Development Services

Welcome to Development Services! On the following pages you will find information about the various Building and Land Use services that Manatee County offers.

Director of Development Services:
Nicole Knapp, CPM 

Deputy Director: Denise Greer, PE, LEEDAP

County Building Official:
Bill Palmer, CBO, CFM 

Zoning & Permit Navigator

The Zoning & Permit Navigator will help guide residents and business owners on projects, such as building or renovating a home.  This tool will assist customers in navigating  through the County's building and land development regulations while estimating permit fees.  

Zoning & Permit Navigator


If you need to apply for a building permit, or submit a Development application, please use the link below to navigate to our Online Services portal.

Online Services Portal

If you are looking for Forms and/or Instructions, please visit our Online Services Resources page.

Development Services Review Fees

Fees can be paid through Online Services or by mailing a check to the Administration Building. We are unable to accept payments over the phone.


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School Impact Fees Approved
June 06, 2024
School Impact Fees ApprovedRead More
Senate Bill 250, Florida Statute 553.80 (2023)
February 26, 2024
Senate Bill 250, Florida Statute 553.80 (2023)Read More
8th Edition 2023 Florida Building Code Transition
December 28, 2023
As they prepare for the transition to the 8th Edition 2023 Florida Building Code that will go into effect January 1, 2024, the Building and Development Services Division asks that customers please take note of a few items.Read More