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2018 Annual Report

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Archived News
  • Closures - Admin Building Icon

    July 4 Service Changes and Facilities Closures

    Closures and services changes due to the July fourth holiday.

    07/01/2020 3:00 PM

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    July 11 Englewood Community Cleanup

    It's time to clean out the garage and gather discarded household items, appliances, junk, tree trimmings and other garbage as Sarasota County will hold a free community cleanup in the Englewood area from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 11.

    07/01/2020 9:35 AM

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    DOH-Sarasota UPDATE NP testing full

    DOH Sarasota adds second day of testing in South Sarasota County this week. Due to the high demand for COVID-19 testing, DOH Sarasota has added a second by appointment COVID-19 drive-thru testing opportunity at Heron Creek Middle School Thursday, July 2nd.

    06/29/2020 8:45 AM

  • Editorial: County Update

    Our state and our community continue to adjust to the “new normal” in this time of coronavirus. Even during this unprecedented event, the business of your county government goes on.

    06/29/2020 8:30 AM

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    DOH-Sarasota Immunization Clinic Closed

    DOH Sarasota has temporarily closed its main immunizations clinic located at 2200 Ringling Blvd. Sarasota. This closure is being done out of an abundance of caution after a positive exposure to COVID-19 was identified in the clinic.

    06/26/2020 5:58 PM

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    DOH-Sarasota drive-thru testing Heron Creek Middle

    DOH Sarasota is scheduled to host a by appointment COVID-19 drive-thru testing opportunity at Heron Creek Middle School Wednesday, July 1st.

    06/26/2020 6:00 AM

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    DOH- Sarasota Testing apts for Englewood are full

    UPDATE: All Appointments have been filled for tomorrow's COVID-19 testing event in Englewood. DOH Sarasota is coordinating future testing opportunities in South Sarasota county.

    06/24/2020 1:48 PM

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    DOH-Sarasota drive-thru testing in Englewood

    DOH Sarasota is scheduled to host a by appointment COVID-19 drive-thru testing opportunity at the Englewood Sports Complex this Thursday.

    06/23/2020 11:25 AM

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    FL-DOH Issues Public Health Advisory

    Advises wearing masks in public, encourages elderly and vulnerable populations to limit interactions outside of the home, and urges all individuals to refrain from participating in gatherings of more than 50 people

    06/20/2020 10:00 AM

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    Sarasota County Commissioners earn presidential honors

    The Florida Association of Counties (FAC) has recognized four Sarasota County Commissioners as a Presidential Advocate for their work during the 2020 Florida Legislative Session.

    06/17/2020 11:10 AM

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    Protect yourself from mosquito-borne illness

    County health departments in the West Central Florida region - Citrus, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk & Sarasota - are urging all residents and visitors, especially those who are spending time outdoors, to protect themselves from mosquito and tick bites...

    06/10/2020 9:52 AM

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    DOH-Sarasota offers two testing locations

    DOH Sarasota is set to host two by appointment only COVID-19 drive-thru or walk-up testing opportunities for Sarasota County residents next week. This community-based COVID-19 testing is for anyone who is currently experiencing symptoms or who works in a health care setting.

    05/28/2020 10:04 AM

  • Flood insurance discounts available for residents

    Thanks to a collaborative effort within the community, Sarasota County retained a Class 5 rating with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), qualifying residents to receive a maximum 25 percent discount on their annual flood insurance premiums for another three years.

    05/27/2020 1:06 PM

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    Sarasota County Extension launches free program for youth at home

    Registration is now open for Sarasota County Extension's new, online summer program aimed at getting students outside to investigate nature that exists just beyond their front door.

    05/22/2020 8:02 AM

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    Fertilizer restricted season returns June 1

    Sarasota County reminds the community to skip using nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizers on lawns and landscapes from June 1 through Sept. 30, as part of an effort to keep the community's waterways healthy.

    05/19/2020 9:01 AM

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    DOH-Sarasota to host three additional testing sites

    DOH Sarasota is scheduled to host three by appointment only COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites throughout Sarasota County next week.

    05/15/2020 3:37 PM

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    DOH-Sarasota additional drive-thru testing

    DOH Sarasota has added an additional day of by appointment only COVID-19 drive-thru testing at Bethlehem Bible Church located at 1680 18th Street, Sarasota from 8 a.m. to noon Friday, May 15, 2020.

    05/12/2020 8:16 PM

  • Mid-County Tax Collector office reopens May 11

    The Sarasota County Tax Collector Mid-County Service Center re-opens Monday, May 11th for limited driver’s license transactions that cannot be completed online. The office will be open Monday to Friday from 8:30 – 5:00 and appointments are required.

    05/07/2020 12:20 PM

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    DOH-Sarasota continues community based testing

    DOH Sarasota is scheduled to host three by appointment only COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites throughout Sarasota County next week

    05/07/2020 8:47 AM

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    DOH-Sarasota reminder for community-based testing

    DOH Sarasota is reminding the community about its by appointment only COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites available in the community this week.

    05/05/2020 1:32 PM