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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Polk County Clerk & Comptroller Releases County Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2020

"Popular annual financial report now available" with photo of Clerk and Courthouse background

Updated information on the county’s financial position is now available in the Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) prepared by Polk County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller Stacy Butterfield for the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2020.

The report includes financial information for the Board of County Commissioners and the five local constitutional offices – Sheriff, Property Appraiser, Clerk & Comptroller, Supervisor of Elections, and Tax Collector. It’s designed to provide residents with a brief analysis of where county revenues come from and how these dollars are managed.

Financial highlights for fiscal year 2019-2020 include:

  • $19.3 million - The county’s total net position increased by $19.3 million in FYE 2020 thanks in large part to property tax revenues increasing by $19.2 million as a result of growth and increased property values.
  • $22.8 million – The county’s investment strategy generated $22.8 million in earnings over the course of the year.
  • $85.2 million – The amount of CARES Act funds the County distributed to residents and businesses in Polk County that were financially affected by COVID-19.

“As the Clerk & Comptroller, I’m committed to increasing accountability and transparency in county government,” Butterfield said. “I remain committed to reviewing our county’s finances each year and reporting the impacts to the community through this report so that residents know how their tax dollars are managed and spent.”

Clerk Butterfield and her team have consistently received awards for excellence in financial reporting for both the PAFR and the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report from which it is derived. This is the 40th consecutive award given for the Comprehensive Annual Report and the 19th consecutive award given to the Popular Annual Report.

Access the report online to discover more or request a printed copy by calling 863-534-4000.

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