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Building Division drop box to be available for plans, paperwork

Post Date:03/23/2020 4:07 PM

Contact:  Jason Bartolone, Communications Specialist   941-928-3988;


Sarasota, FL:  In an effort to keep the construction industry moving during the COVID-19 public health emergency, the City of Sarasota’s Building Division will have a drop box available to the public for plans and other transmittals.

Beginning Tuesday, March 24, the drop box will be available in the first-floor lobby of the City Hall Annex, 1565 1st St., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The box can be used for commercial and residential building plans, transmittal of permits under review, elevation certificates and other miscellaneous paperwork. Customers dropping off plans can anticipate a 24-hour delay in processing.

The rest of City Hall and other City buildings remain closed to the public, but most City operations and functions are still available.

The public is advised to conduct business with the City either online via www.SarasotaFL.Gov or by phone at 941-263-6000.

Additional resources

Information and resources for businesses and employees, including Small Business Emergency Bridge Loans and other assistance programs, can be found on the Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County’s webpage at

A Sarasota-specific call center for questions and concerns about COVID-19 is now available through the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County:  941-861-2883. Subject matter experts are available Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The most current, official information on COVID-19 in Florida can be found at  A 24/7 hotline is also available:  1-866-779-6121.

For more information, contact Jason Bartolone, Communications Specialist:  941-928-3988.


About the City of Sarasota:  Distinguished by U.S. News and World Report as the 18th Best Place to Live in the U.S., the City of Sarasota is a diverse community located on Florida’s Suncoast with 56,000 year-round residents, several internationally recognized cultural arts venues, stunning sunsets along Lido Beach, a 45-hole municipal golf course at the historic Bobby Jones Golf Club, and Major League spring training baseball with the Baltimore Orioles.  Learn more about us at www.SarasotaFL.Gov