New to North Port

The City of North Port welcomes you to the largest city in Sarasota County! We are glad you made the decision to call North Port your new home, and are positive you will enjoy living in this up-and-coming community.

We know that when you first move to a community, everything can seem a bit overwhelming. The City's website provides a lot of information that you will find useful as you get settled. Check out our entire Residents portion of the site for a variety of resources related to living here.

And, please, consider attending a North Port Newcomer Day event. Offered three times a year, this expo-like event offers information tables from many of the City's departments and more than 50 nonprofit and government agencies. There are also businesses at North Port Newcomer Day. You won't want to miss out.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get my drivers license?

The Sarasota County Tax Collector has office hours in City Hall various times throughout the month.


How do I file for homestead exemption?

The Sarasota County Property Appraiser has office hours in City Hall various times throughout the month.


How do I find the local U.S. Post Office?

The U.S. Post Office is located at 4975 City Hall Boulevard, North Port, FL 34286. They can be reached at (941) 429-6730.


What is the trash collection schedule? How do I get trash cans and recycling bins?

The City's Solid Waste Division is a part of the Public Works Department. You may submit the request form for Solid Waste containers to be delivered or contact Public Works Customer Service team for details at (941) 240-8050.


I have children. Who can I talk to about local schools?

The Sarasota County School District can answer questions related to school enrollment. Call them at (941) 927-9000.


How do I register to vote?

The Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections has an office in North Port. For details, call them at (941) 423-9540.


What about power and utilities?

Florida Power & Light provides power to homes in North Port. There are several cable, satellite, and internet companies in North Port. Some options for cable include: Comcast XfinityDIRECTVDish Network. Looking for internet? Check out Frontier or Comcast Xfinity.


I want to install a fence, shed, or pool. How do I do this?

Contact the City's Neighborhood Development Services for details on these types of additions. Call (941) 429-7044. You will need to apply for a permit and have an inspection. The City and the State of Florida require this for building safety reasons.


Are there watering restrictions in my neighborhood?

North Port Utilities provides information related to water conservation and watering restrictions. Call (941) 429-7122 to speak with a customer representative.