The Planning and Development Services Department offers a variety of services for our community:
For building permits, permitting fees, contractor licensing, and to submit applications electronically.
To report alleged violations of the County Code.
For contractor licensing and to report alleged violations associated with unlicensed contractors or un-permitted work.
For neighborhood education and communications, neighborhood grants, Civics 101, etc.
For environmental planning and permitting related to trees, beaches, shorelines, native habitats, waterways, wildlife, wetlands, earthmoving, air and water quality, etc.
For information on promoting improvements and redevelopment in the Englewood CRA.
For information on a cooperative effort of the city of Sarasota and Sarasota County to serve residents with affordable housing needs throughout Sarasota County.
For information about impact fees.
For site and development plans, subdivision plans, platting, right-of-way permitting, etc.
For comprehensive planning, rezones, special exceptions, etc.
For information regarding the County’s Zoning Regulations, including a variety of topics such as zoning districts, setbacks, height limitations, landscaping and buffering, temporary use permits, etc.