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.

Permitting, Plan Review and Inspections

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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 permitting, plan review, inspections, contractor licensing and unlicensed/unpermitted enforcement.

There are many functions that the public can access including:


Current Codes

  • 2017 Florida Building Code 6th Edition (Building, Existing Building, Residential)
  • 2014 National Electrical Code
  • 2017 Florida Building Code / Plumbing-Fuel/Gas 6th Edition
  • 2017 Florida Building Code / Mechanical 6th Edition
  • 2017 Florida Building Code / Accessibility 6th Edition

For all other codes, visit


Frequent Links

State of FL – Dept of Business & Professional Regulation License Search

Sarasota County Property Appraiser – Real Property Search

State of Florida – Product Approval

FEMA – Flood Elevation Certificates – County Files

Florida Building Codes