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  • Memorial Day - All County offices closed Monday May 25
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All County Offices will be closed Monday, May 25th in observance of Memorial Day.
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Downtown Sarasota
   Hours: Mon-Thu 8:30-5:00, Fri 8:30-5:30
South Sarasota
   Hours: Mon-Thu 8:30-5:00, Fri 8:30-5:30
   Hours: Mon-Thu 8:30-5:00, Fri 8:30-5:30
North Port
   Hours: 2nd & 4th Wed 10:00-2:00
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May 31st Deadline to Pay Real Estate Taxes

If your 2014 tax bill is unpaid, please read for important deadlines. The annual Sarasota County Tax Certificate Sale will be held June 1st and the amount due will increase significantly on that date. In order to avoid additional charges, tax payments must be RECEIVED in our office no later than Friday, May 29th or paid online no later than Sunday, May 31st. Payment Options

Tax Certificate Sale June 1st
The annual Sarasota County Tax Certificate Sale will be held online June 1st. If you are interested in investing, you can register now. Only pre-registered bidders may participate in this sale. You can also view a list of the tax certificates that are currently available. Bidding begins at 18% per year, and each tax certificate is sold to the investor bidding the LOWEST annual interest rate. It is important to know that a tax certificate is a tax lien; there are no properties available for purchase at this sale. Click here to more information.

Did You Know?

  • New residents must register their vehicle or obtain a driver's license soon after starting a job, placing kids in school or permanently relocating. Watch this clip to learn more.
  • All the information you need to update your name on your driver's license or ID card can be found at the following government websites. (Please note there are several websites that advertise changing your name for a fee; these are NOT affiliated with any government agency.)
    1. ​​Change your name at Social Security.
    2. After your updated social security card arrives, visit one of our Service Centers. You will need to bring certified court documents or a certified marriage certificate.
    3. If you are not yet Real ID compliant, you must meet additional document requirements before obtaining a new driver’s license or ID Card.