Sarasota County’s Office of Governmental Relations is working for businesses in Sarasota County. We want to make it easy for small businesses to open, relocate or expand by helping owners get the information and answers they need.


Business Assistance

Sarasota County is more than 570 square miles, with more than 20,000 businesses, 75% of which are small to medium in size (25 or fewer employees) but huge in terms of impact. 

If you are opening a business or making changes to your existing business, Sarasota County is ready to assist with regulatory or permitting concerns. The Office of Governmental Relations’ goal is to offer answers to many common questions, saving owners time and effort. See our “Doing Business in Sarasota County” guide to get started. It provides an overview of services and contact information.

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