Budget & Finance

Fiscal Year 2020

Budget workshop at Harvey Government Center


The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) certified the proposed millage rate to the Property Appraiser at a special budget meeting that was held July 22 at the Marathon Government Center. A proposed budget was presented to the commissioners that reflects the commissioner’s direction to meet increased service demands and workload, continued Hurricane Irma recovery, infrastructure improvements, and future challenges, like climate change and sea-level rise.

The Countywide certified adopted millage rate by the BOCC for FY 2020 is 1.66 percent above the rollback millage rate to 2.5881. Per the BOCC’s authorization a new taxing district to help fund a new hospital in the Middle Keys encompassing Mile Marker 40 and Mile Marker 65. With the new taxing district, the proposed aggregate millage rate is 3.14 percent above the rolled-back millage rate.

In September, there will be three community budget meetings before the final budget is adopted. The first public budget hearing will be held on Sept. 5 at Harvey Government Center in Key West. On Sept. 10 there will be a special budget meeting at Marathon Government Center, and the final public hearing is Sept. 18 at Murray Nelson Government Center in Key Largo. All meetings will be held starting at 5:05 p.m. The fiscal year starts Oct. 1, 2019. 

The proposed budget submitted and all other documents can be viewed on the Board of County Commissioners link below item C5:

Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting 7/17/2019 9:00 AM  Marathon Government Center 

Fiscal Year 2019

This is a chart of where the money goes for Monroe County 2019 fiscal year budget

The Fiscal Year 2019 Adopted Budget Summary

Monroe County adopted the current fiscal year 2019 budget, which runs October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019, at the Final Budget Hearing on September 10, 2018. 

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners adopted a $411.5 million budget for Fiscal Year 2019 – $66.7 million for Capital and $344.7 million for Operating – at the Final Public Hearing in September 2018. This culminates a months-long process with five public meetings.

The adopted budget also includes $81.6 million for the Constitutional Offices (Sheriff, Clerk of Courts, Tax Collector, Property Appraiser, Supervisor of Elections and Judicial).


The Monroe County BOCC approved transmittal of the 2013-2018 Strategic Plan Residential & Business Community Input Survey Report on July 19, 2017.


The vision of the Budget and Finance Department is to be a fiscally responsible, customer-focused team that is striving for excellence at all times.

We are dedicated to sustainability by managing programs, services, and their related resources as efficiently and effectively as possible and communicating the results of these efforts to the public.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Budget and Finance Department is to provide effective development and implementation of Monroe County’s budget; promote efficient, sound financial management; ensure governmental procurement regulations are followed countywide; facilitate financially responsible grant funding; and maintain the highest standards of ethics, integrity, and prudent expenditure of public funds.