County business tax payments due by Sept. 30

Failure to meet the deadline will result in late fees

This is the top of the Sarasota County Business Tax registration form. Image courtesy Sarasota County Tax Collector Barbara Ford-Coates

Sarasota County Tax Collector Barbara Ford-Coates is reminding all business owners that the 2023-2024 Sarasota County Business Tax is due Sept. 30.

“The county business tax is required if you are engaging in a business, profession or occupation located within Sarasota County,” a news release explains. “Any business that has not received a renewal notice or a new business that has not registered should contact the Tax Collector immediately” at 941-861-8300, Option 3, or by email at, the release stresses.

Any county business tax that remains unpaid after Sept. 30 will be delinquent, the release points out; additional money will be due.

“The quickest way to pay is at,” the release points out. The business tax receipt, which should be displayed, “can be printed immediately after online payment,” the release adds. Alternatively, the release notes, payments may be mailed to 101 S. Washington Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34236 or placed in a 24-hour drop box at one of the following Sarasota County Tax Collector’s Office locations:

  • Adams Lane entrance to the Terrace Building, which stands in downtown Sarasota at 101 S. Washington Blvd.
  • The entrance to the Mid-County Office, standing at 6100 Sawyer Loop Road in Sarasota.
  • The entrance to the R.L. Anderson Administration Center in Venice, located at 4000 S. Tamiami Trail.
  • The utility payment drive-through “bypass lane” at North Port City Hall, which stands at 4970 City Hall Blvd.

“Customers wishing to pay in person are encouraged to schedule an appointment at,” the release points out. While walk-in customers are accepted at all locations except the one in North Port City Hall, where an appointment is required, the release adds that “those who choose to walk in may encounter a wait or may be turned away if the office is at capacity.”

Businesses in the Cities of Sarasota, Venice and North Port and in the Town of Longboat Key also may be required to pay a municipal business tax, the release says, advising individuals to contact the appropriate city or town hall for more information.