03.00 - Superseded by 1.30.00.00
  • 01.06.01.00 - Automobile allowance for county commissioners
  • 01.06.02.00 - Cellular telephone equipment and fax machines assigned to board of county commissioners
  • 01.07.00.00 - Requests for citizen appearances before the Board of County Commissioners
  • 01.08.00.00 - Consultant firm appearance at board meetings
  • 01.09.00.00 - Capital outlay expenditure - Board of County Commissioners
  • 01.10.00.00 - Anonymous complaints
  • 01.11.00.00 - Courthouse security inspection policy
  • 01.12.00.00 - Naming of county - owned buildings, parks, and property
  • 01.13.00.00 - Displays, posters, exhibits, and notices at county facilities
  • 01.14.00.00 - Use of county center conference center
  • 01.15.00.00 - Flying the MIA - POW flag at the county center
  • 01.15.01.00 - Display of the United States Flag
  • 01.16.00.00 - Process for the investigation and response to citizen comments, complaints, and/or requests for services filed with the Board of County Commissioners
  • 01.16.01.01 - Public Records Request
  • 01.17.00.00 - Commissioner - aide contact of administration employees
  • 01.18.00.00 - Lobbying ordinance enforcement
  • 01.19.01.00 -  Public Awareness, Awards and Sponsorship Activities
  • 01.19.01.01 - Replaced by 01.19.01.02
  • 01.19.01.02 - Sponsorship
  • 01.20.00.00 - Travel approval for the county administrator, county attorney, and county internal performance auditor, and listing of travel on the B.O.C.C. agenda
  • 01.21.00.00 - Policy requiring boards and councils created by the Board of County Commissioners to follow BOCC policies.
  • 01.22.00.00 - Policy regarding action Hillsborough County will take when the United States President declares a National Day of Mourning
  • 01.23.00.00 - Policy establishing proclamation and certificate of commendation guidelines
  • 01.24.00.00 - Expenditure of county funds for relocation related expenses
  • 01.25.00.00 - BOCC involvement with recruitment of major convention, leisure, or sporting events
  • 01.26.00.00 - Incentives and awards to contract employees
  • 01.27.00.00 - Prohibition of sexual harassment
  • 01.28.00.00 - Mileage reimbursement
  • 01.29.00.00 - Use of county electronic devices and telecommunication access
  • 01.30.00.00 - Policy for appointing and/or confirming nominations of citizens, agency / government body representatives, or staff to BOCC boards, councils, committees, and authorities
  • 01.30.00.01 - Process for referral and response to alleged violations of the Board's Standards of Conduct applicable to all BOCC appointees to Boards, Councils, Committees, or Authorities.
  • 01.31.00.00 - Historic preservation 'challenge grant' program
  • 01.31.01.00 - County coastal canal grant program
  • 01.32.00.00 - Prohibition Against Supermajority Vote Requirements
  • 02.01.00.00 - Use of the county seal
  • 02.02.00.00 - Bomb threat policy
  • 02.02.01.00 - Commissioners’ offices security policy
  • 02.03.00.00 - Drug free workplace for agencies receiving contractual funds through community services and planning policy
  • 02.04.00.00 - Expert witness fees as taxable costs
  • 02.05.00.00 - Board of County Commissioners abuse policy
  • 02.06.00.00 - Individual commissioner requests for the county administrator
  • 02.07.00.00 - Annual subscription fee for Board of County Commissioners agendas
  • 02.08.00.00 - Videotape and cablecast policy
  • 02.09.00.00 - BOCC taking position on constitutional amendments
  • 02.10.00.00 - Prohibition of smoking in county-owned or leased facilities and vehicles
  • 02.11.00.00 - Performance audit policy
  • 02.11.01.00 - Individual commissioner requests for the internal performance auditor
  • 02.11.02.00 - Citizens Advisory Committee requests for studies, performance audits, or budget reviews to be provided by the internal performance auditor and events
  • 02.12.00.00 - Political activities of nonprofits
  • 02.13.00.00 - SLAPP suits
  • 02.15.00.00 - Advertisement for B.O.C.C. events and meetings
  • 02.16.00.00 - Fraudulent misconduct policy
  • 02.17.00.00 - Use of social media
  • 03.00.01.00 - Petty cash and change funds
  • 03.00.02.00 - Library refund policy
  • 03.01.01.00 - Board of County Commissioners' policy for authorization and reimbursement for travel
