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 Sarasota County Financial Transparency

 

Comptroller's Office and Office of Financial Management

Sarasota County Government officials and employees are dedicated to providing the leadership, programs and services that make the county one of Florida's best communities. The Sarasota Clerk of Circuit Court and County Comptroller, along with Sarasota County Government, are also committed to financial transparency that provides comprehensive, unfiltered information about the county's fiscal and financial operations.


Expenditures
Expenditures are contained in a searchable database. Please note that the data
contained on this website is raw data and therefore may not agree to any audited
or published financial statements. Each month, data will be refreshed with current
information including any corrections which may reverse or change the effect of previous entries.

Financial Reports
As the chief financial officer for the county – the Clerk and Comptroller oversees the preparation
and presentation of Sarasota County financial statements in accordance with guidelines
established by the Government Accounting Standards Board and other authoritative bodies.
 
Financial Policies
Policies and Procedures contains information from a variety of areas that affect day-to-day
financial activities of Sarasota County.

Budget Documents
Budget Documents are a comprehensive source of information about Sarasota County property
taxes and the county budget. Sarasota County is committed to financial responsibility and
accountability. As part of that commitment, the Sarasota County Commission wants citizens
to be informed about the budget process of the county, the sources of revenue and the
spending priorities the Commission determines with public input.

Budget Amendments
Florida Statutes require that budget amendments authorized by resolution or ordinance be
posted on the county website within five days after adoption. The resolution uses terms like
revenues and appropriations to describe "from what source" and "for what use," respectively.
Fund names and numbers are assigned to each fund source and/or fund use, immediately followed
by the "budget major(s)," which are the categories of revenues and/or expenditures,
affected by the amendment. As required in governmental accounting, and to ensure a
balanced budget, revenues and appropriations must remain equal. Posted in compliance with
Senate Bill 224, Section 8 which amends s. 129.06, F.S.

Revenue Sources
 
The Monthly Financial Report provides information about selected revenue sources for the
current fiscal year, along with expenditure and grant information. The report also provides
a financial comparison to revenue of the prior year at a certain point in time. Previous fiscal
year reports are available upon request.

Solicitation Schedule
The status of current and future planned procurement solicitations is available in a
searchable database. Information can be sorted and exported in multiple formats.
Searchable fields include status, procurement type (bid, RFP, IFQ etc.), solicitation
number, project name, business unit, target and actual advertisement dates, response dates,
and notice of action dates. This information is updated on a monthly basis.

Disclaimer: The financial reports and statements of Sarasota County contained on the county's websites are
historical information that present the county's financial position as of the date indicated on the report or statement.
The county assumes no liability for any reliance on these documents as representative of the county’s
financial position beyond the dates indicated.


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