Where can I find the Agenda, Minutes or Video for a City Commission or Advisory Board/Committee meeting?

The archive Video of meetings can be viewed, Agendas and Minutes retrieved by going to the City home page sarasotagov.com and using one of the drop-down menus in the Video on Demand section in the middle of the right side of the page. In one of the drop-down menus select the desired Commission, Board or Committee, you will be taken to that selections View Page and where links for Video/Audio, Agendas and Minutes are available. Most Agendas will provide links to any backup material provided for the meeting. The Agendas will provide "Jump To" links to the place in the Video where the item was actually discussed. Not all meetings are video recorded. A notation should accompany the name of the meeting if Audio Only, i.e., Code Enforcement Hearings–Audio Only. (Note: Agendas and Minutes prior to May 2006 can be found at edocs.sarasotagov.com.

How can I find a Contract or Agreement, Ordinance, Resolution, Domestic Partnership Registry, or other public document?

Use this link to access the City eDocs page edocs.sarasotagov.com There are two Search boxes on this page:
One allows you to search the Text of a Document. This allows you to look for specific words or phrases within the text of a document. (Example: Bayfront Park) If you know what type of document you are searching for check the its appropriate box (Ordinances, Resolutions, Contracts and Agreements or Domestic Partners Registry), if not leave it blank. Once you enter your search words or phrase click on the blue ‘Search’ icon at the bottom of this Search box.

The other Search box allows you to conduct a search based on the specific type of document. Choose the type of document from the "Search In" drop-down list. The search fields below the list will change depending on the type of document you chose. Enter as much information as you possible to narrow your search then click on the blue ‘Search’ icon at the bottom of this Search box.

With any search there may be a significant delay so please be patient. The results for either type of search will appear on the right side of the page.

How can I get information about Building Permits, Building Plans, Zoning, Development or Code Compliance in the City of Sarasota?

The City of Sarasota department of NEIGHBORHOOD AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES (NDS) is in charge of those types of documents. The NDS webpage http://sarasotagov.org/NDS/Planning_Dev.cfm has links to information about all their functions, or you can call:

Building Plans and Permits: (941) 365-2200 extension 4259
Planning and Zoning: (941) 365-2200 extension 4362
Code Compliance: (941) 954-4125

How can I get a copy of a City of Sarasota Police Report?

CITY OF SARASOTA POLICE DEPARTMENT
General information: (941) 366-8000
Records Division: (941) 954-7045
Website: sarasotapd.org

How can I get a copy of a Sarasota County Sheriff's Record or Report, Warrant or Background Check?

SARASOTA COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
General information: (941) 861-5800
Records Division: (941) 954-7045
Website: sarasotasheriff.org This icon means that by clicking on the link you will be leaving a website of the City of Sarasota to a website not under its jurisdiction.

How can I get information about a: Judgment, Civil or Criminal Case? Deed, Mortgage, or Lein? Will, Probate or Death Certificate? Marriage License or Passport?

SARASOTA COUNTY CLERK OF THE COURT
Phone: (941) 861-5800
Website: sarasotaclerk.com This icon means that by clicking on the link you will be leaving a website of the City of Sarasota to a website not under its jurisdiction.

How can I get information about Property Taxes, Property Values or Foreclosures?

SARASOTA COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER
General Information: (941) 861-8200
Public Records: (941) 861-7425
Email: PA@SC-PA.com
Website: scgov.net This icon means that by clicking on the link you will be leaving a website of the City of Sarasota to a website not under its jurisdiction.

As a City employee how can I get more information about … Entering records into the Gain system? Requesting a folder or box from Central Records? Sending old documents to Central Records for storage? Determining Retention Codes for our department records?

CENTRAL RECORDS STAFF CONTACT INFORMATION
Email your request to 2-CentralRecords@sarasotagov.com
Amy Boyd, Records Information Specialist: (941) 329-6107
Nick Dazio, Manager, City Records: (941)329-6108