  • 03.01.02.00 - Approval authority for travel by circuit and county judges
  • 03.01.03.00 - Grants Administration
  • 03.01.04.00 - Acceptance of credit cards, charge cards, and debit cards for payment of county fees and charges for service
  • 03.01.05.00 - Purchasing card program
  • 03.01.06.00 - Direct purchase of construction material
  • 03.02.01.00 - Policy on bids for capital improvement projects 10% or more in excess of estimated construction costs
  • 03.02.02.00 - Policy for capital improvement budget and five-year program
  • 03.02.02.01 - Budget submissions
  • 03.02.02.02 - Use of excess fund balance
  • 03.02.02.03 - Earmarking of funds
  • 03.02.02.04 - Self insurance fund
  • 03.02.02.05 - Pay-As-You-Go funding of capital improvement projects
  • 03.02.02.06 - Prioritization of capital projects
  • 03.02.02.07 - Minimizing the expense of financing capital projects
  • 03.02.02.08 - Operating impact of capital projects
  • 03.02.02.09 - User fees and cost recovery
  • 03.02.02.10 - Recovery of indirect costs
  • 03.02.02.11 - Anticipated revenue shortfalls
  • 03.02.02.12 - Fleet maintenance
  • 03.02.02.13 - Pay comparability with public and private employers
  • 03.02.02.14 - Performance pay
  • 03.02.02.15 - Performance measurement
  • 03.02.02.16 - Multi-Year projection of operating funds
  • 03.02.02.17 - Budgetary position control
  • 03.02.02.18 - Budget override authority
  • 03.02.02.19 - Balanced budget
  • 03.02.02.20 - Budgetary control
  • 03.02.02.21 - Fiscal year
  • 03.02.02.22 - Reserve for cash balance (stabilization funds)
  • 03.02.02.23 - Fact based decision making
  • 03.02.02.24 - Service and program delivery
  • 03.02.02.25 - Budget adjustment for turnover savings
  • 03.02.02.26 - Use of capital project appropriations
  • 03.02.02.27 - Budgetary reappropriations
  • 03.02.02.28 - Method of funding citizen initiated localized capital projects or services
  • 03.02.02.29 - Capital Asset Preservation Matching Grant Program
  • 03.02.03.00 - Environmental land acquisition program (ELAP) fund
  • 03.02.04.00 - Reserve for catastrophic emergencies
  • 03.02.05.00 - Reserve for contingency
  • 03.02.06.00 - Debt management policy
  • 03.02.06.01 - Policy concerning conduit private activity bond issuance
  • 03.02.07.00 - Minimum contract provisions and filing requirements
  • 03.03.01.00 - Water and wastewater financial policy
  • 03.03.02.00 - Writing off bad debt for the utility enterprise system
  • 03.03.03.00 - Senior citizen exemption - water and wastewater utility bills
  • 03.03.04.00 - Policy for increasing water and wastewater customer account deposits
  • 03.03.05.00 - Community investment tax financial policies
  • 03.03.06.00 - Adjustment to water / wastewater bills due to unexplained usage registered by county meter
  • 03.03.07.00 - Selection of applicants for work-study internship program funded through the interest earnings of the fund accruing the payment of penalties for the violation of mandatory water use restrictions, as promulgated through rules of the southwest Florida water
  • 03.03.08.00 - Claims committee authorization
  • 03.03.09.00 - Policy for citizen involvement in Tampa Bay water projects
  • 03.04.01.00 - Policy for refund of animal control fees and/or deposits
  • 03.04.01.01 - Refund policy for public utilities department
  • 03.04.01.02 - Refund policy for purchase of plans and specifications for construction projects
  • 03.04.01.03 - Refund policy for the building department
  • 03.04.01.04 - Policy for return of water and wastewater customer account deposits
  • 03.04.01.05 - Reimbursement of legal expenses
  • 03.04.01.06 - Refund of impact fees
  • 03.04.01.07 - Releif from mobility fee for affordable housing
  • 03.04.02.00 - User charges for water and wastewater services fee schedule
  • 03.04.02.01 - Hillsborough County low pressure sewer system
  • 03.04.03.00 - Revised fee schedule for development services formerly planning and growth
  • 03.04.03.01 (Obsolete - Effective February 18, 2004). Please see board policy #03.04.03.00 for fees. - revised fee schedule - development review department
  • 03.04.04.00 - Future of Hillsborough comprehensive plan fee schedule
  • 03.04.07.00 (Obsolete -Effective September 18th, 2013. This 1991 Board Policy has been superseded by current Solid Waste Rate Resolution IN EFFECT)
