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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 (941-365-2200 ext. 36580)
  • Code Compliance (941-263-6417)
  • Development Review (941-365-2200 ext. 36596)
  • Local Business Tax (941-365-2200 ext. 36624)
  • Tree Protection (941-365-2200 ext. 36530)
  • Zoning (941-263-6432)

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