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The Environmental Protection Division focuses on three main areas to “meet the community expectations for a high-quality environment:”

  • Air and water quality
  • Environmental permitting
  • Environmental planning

Air and Water Quality manages the protection and restoration of Sarasota County’s air and water resources from impacts of pollution. Through various programs and in partnerships with industry, we work to safeguard our natural resources wherever there is the potential to pollute our air and water, including:

  • Domestic wastewater treatment plants
  • Petroleum storage tank facilities
  • Industrial and commercial businesses

Environmental Permitting and Projects ensure protection of Sarasota County’s natural resources through reviewing permits, conducting compliance and monitoring, and encouraging environmental stewardship with a focus on planning, policy, and projects that protect Sarasota County's natural resources. Concentration areas include:

  • Trees
  • Mangroves
  • Earthmoving
  • Water
  • Comprehensive Plan
  • Land Use
  • Policy Development
  • Ordinance Amendments
  • Major Costal Initiatives
  • Wildlife Conservation
  • Other Environmental Initiatives

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Division/Team Phone/Email
Environmental Protection Phone: 941-861-5000
Email: reportpollution@scgov.net or seaturtle@scgov.net

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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