Manatee County provides many more services and resources to the community. A selection of these valuable community services and unique community resources are listed and described below in alphabetical order. read on Government Services
With the continuation of urbanization encroaching on the agricultural lands of Manatee County it is becoming increasingly important to promote a clear understanding of the economic importance of agriculture in Manatee County. Agriculture production is second only to tourism in its economic impact on Manatee County read on Agriculture
Contractor licensing ensures that only qualified contractors perform construction work in Manatee County. Check here for information on contractor licensing and registration. There's also useful information for homeowners thinking of hiring a contractor. read on Contractor Licensing
The Manatee County Water Program provides retail potable (drinking) water service to over 290,000 County and seasonal residents in unincorporated Manatee County and the cities of Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, and Anna Maria, and wholesale service to the neighboring communities of Palmetto, Longboat Key, Bradenton, and Sarasota County. read on Drinking Water
The Environmental Protection Division operates a diverse assemblage of local environmental programs to protect the County's natural resources. read on Environmental Protection
Keep Manatee Beautiful, Inc., is a non-profit educational organization that has brought an innovative vision to Manatee County. Its commitment is to create a cleaner, more beautiful community. Litter prevention, beautification and environmental improvement through leadership in community awareness, education and involvement are emphasized. read on Keep Manatee Beautiful, Inc.
The Marine Resources Program of the Natural Resources Department is charged with installing and maintaining those aids to navigation and regulatory waterway signs that are the County's responsibility, the removal of lost and abandoned vessels from the County waterways, construction of artificial reefs, manatee protection efforts, and the construction and maintenance of County boat ramp facilities. read on Marine Resources
Manatee County Veterans Services Division is devoted to helping Manatee’s 40,000 veterans obtain the benefits they earned during their service to our country. read on Veterans Services