Land Development Regulations Update

  • Feb 20, 2015


Manatee County now has an Updated and Reorganized Land Development Code (LDC) which became effective on June 9, 2015. The former LDC is no longer in effect and has been repealed and replaced with the Amended and Restated Land Development Code (Ordinance 15-17).

Ordinance 15-17 and other recent amendments are provided on the Municode Website at the following link: 






An Index referencing the old LDC Sections with the new LDC Sections is provided to help assist in locating sections within in the Amended and Restated Code.


Index – Old vs. New Numbering


To assist you in the review of the prior Code verse the Amended and Restated Code is each individual chapter in strike-thru/underline with comments as to why a particular section was changed.



 As part of the reorganization of the Code, language not specifically zoning or land use related was moved to either a Public Works Standards Manual or a Property Maintenance Ordinance.  Both the Manual and Ordinance are now effective.



This is just the beginning of updating Manatee County’s Land Development Code. The next step is to develop land development regulations for the Urban Corridors in the southwest portion of the County. The intent of this next step is to improve infill, redevelopment and development in an area of the County where it has been lacking.


If there are any questions, please contact or by phone at (941)-748-4501, ext. 6884.