All vendors who provide services for Sarasota County must have appropriate insurance. 

County staff is responsible for ensuring the vendors they hire have the required coverage.

Insurance protects the county and taxpayers by transferring the risk associated with services and work to a third party.

The amount of insurance the vendor must carry is determined by the risk involved in the work being performed.

  • To help determine how much insurance a vendor is required to carry, a sample insurance certificate was created for various types of work.
  • The sample certificate shows what general liability, commercial automobile, umbrella and workers' compensation coverage is needed.
  • Some vendors also may need special classes of insurance like professional liability, garage keepers or liquor liability.