On Aug. 21, Sarasota County will replace its current permitting system with an enhanced program called Accela Civic Apps. To prepare for the launch, the current permitting system, known as Amanda, will be unavailable starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15.

Limited permitting services will be available Aug.16, 17 and 18, then Accela will go live at 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 21, with faster, simpler permitting for contractors, engineers and architects.

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Current Codes

  • 2020 National Electrical Code
  • 2023 Florida Building Code 8th Edition
    • Building
    • Existing Building
    • Residential
    • Plumbing-Fuel
    • Mechanical
    • Accessibility

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Division/TEAM Address & Hours Phone/Email
Building Sarasota Operations Center
1001 Sarasota Center Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34240
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.*
*Closed at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays
R.L. Anderson Administration Center
4000 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34293
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.*
*Closed at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays

Phone: 941-861-5000
Fax: 941-861-6471
Email: building@scgov.net

Phone: 941-861-5000
Fax: 941-861-3282
Email: building@scgov.net
Permitting Email: building@scgov.net
Inspection Hotline Phone: 941-861-3271 and
Email: INSPhotline@scgov.net
Licensing Email: licensing@scgov.net
Impact Fees Email: impactfees@scgov.net

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