  • 03.04.08.00 - Animal services fee schedule
  • 03.04.09.00 - Fee schedule for Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation Department
  • 03.04.10.00 - Private fire protection systems readiness to serve charge
  • 03.04.11.00 - Policy for sale of bench mark books
  • 03.04.13.00 - Fees for installation of traffic control devices
  • 03.04.14.00 - Fees for copies of public records
  • 03.04.15.00 - Fee schedule for services performed by the Environmental Protection Commission
  • 03.04.16.00 - Building Department fee schedule
  • 03.04.17.00 - Fee schedule for the Real Estate Department
  • 03.04.18.00 - Fee schedule - Hillsborough County Health Department
  • 03.04.19.00 - Fee Schedule - Hillsborough County Emergency Medical Services (Obsolete has been replaced by Resolution 15-159)
  • 03.04.20.01 - The writing off of un-collectible accounts receivables for the Fire Rescue Department
  • 03.04.21.00 - Monthly fee - 911 emergency telephone system
  • 03.04.22.00 - Admission fees to the Museum of Science and Industry
  • 03.04.23.00 - Fee schedule for Engineering Services
  • 03.04.24.00 - Guidelines for use of phosphate severance taxes
  • 03.04.25.00 - Ser fee and sponsorship schedule for Hillsborough County Economic Development Department- Small Business Information Center
  • 03.04.26.00 - Accounts receivable Library Services Department
  • 03.05.01.00 - Policy on change orders to contracts for construction and consultants
  • 03.05.02.00 - Selection and contracting for professional services
  • 03.05.03.00 - Policy on architectural / engineering firm selection process
  • 03.05.04.00 - Policy for performance and payment bond on construction projects not exceeding $100,000
  • 03.05.05.00 - Policy to establish and authorize approval for final payment on construction projects
  • 03.05.06.00 - Selection of auditors
  • 03.05.07.00 - Budget preparation and limitations
  • 03.05.08.00 - Recording of infrastructure assets
  • 03.05.09.00 -Ten Year Commitment for Transportation Funding
  • 03.05.10.00 - Fund Balance and Sound Financial Management Practices
  • 03.05.11.00 - Budget Development and Monitoring Controls
  • 04.02.00.00 - Poverty guidelines
  • 04.05.00.00 - Capital funding for outside agencies
  • 04.06.00.00 - Rescinded
  • 05.01.00.00 - Industrial Development Authority revenue bond applicants - compliance with equal employment opportunity and affirmation action programs
  • 07.02.01.00 - Payroll deductions for the Board of County Commissioners payroll
  • 07.04.01.01 - Board of County Commissioners - Insurance committee organization and responsibilities
  • 07.05.01.00 - Holiday schedule
  • 07.09.01.00 - Abolished - see Administrative Directive AD-30
  • 07.10.00.00 - Designation of code inspectors and code enforcement officers
  • 07.11.00.00 - Productivity award program (formerly employee suggestion program)
  • 07.12.00.00 - Workplace violence prevention policy
  • 07.13.00.00 - Anti-fraternization policy
  • 07.14.00.00 - Health insurance portability and accountability act (HIPAA) privacy policy
  • 07.15.00.00 - Expenditure of county funds for licenses and certifications
  • 07.16.00.00 - Fitness for duty
  • 07.17.00.00 - Commissioner's aide intern and volunteer disclosure conflict of interest
  • 07.18.00.00 - Prohibition of discrimination and discriminatory harassment
  • 07.19.00.00 - Investigation of workplace concerns
  • 07.20.00.00 - Family and medical leave
  • 07.21.00.00 - Disaster recovery compensation and work assignments
  • 07.22.00.00 - Duty to report (arrests and convictions)
  • 07.23.00.00 - Furlough administration
  • 07.24.00.00 - Background checks investigations
  • 07.25.00.00 - Discipline of commissioners' aides
  • 07.26.00.00 - E-verify and processing of forms I-9 for newly hired employees
  • 08.01.00.01 - Policy for use of county-owned real estate
  • 08.01.00.02 - Energy efficiency / conservation
  • 08.01.01.00 - Sale of county owned surplus real property policy
  • 08.01.01.01 - Donations of computer equipment declared as surplus
  • 08.01.01.02 - Disposal of surplus fleet vehicles and related equipment
  • 08.01.02.00 - Dedication plaques for new county facilities
  • 08.01.03.00 - Payment by petitioner to the county for improvements in right of way being vacated
