Impact Fee Administration

Impact fees are one-time charges collected when new construction is completed. School impact fees are collected countywide. Impact fees for all other types of infrastructure are collected from new development in the unincorporated area of Manatee County.

The construction of new dwelling units and businesses increases the demand for County infrastructure capacity. To maintain levels of service, the County must expand infrastructure capacity for multimodal transportation, parks/natural resources, law enforcement, public safety and libraries.

 

Impact fees ensure that new development pays its share of the capital cost incurred by Manatee County to accommodate population and job growth. Impact fees are restricted to funding growth-related capital improvements and may not be used for replacing infrastructure, maintenance, or operations.

 

Manatee County also collects impact fees for each Fire District, plus Facility Investment Fees for water and wastewater capacity.

 

Responsibilities of Impact Fee Administration staff include:
 

  • Monitoring and assessing impact fees on new residential and nonresidential building permits
  • Preparing and disseminating information regarding the collection and expenditure of impact fees
  • Reporting development activity and impact fee revenue collections by type of infrastructure and Benefit District
  • Coordinating impact fee credits for system improvements dedicated or constructed by the private sector

 

Current Impact Fee Schedule

View the current impact fee schedule below. Please note that a new impact fee schedule will go into effect on November 13, 2017. Permits applied for on or after this date will be assessed under the new fee schedule.

 


This information is provided for informational purposes only. In the event of any difference between this web page and the adopted impact fee ordinances, the adopted ordinances shall control.

 

 

Impact Fee Forms

 

 

Impact Fee Maps

According to the Land Development Code, the unincorporated area is divided into four geographic regions for the collection and expenditure of multimodal transportation impact fees. These Benefit Districts ensure impact fees will construct capacity improvements in the subarea where they were collected.

 


The four Benefit Districts for multimodal transportation are generally described as follows:
 

  • North East (NE) - The area north of the Manatee River and east of I-75
  • North West (NW) - The area north of the Manatee River and west of I-75
  • South West (SW) - The area south of the Manatee River and west of US 301
  • South East (SE) - The area south of the Manatee River and east of US 301

 

 

Current Impact Fee Study

The Florida Impact Fees Act requires that impact fees be based on recent and local data. Manatee County contracted with the consulting firm TischlerBise to analyze its impact fee program and ensure compliance with state requirements.

 

TischlerBise studied recent growth rates, the current capacity of County infrastructure systems, capacity needed to accommodate future growth, and the capital cost of necessary improvements. Fee amounts documented by the 2015 study are scheduled to be phased in over three years.