City Hall will be closed Friday, July 3, for the observance of the Independence Day holiday. Garbage, yard waste and recyclables will not be collected on Saturday, July 4. City residents whose normal collection day is Saturday will have all their items picked up on Wednesday, July 8.

The July 4th Fireworks Show at the South Jetty is CANCELED this year

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UPDATE 11.13.19: Application process closed for 2020

Due to an overwhelming amount of applications received, the City of Venice is no longer accepting applications for the 2020 Citizens University. Qualified applicants who were not selected for the 2020 class will be placed on a wait list, and contacted in the event any chosen applicants withdraw from the program prior to the Jan. 15, 2020, start date. Information on applying for the 2021 Citizens University will be released in late 2020. Citizens who have already submitted applications will be notified by Nov. 25 if they have been selected for the 2020 class.

Thank you for your interest in this program.


Participate in the City of Venice’s 1st Citizens University!

What is it?

Question Mark GraphicLearn how the City of Venice operates. Meet City staff. Get an overview of how the City works. Tour our many different departments.

What to expect?

Citizens University is a free eight-week program running every Wednesday from 1-3:30 p.m., January 15, 2020, through March 4, 2020. Open to participants who live or work in the City of Venice. Participants will meet City staff from various departments and learn about what their department does, providing citizens with the ability to ask questions. Some weeks will be offsite while other classes will be at Venice City Hall, located at 401 W. Venice Ave.

Graduation Cap GraphicA more detailed course schedule will be provided to those accepted to the program, which is limited to 25 participants. Deadline to register for this program is December 13, 2019.

You can email your completed application to Shirley Gibson at, or by mail to City of Venice, 401 W. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285, Attn.: Shirley Gibson

For more information, Shirley can be contacted at 941-882-7439 or emailed at

We look forward to seeing you in 2020!