Sarasota County Property Appraiser’s Office announces closing of all three physical locations as of March 20

Main office to remain open with staff prepared to assist the public

Bill Furst. Image courtesy Sarasota County

Effective March 20 “and until further notice,” the Sarasota County Property Appraiser’s Office temporarily is closing all three of its physical locations to the public, staff announced on March 18.

“The office remains open and is fully prepared” to assist members of the public with their property-related questions and the filing of exemptions, a news release points out.

“Our number one priority is the health and well-being of our employees, our customers and the communities we serve,” said Sarasota County Property Appraiser Bill Furst in the release. “As this situation continues to evolve, we are following the recommendations of the [U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention], public health officials and government agencies to ensure that we are doing all that we can to limit the spread of COVID-19 while continuing to serve our customers’ needs through our website, by mail or by phone.”

Online services available for the Property Appraiser’s Office are e-filing for Homestead and other exemptions; e-filing for tangible personal property tax returns; and changes of mailing address, the release notes.

For more information regarding the services, visit or call 861-8200.