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Office of Management and Budget

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 for 2017

February 1st

Budget packets to departments.

March 1st to April 13th

Budget office provides technical assistance in preparing budget submittals.

April 13th

All budgets, BoCC departments, cities, state, & non-profit agencies, due to OMB

April 17th to 28th

BCC departmental budget reviews with county administrator, budget director, & budget chair.

May 1st

Constitutional officers’ budget requests due to budget office.

May 8th to 12th

Meetings with constitutional officers to review requested budgets.

June 1st

Property Appraiser provides estimate of total assessed value of non-exempt property.

June 6th 1:30pm

Pre-Budget Workshop- all constitutional officers & BCC directors.

June 26th to June 30th

Property appraiser provides BCC with certificate of property value [F.S. 193.023(1); 200.065(11)].

July 7th

County administrator presents tentative FY 2016-2017 budget to BCC.

July 18th 9am & 1:30pm

Budget presentations to BCC: Morning – All constitutional officers; Afternoon – BCC departments.

July 31st

Public Hearing Notice mailed.

August 4th or before

Notify property appraiser of (1) maximum millage rate, (2) rollback rate, and (3) date, time, place of first public hearing [F.S. 200.065(2)(b)]

August 22nd 6pm

Public Hearing- Municipal Service Benefit Unit (MSBU’s).

August 24th or before

Property appraiser mails proposed property tax [F.S. 200.069].

September 5th 6:00pm

Public Hearing- on tentative FY 2016-2017 budget [F.S. 200.065(2)(c)].

September 13th to 16th

Budget ad in newspapers [F.S. 129.03(3)(b); 200.065(2)(d), (3)(1)].

September 19th 6:00pm

Final Public Hearing- on proposed FY 2016-2017 budget [F.S. 200.065(4)].

September 20th

Submit resolutions adopting millage and budget to tax collector, property appraiser, and Department of Revenue [F.S. 200.065(4)].