  • 08.02.01.00 - Tangible personal property control policy
  • 08.02.02.00 - Policy for the control of tangible personal property classified as sensitive property
  • 08.02.03.00 - Licensing of county-owned land, buildings, and other facilities for placement of communication facilities by private telecommunication providers
  • 08.02.04.00 - Public facility / co-location policy
  • 08.02.05.00 - Establishing partnerships for the operation of recreational facilities
  • 08.02.06.00 - Non-profit use of County real estate on a long-term basis
  • 08.03.01.00 - Filtering non-library internet access on Hillsborough County owned computer equipment
  • 09.01.00.01 - Hillsborough County road maintenance and construction policies
  • 09.01.01.01 - Authorization for temporary closure of county roads
  • 09.01.01.03 - Design criteria for bridge construction
  • 09.01.01.04 - Policy on landscaping within road rights-of-way
  • 09.01.01.05 - Relief from county impact fees
  • 09.01.02.01 - Drainage easements
  • 09.01.03.01 - Installation of traffic control signs
  • 09.01.04.01 - Installation of roadside memorial marker signs
  • 09.01.05.01 - Hillsborough County Honorary Roadway Designations
  • 09.02.01.01 - Waiver of fees for issuance of building permits in hardship cases caused by natural disaster
  • 09.03.00.01 - Vested right special use permit
  • 09.03.00.02 - Land use meeting agenda policy
  • 09.03.00.03 - Reporting of building activity in the event of a downturn in the building industry
  • 09.03.00.04 - Bus pass subsidy program
  • 09.03.06.00 - Siting and development for public facilities
  • 09.06.01.00 - Policy for dead animal removal
  • 09.06.02.00 - Release of unclaimed animals for medical research projects and teaching
  • 09.06.03.00 - Processing of impounded animal
  • 09.06.04.00 - Policy to establish appeal procedures for owners of dangerous dogs
  • 09.07.01.00 - Water and wastewater service application and treatment facilities expansion policy
  • 09.07.02.01 - Fire hydrant locations
  • 09.07.03.01 - Policy on deferral of sewer charges for newly constructed homes
  • 09.07.03.02 - Interim wastewater treatment plant policy
  • 09.07.03.03 - Sewage grinder pumps serving single family homes
  • 09.07.04.00 - Policy on deferral of sewer charges for newly constructed homes
  • 09.07.05.00 - Filing small claim suits for overdue accounts - Public Utilities Department
  • 09.07.06.00 - Adjustment to water / wastewater bills due to leaks in customer's plumbing
  • 09.07.07.00 - Funding reclaimed water improvement unit (RWIU) projects
  • 09.07.08.00 - Mandatory wastewater connection policy
  • 09.07.09.00 - Enforcement of mandatory water use restrictions
  • 09.08.01.00 - Irrevocable letters of credit or payment bonds in lieu of cash deposits for franchise refuse collectors
  • 09.09.00.00 - Notification of violations of Tampa Bay water’s amended and restated interlocal agreement
  • 09.12.01.00 - Local displacement policy
  • 09.13.01.00 - Draft of ordinances
  • 09.13.02.00 - Payment for outside legal services and court appointed attorneys
  • 09.14.00.00 - Proposed appointments by county administrator
  • 09.15.00.00 - Occupational license requirements for charitable, educational, and non-profit groups
  • 09.16.00.00 - Establishing partnerships for the operation of recreational facilities
  • 09.17.00.00 - Hillsborough County policy on recovery of costs for damages to county roadway facilities / property
  • 09.18.00.00 - ELAPP less than fee acquisition policy
  • 09.19.00.00 - Disposition of unclaimed human bodies and remains when death occurs in Hillsborough County
  • 09.20.00.00 - Hillsborough County Continuity of Government Plan
  • 10.02.00.00 - Advertising annual real property and personal property delinquent tax lists
  • 10.03.00.00 - Purchase of bottled drinking water
  • 10.04.00.00 - Recognition of county contributions to not-for-profit corporations
  • 10.05.00.00 - Active military combat duty and veterans disability grant
  • 10.06.00.00 - Fallen heroes fund
  • 10.06.01.00 - Fallen Heroes Memorial Policy
  • 10.07.00.00 - Progress village assistance policy
  • 10.08.00.00 - Veterans' Discount for HC Park Passes
  • 10.09.00.00 - First Responders Park Passes BOCC Policy
  • 10.10.00.00 - Camping and Discounts for Seniors and Disabled Policy