Building & Development Services

Manatee County's Building & Development Services Department includes services related to Building & Permitting, Contractor Licensing, Code Enforcement, Floodplain Management, Land Use, Planning & Development, and Environmental Review.


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Upcoming Work Session: Accessory Dwelling Units
July 17, 2020
For the past two years, Manatee County has been working on changes to the Land Development Code (LDC) to allow Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) in existing neighborhoods. An accessory dwelling unit is a separate living unit contained on a single-family lot that provides full kitchen and dining facilities for its occupants. It is one way that Manatee County can increase its affordable housing stock, but it does have its limitations.Read More
New Digital Plan Room Coming This Fall
July 14, 2020
Coming the Fall of 2020, an enhanced electronic plan review experience! Manatee County’s Building and Development Services Department has partnered with ePermitHub to launch the Digital Plan Room, a new electronic document review solution that is a seamless plug-in for the Department’s Online Services Portal. Read More
Coming Soon: New Processes for License Professional Registration Renewal and Insurance Renewals
July 08, 2020
To better serve your State License Professional information with Manatee County, we will be revising our current process for updating license expiration dates and renewing insurance information. Please note, this does not apply to Registered or Local Licensed ContractorsRead More