Automatic Security Gates

With the growing prevalence of gated residential and commercial developments, Manatee County is concerned with the ability of emergency services personnel to sufficiently and timely gain access whether for the discharge of their regular duties, responding to a disaster, or providing emergency disaster services. This concern carries forward to Manatee County Code Enforcement, Utilities, and Public Works Departments.

All entities within Manatee County that operate and maintain automatic security gates, except those automatic security gates that service only one single-family residence, shall install an access system which meets the requirements of the Land Development Code, Chapter 2-28 of Article II of the Manatee County Code, as well as the minimum standards as published and maintained by the Manatee County Department of Public Safety.