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  • Administrative Regulations Numerical Index

  • 151 - Utility Billing Office

  • 113 - Bobby Jones Golf Course

  • 071 - Public Safety

  • 047 - Internal Auditing

  • 045 - Information Systems & Technology

  • 044 - Central Records

  • 042 - City Auditor and Clerk

  • 041 - Risk Management

  • 039 - Community Development (Housing)

  • 037 - Finance

  • 033 - Building, Zoning, and Code Compliance

  • 032 - Human Resources

  • 030 - Planning

  • 029 - Neighborhood Development

  • 024 - Purchasing

  • Who do I talk to if I have questions or concerns about my account?

  • I see Financial Seminars being offered. Is participation at the seminars available to everyone?

  • Does VALIC offer financial planning assistance?

  • Do I need to do anything on a regular basis with my account?

  • What if I want to make changes to my investments?

  • How are the contributions invested in the DC Plan accounts?

  • Do I have access to any of the money in the DC Plan while I am still employed at the City?

  • What if I want to save more for retirement?

  • When will I be fully vested in the employer account?

  • Why will I have two retirement accounts?

  • What does the City contribute to the DC Plan and how much do I contribute?

  • How does the new pension plan differ from the Defined Benefit (DB) Plan?

  • When did the new pension plan go into effect?

  • What is the difference between internal and external auditors?

  • At what point does an audit report become public record?

  • How can Departments prepare for an audit?

  • How are audits selected?

  • What happens during an audit?

  • Who gets audited?

  • What is an Audit

  • How can I get information about Property Taxes, Property Values or Foreclosures?

  • Where can I find the Agenda, Minutes or Video for a City Commission or Advisory Board/Committee meeting?

  • How can I get information about Building Permits, Building Plans, Zoning, Development or Code Compliance in the City of Sarasota?

  • How can I get a copy of a City of Sarasota Police report?

  • How can I get a copy of a Sarasota County Sheriff's Record or Report, Warrant or Background Check?

  • How can I get information about a Judgment, Civil or Criminal Case, Deed, Mortgage, Lein, Will, Probate, Death Certificate, Marriage License or Passport?

  • How can I find a Contract or Agreement, Ordinance, Resolution, Domestic Partnership Registry, or other public document?

  • Are there Restrictions on What Days and Times I Can Water My Yard?

  • What Quality of Drinking Water Does the City of Sarasota Use?

  • How do I submit a public records request?

  • Do Police Officers have to obey traffic laws?

  • How do I have someone evicted?

  • What can I do if I believe my child is using drugs?

  • What can I do about harassing phone calls?

  • What can I do about vehicles speeding in my neighborhood?

  • Where do I pay a parking ticket or a traffic citation?

  • How do I get a copy of a police report?

  • How do I find out what a City ordinance says?

  • What do I do about abandoned vehicles on private property?

  • Who do I call about animal problems?

  • Where do I get fingerprints taken?

  • How do I obtain a trespass warning for someone?

  • How do I file for a restraining order?

  • Pay Bill Online

  • Automatic Monthly Withdrawal

  • Pay by Mail

  • Pay Bill in Person (Counter Service and Drop Box)

  • How Do I open a New Utility Account?

  • When Is a New Utility Account Required?

  • How Do I Reinstate My Service After Nonpayment?

  • Why Do I Have a Monthly Charge When No One is Using Water?

  • I Received a Full Month’s Bill but My Account Wasn’t Active That Long

  • Why Is My Water Bill So High? Do I Have a Leak?

  • How Can I Read My Own Water Meter?