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Financial Administration

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Contact Us

1565 First Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
PO Box 1058
Sarasota, FL 32430
Phone: 941-263-6178
Fax: 941-954-4189

Department Contact/Email Phone

Budget + Budget Amendments

Dawn Murray 941-263-6426
Kelly Bennett 941-263-6575
Capital Improvement Plan Budget Kelly Strickland 941-263-6416
Audited Financial Reports (CAFR) 941-263-6415
Lorrie Simmons 941-263-6347
Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) Kelly Strickland 941-263-6416
Lorrie Simmons 941-263-6347
Citizens Tax Oversight Committee Kelly Strickland 941-263-6416
Departmental Banking and Accounting
Mark Stinson 941-263-6425
Payment for Vendor Services Lisa Shay 941-263-6422
Pre-Annexation Tax Payments   941-263-6415
Monthly Financial Reports Lorrie Simmons 941-263-6347
Katrina Esparra 941-263-6419
Investing of Municipal Funds Kelly Strickland 941-263-6416
Property Lease Payments   941-263-6415
Bonds, Debt, and Credit Rating
Kelly Strickland 941-263-6416
City Employee Payroll Lorrie Simmons 941-263-6347
Grants Coordination Laura Wittenbauer 941-263-6303

Financial Reports and Plans

Annual Adopted Budgets

Current Budget

Adopted Budgets

Amendments to the Adopted Budget

 Current Fiscal Year

Fiscal Year 2018-19

Fiscal Year 2017-18


Annual Adopted Capital Improvement Plans

  • Expenses over $50,000 used to create and maintain facilities, land, and major equipment
  • 10-year plan with a 5-year adopted funding schedule

Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFR)

  • Record of all actual expenditures and revenues, reported after the close of the fiscal year (October 1 to September 30th)
  • Financial statements that comply with the accounting requirements endorsed by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB)
  • Excellence in Financial Reporting National Award Winner

Popular Annual Financial Reports (PAFR)

Water and Sewer Fund Monthly Status Report

  • Preliminary/unaudited financial reports
  • Reported within 15 days of the close of the month
  • Compares current and previous fiscal year revenues and expenditures
  • Provided monthly for the City Commission in compliance with City Policy

Departments and “Other” Funds Monthly Status Report

  • Preliminary/unaudited financial reports
  • Reported within 15 days of the close of the month
  • Compares current and previous fiscal year revenues and expenditures
  • Provided monthly for the City Commission in compliance with City Policy

Annual Debt Reports

  • Overview of all of the City’s existing debt
  • Provides the reasoning for each Bond and Loan
  • Includes workforce obligations (Pensions and retiree health care)

Investment Reports

  • Provided after the close of each quarter, and an annual summary
  • Details the short-term and long-range investments and returns
  • Prepared by City Investment counselor PFM

Major Revenues Manual

Fiscal Policies

Grants Coordination

Taxes and Assessments

Ad Valorem Taxes

Citizen Tax Oversight Committee

Penny Sales Taxes

Bottled and Metered Gas Tax Payments

Special Assessment and Special Taxing Districts

The City of Sarasota Finance Department oversees the annual budgets of the:

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