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.


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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.


Health in Motion services during August

Post Date:08/10/2017 11:10 AM

SARASOTA, FL - The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County's (DOH-Sarasota) Health in Motion staff will provide no-cost health screenings and referrals for general health and wellness during August. The registered nurse (RN) helps individuals who lack medical insurance find a medical home for ongoing health care through referrals to the Community Health Centers of Sarasota County. 
Health in Motion services include:

  • Blood pressure screening.
  • Body mass index (BMI) measurement.
  • Diabetes - glucose screening.
  • HIV and STD testing (select sites).
  • Tips for staying healthy.
  • Referrals to:
    • "Quit Your Way" with Tobacco Free Florida.
    • Medical and dental care at Community Health Centers of Sarasota County.

No appointment is needed. If the Health in Motion bus is not present, services will be inside at locations. 
The following is a schedule of dates and locations, and "bus" is noted when present:

Wednesday, Aug. 30
Salvation Army Family Center Venice 
1160 US 41 Bypass S., Venice 34285 
9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

For more information, call 941-861-2873 or visit

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