Clerk Budget Process

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Clerk and Comptroller Budget

The Clerk of the Circuit Court and County Comptroller funding sources and budgetary approval process have evolved to become specific to the functional responsibility. Portions of the budget have different revenue sources, different expenditure rules and different approval authorities:

  • Clerk of the Court Corporation (CCOC)
    Court-related services are funded from a portion of the court fines and fees the Clerk and Comptroller collects, with the remainder of monies going primarily to fund judicial operations throughout the state. 
  • Sarasota County Board of County Commissioners
    This fund is used to account for functions that support the Sarasota County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), such as Clerk and Accountant to the Board, County Auditor and Treasurer. This is funded solely by transfers from the Board. 
  • Recording and Other Non-Court Fund
    This funds the functions of the County Recorder, such as recording legal instruments, maintaining official records, issuing marriage licenses, performing marriage ceremonies, processing passport applications, etc.

Budget Report Presentation

As part of Sarasota County’s budget hearing process, the Clerk and Comptroller presents a FY2019 Budget Report on Clerk and Comptroller county-funded operations, to the Board of County Commissioners.

Annual Budget

The Annual Budget Fiscal Year 2018-2019 details the Clerk and Comptroller’s annual budget appropriations by fund and account.

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