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 FY17 Adopted Total Budget - $1,084,058,064


 Video: The Budget Cycle


 About The Office of Financial Management


The Office of Financial Management provides financial and resource management services in three key areas:

  • Budget and Support Services  
  • Billing, Collections and Capital Assets  
  • Procurement

Each of these groups has aligned their objectives to support the strategic goals of the county.

GFOA logoFor the 27th consecutive year, the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada has awarded the GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award to Sarasota County for its budget. In Fiscal Year 2017, the County also received the GFOA’s Special Capital Recognition Award for the second time.

The award represents a significant achievement by the Office of Financial Management. It reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meet the highest principles of governmental budgeting. To receive the budget award, the office had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well an entity's budget serves as: 

  • A policy document
  • A financial plan
  • An operations guide
  • A communications device

Budget documents must be rated "proficient" in all four categories, and the 14 mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award.


 Budget Documents

2017 Adopted Budget.pdf
2017 Citizens Guide to FY17 Budget.pdf
2018 Proposed Budget.pdf

 Debt Information

Sarasota County Debt Report 2016.pdfSarasota County Debt Report 2016

 Monthly Economic Reports


 Archived Economic Reports

2016-2017 Economic Report.pdf
2015-2016 Economic Report.pdf
2014-2015 Economic Report.pdf
2013-2014 Economic Report.pdf
2012-2013 Economic Report.pdf
2011-2012 Economic Report.pdf
2010-2011 Economic Report.pdf
2009-2010 Economic Report.pdf
2008-2009 Economic Report.pdf
2007-2008 Economic Report.pdf
2006-2007 Economic Report.pdf

 Reserve Policy

County Reserve Policy R2014-087.pdf
Final FY2016 Designated Reserves.pdf

 OFM Mission & Vision

Provide the foundation to ensure sound fiscal stewardship and sustainability through collaboration, analysis and consultation to stakeholders.
Enabling success throughout the organization by providing sound financial guidance and consultation.

 Contact Information

Sarasota County Contact Center 

Sarasota County, Florida
TTY: 7-1-1
or 1-800-955-8771
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