Impact Fees

Impact fees are a one-time charge collected when new construction is completed in the unincorporated area of Manatee County. New construction increases demand for County infrastructure capacity, so impact fees ensure that new development pays its fair share of the capital cost incurred by the County to maintain adopted Levels of Service to accommodate population and job growth.

The use of impact fees is restricted to funding growth-related capital improvements for multimodal transportation, parks and natural resources, law enforcement, public safety, libraries and may not be used for replacing infrastructure, maintenance, or operations.

Education Facility (School) impact fees are assessed countywide; however, Manatee County only collects the assessed impact fees for new development located within the unincorporated area of the County.

The County also collects impact fees for each Fire Department, as well as Facility Investment Fees (Utility) for water and wastewater capacity. To obtain additional information regarding impact fees for the corresponding Fire Departments, click here for contact information. Click here to obtain additional information regarding Facility Investment Fees. 


  • Nicole Knapp, Impact Fee Administrator
  • (941) 748-4501 ext. 7824
  • Email Us


Impact Fee Annual Reports

The annual report documents impact fee collections and expenditures by type of infrastructure and Benefit District. The reports includes end of fiscal year fund balances, showing cash available after deducting appropriations.

Content is provided for informational purposes only. In the event of a conflict between content shared on this web page and the adopted impact fee ordinance and/or resolution, in all instances the adopted ordinance and/or resolution shall control. Manatee County’s Land Development Code (LDC)