Budget & Finance Reports
The South Florida Water Management District's annual budget is funded by a combination of property taxes and other sources such as state appropriations; federal and local revenue; licenses; permit fees; grants; agricultural taxes; fund balances; and investment income.
The agency is a special taxing district with the authority to collect ad valorem (property) taxes from landowners within its 16-county jurisdiction. The Fiscal Year (FY) starts Oct. 1 and ends Sept. 30 of the following year.
Budget & Strategic Plan Documents
Fiscal Year 2018 Budget
- FY2016-2017 Fund Center Line Item Budget Report [PDF]
- FY2016-2017 Functional Area Line Item Budget Report [PDF]
- SFWMD Final Budget for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 [PDF]
- Presentation: FY2016-2017 Final Public Budget Adoption Hearing (Sept. 20, 2016) [PDF]
- News Release: SFWMD 2017 Budget Accomplishes Mission Without Raising Taxes (Sept. 20, 2016) [PDF]
- Budget Facts: SFWMD Fiscal Year 2017 Budget [PDF]
- FY2016-2017 Tentative Budget Submission (Aug. 1, 2016) [PDF]
- Presentation: FY2016-2017 Tentative Budget [PDF]
- FY2016-2017 Preliminary Budget Submission (Jan. 15, 2016) [PDF]
Monthly Financial Statements
With the implementation of Senate Bills 2142 and 2096, Florida's water management districts are making monthly financial statements publicly available to demonstrate how they are utilizing taxpayer dollars. To further increase transparency, the District will provide monthly statements to the SFWMD Governing Board at its regular business meetings.
In accordance with 189.418(7) F.S. "...the adopted amendment must be posted on the official website of the special district within 5 days after adoption".
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
Each year, the District prepares a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The CAFR provides a wealth of information, including audited financial statements, an overview of the agency including its background, general operations, geographical boundaries and regulatory powers. In addition, the CAFR provides details about major initiatives, the economic outlook, financial policies and statistics about property tax revenue by county, principal property taxpayers, demographics and much more.