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County Comptroller

By statute, the Clerk serves as the Comptroller for the County’s finances and Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners (BCC). As the Comptroller, the Clerk is responsible for maintaining the accounting and financial records of the County. The Clerk also invests available county funds, and prepares and publishes the County’s Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR). 

COVID-19 Community Relief Programs 

As Comptroller, the Clerk is responsible for auditing and issuing payments approved through the County’s COVID-19 Response Programs, such as Seminole County CARES Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF), Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), and America Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). 

Roles as Comptroller 

The Comptroller is responsible for financial reporting, recording the financial transaction of the County, receiving revenues, and paying vendors and employees. 

  • Revenue Transactions
  • Accounts Payable
  • Payroll for County employees and Supervisor of Elections 

County Financial Reports

The Clerk and Comptroller’s office is the source for the County’s Financial Reports and information on the County finances, revenue, and spending. 

Treasury Management

The Clerk and Comptroller invests surplus funds, producing the best and safest possible returns, ultimately reducing the burden on the taxpayers. 

Debt Administration

The Clerk and Comptroller monitors the County’s debt while ensuring the timely payment of debt service obligations and the accurate accounting of all debt transactions. 

  • Debt Management Policy – the County borrows money to pay for the construction of major facilities or the purchase of equipment. A Majority of the county’s debt is in the form of bonds, allowing repayment over time.
  • Digital Assurance Certification (DAC) – The Digital Assurance Certification, LLC (DAC Bond) system is used to meet ongoing disclosure requirements under the Continuing Disclosure Rules promulgated by the Securities Exchange Commission [SEX Rule 15c22-12, as amended]. All information filings, including the County’s official statements, disclosure information, and annual financial statements can be found on the Digital Assurance Certification (DAC Bond) website

Awards and Accomplishments

GFOA Awards 

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) consistently recognizes the Clerk and Comptroller’s Office for its excellence in financial reporting. Seminole County has received this recognition and honorable award each year since 1981 for the County’s Annual Comprehensive Financial Report. 

Since 2018, the Clerk and Comptroller began publishing the Popular Annual Financial Report also referred to as the Citizens’ Financial Report and has been awarded the Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting Award since inception. 

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