County business tax due by Sept. 30

Tax Collector’s Office has three locations where payments may be made weekdays, and a special date has been scheduled in North Port; online option also available

Image from the Tax Collector's Office website
Image from the Sarasota County Tax Collector’s Office website

Sarasota County Tax Collector Barbara Ford-Coates is reminding all business owners that Friday, Sept. 30, is the deadline to pay the 2016-17 Sarasota County Business Tax. After that date, a news release points out, the business tax will be delinquent, and additional money will be due.

The quickest and easiest way to pay is at, the release adds.

“After the online payment is complete, a Business Tax receipt can be printed immediately,” Ford-Coates advises in the release. Payments also may be made by mail or in person at any Tax Collector Office Service Center, Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Those centers are as follows:

  • Downtown Sarasota, located at 101 S. Washington Blvd. (entrance on Adams Lane).
  • South Sarasota, located at 8484 S. Tamiami Trail.
  • Venice, located at 4000 S. Tamiami Trail.

In North Port, payments may be made at North Port City Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the release points out.

Any business that has not received a renewal notice, or any new business that has not registered, should contact the Tax Collector’s Office immediately at 861-8300, Option 3, or email, the release stresses. Businesses in the cities of Sarasota, Venice and North Port and those in the town of Longboat Key may also be required to pay a city business tax, the release notes.