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
  • Unlicensed/Unpermitted Enforcement
  • Unfit/Unsafe Structures

It is in your best interest to ensure that the contractor you hire is licensed and insured to perform work in Sarasota County.

Contractors and registered users can access their information online and keep track of permits linked to their license in our Online Permitting Services page (external).

Sarasota County Contractor Mobile Application

Registered users, including contractors and authorized agents, can utilize online permitting services from the convenience of a mobile device. Features include:

  • Access application status
  • Schedule applications and pay fees
  • View and manage projects from the field
  • View inspection status
  • Check permit review status

The application is available to download via Google Play (Android) and the App Store (Apple).

Current Codes

  • 2014 National Electrical Code
  • 2017 Florida Building Code 6th Edition
    • Building
    • Existing Building
    • Residential
    • Plumbing-Fuel
    • Mechanical
    • Accessibility

Additional Information

Impact Fees

Impact fees are charges on new development and increases in development intensity for the local government’s cost associated with providing infrastructure to serve the new development. Use the Impact Fee Calculator for a fee estimate+.

Impact Fee Rates Implementation Date: April 1, 2017.

+New or increased development will also be subject to additional building fees as well as capacity fees for wastewater and potable water.

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Contact Us

Division/TEAM Address & Hours Phone/Email
Building Sarasota Operations Center
1001 Sarasota Center Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34240
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.*
*Closed at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays
R.L. Anderson Administration Center
4000 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34293
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.*
*Closed at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays

Phone: 941-861-6678
Fax: 941-861-6471

Phone: 941-861-3029
Fax: 941-861-3282
Permitting Email:
Inspection Hotline Phone: 941-861-3271 and
Licensing Email:
Impact Fees Email:

Disclaimer: Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public-records request, please call the Contact Center at 941‑861‑5000 or office locations.

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