Sarasota County is actively monitoring the beaches and cleaning in accordance with beach policy. To report a fish kill, call 800-636-0511.

Find current beach conditions at Mote Marine Daily Beach Conditions. Find updates on the county’s beach cleaning efforts at Red Tide Status.

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 including:

Visit our online permitting website at  Building Dept. 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.

Office Locations

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

Permit Center Hours of Operation

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

Contact Information

  • Sarasota Office
    1001 Sarasota Center Blvd. 
    phone: 941-861-6678
    fax: 941-861-6471

  • Venice Office
    4000 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice
    phone: 941-861-3029
    fax: 941-861-3282

  • Permitting

  • Inspection Hotline
    phone: 941-861-3271 and 941-861-3273

  • Inspection Hotline

  • Licensing
    phone: 941-861-5214
    fax: 941-861-6711

  • Contractor Complaints
    phone: 941-861-3285

  • Unlicensed/unpermitted activity
    phone: 941-861-6612