Counties, municipalities and special districts share many common revenue sources that fund government services. According to the Florida Comptroller's Office, the major sources of revenue for county governments are:
The largest revenue source for counties, Charges for Services are payments based on the consumption of publicly provided goods and services, such as garbage collection, water service, fire protection or ambulance service, and recreation services.
Ad Valorem Property Taxes are the second largest revenue source for counties, with Intergovernmental Revenues from grants and other federal and state government transfers constituting the third largest revenue source for counties.
Franchise fees, licenses and permits, and sales and use taxes are also county government revenue sources.
County government spends money on the level of services its residents choose. According to the Florida Comptroller's Office, the eight primary categories of county government expenditures are: