The Rental Market

Sarasota Rents Are Skyrocketing Again

Since March of last year, monthly rents increased by 13 percent in Sarasota County and 19 percent in Manatee County.

07/02/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Centennial Celebrations

County Sets Week of Celebrations to Mark the Sarasota Centennial

Several local partnerships will commemorate the occasion.

06/28/2021 By Staff

Clean Up

Sarasota County to Host Community Cleanup in Lake Sarasota Area June 12

Discarded household items, appliances, junk, tree trimmings and other garbage will be collected at Sarasota Baptist Church.

06/04/2021 By Staff

Breaking News

Sarasota County Declares State of Emergency Over Water Shortage

The order includes a temporary ban on residential lawn irrigation using potable water and is effective until further notice. Residents north of Bee Ridge Road may also experience low water pressure.

05/27/2021 By Staff


Fitch Affirms AAA and AA+ Ratings for Sarasota County Bonds

The county's general credit rating of "AAA" demonstrates consistent maintenance of general fund reserves and low long-term liability burden.

04/26/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Sarasota County Names New Solid Waste Director

Brian Usher previously served as the county's solid waste manager.

02/11/2021 By Staff


Sarasota County Centennial 2021 Launches Partnership Program

Established as a cultural and historical event for the region, the centennial celebration will feature a variety of activities, both in-person and virtual.

01/04/2021 By Staff


Sarasota County Government Offices to Close for the Holidays

Many departments will close on Dec. 24-25, Dec. 31, and Jan. 1, 2021.

12/21/2020 By Staff


Sarasota County Acquires 100 Acres for Conservation

The county recently acquired 20 acres along the Myakka River and 80 acres in the Old Miakka area.

11/20/2020 By Staff


Financial Assistance Program Boosts Economy During Pandemic

The Sarasota County CARES Assistance program has distributed tens of millions of dollars to individuals and businesses.

11/20/2020 By Staff


Rent Assistance Available for Sarasota Residents Impacted by Covid-19

Residents who have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and have experienced unemployment or underemployment may apply for rental assistance to prevent eviction.

08/27/2020 By Staff


Sarasota County Fire Department Recognized by American Heart Association

In 2019, 4 percent of nearly 60,000 emergency calls for SCFD Emergency Medical Service (EMS) response were cardiac-related.

08/14/2020 By Staff


Sarasota County Buys 40 Acres for Environmental Conservation

The property links the existing Old Miakka Preserve to 120,000 acres of conserved land near the Myakka River and Tatum Sawgrass Marsh.

08/06/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Community Cleanup

Newtown Community Cleanup Set for Jan. 25

The free event will take place from 8 a.m.-noon.

01/13/2020 By Staff


Sarasota County Government Offices to Close for Holidays

Offices will be closed Dec. 24-25 and Jan. 1, 2020.

12/19/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Mike Mylett Named Sarasota County Public Utilities Director

Mylett has been with Sarasota County Government since 2000.

08/30/2019 By Staff


Elbrecht Named New County Attorney

Elbrecht, whose tenure began April 1, replaces retiring county attorney Stephen DeMarsh.

04/03/2019 Photography by Staff


Sarasota County Employee Named 'Government Engineer of the Year'

The SunCoast Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers recently honored Sarasota County director of capital projects Carolyn Eastwood.

03/07/2019 By Staff


Developer Builds New Osprey Sidewalk

Neal Communities recently partnered with Sarasota County to build a sidewalk on the north side of Bay Street in Osprey.

03/06/2019 By Staff


Sarasota County Neighborhood Grant Seminars Return This Month

The county offers neighborhoods up to $10,000 for improvement projects.

02/11/2019 By Staff