Neighborhood and Development Services
Neighborhoods, Redevelopment and Special Projects Division provides services in the areas of; Downtown Redevelopment; Historic Preservation, Neighborhoods, Public Art and Traffic/Transportation Planning.
North Sarasota/Newtown Redevelopment Division works with the community to manage redevelopment opportunities, and provide assistance with economic revitalization in this Enterprise Zone.
Office of Housing & Community Development Division is a cooperative effort of the City of Sarasota and Sarasota County governments and serves residents throughout Sarasota County including the cities of Sarasota, Venice, and North Port.
Planning, Development and Zoning Division provides services in the area of; Building Permits, Code Compliance, Local Business Tax Receipt, Planning and Zoning.
Transportation Engineering Division regulates the public Rights-of-Way within the City of Sarasota to provide safe access for pedestrian, bicycle and motor vehicle traffic as well as coordinates placement of underground and overhead utilities. Public rights-of-way include streets, alleys, parkways, sidewalks, medians, curbs and gutters and drainage facilities. Street and sidewalk closures, construction activities and utility work affecting public rights-of-way require a permit and are scheduled in order to minimize interruptions to the flow of pedestrian and vehicle traffic. This Division also regulates Valet Parking programs within the City and issues valet permits.
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