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City of Venice buildings closed to the public

Post Date:03/20/2020 4:56 PM

Closed Sign at City Hall 3.23.20In the effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the community, the City of Venice has temporarily closed all its buildings to the public effective Monday, March 23, but will remain staffed. This includes City Hall, Public Works, Utilities, and the Airport administration office. 

Online services, phone operations, email and physical mail will remain available and be reviewed by staff. Online services at include the ability for citizens to pay a utility bill or apply for a permit. People can call the City’s main number at 941-486-2626 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and be directed to the department they need.

The Cashier’s Office at City Hall, 401 W. Venice Ave., has an outside drop box available for customers needing to drop off payments. It is located on the south side of the building, across from the fire station. A drop box is also available for customers outside the Airport administration office at 150 Airport Ave. E. The Building Division is only accepting online permit applications at this time.  

The Venice Museum and the Julia Cousins Laning and Dale Laning Archives & Research Center have been closed to the public since March 16.

Below is a list of phone numbers and emails for individual City departments:

Airport: 941-486-2711;

Building: 941-882-7385 or 941-882-7460; or

Cashier’s Office: 941-882-7389;

City Clerk’s Office: 941-882-7390;

Engineering: 941-882-7411;

Fire (non-emergency): 480-3030

Human Resources: 941-882-7370;

Planning/Zoning: 941-882-7434 or 941-882-7445; or

Police (non-emergency): 941-486-2444


Public Works: 941-486-2422;

Solid Waste: 941-486-2422; 



Water - 941-480-3333;

Wastewater - 941-486-2788;


Venice Museum: 941-486-2487;

Dale Laning Archives & Research Center: 941-716-7255;