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  • Lemon Avenue Streetscape construction rendering

    Main Street-Lemon Avenue intersection to close beginning May 28

    The intersection of Main Street and Lemon Avenue in downtown Sarasota is expected to close to vehicular traffic beginning May 28 for approximately five weeks as work begins on the Lemon Avenue streetscape project. The intersection is anticipated to reopen in time for the annual downtown “Boats on th

    05/24/2019 10:31 AM

  • Tweet from the Beat Graphic

    Sarasota Police to host Click It or Ticket Edition of ‘Tweet from the Beat’

    The Sarasota Police Department will take social media followers on another “virtual ride-along.” On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, beginning at 8 a.m., Twitter users can “ride along” for another ‘Tweet from the Beat’ with the Sarasota Police Department Traffic Unit.

    05/22/2019 3:08 PM

  • Memorial Day Parade

    City hosts Memorial Day parade Monday, May 27

    The City of Sarasota, in conjunction with the Sarasota Patriotic Observance Committee, will host the annual Memorial Day parade at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27, in downtown Sarasota.

    05/21/2019 9:54 AM

  • Memorial Day Parade Road Closures Map

    Memorial Day Parade Road Closures & Holiday Safety Reminders

    The annual Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 27, 2019 beginning at 10 a.m. at Main Street and Osprey Avenue in Sarasota. There will be several tow away zones and street closure notices that will be in place for Monday, May 27, 2019.

    05/21/2019 8:39 AM

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    Orange Ave.-MLK Way water main project begins May 28

    The intersection at North Orange Avenue and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way in north Sarasota will be partially closed to traffic beginning Tuesday, May 28, as crews begin work on a water main replacement project.

    05/20/2019 2:44 PM

  • Memorial Day 2019 graphic

    City offices to close for Memorial Day on May 27

    City of Sarasota administrative offices will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day.

    05/20/2019 9:36 AM

  • Boating Safety Inspection Day (1)

    Boating Safety Inspection Day Saturday, May 18, 2019

    On Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., the Sarasota Police Department and the Civilian Volunteer Marine Program will partner with the United States Coast Guard Flotilla 84 and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission for an Interagency Boating Safety Inspection Day at Centennial Park.

    05/16/2019 8:32 AM

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    Sarasota Police Honored at 16th District Congressional Law Enforcement Awards

    The Sarasota Police Department Crisis Negotiation Unit (CNU), Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) and Detective Anthony DeFrancisco were honored Monday night during Congressman Vern Buchanan’s 16th District Congressional Law Enforcement Awards.

    05/14/2019 12:50 PM

  • etrack sign in page

    New Recreation Software System

    The City of Sarasota Parks & Recreation District is switching to a new software system that will allow you to easily check-in and register online for events and recreational programs.

    05/13/2019 2:53 PM

  • City Auditor and Clerk, Meetings, Archived meetings

    Archived City Commission meetings available on demand

    Hundreds of archived City Commission meetings, dating as far back as 1990, are now available on demand via the City of Sarasota website www.SarasotaFl.Gov

    05/13/2019 2:24 PM

  • Click It or Ticket

    Click It or Ticket Safety Campaign Begins Monday, May 13th

    To help keep drivers and passengers stay safe, the Sarasota Police Department is reminding motorists to Click It or Ticket. Aimed at enforcing seat belt use to help keep families safe, the national seat belt campaign will take place May 13 through June 2, concurrent with the busy travel season.

    05/10/2019 8:27 AM

  • Sarasota in Motion logo

    ‘Sarasota in Motion’ kicks off with public workshops, online survey

    Everyone who lives, works and plays in Sarasota is invited to get on board as the City embarks on Sarasota in Motion, its first citywide transportation master plan.

    05/08/2019 9:10 AM

  • SPDLogo

    Sarasota Police Chief’s Daughter Injured in Maryland

    The Sarasota Police Department appreciates the outpouring of prayers, support and thoughts that have been sent for Chief Bernadette DiPino and her family.

    05/03/2019 10:41 AM

  • Permitting

    Permitting Division updates computer system; Customer service impacted May 6-10

    The Permitting Division within the Development Services Department will have very limited customer service next week May 6-9 and the office will be closed Friday, May 10 as the division modernizes and continues the process of digitizing to a new enterprise computer system.

    05/02/2019 4:33 PM

  • 4-27-2019 DEA Drug Takeback Day Photo

    Sarasota Police Collect More than 35 Pounds of Unwanted Drugs During National Take-Back Day

    On Saturday, April 27, 2019, Officers with the Sarasota Police Department Street Crimes Unit collected 38 pounds of unused, expired and unwanted prescriptions drugs during the National Drug Take-Back Initiative with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

    04/29/2019 10:36 AM

  • St Armands Garage, Parking

    St. Armands Garage grand opening set for April 29

    The City of Sarasota will host a grand opening ceremony for the St. Armands Garage, 57 N. Adams Drive, on Monday, April 29 at 11 a.m. The public is invited to join the festivities, which will include tours of the facility, ribbon cutting and remarks from St. Armands business leaders as well as City

    04/24/2019 11:30 AM

  • 4-24-2019 Bella Sol Apartments

    Robbery and Accidental Shooting at Bella Sol Apartments Under Investigation

    Two juveniles are facing charges of Robbery with a Firearm (felony) following a robbery attempt and shooting at 1201 Signal Pointe Circle, Sarasota, just before 5 p.m., on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Detectives do not believe the incident was random and the victim and suspects knew one another.

    04/24/2019 9:59 AM

  • Monarch Butterfly

    Butterflies, Bees & Birds

    Take home your very own pollinator plant! Participants will learn: • What are pollinators & why do we need them? • Types of bees & how they aren't all dangerous. • How pesticides affect pollinators and us. • What is a pollinator garden? • How/why you create a pollinator garden.


  • Tweet from theBeatMarine Patrol Edition

    Sarasota Police to host Marine Patrol Edition of ‘Tweet from the Beat’ on Friday

    The Sarasota Police Department is taking social media followers on another virtual ride-along. On Friday, the Sarasota Police Department will be hosting a Marine Patrol edition of ‘Tweet from the Beat.’

    04/23/2019 2:55 PM

  • 19-024275 (1)

    Shooting Under Investigation; No Injuries Reported

    The Sarasota Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened at approximately 8 p.m. in the 1900 block of 32nd Street, Sarasota, on Monday, April 22, 2019. No injuries have been reported.

    04/23/2019 9:34 AM

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