Development Approval Extension Tropical Storm Emily

Development Approval Extension Tropical Storm Emily


EXECUTIVE ORDERS 17-204 and 17-220


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.


Tropical Storm Emily Summary (Executive Orders 17-204 and 17-220): 


  •  On July 31, 2017, Executive Order 17-204 (State of Emergency for Tropical Storm Emily) was declared for the following counties in the state of Florida: Brevard, Brower, Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, 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, Sumpter, and Volusia.


  • On August 16, 2017, a termination (Executive Order 17-220) was declared for Tropical Storm Emily. Executive Order 17-204 was in effect for sixteen (16) days, and as such any application for extension under F.S. 252.363 which meets requirements, and is within the geographic area covered by the Executive Order, is eligible for a sixteen (16) day plus 6 month extension. 



AUGUST 16, 2017 – NOVEMBER 14, 2017:


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 16 days and six months*.


*For eligible applicants that apply for both the Wildfires extension and the Tropical Storm Emily extension: the Wildfire extension will be based on the tolling period from April 11, 2017, through August 10, 2017, for a total of 120 days and 6 months; the Tropical Storm Emily extension will be based on the balance of its tolling period from August 11, 2017, through August 15, 2017, for 5 additional days and 6 months for Executive Orders 17-204 and 17-220, for a balance of 5 days and 6 months.




1. Written Notice. The County shall be notified in writing within 90 days after the termination of the emergency declaration (August 11, 2017 – November 9, 2017).  This notice must identify the specific permit or other authorization qualifying for the extension.  Please include the original written notice with your application. 


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


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


·         Please note that 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. 


·         Extension Application Site Plan (Click Here)

·         Extension Application CLOS (Click Here)

·         Ownership Affidavit (Click Here)


3.      Supporting Documents. Please include 1 copy of each* with your application:   


·         Latest approval document showing approval date and expiration


·         If applicable, copy of any other extension approval document


·         Certificate Level of Service (CLOS) approval document 


*For projects with extensions granted to them in the past, for a similar reason, please submit only the original copies of the: application, affidavit, written notice, and signed extension letter.  No other additional documents will be required


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


·         $425 fee is required per application type

For example:

Site Plan Extension:



CLOS Extension:   



Total Amount Due:



·         Please make check, money order, or cashier’s check payable to Manatee County Government. 


·         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 to: 


Manatee County Building and Development Services

Attention: Reviewer on Call

1112 Manatee Avenue West, 4th Floor

Bradenton, Florida 34205


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



Susan Barfield – Public Works Department  

(941) 708-7450 x 7218




Erin Gostkowski – Building & Development Services Department

(941) 748-4501 x 3838