Venice office of Clerk of Court moves to new South County Courthouse

Location officially 4004 S. Tamiami Trail, first floor

This is the exterior of the South County Courthouse. Image courtesy Sarasota County Clerk of Court Karen Rushing

The Sarasota Clerk of the Circuit Court and County Comptroller’s Venice branch has been relocated to the new South County Courthouse, which stands at 4004 S. Tamiami Trail in Venice, Clerk of Court Karen Rushing’s staff has announced.

Hours of operation remain Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., a news release notes.

The complete address for the Clerk and Comptroller Office’s Venice location is as follows: Karen E. Rushing, Sarasota Clerk of the Circuit Court and County Comptroller, Venice Branch Office, 4004 South Tamiami Trail — First Floor, Venice, FL 34293.

The phone number is 941-861-7400.

The Sarasota Clerk and Comptroller’s Office assists the public with a variety of services, such as filing property deeds, obtaining marriage licenses, public records requests, processing passports, and establishing affordable payment plans to pay outstanding fees, fines, and court obligations, the release points out.

The new facility in Venice, which is adjacent to its former location within the R.L. Anderson Administration Center, is open to customers needing to conduct official business in person, the release adds. With offices in both Venice and Sarasota, as well as services available online at, customers can access assistance at any time, closer to home, the release points out.