Investing In Children's Futures
JWB’s revenues consist primarily of ad valorem property taxes, plus other revenue streams including interest and contributions. Our ad valorem property tax rate is less than 1% (.8981), and our fiscal year runs from October 1 through September 30. JWB is authorized to levy the tax based on the Juvenile Welfare Board Special Act.
JWB’s budgetary process is governed by the Juvenile Welfare Board Special Act, Florida’s Uniform Special District Accountability Act, and Florida Statute for Determination of Millage. These laws set forth specific requirements for special district budgets, detail Truth in Millage (TRIM) requirements for adopting ad valorem millage rates, and dictate that an annual written budget of expected revenues and expenditures be adopted each fiscal year. Details of this process are provided below:
JWB’s budget reflects our commitment to Pinellas County citizens to be accountable for spending tax dollars in a responsible and effective manner. Investments are guided by JWB’s strategic plan across four areas of focus, as adopted by our Board.