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Known for its pristine, white-sand beaches and world-class art museums, Sarasota, Florida is an ideal destination for vacationers and local residents. One of the most visited attractions in Sarasota, Florida, is the Venetian mansion and the museum built by John Ringling, of circus fame, in the early 20th century. Also popular are Sarasota Jungle Gardens, where you can hold an alligator, and Historic Spanish Point, a nature preserve with historic and archaeological exhibits. Golf, jazz, water sports and outdoor shopping and dining are among Sarasota’s many other pastimes.

Florida Peninsula is proud to provide exceptional homeowner insurance coverage to homeowners living in Sarasota, Florida. Complete the Florida Peninsula home insurance quote form to learn more. Our insurance specialists can consult with you and give you the insurance choices and coverage levels tailored to meet your Sarasota home insurance needs and budget. Our homeowners’ insurance policies cover:

Sarasota windstorm insurance has become increasingly important to its residents due to the active hurricane seasons of the past years.

Sarasota home liability insurance is included with a Florida Peninsula policy and limits may be increased up to $400,000 with the purchase of a Platinum package.

Flood Insurance coverage can be included to your Sarasota homeowner’s insurance policy. Flood water damage can be a very expensive home repair and destroy the valuable contents of your home.  Federal law requires some locations that typically flood to have flood insurance, which isn't covered by most homeowner's policies. Contact a Florida Peninsula insurance professional for a quote on Sarasota Florida flood insurance.

Other insurable Sarasota home owner risks covered by Florida Peninsula Insurance Company include protection to screen enclosures, animal liability, and theft away from premises.

To consult with a Florida Peninsula insurance professional there is no obligation or cost. Determine if you have adequate homeowners insurance to protect your Sarasota home. Many times, our home insurance policy quotes provide significant cost saving and/or provide an increase in policy coverage.

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Learn about Sarasota Homeowners Flood Insurance

Congress created the National Flood Insurance Program in 1968 and requires owners of mortgaged property tin Special Flood Areas to carry flood insurance. FEMA produces Flood Insurance Rate Maps to determine these Special Flood Hazard Areas. A floodplain is the part of the land where water collects, pools, and flows during the course of natural events. Such areas are classified as Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHA), and are located in a 100-year flood zone. 


Base Flood Elevation is the computed elevation to which floodwater is anticipated to rise during the base flood. Base Flood Elevations (BFEs) are shown on Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and on the flood profiles. The BFE is the regulatory requirement for the elevation or flood proofing of structures. The relationship between the BFE and a structure's elevation determines the flood insurance premium.

Sarasota FL Flood Insurance Map:   

Not only is flooding one of the most common and costly disasters, flood risk can also change over time because of new building and development, weather patterns and other factors.
Local flood zone and base flood elevation information that is not yet captured on the FEMA map products is available by making a flood zone determination request from the Building Department Floodplain Specialist at 861-5000. 
The Sarasota County High Risk Flood Zone interactive map allows all interested parties to search for County parcels by address and determine if the parcel is intersected by a FEMA-designated High Risk Flood Zone and the local Community Flood Hazard Area.

 Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA Website: 


Police Department

Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: (941) 316-1199
Front Desk: (941) 366-8000

1700 S. Tamiami Trail: 917-5501
890 Central Avenue: 361-6410
710 N. Osprey Avenue: 361-6293
1782 MLK Jr. Way: 365-3242
1912 N. Orange Ave.: 316-1625

Administrative Captain:
Captain Paul Sutton

Alarm Enforcement:
954-7054 or 364-7328

Chief of Police:
Mikel Hollaway

Criminal Investigations: (CID)
Capt. Wade McVay

Criminal Investigations Tip Line:

Crimes Against Children Unit:
Sgt. Christopher Born

Crime Prevention/Neighborhood Watch:
Officer Ford Snodgrass
954-7056 or 954-7057

District Commander: Zones 4,5,6,9,10
Lt. Randy Boyd

District Commander: Zones 1,2,3,7,8
Lt. Pat Ledwith

Fraud/White Collar Crime/Identity Theft:
Det. Jack Carter

Gang Investigator:
Det. Kim Laster

Internal Affairs and Complaints (IAC) Section:
Lt. John LeBlanc
Sgt. Steve Shoemaker

Marine Patrol:
Capt. Lucius Bonner
Sgt. Kevin Churchill

Narcotics Investigations:

Narcotics Tipline:

Nuisance Abatement:
Det. Jeff Steiner

Project Lifesaver:
Officer Ford Snodgrass

Property and Evidence Unit:
Ken Hoydic

Public Information Officer (PIO):
Capt. Paul Sutton

Records Unit:
Supervisor Cindy Maszak
FAX: 364-8947

Special Events Coordinator:
Jayne Smith
Sharon Diorio

Street Crimes Unit (SCU):
Sgt. Bob Korich

Support Services Division:
Support Services Manager, Lisa Gladdue
Capt. Jeff Karr

Traffic Unit: (also Marine Patrol)
Capt. Lucius Bonner
Sgt. Kevin Churchill

Transient Coordinator/Trespass Enforcement Program:
Officer Tom Keusch

Training Unit:
Training Manager, Ron Rossnagle
Officer Chris O’Donnell

Uniform Services Division:
Capt. Lucius Bonner

Uniform Services Shift Lieutenant:
Day, Night & Weekends

Victim Assistance:
Advocate: Concetta Hollinger

Volunteer Program:
Officer Ford Snodgrass

NOTE: Check the Government Listings in your phone book for a full departmental listing.


