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Access Sarasota

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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.


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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.


Archived News
  • Emergency Services - EOC Icon

    Community encouraged to register for Alert Sarasota County

    To help residents stay informed, Sarasota County is launching a mass-notification system called Alert Sarasota County, hosted by Everbridge, as part of a partnership with the state of Florida, the cities of Sarasota, Venice, North Port and Town of Longboat Key.

    04/30/2020 3:43 PM

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    Sea Turtle nesting season starts May 1

    Sea turtle nesting season starts May 1, with Sarasota County beaches playing host to the largest population of nesting sea turtles on the Gulf Coast of Florida, averaging over 200 nests per mile

    04/23/2020 12:04 PM

  • UFIFAS - Solar Panels Icon with logo

    Find a learning adventure online, with Sarasota County Extension

    Feeling walled in, as you practice social distancing to help stem the COVID-19 outbreak? Sarasota County Extension continues to develop online learning opportunities to help you break out, virtually.

    04/20/2020 8:00 AM

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    DOH Sarasota New Drive-Thru Testing Sites

    DOH Sarasota is scheduled to host three by appointment only COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites throughout Sarasota County next week. This community based COVID-19 testing is for anyone who is currently experiencing symptoms (fever, cough, or shortness of breath) or who works in a health care setting.

    04/18/2020 1:37 PM

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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