Requests for public records under Florida Statute 119.07 may be directed to the Sarasota Police Department custoidan of records:
In person or by mail: 2099 Adams Lane, Sarasota, FL 34237
Phone: (941) 954-7045
Fax: (941) 954-7047
Do Police Officers have to obey traffic laws?
General Order 406.51.1 states, "Under normal, non-emergency conditions and while responding to routine calls for service, officers shall strictly adhere to all traffic laws and drive in a safe, courteous manner."
How do I have someone evicted?
Contact the Sarasota County Sheriff, Civil Division, at 951-5100.
What can I do if I believe my child is using drugs?
Attempt to ask your child pertinent questions about their possible use of drugs. If necessary contact a local treatment provider for further instructions. A police officer can respond if you have located what you believe to be illegal substances.
What can I do about harassing phone calls?
Contact the Sarasota Police Department, 316-1199, to make a report of the calls. You will then be instructed to contact your telephone service provider for further instructions.
What can I do about vehicles speeding in my neighborhood?
Contact the Sarasota Police Department, Traffic Division, at 954-7020.
Where do I pay a parking ticket or a traffic citation?
Please visit parking at their new website http://www.sarasotagov.com/Parking/
How do I get a copy of a police report?
Three working days following the incident the report will be available to the public. Copies are obtained in the records section of the Police Department located in the front lobby area. You may call ahead to order your copies from the Records Department, 954-7045. There is a charge to obtain these records. The records window is open Monday through Friday from 8:00a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
How do I find out what a City ordinance says?
Copies of any City ordinance can be obtained at the City Clerk's Office, 954-4160, and on the City Clerk's homepage at the City of Sarasota's Web site, www.sarasotagov.com
What do I do about abandoned vehicles on private property?
Contact the City's Code Compliance Department, 954-4125.
Who do I call about animal problems?
Contact Police Communications at 911 if it is an emergency or 316-1199 for non-emergencies. A determination will be made to send a police officer and/or County Animal Control.
Where do I get fingerprints taken?
Contact the Sarasota County Sheriff
How do I obtain a trespass warning for someone?
Contact Police Communications, 316-1199, and a police officer will respond. The owner or manager will then issue the warning in the presence of the police officer who will document the warning for records purposes.
How do I file for a restraining order?
On weekdays contact the Clerk of Courts, Circuit Civil for Domestic Violence at 861-7683. On weekends, contact the Sarasota County Sheriff, Civil Division, 951-5100.