Building Division

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The Building Division is designed to help Sarasota County property owners, building contractors and permit agents with the permitting process:  This includes:

Visit our online permitting website at for online permitting, permit applications and other forms, to query by permit, people or property, track my inspections, impact fee calculator, request for information, licensing hub,  view reports online,  and many other options.

Office Locations

  • 1001 Sarasota Center Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34240
  • 4000 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34293

Permit Center Hours of Operation

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Thursday 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

 Contact Information

  • Sarasota Office, Phone: 941-861-6678 Fax: 941-861-6471
  • Venice Office, Phone: 941-861-3029 Fax: 941-861-3282
  • Permitting Email:
  • Inspection Hotline, Phone: 941-861-3271 and 941-861-3273
  • Inspection Hotline Email:
  • Licensing, Phone: 941-861-6124 Fax: 941-861-6711, Email:
  • Contractor Complaints, Phone: 941-861-3285, Email:
  • Unlicensed/unpermitted activity, Phone: 941-861-6612, Email: