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Local Government Financial Reporting

Legislation enacted in 2019 (i.e., Chapter 2019-56, Laws of Florida), amended ss. 129.03 and 166.241, F.S., to require each county and municipal budget officer to submit certain information regarding their respective government's final budget and economic status by October 15th of each year. School districts and independent special districts are not subject to this reporting requirement.

Using data submitted by county and municipal governments and collected from other publicly-available sources, EDR will calculate the following six statutorily-required metrics.

  • Government spending per resident, including the rate for the five preceding fiscal years;
  • Government debt per resident, including the rate for the five preceding fiscal years;
  • Median income within the county or municipality;
  • Average county or municipal employee salary;
  • Percent of the entity's budget spent on salaries and benefits for the entity's employees; and
  • Number of special taxing districts that are located, wholly or partially, within the county or municipality.

Furthermore, legislation enacted in 2020 (i.e., Chapter 2020-27, Laws of Florida), added to this reporting by requiring the reporting of the government's annual expenditures providing for the financing, acquisition, construction, reconstruction, or rehabilitation of housing that is affordable, as that term is defined in s. 420.0004, F.S. The reported expenditures must indicate the source of such funds as federal, state, local, or other, as applicable.

County and municipal budget officers can find the appropriate form, instructions, and supporting documentation via the following link.

Local Government Financing Reporting - Instructions

 

The county and municipal government data collected and metrics calculated from all prior years' reporting cycles (i.e., 2019-2022) are linked below. Reporting forms from these prior cycles are no longer being accepted.

2022 Reporting Cycle Results

Note: Four counties and 131 municipalities did not submit forms.

  • County Governments - Submitted data have not yet been compiled.
  • Municipal Governments - Submitted data have not yet been compiled.

2021 Reporting Cycle Results

Note: One county and 92 municipalities did not submit forms.

2020 Reporting Cycle Results

Note: Two counties and 97 municipalities did not submit forms.

2019 Reporting Cycle Results

Note: Eighty municipalities did not submit forms.

 

Last Revised: December 27, 2022