County government offices to close Feb. 20 in observance of Presidents Day

Garbage and yard waste collections will not be affected

SCAT buses will be on their normal schedule on Feb. 20. Photo courtesy Sarasota County

Most Sarasota County Government offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 20, in observance of Presidents Day, the county has announced.

The collection schedule for solid waste, yard waste and recyclables will not be affected by the holiday, staff has stressed in a news release.

All Sarasota County libraries will be closed, as well as Sarasota County recreation centers, with the exception of the following, the release says: Payne Park Tennis Center, open 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Arlington Park Recreation Center, open noon to 5 p.m.

Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) will be on a normal bus schedule, the release notes, but the customer service stations at SCAT Administration and the downtown transfer station will be closed.

The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County also will observe regular operating hours on Feb. 20, offering its full range of medical and public health services, the release points out. However, Sarasota County Contracted Human Services and Veterans Services will be closed.

The landfill at 4000 Knights Trail Road in Nokomis will be open, but the administrative office will be closed, the release says.

Sarasota County’s chemical collection centers at 8750 Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota and 250 S. Jackson Road in Venice will be closed as well, but the Citizens Convenience Center on Knights Trail Road will be open.

For more information, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 861-5000 or visit