Fire Department

Kevin Dillon, Assistant Chief

For emergencies call 911

Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Operations operates 21 fire-rescue stations and seven EMS only stations. Sarasota County Fire Department employs over 500 Firefighter/EMT’s of which 236 are Firefighter/Paramedics, and are supported by 60 volunteer firefighters.



Doctors Hospital of Sarasota
5731 Bee Ridge Road, 34233
(941) 371-1029

Engelwood Community Hospital
700 Medical Blvd.. 34223
(941) 475- 4179

Sarasota Memorial Hospital
1700 S Tamiami Trail, 34239

Venice Regional Medical Center
540 The Rialto, 34285
(941) 485-5603


Poison Control

Hospital Poison Control Center
1700 S Tamiami Trl, 34239
(941) 953-1332

Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Health Care System
1700 S Tamiami Trl, 34239
(941) 917-9000


Emergency Shelters

Southside Elementary School
1901 Webber St, 34239

Glenallen Elementary School
7050 Glenallen Blvd, 34287

Sarasota High School
1000 S School Ave, 34237

Heron Creek Middle School
6501 W Price Blvd, 34286
* Pets Allowed

Brookside Middle School
3636 S Shade Ave, 34239
* Pets Allowed

Bishop Nevins Academy
4380 Fruitville Road, 34232
Booker Middle School
2250 Myrtle St, 34234

Taylor Ranch Elementary School
2500 Taylor Ranch Road, 34293

Tuttle Elementary School
925 N. Brink Avenue, 34237

Phillippi Shores Elementary School
4747 S Tamiami Trail, 34231

Pine View School
501 Old Venice Road, 34229
* Pets Allowed

Sarasota Middle School
4826 Ashton Road, 34233

Gulf Gate Elementary School
6500 S Lockwood Ridge Road, 34231

North Port High School
6400 W Price Blvd, 34286

Lakeview Elementary School
7299 Proctor Road, 34241

Venice Community Center
326 Nokomis Avenue S, 34285

Ashton Elementary School
5110 Ashton Road, 34233

Toledo Blade Elementary School
1201 Geranium Ave, 34288

Brentwood Elementary School
2500 Vinson Ave, 34232

Woodland Middle School
2700 Panacea Blvd, 34289
* Pets Allowed

Riverview High School
1 Ram Way, 34231
* Pets Allowed

Atwater Elementary
4701 Huntsville Ave., 34288


Lifeguard Operations

The Sarasota County Lifeguard Service originated over thirty years ago as a volunteer organization.

Skilled professionals are now responsible for public safety at six beaches spread over a 36-mile area of the Gulf Coast. From north to south these beaches are: Lido, Siesta, Nokomis, North Jetty, Venice and Manasota.

The Lifeguard Service training of the Lifeguards maintains the “Preventative Lifeguarding” stance, which is seeing the event happen before it happens.

Sarasota County Beach Lifeguards have some of the safest beaches in the State of Florida.

The Lifeguard staff training includes passing biannual qualification testing and becoming First Responder Certified.



Recreation Centers

Arlington Park and Aquatic Complex
2650 Waldemere Street
Sarasota 34239

Bayfront John Chidsay Community Center
803 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota 34234

Bee Ridge Park
4430 S. Lockwood Ridge Road
Sarasota 34231

Colonial Oaks Park
5300 Colonial Oaks Blvd.
Sarasota 34232

Englewood Sports Complex
1300 S. River Road
Englewood 34223

Knight Trail Park
3445 Rustic Road
Nokomis 34275

Laurel Park and Sandra Sims Terry Community Center
509 Collins Road
Laurel 34272

Lemon Bay Park and Nature Center
570 Bay Park Blvd.
Englewood 34223

Longwood Park
6050 Longwood Park Blvd.
Sarasota 34243

Newtown Estates Park
2800 Newtown Blvd.
Sarasota 34243

Nokomis Community Park
234 Nippino Trail
Nokomis 34275

Nokomis Beach Plaza
100 Casey Key Road
Casey Key 34275

Phillippi Estate Park
5500 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota 34231

Robert L. Taylor Community Complex
1845 34th Street
Sarasota 34234

Shamrock Park and Nature Center
3900 Shamrock Drive
Venice 34293

Venice Community Center
326 S. Nokomis Avenue
Venice 34285

Venice Train Depot and Rollins W. Coakley Railroad Park
303 E. Venice Avenue
Venice 34292

Woodmere Park
3951 Woodmere Park Blvd.
Venice 34293


Parks and Recreation

Sarasota Parks and Recreation

1660 Ringling Blvd
Sarasota, Florida 34236
(941) 861-5000


The Parks/Landscape Maintenance Division of the City of Sarasota Department of Public Works plans, designs, builds and maintains parks, streetscapes, landscaped medians and other public facilities landscapes for the use and enjoyment of the citizens and visitors of our community.


Parks and Rec Advisory Board: 954-4105

KEY PERSONNEL:Jerry Fogle - Director
Tel: 954-4182


Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce 

1945 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: (941) 955-8187


City Government

Sarasota City Hall

1565 1st Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: 941-365-2200


Social Services Agencies

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County Inc

2635 Fruitville Rd
Sarasota, FL 34237

Phone: (941) 955-3000

Family Promise of South Sarasota County

720 Shamrock Blvd
Venice, FL 34293

Phone: (941) 497-9881

United Way of Sarasota 

157 N Havana Rd
Venice, FL 34292