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Sanctuary Cove Community Development District

Est. 2007 Located In Manatee County, Florida

On October 15, 2007, the City Commission of the City of Palmetto, Florida adopted Ordinance 7-952 establishing the Sanctuary Cove Community Development District (“the District”), a special purpose form of local government established pursuant to and governed by Chapter 190, Florida Statutes.

Currently the 225.22 acres of land found within the District boundary is undeveloped and is developer funded; however, the District has the authority to impose and levy taxes or assessments, or both taxes and assessments, on the property found within its boundaries.  These taxes and/or assessments pay the construction, operation and maintenance costs of certain public facilities and services of the District and are to be set annually by the governing Board of the District.  These taxes and assessments, when levied, are in addition to county and other local governmental taxes and assessments and all other taxes and assessments provided for by law.  The District also imposes certain fees to pay the construction, operation and maintenance costs of certain District facilities.

 map of the District’s boundaries can be found here: PDF | RTF

District Infrastructure and Property

The District has yet to issue general revenue bonds for infrastructure nor does it own any property within the District.

District Annual Budgets

The District annually approves an operations and maintenance “O&M” budget.  There is no annual debt service budget since the District has yet to issue general revenue bonds.

District Annual Non-Ad Valorem Assessments

The District will fund its O&M budget by collection via direct-bill from property owners located within its boundaries.

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Sanctuary Cove Community Development District
  • Jennifer Walden, District Manager
  • PFM Group Consulting LLC
  • 12051 Corporate Blvd
    Orlando, FL 32817
  • 407-723-5900
  • 407-723-5901

Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

Public Records

District Documents


Fiscal Year 2020

  • 11-12-19
  • 02-11-20
  • 05-12-20
  • 08-11-20

Fiscal Year 2019

  • 11-01-18 LOE Agenda
  • 11-01-18 BOS
    • Meeting Cancelled
  • 02-12-19
  • 02-12-19 Updated
  • 05-14-19
  • 05-14-19 Updated
  • 08-13-19

Additional District Documents

  • Ordinance No. 07-952 Establishing the District
  • Rules of Procedure
  • Public Facilities Report
  • Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Meeting Schedule
  • Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Meeting Schedule


As the District’s audited financial statements are prepared by an independent auditor, and accepted by the Board, we will post them on the website for your information. If you are interested in an audit for a previous fiscal year, please contact the District Office. For more information on audits, please visit

  • Fiscal Year 2018 Audit Report
  • Fiscal Year 2017 Audit Report


The Board adopts the budget each year in accordance with a process outlined in the Florida Statutes. Each Fiscal Year runs from October 1 to September 30. The operative words in this process are “approve” and “adopt.” The Board will first approve a proposed budget in the spring and will provide it to the City of Palmetto and Manatee County at least 60 days before the budget hearing, at which time the Board will adopt the final budget and levy the resulting non-ad valorem assessments.


  • Fiscal Year 2020

For anyone interested in adopted budgets prior to Fiscal Year 2019, please contact the District Office.


Florida Law requires that the District publish an annual meeting schedule for the fiscal year one time in a newspaper of general circulation in Manatee County. The Board may decide to cancel or reschedule any of its meetings, or add meetings or workshops as items of business dictate. These new meetings will be advertised in the newspaper at least seven (7) days in advance, and agendas are available on the website a week prior to the meeting.

Board of Supervisors
Meeting Dates:

November 12, 2019
February 11, 2020
May 12, 2020
August 11, 2020

Meetings will be held at:

Sanctuary Cove Clubhouse
1899 5th Street East,
Palmetto, Florida 34221
at 11:30 a.m.

Management Services

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PFM Group Consulting LLC has extensive experience providing consulting and management services to special districts located throughout Florida. Our firm provides services at every stage of a district’s life from establishment to full development. We offer Financial Advisory Services and District Management Services (including Administrative Services, Accounting, Minutes and Public Records Services, and Lien Book & Tax Roll Services) to over 50 CDDs throughout the state of Florida.

Orlando Corporate Office
Address: 12051 Corporate Blvd, Suite 320
Orlando, FL 32817

Phone:(407) 723-5900
Fax:(407) 723-5901

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  • Attend, record and conduct all regularly scheduled Board of Supervisors Meetings including landowners meetings.
  • Presentation of District’s annual budget in accordance with Chapter 190, Florida Statutes.
  • Ensure District is in compliance with administrative and financial reporting for Community Development Districts.
  • Correspond and communicate with Board of Supervisors and Staff to respond to the various needs of the District and Community.
  • Prepare agendas for circulation to the Board of Supervisors.
  • Prepare annual budget, financials, monthly disbursements.
  • Review annual insurance policy to ensure District maintains proper insurance coverage.

Contact Info

Sanctuary Cove CDD
12051 Corporate Blvd
Orlando FL 32817
Tel: (407) 723-5900

District Manager

Jennifer Walden

Registered Agent

Michael Eckert of Hopping Green & Sams, P.A.
119 South Monroe Street, Suite 300
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Records District Custodian

PFM Group Consulting LLC.
12051 Corporate Blvd
Orlando, FL 32817

Victoria Martinez
(407) 723-5900

Florida Public Records Notice: Emails to and from Community Development District’s are public record according to Section 119 Florida Statutes. For more information, please see

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