City of Sarasota Building Division drop box to be available for plans, paperwork

Location is in first floor lobby of City Hall Annex

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“In an effort to keep the construction industry moving during the COVID-19 public health emergency, the City of Sarasota’s Building Division will have a drop box available to the public for plans and other transmittals,” the city announced on March 23.

As of March 24, the drop box has been made available in the first-floor lobby of the City Hall Annex, which is located at 1565 First St., a news release said. The drop box is accessible from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, the release added.

“The box can be used for commercial and residential building plans, transmittal of permits under review, elevation certificates and other miscellaneous paperwork,” the release pointed out. “Customers dropping off plans can anticipate a 24-hour delay in processing,” it said.

The rest of City Hall and other city buildings remain closed to the public, the release added, but most city operations and functions are still available.

The public is advised to conduct business with the city either online via www.SarasotaFL.Gov or by phone at 941-263-6000.