Development Approval Extension Wildfires

EXECUTIVE ORDERS 17-120 and 17-174



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.


Wildfires Summary (Executive Orders 17-120 and 17-174):


·        On April 11, 2017, Executive Order 17-120 (State of Emergency for Wildfires) was declared for the entire state of Florida. Executive Order 17-120 was in effect for sixty (60) 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 are eligible for a sixty (60) day plus 6 month extension. 


·      On June 9, 2017, a State of Emergency (Executive Order 17-174) was declared for Wildfires. The emergency declaration was for a period of sixty (60) days, and the State of Emergency extended through August 10, 2017, for every county in the State of Florida.



AUGUST 11, 2017 – NOVEMBER 9, 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 120 days and six months*.

*For eligible applicants that apply for both the Hurricane Matthew extension and the Wildfires extension: the Matthew extension will be based on the tolling period from Oct 3, 2016, through Jun 1, 2017, for a total of 240 days and 6 months; the Wildfires extension will be based on the balance of its tolling period from Jun 2, 2017, through Jun 10, 2017, for 9 additional days and 6 months for Executive Order 17-120, plus 60 days for Executive Order 17-174, for a balance of 69 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.


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:                         $425.00

                                                            CLOS Extension:                               $425.00

                                                            Total Amount Due:                          $850.00


·         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