Sarasota County business tax due by Sept. 30

Delinquency will result in fines, Tax Collector’s Office points out

The Tax Collector’s Office in downtown Sarasota is in the Terrace Building. A 24-hour drop box is located there. Image courtesy Tax Collector’s Office

The 2021-2022 Sarasota County business tax is due by Thursday, Sept. 30, Sarasota County Tax Collector Barbara Ford-Coates is reminding all business owners.

“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’s Office immediately at 941-861-8300, Option 3, or email, the release adds.

“The quickest and easiest way to pay is at,” the release points out. A business tax receipt can be printed immediately after online payment, the release notes.

Payments also can be mailed to 101 S. Washington Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34236 or placed in a 24-hour drop box located at the following sites:

  • The Adams Lane entrance of the Terrace Building in downtown Sarasota, located at 101 S. Washington Blvd.
  • The entrance of the Tax Collector’s Mid-County Office, which stands at 6100 Sawyer Loop Road in Sarasota.
  • The north entrance of 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, located at 4970 City Hall Blvd.

A customer wishing to pay in person is encouraged to schedule an appointment at While walk-ins are accepted, the release says, “[T]here may be a wait or customers may be turned away if the office is at capacity.”

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

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