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.

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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.


Updated trash pickup schedule

Post Date:09/07/2017 4:06 PM

Trash pickup scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 9 (due to the Labor Day holiday) will still be picked up Sept. 9. Recycling materials will not be collected until Friday, Sept. 15.

The Central County Landfill in Nokomis is currently scheduled to remain open on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The Bee Ridge Chemical Collection Center, the Jackson Road Chemical Collection Center and the Customer Convenience Center at the Landfill will maintain regular published operation hours.

Depending on storm impact, residential collection services for garbage, recycling and yard waste are expected to resume on Monday, Sept. 11, following the regular collection schedule. Any changes to service schedules will be published through and the Sarasota County Social Media channels.

  • Residents in unincorporated Sarasota County should secure all collection containers.
  • Any items currently placed at the curb should be brought inside for the duration of the storm.
    • This includes bulk items that may already have a pickup scheduled for the week of Sept 11.
  • New requests for bulk item pickup prior to the week of Sept. 11 are temporarily suspended until the storm passes.

Remember, in the event of high winds, containers, yard waste and bulk items can create airborne hazards.

Residents should not put garbage, recycling or yard waste at the curb until 6 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 11.

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