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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.

New Business

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.; Venice Chamber of CommerceSarasota Chamber of Commerce; Englewood Chamber of Commerce.


Public Transportation

 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


Vehicle Registration

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

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Driver's License

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. 

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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

700 Medical Center Blvd., Englewood FL.  475-6571   Website     Driving Directions 

Sarasota Doctor's Hospital

5731 Bee Ridge Rd., Sarasota, FL. 342-1100   Website    Driving Directions

Sarasota Memorial Hospital

1700 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL.  917-9000   Website     Driving Directions

St. Petersburg All Children's Hospital

801 6th St., St. Petersburg, FL.  727- 898-7451  Website     Driving Directions



City of Venice
City of North Port
City of Sarasota
Sarasota County
Suncoast Workforce



County Water Service
Garbage Collection

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Post Offices


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
Englewood  475-8372


303 Laurel Rd W.
Nokomis  480-1703  


Sarasota County School Board


Boat Charters
Boat Launches
Fishing Charter
Fishing Piers
Historical Sites
Venice Map