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 impact fees.
• 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 donation of capital assets to expand County infrastructure.
This page allows you to download and review Impact Fee Schedules in effect for various periods from February 17, 2007 to October 1, 2011. It also contains links to information regarding Manatee County's Impact Fee Assistance Program for Affordable Housing. read on Impact Fee Schedules
The Dashboard Reports provide monthly totals and usually have a monthly note that indicates the number of building permits impact fees were collected upon, and the new impact fee revenue for the month. Prior Impact Fee Monthly Activity Reports detailed the impact fees for law enforcement, parks, public safety, and roads that were collected by Manatee County during the designated period. read on Impact Fee Monthly Dashboard Reports
Under Section 805 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 & east of I-75
- North West (NW) - The area north of the Manatee River & west of I-75
- South West (SW) - The area south of the Manatee River & west of US 301
- South East (SE) - The area south of the Manatee River & 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 Henderson Young consulting firm in 2011 to analyze its impact fee program and ensure that it complied with state requirements. Henderson Young 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.
read on Impact Fee Study