Sarasota County is actively monitoring the beaches and cleaning in accordance with beach policy. To report a fish kill, call 800-636-0511.

Find current beach conditions at Mote Marine Daily Beach Conditions. Find updates on the county’s beach cleaning efforts at Red Tide Status.

Access Sarasota Control Room

Connect With Us

If you have questions, requests, comments, compliments or concerns about Sarasota County you can connect with us in multiple ways.


Access Sarasota

Provides live coverage of county/city Commission meetings and work sessions as well as programming about county/city programs and services.


Media Requests

For media inquiries, please call 941-861-NEWS (6397) or email  The public should call 941-861-5000 for information about any county business. Sarasota County government routinely advises the media of upcoming meetings, events and news.


Public Record Requests

For information about public records or to make a request, call 941-861-5886 or contact


2017 Annual Report

Sarasota County's annual report of the projects, programs and initiatives undertaken during the previous year, along with financial information to demonstrate the county's stewardship of taxpayer funds, is now available.


Benefits Open Enrollment 2017

County Employees Only

Post Date:08/28/2017 12:15 PM

The annual benefits open enrollment period for 2017 has been scheduled. Benefit changes for 2018 may be made during this time. The effective date of all changes will be 1/01/2018. 

ENROLLMENT INSTRUCTIONS: From a county computer, go to the following website and follow the onscreen login instructions:

Employees who do not make changes during this time will receive the same benefits they had for 2017 at the 2018 rates. The only exception is for flexible spending accounts which require employees to re-enroll each year.

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