Development Services

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The Department of Development Services is comprised of the Divisions listed below. Our collective mission is to protect the health, safety and general welfare of the citizens by enforcing building, zoning, housing and other City codes. The Department works with communities and public agencies alike to preserve and shape a safe, vital, and well planned urban environment.


  • Building & Permitting
  • Code Compliance
  • Current Planning
  • Local Business Tax
  • Tree Protection
  • Zoning

Contact Information:

City of Sarasota
Development Services Department
City Hall Annex 
1565 First Street, 2nd Floor
Sarasota, FL 34236

941-365-2200 ext. 4362