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.

FY20 Adopted Budget Graphic


March 25, 2020, Budget Workshop Delayed 

The March 25, 2020, Sarasota County Commission Budget Workshop has been delayed. The materials that were to be presented at that workshop can be found here.  


Current Budget Documents

Property Tax Allocation Calculator

Enter your home's taxable value into our Property Tax Allocation Calculator to see how the amount you pay to the Sarasota County Taxing Authority is allocated among constitutional officers, the departments controlled by the Board of County Commissioners, and other functions.

Economic Update

Leading Economist Sean M. Snaith, Ph.D., director of the Institute for Economic Competitiveness, presents his economic forecast to the Sarasota County Commission on May 21, 2020.



PowerPoint: An Economic Forecast

Sean M. Snaith, Ph.D., Institute for Economic Competitiveness.

Snaith Intro


Sarasota County Surtax Information

Sarasota County Surtax Common Cents 


Video: The Color of Money

Learn more about the County's revenue sources and their allowable uses.



Video: Budget Basics

Learn more about what's included in the County's FY20 Adopted Budget.




Video: The Budget Cycle

Learn more about the County's annual budget process.


GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award


For the 29th consecutive year, the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada has awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award to Sarasota County for its budget and the first year Sarasota County received the Special Performance Measure Recognition. To qualify for the budget award, the office had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation.