Relocate to Florida
Venice is a city in Sarasota County, located on the Southwest Coast of Florida about 70 miles south of Tampa International Airport and 60 miles north of Ft. Myers International Airport.
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Venice Florida Relocation Information
Venice is a city located on the SW Coast of Florida in Sarasota county about 70 miles south of Tampa International Airport and 60 miles north of Ft. Myers International Airport. Venice is one of the few cities on Florida's west coast that is not separated from the Gulf by a barrier island. 2007 estimates, the city had a population of 21,015. It is noted for its large winter seasonal population.
This page has local information and links to government and community services for residents new to the area. Note: All phone numbers provided are local and within the 941 area code.
* Florida does NOT tax personal income, salary, dividends, interest, or capital gains. There is no state inheritance tax, so there are advantages to transferring securities and personal property to Florida. We recommend that you contact your financial advisor on the implications of Florida tax law on your assets, estate* and investments.
* As a Florida resident, you are eligible to declare the first $25,000 of your home’s value as exempt for tax purposes, thereby reducing your ad valorem tax bill. To file for a homestead exemption, you must establish residency by December 31 prior to the year you will claim the exemption. Taxpayers must file between January 2 and March 1, with the County Property Appraiser, 4000 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice.
The Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County (EDC) works to assist expansion of existing companies, attract and retain quality jobs, solicit new businesses compatible with the assets and values of Sarasota County, promote Sarasota County's business image, and enhance Sarasota County's overall quality of life. http://www.edcsarasotacounty.com/; Venice Chamber of Commerce; Sarasota Chamber of Commerce; Englewood Chamber of Commerce.
SCAT currently has 21 bus routes and two trolley routes. SCAT is in service Monday through Saturday from 7:00a.m. until 7:00p.m. Scat Plus available for residents with special needs. https://scgovnet/SCAT.
Register to vote
Whether you have moved from another county or from out of state, you must register in order to vote in Sarasota County. You are eligible to register if you are a U.S. Citizen, a legal county resident, and at least 18 by the next election. To register, visit the Supervisor of Elections office at the Robert L. Anderson County Administration Center in Venice. On-line Voter Registration Form
Newcomers must register their vehicles in Florida within 10 days of gaining employment or enrolling children in school. Proof of ownership, proof of Florida auto insurance, prior registration certificate, and a current driver’s license are needed .In addition, Florida is a title law state, so newcomers must also apply for a Florida Title Certificate. For more information, contact the Tax Collector’s Office, (941) 362-9898, at the Robert L. Anderson County Administration Center, Venice. 4000 S. Tamiami Trail (US 41) 34293 Mon-Thurs 8:30am-5:00pm Fri 8:30am-5:30pm. Map to location. New Resident Requirements for driver's license and car tags
New state residents have 30 days to apply for a driver’s license. State law requires that you first register your vehicle with the tax collector. Proof of this registration, your out-of-state license, and your social security card must be shown. The examination office is located at the Robert L. Anderson County Administration Center, Venice. 4000 S. Tamiami Trail (US 41) 34293 Mon-Thurs 8:30am-5:00pm Fri 8:30am-5:30pm.
Venice Regional Medical Center
540 The Rialto, Venice, FL. 485-7711 Website
Venice Regional Medical Center Outpatient Services
1201 Jacaranda Blvd., Venice, FL 486-6009
Englewood Community Hospital
Sarasota Doctor's Hospital
Sarasota Memorial Hospital
St. Petersburg All Children's Hospital
350 W. Venice Ave (Main)
483-4195; Hours 9 – 5:30
1224 Jacaranda Boulevard (Satellite)
(Cardware of Venice) Hours: 9 -5
1235 Venice Bypass (Satellite)
(Regency Sq. plaza) Hours: 9-4
950 S. River Rd
303 Laurel Rd W.