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Sarasota County is located in Fort Myers District, Florida and has its county seat at Sarasota, but its largest city at North Port. Part of the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Sarasota County is also located in the North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota Metropolitan Statistical Area. Furthermore, the county, together with Manatee County and other counties to the north, are often considered part of the Tampa Bay Area.

If you want to open your own business in Sarasota County and you need a liquor license, then you’ve come to the right place. Whether you want to buy, sell or refinance you liquor license in Sarasota County, we can help you achieve your goals faster and easier than anyone else. Furthermore, we provide complete services, which include Business Tax License, File Corporations and many other that help you open your business hassle free.


If you are interested in retail licenses in Sarasota County, then you have to know what type of license you need depending on the type of alcohol you are planning to sell and the type of provision. Annual fees for liquor licenses in Sarasota County are dependent on these factors.

Series Provisions Annual Fee
1APS Beer (Package Sales Only) $140.00
2APS Beer and Wine (Package Sales Only) $196.00
1COP Beer (Package and Consumption) $280.00
2COP Beer and Wine (Package and Consumption) $392.00
3PS Beer, Wine and Spirits (Package Sales Only) $1,365.00
4COP Beer, Wine and Spirits (Package and Consumption) $1,820.00
11C Beer, Wine and Spirits (Consumption Only) $400.00


Temporary Fees

All Transfers $100.00
New 1APS $100.00
New 2APS $100.00
New 1COP $100.00
New 2COP $100.00
New 3PS $341.25
New 4COP $455.00
New 11C $100.00


It is important to note that if you want to open your business in the City of Venice, then you will also require zoning approval for 1APS licenses. Please find below the contact information for the Zoning Department in Sarasota County:




Fort Myers District

2295 Victoria Avenue, Suite 145

Fort Myers, FL 33901

Phone: (239) 344-0885

Fax: (239) 344-0888


Zoning Department

1565 1st St # 2 Sarasota,                                                        (941) 861-5000

FL 34236

Special Licenses

In Sarasota County, Special Restaurant Licenses are issued to bona fide restaurants that have 2, 500 square feet of covered floor space and can provide seating for 150 patrons, as well as derive 51% of gross revenue from the sale of non alcoholic beverages and food, in accordance to the Florida Statute 561.20(2)(a)4.

County Departments contact information:


Sales Tax Offices


1991 Main Street, #240                                                          (941) 361-6001

Sarasota, FL 34236


Obtaining a liquor license in Sarasota County can be time consuming and overwhelming, as there are many requirements that you have to comply with and application forms to fill and requests to respond to, which is why we can help you get your license and all necessary permits hassle free. Our expert agents have vast experience in dealing with the local authorities and commission boards and they can help you get licensed, while you focus on more important aspects of opening your business.

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2122 Victoria Ave Fort Myers, FL 33901

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