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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


2018 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.


Redistricting open houses start Sept. 18

Sarasota County redistricting open houses start Sept. 18

Post Date:09/13/2019 2:00 PM

Sarasota County is hosting a series of five open houses on redistricting starting Sept. 18, providing citizens with the opportunity to view alternative district maps, give feedback through a survey and submit conceptual ideas for district boundaries.  

Citizens who can't make it to the open houses, which will be held in each of the five districts, will also be able to provide their input online with a survey starting Sept. 18. The survey will remain active through Oct. 1. The survey will be available at 

The open houses will be held 5-7 p.m. at the following locations: 

  • Wednesday, Sept. 18
    Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library
    2801 Newtown Blvd., Sarasota
  • Thursday, Sept. 19
    Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
    4143 Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice
  •  Monday, Sept. 23
    Selby Public Library
    1331 1st St., Sarasota
  •  Wednesday, Sept. 25
    Gulf Gate Public Library
    7112 Curtiss Ave., Sarasota
  •  Monday, Sept. 30
    Shannon Staub Public Library
    4675 Career Lane, North Port


For more information, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000 or visit

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