Budget

Stats from the FY2019 Budget Document

Duties & Responsibilities

The budget office wears two hats. We are a service organization to help departments acquire the goods and services necessary to perform their jobs and assist citizens with MSBUs or municipal service benefit units; and a control organization to ensure all funds are spent properly and in accordance with the approved budget.

The budget office ensures that program managers, based on the availability of revenues, receive the resources needed to operate effectively and efficiently. The budget office is responsible for the development and monitoring of the annual operating and capital improvements budgets, fiscal policy analysis and special project research.

They also coordinate program evaluations and provide management consulting services as requested by the board, the county administrator and directors. Staff continuously reviews and streamlines the budget process.

Budget Calendar

  • January 22 – Distribution of Budget Preparation Manual to departments
  • February 4, Monday – Budget portal open to departments
  • February 12, 13, 20, 21 – Budget training and budget manual review with departments
  • February 21, Thursday – Commission’s annual planning workshop
  • March 5 – 7 – Departments submit personnel requests to OMB
  • March 28 – Departments submit budget requests to OMB
  • April 15 – 30 – Departmental budget reviews with OMB and Administration
  • May 1, Wednesday – Constitutional officers’ budget request due to OMB (excluding Property Appraiser and Tax Collector)
  • May 7 – Departments submit goals, objectives and performance measures to OMB
  • May 20 – 31 – Constitutional officers meet with OMB and Administration
  • June 1 – Property Appraiser provides estimate of total assessed value to OMB and Administration
  • June 11, Tuesday – Interim planning workshop
  • July 1 – Property Appraiser provides certified property tax roll [F.S. 193.023(1); 200.065(11)]
  • July 10, Wednesday – Administrator’s Recommended budget submitted to the Board of Commissioners
  • July 16, 9 a.m. – Budget workshop: Departments
  • July 17, 9 a.m. – Budget workshop: Constitutional Officers
  • August 4 – Notify Property Appraiser of prior year millage, current year proposed millage, current year rolled-back rate, and date, time and place of public hearings
  • August 24 – Property Appraiser mails TRIM notices pursuant to F.S. 200.065 within 55 days after certification of value
  • August 30 – Departments submit final prior-year projects’ carry forward list to OMB
  • September 12, 6 p.m. – 1st Public hearing – Board holds first public hearing to adopt tentative millage rate and tentative budget and MSBU hearing
  • September 18 – Budget ad in newspapers [F.S. 129.03(3)(b); 200.065(2)(d), (3)(1)]
  • September 24 – 2nd / Final Public hearing – Board holds second and final public hearing to adopt final millage rates and budget
  • September 25 – Resolutions adopting millage and budget submitted to the Tax Collector, Property Appraiser, and FL Department of Revenue. [F.S. 200.065(4)]