• County, tax collector to break ground on new mid-county office 

    SARASOTA COUNTY – Ground will be broken Thursday on a new Mid-County Tax Collector Office at 6100 Sawyer Loop Road, Sarasota.


    The design and construction of the new 10,770-square-foot building is a joint effort between the Sarasota County Tax Collector, Sarasota County Public Works, Fawley Bryant Architects and Tandem Construction.

    The new facility will provide enhanced and more efficient services for Sarasota County residents. It will offer a full range of Tax Collector services, including the issuance of drivers’ licenses, vehicle titles and registrations, and tax payment collection.

    The nearly 6-acre site will include a road course for drivers’ license testing, allowing motorists to demonstrate their driving competence under safe and controlled conditions. The new office will also feature an after-hours payment drop-box and a drive-thru for those who are on the go.

    The building has been designed using sustainable building practices and materials. It will feature LED lighting, high-efficiency air conditioning, the use of environmentally sustainable materials, and native plant species that will not require irrigation after establishment.

    With a total construction cost of $3.86 million and a total project cost of $6.68 million, the Sarasota County Commission has made a significant investment into this project in an effort to provide excellent service for citizens. The project is expected to be completed in spring of 2018.

    County officials will host a groundbreaking ceremony at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at the new site.

    For more information, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000 or visit www.scgov.net.



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