Agricultural Watch

The program was developed as a means to identify ownership of agricultural properties in Sarasota County. The program consists of a Sarasota County Sheriff's Office issued sign that is assigned a specific number that correlates to a specific contact for the location. The number provides deputies on patrol with quick access to owner and contact information in case contact with a representative is needed. The sign states "Warning – Agricultural Crime Watch – Sarasota County Sheriff's Office". In no case is this sign intended to act as or take the place of a No Trespass sign.

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How do I participate in the Agricultural Watch Program?
This program is open to qualified agri-businesses or persons whose interest is in, and limited to agriculture related activities. The Agricultural Watch Program Application Form will need to be completed and returned to the address provided below, in order to complete the process and allow for the assembly of your signs. The form can be emailed to, mailed or hand delivered to the below address:
Sarasota County Sheriff's Office
Attention: Agricultural Unit
8451 Bee Ridge Rd.
Sarasota, FL 34241
Qualification for the program will be decided by the Agricultural Unit Sergeant or his/her designee. Qualified participants may purchase the metal signs which will include the code number in vinyl lettering affixed to the sign by the Agricultural Unit. The signs can be purchased at a cost of $6.00 each, tax included (first two [2] signs provided at no cost).
If you are interested in participating in the program download the application below or if you require further information please contact the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office Agricultural Unit at 941.861.9524.