Planning and Zoning

Planning and Zoning

Planning and Zoning

We disseminate and implement the comprehensive plan, the land development regulations and provide a development process to serve the public.
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Development Approval Extension Tropical Storm Emily

Development Approval Extension Tropical Storm Emily

As a result of Executive Order 17-204 and 17-220, applicants with valid development orders during the time of Executive Order 17-204 and 17-220(State of Emergency regarding Tropical Storm Emily) may apply for an extension to the expiration of said development order for a total of 16 days and six months. On this page is further information and required application forms. read on Development Approval Extension Tropical Storm Emily

Development Approval Extension Wildfires

As a result of the State of Emergency Wildfires, applicants with valid development orders during the time of Executive Order 17-120 and 17-174 (State of Emergency regarding Wildfires) may apply for an extension to the expiration of said development order for a total of 120* days and six months. On this page is further information and required application forms. read on Development Approval Extension Wildfires

Port Manatee Encouragement Zone

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. read on Port Manatee Encouragement Zone

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

A list of commonly asked questions have been compiled to assist you with your planning and zoning land use inquiries. read on Frequently Asked Questions

Planning Applications, Forms and Fees

Planning Applications, Forms and Fees

For your convenience the applications have been categorized as either "Administrative" and "Public Hearing" and assembled as packages which contain submission requirement sheets in both Word (doc) and pdf formats. All applications may be filled in from your computer. read on Planning Applications, Forms and Fees

Public feedback requested - Amendments to Land Development Code - Zoning Compliance Permit

Public feedback requested - Amendments to Land Development Code - Zoning Compliance Permit



Manatee County is proposing to revise Section 346 of the Land Development Code (LDC) regarding Zoning Compliance Permit. The Zoning Compliance Permit is a rather new code that was added in its entirety to help support the review process when there is a change in use.

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How Will We Grow ? A Conversation with the Community

How Will We Grow ? A Conversation with the Community

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. read on How Will We Grow ? A Conversation with the Community

Land Development Regulations Update

Land Development Regulations Update

Manatee County now has an Updated and Reorganized Land Development Code (LDC) which became effective on June 9, 2015. The former LDC is no longer in effect and has been repealed and replaced with the Amended and Restated Land Development Code. read on Land Development Regulations Update

Planning Commission, Committees and Agendas

Planning Commission, Committees and Agendas

On this page is Planning Commission Agendas, a list of the latest Current Cases received in the Planning Department, and Public Hearing Procedures for the public hearings. read on Planning Commission, Committees and Agendas

Manatee County Land Use Regulations

Manatee County Land Use Regulations

The Comprehensive Plan, Land Development Code, and Public Works Standards Manual are some of the resources used for researching regulations regarding land development in the unincorporated areas of Manatee County.


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Find Building Records

Find Building Records

Looking for information pertaining to Land Development & Building Permit files? read on Find Building Records

Development of Regional Impact (DRI)

Development of Regional Impact (DRI)

A Development of Regional Impact (DRI) is a large-scale development which affects more than one county; sometimes many jurisdictions. read on Development of Regional Impact (DRI)

Zoning & Land Use Designation Map