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From the Sarasota County Clerk and Comptroller

Clerk and Comptroller Supports National Sunshine Week, March 11-18, 2019

Post Date:03/11/2019

Celebrating National Sunshine Week, March 11-18, 2019In recognition of National Sunshine Week 2019, March 11-18, the Sarasota County Clerk of the Circuit Court and County Comptroller is pleased to highlight e-products and services available to you - year round - to give you access to public information online, on demand, and in person.


Your Clerk and Comptroller offers a one-stop online resource for public record searches and viewing, 24/7. Databases offer electronic records of marriage licenses, official records, land records, and more. Looking for something specific? Email a request to

Court Records are available 24/7, on demand, through a secure web-based application called ClerkNet. Confidentiality standards are established by the Florida Supreme Court, who determines the user's level of access.

Meetings on Demand is a video and document archive of Sarasota County Commission, VAB, Charter Review, and other meetings. Research and watch at your convenience; agendas and supporting documents are also available at your fingertips.

Financial Reports Online: View financial reports, performance measures, and other documents outlining Sarasota County's financial activity.

Office of Inspector General Audits and Investigations Online: View county performance or financial audit and investigative reports online, sorted by year, and topic.


Public Access offers computer workstations at both the Venice Full-Service Branch, located at the Robert L Anderson Administration Center, 4000 South Tamiami Trail in Venice, FL, and the Main Office at the Historic Courthouse, 2000 Main Street, downtown Sarasota, FL.

Users are free to search databases of public records, court records, online foreclosure sales, and partner websites such as the County Property Appraiser or the 12th Judicial Circuit Court. Additional records are available on microfiche and microfilm; county official records from 1921 to present are available on microfilm and electronically. 

What is Sunshine Week? Launched in 2005 by the American Society of Newspaper Editors, Sunshine Week is a nationwide effort focused on the importance of open government and freedom of information. Participants include hundreds of print, broadcast and online news media, civic groups, libraries, nonprofits, schools and others interested in the public's right to know.


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The Clerk of the Circuit Court and County Comptroller's office publishes alerts, articles, and e-mail notifications covering topics of importance to our customers.  Clerk's Corner, a monthly column for the legal community, is published in The Docket , the official newspaper of the Sarasota County Bar Association, while other business and community outreach topics are shared through state, regional and local media, and public events.

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