Impact Fee Administration
Responsibilities of Impact Fee Administration staff include:
• Monitoring and levying impact fees on new residential and commercial permits being
processed by the County’s Building Department.
• Disseminating information to the public regarding the collection and distribution of
• Reporting development activity and revenue collections to County departments whose
capital improvements are partially funded by impact fees.
• Coordinating impact fee credit applications in exchange for dedication of capital assets
that expand County infrastructure.
This page provides information on current and historical Impact Fee Schedules. It also links to Manatee County's Impact Fee Assistance Program for Affordable Housing, which is administered by the County's Redevelopment and Economic Opportunity Department. read on Impact Fee Schedules
Under Section 1104.2, Exhibit 11-2 of the Manatee County Land Development Code, the County is divided into 4 geographic regions for the collection and expenditure of road impact fees. This division helps to ensure that impact fees are used to fund capacity improvements in the regions in which they were actually collected.
The 4 road benefit districts into which the county is divided may be generally described as follows:
- North East (NE) - The area north of the Manatee River and east of I-75
- North West (NW) - The area north of the Manatee River and west of I-75
- South West (SW) - The area south of the Manatee River and west of US 301
- South East (SE) - The area south of the Manatee River and east of US 301
read on Impact Fee Maps
Impact fees are one–time fees assessed on new development. When a home or business is built or expanded, it increases the load on County services like public safety, law enforcement, and roads. Impact fees therefore help the County to increase infrastructure capacity and maintain the same levels of service as those provided before new development occurred.
The Florida Impact Fees Act, enacted by the Florida Legislature in June 2006, requires that all impact fees imposed in the state be based on the most recent and local data available. Accordingly, Manatee County Government contracted with the TischlerBise consulting firm in 2015 to analyze its impact fee program and ensure that it complied with state requirements. TischlerBise performed this analysis by studying recent growth rates, measuring the current capacity of the County's system of infrastructure, projecting how much capacity should be expanded to accommodate future growth, and calculating the cost of the required infrastructure improvements. This study resulted in the adoption of Ordinance 15-43 the Phased 3-year Impact Fee Schedule.
read on Impact Fee Study