Florida Association of Counties

FY 2013 - County Revenue & Expenditure Data

 

The Florida Association of Counties (FAC) has recently completed a compilation detailing revenues and expenditures for each county for fiscal year ending 2013. FAC is providing this information as a service to its membership to allow for the use of comparative data during the annual county budget development and decision making process. Information contained within the Compilation/Summary was derived from the Florida Office of Economic and Demographic Research.

For more information regarding research and data provided by the association please contact our Legislative Analyst, Orlando Garcia

 


 

How is local government funding generated?

For FY 2013 Florida counties collected a little more than $40 Billion in revenue from various sources.  The figure below illustrates the proportionate shares of revenues by the most popular sources.  (For a list of county revenue sources, view Revenue Account Summary Descriptions PDF Download)

 

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On average, Charges for Services, Miscellaneous/Other, and Property Taxes represent the three most popular sources of county revenue accounting for approximately 67% of all county revenues collected in FY 2013.  From a statewide perspective, property taxes represent an average of 26.26% of all revenues collected, Charges for Services represent an average of 20.59% of all revenues collected, and Miscellaneous revenues account for 20.13% of all revenues collected.

The remaining sources of revenues consists of other types of taxes, revenues shared by the state and federal government, fees and permits, fines, and payments from other local governments.

What public services are funded by local government?

During FY 2013 Florida counties spent 39.8 Billion on the provision of services in Florida’s local communities.  The figure below illustrates the proportionate shares of expenditures by the most popular services.

(For a list of county expenditure categories, view Expense Account Summary Descriptions PDF Download)

 

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On average, Public Safety and General Government Services represent the most popular services provided by counties accounting for approximately 49% of all county expenditures in FY 2013.  From a statewide perspective, public safety services represent an average of 29.79% of all expenditures, and general government services account for 19.08% of all expenditures.

The remaining types of expenditures include environmental services, transportation services, economic development, health and human services, culture and recreation services, and court-related services.

 

County Rankings

 

County by County Profiles - Revenues and Expenses

For each county listed the following information is provided:

  • FY 2013 total revenue
  • FY 2013 revenue by category and percentage of total revenue
  • County ranking for each revenue category
  • FY 2013 total expenses
  • FY 2013 expenses by category and percentage of total expenses
  • County ranking for each expense category
  • Comparative average state revenue proportions
  • Comparative average state expense proportions