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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.

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If you have questions, requests, comments, compliments or concerns about Sarasota County you can connect with us in multiple ways.


Access Sarasota

Provides live coverage of county/city Commission meetings and work sessions as well as programming about county/city programs and services.


Media Requests

For media inquiries, please call 941-861-NEWS (6397) or email news@scgov.net.  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 publicrecords@scgov.net.


Current News
  • TrashBags

    Tidy up with the South Venice Community Cleanup

    It's time to clean out the garage and gather discarded household items, appliances, junk, tree trimmings an other garbage as Sarasota County will hold a free community cleanup in the south Venice area from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 21.

    10/09/2017 9:30 AM

  • Storm Debris Pick-up Status Map now available

    Input your address and find out when storm debris removal trucks will be in your area

    10/03/2017 4:30 PM

  • Rescue 2 from Fire Station #2

    Fire Prevention Open House offers family fun

    The open house will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Fire Station No. 5, 400 N. Beneva Road. Admission and refreshments will be free.

    10/03/2017 12:30 PM

  • Venice voter registration deadline Oct. 9

    Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner is reminding voters that Monday, October 9 is the last day a person can register to be eligible to vote in the November 7 City of Venice General Election.

    10/02/2017 10:30 AM

  • South Venice Beach Waterway Restoration Project

    Sarasota County, in partnership with South Venice Civic Association Water Quality Task Force and the Southwest Florida Water Management District, will celebrate the completion of the South Venice Beach Waterway Restoration Project on Saturday, Oct. 14.

    10/02/2017 10:00 AM

  • Master Gardener Plant Sale

    Master Gardeners to host 12th Annual Plant Sale

    Sarasota County Master Gardeners will hold their 12th Annual Plant Sale on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Twin Lakes Park, 6700 Clark Road, Sarasota.

    10/02/2017 8:37 AM

  • Florida to offer online voter registration

    On Sunday, Oct. 1, Florida will launch a new online voter registration website for state residents who would like to register to vote online or who are already registered but need to update their voter records.

    09/29/2017 1:00 PM

  • Selby Library located at 1331 First St.

    Selby Library to host discussion series

    Selby Public Library will host a six-week reading and discussion program on Claudia Rankine's "Citizen: An American Lyric" and its theme of racism in everyday life.

    09/28/2017 1:54 PM

  • Volunteers needed for disaster response

    Sarasota County Health and Human Services is recruiting a team of volunteers to run Volunteer Reception Centers during a disaster.

    09/27/2017 4:42 PM

  • 20170519_NeighborhoodClean-up_087_SD

    Tidy up with Osprey/Vamo 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 Osprey/Vamo area from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 7.

    09/27/2017 10:31 AM

  • Public workshops on UDC project

    Sarasota County is creating a Unified Development Code (UDC) that updates and brings together the land development and zoning regulations, which control the development of all properties in the unincorporated area of Sarasota County. Combining these two codes will make it simpler to find regulatory information for any piece of property, while clarifying the regulations.

    09/27/2017 9:07 AM

  • North Sarasota Library side entrance, North Sarasota Library located at 2801 Newtown Blvd.

    North Sarasota closing for maintenance Sept. 30

    The North Sarasota Library, 2801 Newtown Blvd., will be closed Saturday, Sept. 30, for building maintenance.

    09/27/2017 9:06 AM

  • Volunteer Trail Stewards, Laurel and Katie

    National Public Lands Day on Sept. 30

    oin Sarasota County as it celebrates National Public Lands Day with a volunteer event Saturday, Sept. 30, at Woodmere Park in Venice. National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance America's public lands. Last year, more than 200,000 volunteers nationwide built trails and bridges, planted trees and plants, and removed trash and invasive plants.

    09/22/2017 11:51 AM

  • Girl inNorthLibrary

    Banned Books Week: 'Words Have Power'

    Sarasota County Libraries will celebrate the freedom to read and the significance of First Amendment rights during the annual Banned Books Week, Sept. 24-30.

    09/21/2017 11:52 AM

  • Avoid hurricane clean-up scams

    To check a Sarasota County license or report someone you suspect is acting as an unlicensed contractor or performing work without a permit, call 861-5214 or 861-5000 or visit www.scgov.net/contractors.

    09/21/2017 9:55 AM

  • Find yourself at the library after Irma

    All library locations have resumed normal operating hours.

    09/20/2017 10:18 AM

  • Legislative delegation meeting Sept. 20

    A Sarasota County Legislative Delegation meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Sept. 20.

    09/19/2017 12:51 PM

  • North Port City Hall

    North Port Tax Collector office reopens Sept. 20

    The North Port Office of the Sarasota County Tax Collector will reopen Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 8:30 a.m. following last week’s closure due to Hurricane Irma.

    09/19/2017 11:52 AM

  • Comfort Stations

    09/19/2017 9:54 AM

  • IRMA_NewsRecovery

    Landfill Open

    09/17/2017 8:55 AM

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