Budget Information

The Financial Management Department is responsible for the preparation of the Manatee County Annual Operating Budget and Five Year Capital Improvement Program under the oversight of the County Administrator. These documents are prepared and implemented in accordance with Board policy and the Florida Statutes.

The Budget Division also provides financial and budgetary information and assistance to the Board of County Commissioners, County Administration/County Attorney, Departments, Divisions, Offices and Constitutional Officers. Other functions include: preparation of resolutions amending the adopted budget for unanticipated funding sources; processing budget transfers for Board approval; reviewing items to come before the Board for potential budget impact; providing management analysis; and serving as an integral part of the county’s management team.

FY18 & FY19 Budget Materials

FY18 & FY19 Budget Materials

Manatee County's budget process begins in May/June when the County Administrator delivers a Recommended Budget to the Board of County Commissioners.

Once the Property Appraiser has finalized tax rolls by July 1, the Board receives a Proposed Budget which has up-to-date tax information and any changes from the earlier Recommended Budget.

Two public hearings are held in September before the Board approves the Adopted Budget for the fiscal year beginning October 1.

Please see below for specific budget meeting and public hearing information as it becomes available.
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Prior Years' Budget Information

Prior Years' Budget Information

This area is an archive of previous years' budget information, including adopted budgets, budget messages, Capital Improvement Programs (CIP) and Decision Unit Reports. read on Prior Years' Budget Information

Budget Information, Guides & Questions

Budget Information, Guides & Questions

Taxpayer's Resource for information, guides and questions regarding the County's budget and budget process. read on Budget Information, Guides & Questions

Submit Your Comments & Suggestions Here

Submit Your Comments & Suggestions Here

Get Involved! Give us your comments and suggestions. Manatee County Government values the input received from its citizens.
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