City and county administrative offices closed for Fourth of July holiday

Residential garbage, recycling and yard waste collections will not be affected

Fireworks light up the Siesta sky on July Fourth in 2019. The Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce also will host a fireworks display this July Fourth at Siesta Public Beach. Photo contributed by Peter van Roekens

City and County of Sarasota administrative offices will be closed Monday, July 5, in observance of the Fourth of July holiday, both local governments have announced.

Residential garbage, recycling and yard waste collections in the city and county, along with commercial garbage collection in the city, will be unaffected by the holiday, they point out in news releases.

Hours of operation at City of Sarasota recreational and cultural arts facilities for July 4-5 are as follows:

The City of Sarasota will host a July 4th parade along the Sarasota Bayfront, paying tribute to veterans, first responders, medical professionals and frontline, as part of Suncoast Summer Fest’s Celebrate Sarasota, the city is reminding the public.

The parade will begin at 8 p.m. on July 4 and culminate with local American Idol star Alana performing the National Anthem at Chaplain J.D. Hamel Park, immediately followed by the Sarasota Bayfront fireworks show. The park stands at 199 Bayfront Drive.

In regard to county government offices, the county news release points out that the following will be closed on July 5:

  • The Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) administrative office and downtown Sarasota transfer station’s customer service window.
  • Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources recreational facilities.
  • The Florida Department of Health-Sarasota County.
  • Sarasota County’s Chemical Collection Centers located at 8750 Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota and at 250 S. Jackson Road in Venice.
  • The administrative offices at the Central County Landfill, located at 4000 Knights Trail Road in Nokomis, and the Chemical Collection Center, located at 8750 Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota. In addition, the Re-Uz-It Shop remains closed to the public at this time because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, the county release points out, the Central County Landfill and the Citizens’ Convenience Center, located at 4010 Knights Trail Road in Nokomis, will be open on July 5.

Additionally, SCAT bus and SCAT Plus service, the new OnDemand mobility service, and the Siesta Key Breeze will operate at normal hours, the county release says.