Zoning is responsible for the oversight of the Code of Ordinances for Sarasota County. This system of land use regulations classifies how land can be used, prescribing standards for its development by:

  • Helping to protect public and private interests
  • Preserve critical areas
  • Promote orderly growth
  • Encourage development in keeping with community desires

Land Development is responsible for reviews and inspections for all horizontal construction related to new development in Sarasota County, including:

  • Roads
  • Sidewalks
  • Water and Sewer
  • Stormwater Systems

Unified Development Code (UDC)

The Sarasota County Commission adopted the new Unified Development Code (UDC) on November 27, 2018 with an effective date of January 1, 2019. The UDC updated and combined the county’s Land Development Regulations (former Chapter 74 of the County Code) and Zoning Regulations (former Appendix A of the County Code).

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