National Preparedness Month each September raises awareness of the importance of preparing your home and community for disasters and emergencies. To stay safe, neighborhoods must both prevent and prepare. This month, please remember to prepare and plan by keeping everybody in mind to ensure your family, pets, property, and community are safe!
Need to make a plan or prepare a kit?
The Sarasota County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates residents on disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area. CERT members learn to assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.
What is the Neighborhood Safety Academy?
The Neighborhood Safety Academy is a four-week program designed to educate citizens on topics and resources which support safe homes, streets, and communities. Participants will engage with representatives of the Sarasota County Fire Department, SSO, the University of South Florida Traffic Operations and Safety Research, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation and more.
Thinking about renting a dwelling unit in your home?
Sarasota County allows for the rental of dwelling units but is only allowed in specific zoning districts in Sarasota County per the Unified Development Code (UDC).
National Public Lands Day is the largest single-day volunteer event focused on enhancing and improving America’s Public Lands. Join Sarasota County Parks, Recreation, and Natural Resources to help improve Culverhouse Nature Park and Community Garden!
Sustainable Transportation Discussion
Looking for ways to reduce fuel costs? Interested in riding the bus, but not sure where to start? Thinking about an electric car, but not sure what questions to ask?
Join us virtually on Thursday, Sept. 16 at 12 PM EST for an engaging panel discussion about sustainable transportation. Local experts from Sarasota County Area Transit, UF/IFAS, and Sarasota County will discuss a broad range of alternatives to traditional commuting, including bicycling, buses, trails, electric vehicle use, and more.
Is Pollution the Attribution?
Concerned about water pollution in your area?
Sarasota County’s Air and Water Quality team is committed to preserving our environment and responding to concerns as quickly as possible. Submit an online pollution concern form or call 941-861-5000. Reporting an environmental emergency? Contact the State Watch Office at 800-320-0519.
For more information about Air and Water Quality, visit scgov.net, keyword: AWQ.