Budget & Finance

Fiscal Year 2020

Budget workshop at Harvey Government Center

MONROE COUNTY HOLDS PUBLIC HEARINGS TO ADOPT BUDGET

The Fiscal Year 2020 Tentative Budget Presentations

There are three community budget meetings before the final budget is adopted. The first public budget hearing was 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. Below are the presentations


MONROE COUNTY HOLDS FIRST MEETING TO CERTIFY MILLAGE RATE AND VIEW STAFF’S PROPOSED BUDGET

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.

The proposed FY2020 budget and all other documents submitted to the BOCC can be viewed at the link below:

Transmittal of County Administrator's Fiscal Year 2020 Recommended Budget

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).

STRATEGIC PLAN RESIDENTIAL & BUSINESS COMMUNITY INPUT SURVEY REPORT

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

Vision

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.