Planning, Development & Zoning

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We disseminate and implement the comprehensive plan and land development regulations and provide a development process to serve the public.

Development Approval Extension Hurricane Maria

As a result of Executive Order 17-235, 17-287 and 17-330, applicants with valid development orders during the time of Executive Order 17-235, 17-287 and 17-330 (State of Emergency regarding Hurricane Maria) may apply for an extension to the expiration of said development order for a total of 240 days and six months. For further information and required application information please click Read More below. 

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Development Approval Extension STS Alberto


As a result of Executive Orders 18-150 and 18-157 (State of Emergency regarding Subtropical Storm Alberto), applicants with valid development orders during the time of Executive Orders may apply for an extension to the expiration of said development order for a total of 14 days and six months. For further information and required application information please click Read More below. 

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How Will We Grow?

How Will We Grow will create a blueprint for how Manatee County will grow by the year 2035. Holistic process to include public input meetings, Land Development Code & Comprehensive Plan changes related to managing future growth in the community.

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Port Manatee Encouragement Zone

The Port Manatee Encouragement Zone is a County initiative to facilitate a greater range of employment-based uses near Port Manatee and helps strengthen the economic health of Manatee County.

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Development Trends

Development Trends show how development has increased over the past several years and development maps display where future growth is occurring.

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