OPPAGA text logo with graphic of FL historic capitol
OPPAGA text logo with graphic of FL historic capitol

Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Office of the Commissioner and Administration

What is the purpose of the program?

The Division of Administration manages the administrative functions of the department and reports to the Office of the Commissioner. The division's responsibilities include personnel management, finance and accounting services, professional and organizational development, information technology support, and general services, including procurement, contract management, and facilities management.

How is the office organized?

The Office of the Commissioner and Administration involves a range of activities, including executive direction and support services, oversight of security professions and weapons licenses, law enforcement, and water and energy initiatives.
  • Division of Licensing administers Florida's concealed weapon licensing program and oversees Florida's private investigative, private security, and recovery services industries.
  • Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement enforces laws governing businesses regulated by the department. Enforcement includes protecting consumers from unfair and deceptive trade practices, protecting Florida's agriculture industry from theft and other crimes, and safeguarding the wholesomeness of food and other consumer products.
  • Office of Agricultural Water Policy works with agricultural producers, industry groups, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the university system, and the Florida water management districts to develop and implement Agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs) addressing water quality and water conservation. Agricultural BMPs are practical, cost-effective actions that agricultural producers can take to conserve water and reduce the amount of pesticides, fertilizers, animal waste, and other pollutants entering water resources.
  • Office of Energy is the legislatively designated state energy policy and program development office. The office evaluates energy related data in order to recommend policies and programs that will move Florida toward a more diverse, stable and reliable energy portfolio. The office also uses available state and federal funds to develop and manage energy efficiency, renewable energy and energy education programs throughout the state.
  • Executive Direction and Support Services functions such as strategic direction and agenda setting are spread across several offices, including Cabinet Affairs and the Office of Policy and Budget. In addition, funds to this unit support the Division of Administration's responsibilities, including personnel management, finance and accounting services, professional and organizational development, information technology support and general services, including procurement, contract management, and facilities management.

How are these activities funded?

Fiscal Year: 2020-21
Fund Dollars Positions
PROGRAM: OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER AND ADMINISTRATION
AGRICULTURAL LAW ENFORCEMENT
26,842,176
302.00
AGRICULTURAL WATER POLICY COORDINATION
46,197,591
59.00
DIVISION OF LICENSING
33,247,847
302.00
EXECUTIVE DIRECTION AND SUPPORT SERVICES
18,337,812
186.25
OFFICE OF ENERGY
2,602,853
14.00
TOTAL
127,228,279
863.25

Where can I find related OPPAGA reports?

Use of Natural Gas Fuels to Operate Motor Vehicles Is Increasing in Florida, Report 17-10, October 2017
Natural Gas Rebate Recipients Are Satisfied; Improved Economic Benefits Data Is Needed, Report 15-09, November 2015

Where can I get more information?

What are the applicable statutes?

Whom do I contact for help?

Division of Administration, 850-617-7000

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