Bike Trails

2015-2016 Proposed Budget

2014-15 Adopted Budget

2014-15 Budget Amendment

2016 Capital

Improvement Program

2014 Water Quality Report

Venice Police Pension

Venice Fire Pension



Featured Events

What: Friday Night Live free concert by John Howard

Where: Centennial Park Gazebo,

200 block W. Tampa Ave.

When: Friday, July 10, 7 p.m.

What Else: Bring a lawn chair.

Sponsored by Venice MainStreet

What: Venice Farmers Market

Where: 200 block of W. Tampa Ave.

When: Saturday, July 11, 8 a.m. - noon

Latest News

Due to paving construction, the Venice Beach parking lot and the Venice Theater parking lot will be closed beginning Monday, July 6, at 7 a.m. through Thursday, July 9, around 5 p.m.


Parking for the beach is available at Graser Park, at the intersection of Barcelona and The Esplanade, as well as along the adjacent streets.


Theater and Luna patrons may park in Centennial Park or along the adjacent streets.


Beginning July 7, Sharky's will run a free shuttle on the island through July 26. The following are the stops and times:

Centennial Park Kiosk, in the parking lot – on the hour and half hour


Venice Beach north parking lot, 10 minutes after the hour


Venice South Jetty, 20 minutes after the hour


Kiosk – 30 after


Venice Community Center, 35 minutes after the hour


Sharky’s, 45 minutes after the hour


Maxine Barritt Park, 50 minutes after the hour


Loop begins again at the kiosk again on the hour

To read the Kimley-Horn Downtown Mobility Plan, copy and paste into your browser:

The 85-page document will take a few minutes to download. When the download is completed, double click on it to open the document.


Garage Sale Update:

New rules for garage and yard sales are now affective. These sales are now limited to four per calendar year per address in residential districts. They may take place any time between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Garage sales must be registered with the city no later than three business days in advance of the first day of the sale. Each garage sale may last up to three consecutive days.  The registration form is available at Paper applications can also be submitted to the Planning and Zoning office. No fee is required. For community garage sales only, contact (941) 486-2626, ext. 28002.

Listen to a meeting on your computer
On the left of this page, click on meetings, then click on Meetings-Granicus, find the meeting you want to view, look to the right of it and click on Agenda, click open, and view. To listen to live audio of meetings, or to watch city council meeting live videos, instead of clicking on Agenda, click on Meeting Details, go to the right and click on video.

My Waste App
Ever forget what day your garbage collection is, what is recyclable and what is not, or want to report a pothole? These and many more things can be done easily with the My Waste App.You can scan the app to the left on your I-Phone or Android.

Other ways to ask questions and voice concerns:
Switchboard: (941) 486-2626
weekdays, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Questions about garbage, recycling and yard waste collection:

(941) 486-2422, ext. 30032

Not sure who to call:

Call the Information Helpline: (941) 999-1415;

or Public Information Officer Pam Johnson, (941) 486-2626, ext. 24005. 
E-mail:; or
Use the suggestion box at the top of this page.


Venice, Florida is located on the Gulf of Mexico in Sarasota County, about half way between Tampa and Fort Myers.




SCAT Bus Schedule


Best Places in Florida to Open a Small Business

Click here, to see what's happening at the South Jetty right now. This link will take you away from the City of Venice website.

LOCAL WEATHER at Weatherbug.This link will take you away from the City of Venice website.