Chapter 163.31801, Florida Statutes, requires that the calculation of impact fee rates be based on the most recent and localized data. In the event of a challenge, the government has the burden of proving by a preponderance of the evidence that the imposition or amount of the fee or credit meets the requirements of this state legal precedent. Local ordinances for the individual fees also recommend that the rates be reviewed every five (5) years.
The last time the County completed impact rate studies was in 2012 and 2013. Accordingly, the Board and the Hernando County School District have authorized updated impact fee rate studies in accordance with the requirements of Florida Statutes. The information may be viewed below: