Planning, Development & Zoning


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

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Freezing Temperature Executive Order Extension Opportunity

EXECUTIVE ORDERS 22-27 and 22-28



Florida Statute Section 252.363 “Tolling and extension of permits and other authorizations.” This statute allows for the tolling and extension to the expiration of a development order issued by a local government, the expiration of a building permit and to developments of regional impact build out dates (and other defined permits and development orders) for emergency declarations covering the time period for the declaration and six months following the tolled period.


Freezing Temperatures, Harm to Agriculture Summary (Executive Orders 22-27 and 22-28):


On February 2, 2022, Executive Order 22-27 (State of Emergency for Freezing Temperatures, Harm to Agriculture) was declared for Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, DeSoto, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Lucie, Sumter, and Volusia counties.


On February 3, 2022, Executive Order 22-28 amended and restated Executive Order EO 22-27 (State of Emergency for Freezing Temperatures, Harm to Agriculture) to include Glades County.


Executive Order 22-27 and 22-28 were in effect for sixty (60) days, and as such any application for extension under F.S. 252.363 which meets the requirements and is within the geographic area covered by the Executive Order, is eligible for an extension up to sixty (60) days plus six (6) months. 



April 4, 2022 – July 3, 2022


Requests for this extension will only be accepted during this period of time. Requests received outside of this window for notification will not be processed. 


The length of the tolling and the six month extension is 60 days and six months.




  1. Written Notice. As required by State Statutes, the County shall be notified in writing within 90 days after the termination of the emergency declaration (April 4, 2022 – July 3, 2022). This notice must identify the specific permit or other authorization qualifying for the extension. Please include the original written notice with your application. 


  2. Ownership Affidavit. In addition to written notice, an application and an ownership affidavit must be completed and submitted.  


  3. Corporate Ownership Articles of Incorporation, or recent copy of the Annual Report listing Authorized Signatory. A copy may be obtained from the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations (


  4. Certificate Level of Service (CLOS) approval document. Most recent copy. 


  5. Latest approval document. Showing approval date and expiration.


  6. Any other extension approval document, if applicable.


  7. Fees. There is a separate fee per approval type (i.e. FSP, PSP, PP, CLOS, etc.)


A separate fee is required per application type

For example:

Site Plan Extension:



CLOS Extension:



Total Amount Due:



Please Note:


Separate applications and ownership affidavits must be submitted for each application type (i.e. PSP, FSP, SP, CLOS, etc.) 


Executive Order extensions cannot be combined with any other extension request (House Bill extensions, LDC extensions, etc.) 


Development Orders and Zoning Ordinances (PSP, GDP) associated with a Development of Regional Impact (DRI) can be processed under one application and one fee as the build out dates and expiration dates typically run together. 


If your request meets the qualifications, an approval letter will be issued showing the extended expiration date. If your request does not meet the provisions of State Statute 252.363, a written response shall be provided indicating the reason(s) for the denial and a refund will not be issued.


No other changes to the previously approved development orders will be reviewed or approved with this request. Please keep in mind that all conditions of the original approval will remain in effect, except if it is demonstrated that the conditions in effect at the time the development order was issued would create an immediate threat to public safety or health. 




Please Submit All Applications Online:


If you should have any questions regarding an extension, please contact:



Teree Sutton – Public Works Department  

(941) 708-7450 x 7231

Email:  [email protected]



Sara Castillo – Development Services Department

(941) 748-4501 x 6911

Email:  [email protected]

Contact Us

The Planning division provides you with professional, knowledgeable, quality service utilizing all available resources.

Please contact the Reviewer on Call by email or by calling 941-749-3070 for all Planning and Zoning inquiries. This section is responsible for front counter operations, assisting customers with land development regulations regarding site development, site plan intake and completeness review, site plan routing, building permit zoning review and Addressing

Robert Wenzel
Division Manager and County Zoning Official
941-748-4501 Ext. 6845

Addressing & Zoning
Phyllis Strong
Zoning Section Manager
941-748-4501 Ext. 6865
[email protected]

Comprehensive Planning

The Planning Services Division consists of the Development Review, Agenda, Comprehensive Planning, and the GIS Mapping Sections of the Development Services. This Division oversees the Comprehensive Plan and Development Review and primarily deals with the public hearing-related land development applications and maintains the Comprehensive Plan.

Planning Section Manager
941-748-4501 Ext. 


Public Hearing Division

Rossina Leider
Public Hearing Section Manager
941-748-4501 Ext. 6859
[email protected]

Administrative Review Division

The Administrative Review Section of the Development Services Department primarily deal with the administrative review of land development applications and code interpretations.

James Rigo
Administrative Review Section Manager
941-748-4501 Ext. 6905
[email protected]

Environmental Review

The Environmental Review Section's focus during the development planning process is to protect and preserve the county's natural resources while seeking to balance growth and development. The Environmental Review Section accomplishes this by reviewing a project's civil and landscape plan set which may include:

  • Wetland Delineation Report
  • Wetland Mitigation Plan
  • Wetland Buffer Enhancement Plan
  • Threatened and Endangered Biological Survey Report
  • Best Management Practices Plan
  • Erosion and Sediment Control Plan
  • Well Management Plan

Gary Race
Environmental Section Manager
941-748-4501 Ext. 6936
[email protected]

Code Compliance Field Inspections

Doug Marvin
Inspection Supervisor

[email protected] 

Planning and Zoning

GIS Mapping

Look for the View GIS Map icon on the home screen. Then select Interactive Maps, then Land Development to launch the Interactive Map System.

Land Development Code and Comprehensive Plan

Select Government, then under the list of Departments select Development Services. On the left side of the screen select Land Development Code & Regulations, then select the link for Manatee County Comprehensive Plan or Manatee County Land Development Code.

Zoning Ordinance Information and Rezone Maps

From Development Services, on the left side of the screen select Planning Maps. Then look for the Approved Rezone Maps in the middle of the screen. Once selected you can zoom in to get the Zoning Ordinance number.

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Common Accessory Uses
and Structures

Fences and Walls
LDC Section 511.6

Home Occupations
LDC Section: 511.7

Storage Structures and Sheds
LDC Section: 511.15

Swimming Pools, Spas and
Screen Enclosures
LDC Section: 511.16

Standards For Specific Uses
LDC Section: 531


Standard Zoning District setback information can be found in Ch. 4 of the LDC, Table 4-4, 4-5, 4-6 4-7, 4-8 and 4-9.

Planned Development setback information can be obtained by contacting the Reviewer On-Call at 941-749-3070.


  1. To determine the zoning district access the GIS Mapping

  2. On the Tool tab enter the Address

  3. On the Data tab turn on the Zoning layer

For general information regarding permitted uses in Standard Zoning Districts see Ch. 4 of the LDC, Table 4-2 and 4-3

For permitted uses in Planned Developments view the Zoning Approval available at under Board Records.