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.
The Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Budget details the Clerk and Comptroller’s annual budget appropriations by fund and account for the current fiscal year.