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Emergency storm repairs require permits
Emergency repairs caused by damage from Tropical Storm Debby may require permits. The Florida Building Code allows next-business day permit submittals to protect against weather. This does not apply to voluntarily replaced components.

Network maintenance will impact service this weekend
Maintenance to Sarasota County's fiber optic connections will temporarily disrupt service to most county networks from 6 p.m. Saturday, June 30, through 10 a.m. Sunday, July 1. All county buildings will be affected, including fire stations and SCAT Administration.

Phillippi Shores sidewalks
Public Meeting logoThe Phillippi Shores Elementary School sidewalk project is being built under the federal "Safe Routes to School" program. Learn more about the route
project during an open house-style public meeting Tuesday, July 10 at Phillippi Estate Park.

Fertilizer restrictions are on
WaterSarasota County has one of the state's toughest rules for protecting local waterways. Ordinance No. 2007-062prohibits the use of fertilizer containing nitrogen or phosphorous from June 1 through Sept. 30 for both residential and commercial users.

Got used medications?
Drop them off at the Venice Police Department's new permanent Medication Take-back Box. Unused prescription and over-the-counter medications will be accepted 24/7, and turn-in is always anonymous. The box debuts Friday, June 29.

Free HIV testing
Sarasota Member organizations of the HIV-AIDS Network of Southwest Florida are providing free HIV testing to the public as part of a national HIV testing campaign.

Expanding primary care service
Child FemaleA grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will provide nearly $600,000 per year through 2016 in primary care service to low-income and uninsured people in North Sarasota County.  

HHS wins NACo award
The National Association of Counties has recognized Sarasota County Health and Human Services for its "Safe RX" campaignto help healthcare providers promote resp

Come work for us
Sarasota County is hiring. Seewhat positions are available.
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