Sarasota County Film & Entertainment Office

Government Contacts

Questions on road closures? Need to know about truck permits to bring in production vehicles? Have minors in your shoot that may require special labor rules consideration? Want to go shoot in the wilderness? Whether your project is planning to shoot entirely on private property or on public lands, here's a handy list of most entities with information and contacts you may need:

Sarasota County

Sarasota County Sheriff's Office: 941-861-5800
Sarasota County Courthouse
(941) 497-7394 Phone
Sarasota Police Department
2050 Ringling Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 366-8000

City of Sarasota

Official Sarasota Visitor Information Center
Monday - Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
701 North Tamiami Trail (US 41), Sarasota, FL 34236
1-941-957-1877 • 1-800-800-3906 • Fax 1-941-951-2956
[email protected]
Visit Sarasota County
Administrative Offices
1777 Main Street, Suite 302
Sarasota, FL • 34236 • 941-955-0991

City of Venice

(941) 486-2626
401 West Venice Avenue
Venice, FL 34285

City of North Port

Public Information
City of North Port
4790 City Hall Boulevard.
North Port, FL 34286
Phone (direct): (941) 429-7165
Fax: (941) 429-7079
e-mail: [email protected]

Town of Longboat Key

Bruce St. Denis, Town Manager
Town Hall
501 Bay Isles Road
Longboat Key, FL 34228
(941) 316-1999


Englewood Chamber of Commerce - Englewood Chamber of Commerce
(941) 474-5511
Welcome Center
601 S. Indiana Avenue
Englewood, FL

Town of Longboat Key


Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)

6000 Airport Circle
Sarasota, Florida 34243
Airport Information Line
Dial: 941-FLY-2-SRQ (359-2777) - (automated message, touch-tone phone only)

Tampa International Airport (TPA)

Airport Information 813-870-8700
Ground Transportation 813-870-8718
Street Address
5503 West Spruce Street
Tampa, Florida 33607
Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) -

Ft. Myers Page Field Airport (FMY)

Aviation Center General Inquiries - (800) 545-JETS, (239) 936-1443


State of Florida

FDOT (Florida Dept of Transportation) -

Sarasota area information:

Construction Office 941 359-5696
Fax 941 359-5636
Maintenance Office 941 359-7300
Fax 941 359-5646

Tallahassee info:

605 Suwannee Street
Tallahassee, FL
Email: [email protected]
Information-Main Number 850-414-4100
Toll Free 866-374-3368
Fax 850-414-4959

DMV (Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles)

Sarasota area information:

Sarasota 601 S. Pompano Ave. 34237-7348
(941) 361-6217
Sarasota 101 S. Washington Blvd. 1st Floor 34236-6993
(941) 861-8300
Venice 1212 Jacaranda Boulevard 34292-4507
(941) 483-5995

Tallahassee information:

Neil Kirkman Bldg.
2900 Apalachee Parkway
Tallahassee, FL
Customer Service 850-617-2000
Fax: 850.922.9000

Federal Government

U.S. Customs (Tampa) 813-348-1881
U.S. Marshall (Tampa) 813-274-6401

U.S. Highways - USDOT - Licenses and regulations, permits etc.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590 • 1-800-832-5660 • TTY: 1-800-877-8339
Bureau of Land Management
U.S. Coast Guard in Sarasota County - 941-794-1607

We are happy to connect you with Sarasota County's amazing locations, resources and incentives for all of your film, TV, radio and print location needs.

Experience the best Florida has to offer all in one location. From waterfront locations with beaches, islands, bay fronts, bridges and marinas to wilderness locations with forests, ranching communities and tropical jungles and urban locations with art galleries, modern buildings and historical architecture -- we have it all.

Imagine your production's possibilities when combined with our compelling locations and service. As a full-service film commission and a member of the Association of Film Commissioners International, we are dedicated to ensuring your production's success. We offer the film industry's first customized, online Production Directory of crew, vendors, services, equipment and contacts for all of your production needs. In addition, we also provide location scouting assistance, permitting guidance, location photography assistance, intergovernmental support, research and reference materials, problem-solving and information-gathering.

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