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The Sarasota/Manatee region is a wonderful place to live, work and play. In 2017, the region welcomed over 5,000,000 visitors from all over the world. Tourism remains a large component of our thriving economy. In fact, tourism alone provides Sarasota/Manatee residents with over 51,000 job opportunities. 

Travelers and part-time residents usually visit the Sarasota/Manatee region from January through April, significantly increasing traffic volume on the region's road network. It is important that our visitors and part-time residents, as well as full-time/year-round residents, remain aware, vigilant and safe while operating a motor vehicle. Below you will find useful resources to inform you of daily traffic and delays. These tools help you arrive to your destination safely and stress-free.

Traffic Watch

Use these resources and learn about traffic conditions on major roadways across the state.
If you know before you go, you can plan accordingly and save time and money.

Community Resources

Below are central contact points for citizens in Manatee and Sarasota Counties to report an issue, request a service, seek information/referrals, and direct complaints, compliments and suggestions regarding government service.

Manatee County

Citizens Action Center

Sarasota County

Contact Center

  • Take action. Be an active participant in your community.
  • Use SeeClickFix to report problems in unincorporated Sarasota County. 
  • You may also call the Contact Center at 941-861-5000 (TTY: 7-1-1 or 1-800-955-8771). Callers may remain anonymous.
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