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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    Voters urged to consider vote-by-mail

    Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner is suggesting that Sarasota County voters consider voting by mail for the August 28 primary and November 6 general elections to save a trip to a polling place on election day.


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    Sample ballots for August 28 primary now available online

    Sample ballots for the August 28 primary election are now available online, Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner announced today.

    07/17/2018 4:00 PM

  • BudgetAward

    County earns 28th Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

    Sarasota County recently earned the national Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).


  • Hurricane

    Sign up today for hurricane updates

    Now that hurricane season has arrived, should the area be threatened by a tropical storm or hurricane, Sarasota County Government will suspend publication of its regular e-newsletters and begin sharing important storm updates via a separate e-newsletter.

    07/05/2018 11:15 AM

  • SeaTurtles

    Keep light out of sight during sea turtle nesting season

    As summer approaches and trips to the beach become more frequent, Sarasota County is reminding all visitors and residents to keep light out of sight during sea turtle nesting season.


  • Beach University classes at Siesta Beach

    Beach University, the free environmental education program, continues at Siesta Beach through December. Held on the first Saturday of each month, classes cover a variety of environmental topics and provide hands-on opportunities to learn from instructors for how to best care for the ecology.