Sarasota County Utilities Sewer Connection Program
Sarasota County is offering a 3.0% interest deferred payment loan (rate effective 10/1/12) to pay for capacity and connection fees and associated costs for hooking up to Sarasota County's sewer services when mandated under Sarasota County code, Section 126-58. Repayment is not required until the property is sold, transferred, no longer owner-occupied, or 20 years. An existing homeowner sewer hookup assistance for their primary residence cannot exceed $200,000. If the property has an accessory dwelling, the value may not exceed $240,000. The homeowner selects the contractor that will do the work. Please contact Sherina at the Sarasota Office of Housing and Community Development at 941-951-3612.
Homeowners unable to qualify for OHCD assistance to connect to the Sarasota County Utility System may be able to receive a low interest loan from the Sarasota Utility Department. Information on that program may be found below.
Water/Sewer Connection Program
The City of Sarasota is offering a 0% interest loan to assist homeowners throughout Sarasota County with hooking up to central water or sewer. The loan would be due and payable upon sale, transfer, if the home is no longer owner occupied or 30 years. The loan would pay for the impact and capacity fees, plumber fees in connection with abandoning wells and hooking up to central water or abandoning septic tanks and hooking up to central sewer. Please contact the Sarasota Office of Housing and Community Development at 941-951-3612. The program is available until all funds are expended.