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Barbara Ford-Coates - Florida Tax Collector serving Sarasota County
Exceptional Staff - Exceptional Service
Offices will be closed Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day.
  • Welcome to your 24-Hour Service Center
  • Skip The Trip, Pay Online - Pay Taxes, Renew Driver's License, Renew Registration
  • Offices closed Monday, May 27th, for Memorial Day
  • Welcome to your 24-Hour Service Center
  • Skip The Trip, Pay Online - Pay Taxes, Renew Driver's License, Renew Registration

REAL ID License or ID Card

The countdown in on! Starting May 7, 2025, Florida residents planning to use their driver's license or ID Card to board a federally regulated domestic flight must have a REAL ID compliant card with gold star. More information at www.flhsmv.gov/driver-licenses-id-cards/real-id. If you do not already have a gold star, or if you have one but your information has changed, visit www.flhsmv.gov/driver-licenses-id-cards/what-to-bring to learn what you need to bring to update your card. When you have all your documents, schedule your appointment online.

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 or preview a items for sale. Only pre-registered bidders may participate in this sale and registration must be completed by Tue., May 28th at 4:00 pm ET. You can also download a list of delinquent accounts from the "Delinquent List" section. 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.

May 31st Deadline to Property Taxes

If your 2023 property tax bill is unpaid, please read for important deadlines.

The annual Sarasota County Tax Certificate Sale for unpaid real estate accounts will be held June 1st, and the amount due will increase significantly on that date. Unpaid tangible personal property accounts will have a warrant issued. In order to avoid additional charges, tax payments must be RECEIVED in our office no later than Fri., May 31st.

Get Ready for Your Road Test

Do you have a road test appointment soon? We want to make sure you are ready for your test and have all the tools you need to pass! Take a moment to view these helpful videos on certain driving maneuvers you will be required to complete. Thank you to our friends at the Manatee County Tax Collector's Office for creating these helpful videos!

Appointments for Services

Appointments are recommended for all services and can be scheduled online. Appointments are required for the Road or Written Test, Concealed Weapon License, and any service in the North Port Office. You must be a Sarasota County resident. If you are establishing residency or are a seasonal resident, you are eligible for an appointment. If you live outside of Sarasota County, please visit your local Tax Collector. Customers who walk in without an appointment may encounter a long wait or may be turned away if the office is at capacity.

Having trouble making your payment online or need assistance with something else? Call 941.861.8300 or email Info@SarasotaTaxCollector.com.

Offices will be closed Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day.
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Downtown Sarasota
   Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30-5:00
Mid-County
   Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30-5:00
Venice
   Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30-5:00
North Port
   Appointment Required