Sarasota County has launched a website to provide comprehensive financial and budgetary information to the public. The “Financial Transparency” site is a joint effort by the Clerk of the Circuit Court and County Comptroller, along with the county Office of Financial Planning.

The site provides comprehensive, unfiltered information to the public, giving a clear view of the fiscal and financial information supporting the operations.

The “Financial Transparency“ site can be reached by following this link

The transparency page contains information about expenditures, financial reports, financial policies and the Sarasota County Budget Guide. A section on budget amendments will be available Oct. 1.

The “Expenditures” section provides a searchable database for the current fiscal year. “Financial Reports” includes reports compiled by the Clerk of the Circuit Court and County Comptroller. “Financial Policies” includes information on capital improvements, debt, service charges, financial reserves, investments, revenue, grants, fleet and Enterprise Information Technology (EIT). The “Budget Guide” contains information about county property taxes and the county budget, along with links to capital and operational budgets.

The website includes a list of “Frequently Asked Questions” about the website, information it contains and other financial and reporting information. A “Glossary” defines common financial and budgetary terms, and explains governmental operations.

There also are links to the websites of the Clerk of the Circuit Court and County Comptroller and the Sarasota County Office of Financial Planning