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.
- February – Distribution of Budget Preparation Manual to departments; budget portal opens
- February 12 – Personnel requests due to HR
- February 23, 9 a.m. – Board Strategic Workshop 1 to discuss and identify priorities for FY2022
- March 25, 9 a.m. – Board Strategic Workshop 2 to discuss funding of priorities
- March 31 – All budget requests and goals, objectives and measures due to OMB
- May 1 – Constitutional officers’ budgets due
- May 10 – 14 – Constitutional officers meet with OMB and administration
- June 1 – Property Appraiser provides estimate of total assessed value of non-exempt property
- June 15, 9-11 a.m. – Interim planning workshop – draft budget presented to Board
- July 1 – Property Appraiser certifies taxable value within the jurisdiction of the taxing authority
- July 15, 9-10 a.m. – Budget workshop - Tentative budget presented to Board; OMB morning; constitutional officers, afternoon (F.S. 129.03(3))
- 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 – Tentative budget update workshop Property appraiser mails TRIM notices within 55 days after certification of value; F.S. 200.065
- August 18, 10-11 a.m. – Tentative budget update workshop
- September 7, 6 p.m. –1st Public hearing – Board holds first public hearing to adopt tentative millage rate and tentative budget and MSBU hearing
- September 16 – Budget ad in newspapers; F.S. 200.065(3)(a); 200.065(3)(b); 129.03(3)(b); 200.065(3)(l)
- September 21, 6 p.m. – 2nd / Final Public hearing – Board holds second and final public hearing to adopt final millage rates and budget; F.S. 200.065(2)
- September 30 – Resolutions adopting millage and budget submitted to the Tax Collector, Property Appraiser, and FL Department of Revenue; F.S. 200.065(4)
- September 30 – Submit TRIM compliance package to the Property Tax Oversight Program