Surplus Lands

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Real Property that serves no future use for the county may be declared surplus and sold. There are five methods for disposal of surplus property. These methods are outlined in the County’s Surplus Lands Ordinance and include: Bid Sale, County Sale (Invitation to Negotiate), Private Sale, Exchange, and conveyance to a governmental entity or charitable institution. For more information regarding each method, click on the Ordinance tab.

For a property overview: CLICK on the FOR SALE SIGN on the map.

For detailed property information: CLICK the address of the surplus land listed in the MENU on the LEFT SIDE of this page.

To submit a bid:
  1. Print and complete the required documentation associated with the parcel.
  2. Then mail or hand deliver it to Sarasota County Real Estate Services by the deadline date posted for that parcel. (No electronic delivery accepted.)

If you have a question about a property; complete the "Property Question" form and click the submit button. We post the answer weekly with the listing documents. 

NOTE: Real Estate Services staff cannot discuss surplus property during a bid.  



Surplus properties currently on the market:

Orange Grove Ave., Nokomis Bid Closed; Under Review
4091 Radnor Place, Sarasota Bid Closed; Under Review
200 Montana Ave., Nokomis Bid Closed; Under Review
20 N. Washington Blvd., Sarasota Contract Pending

 Property Question Form

(To ask a question about a property currently for sale, click on the link for "Property Question" form, complete and hit the submit button.)

Want to be notified about surplus properties?

(To be notified and added to our contact list click on the link above, complete the form and hit the submit button.)


Florida Statute 125.35

County Ordinance 2016-087

Surplus Lands Manual