Groundwater Data Access

Search and retrieve Manatee County and State records for permit and compliance inspections of regulated storage tanks, hazardous waste facilities and water wells. Both recent and historic data are available through the links provided.

County investigations of citizen-reported environmental complaints for the years 1983 to 2007 may also be retrieved below. Investigations by all Environmental Protection Division program areas are included - Air, Groundwater. Mining, Watershed and legacy programs.

Disclaimer: Historic data are provided for general information only as a public convenience. The Board of County Commissioners of Manatee County are not liable for misuse of these records. State agencies maintain the official records for all of these programs.

Hazardous Waste (Small Quantity Generator (SQG)) Data

Improperly labeled drums behind an commercial/industrial facility
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Improperly labeled drums behind an commercial/industrial facility

All drums must be legibly and correctly labeled whether filled or empty. Storing drums outside, uncovered, accelerates deterioration of the drum.

Compliance files for Hazardous Waste Facilities. This data includes all electronic documentation associated with inspections conducted by Manatee County at businesses and other locations for compliance with State/Federal hazardous and oily waste regulations.  Likewise, cleanup information and other DEP inspections, particularly at large quantity generators, can be found at the link.

 

Searching Manatee County inspection records. The search box to the upper left of the record listing performs a full-text search. County inspection records are organized in subdirectories by the State-issued 6-digit facility ID number. One directory is used for each facility. Directory names include an abbreviated facility name in addition to the facility id number. You may find the facility ID number for an existing facility by using the DEP link. Or, you may search for the business name. Many facilities in the County records are historic or closed facilities and may not appear in current DEP records.

 

Link to Manatee County Inspection Records Search: Click Here

 

Link to DEP OCULUS Search: Click Here

 

Pollutant Storage Tank (PST) Data

Bulk Petroleum Product Facility
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Bulk Petroleum Product Facility

Compliance files for Pollutant Storage Tank Facilities. This data includes all electronic documentation associated with inspections conducted by Manatee County at state regulated storage tank sites.  The data is arrange by facility ID # and can be searched by that number or facility name.  The data is generally limited to files generated after 2005 and in no way represents all available documentation for a given facility.  Historical data and additional information regarding discharges and cleanup are housed with the DEP.  See link below.  Please note that the an advanced search screen is available at the link.

 

Searching Manatee County inspection records. The search box to the upper left of the record listing performs a full-text search. County inspection records are organized in subdirectories by the State-issued 6-digit facility ID number. One directory is used for each facility. Directory names include an abbreviated facility name in addition to the facility id number. You may find the facility ID number for an existing facility by using the DEP link. Or, you may search for the business name. Many facilities in the County records are historic or closed facilities and may not appear in current DEP records.

 

Link to Manatee County Inspection Records Search: Click Here

 

Link to DEP OCULUS Search: Click Here

 

Water Well Permitting Data

Water Well Construction Site Inspection
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Water Well Construction Site Inspection

A local water well construction contractor working on a well. Manatee County inspects well permitting staff inspects water well construction sites to verify compliance with rules and regulations.

Historical Water Well Construction files. This data includes all well permits, completion reports, and related paper documents scanned into files arranged by Section/Township/Range.  Subdirectories are ordered by Township/Range which include individual Section files.  Documents go back to the 1960's.  More recent permit data can be found at the SWFWMD link below.

 

Searching Manatee County permitting records. The search box to the upper left of the record listing performs a full-text search. County permitting records are organized in subdirectories by Township and Range of the Public Land Survey (PLS) system. Within each subdirectory are PDF files containing scanned paper records from each Section in the Township with permitted activity. PLS data are available from commercial map books, deeds, survey records or tax assessor records. Manatee County water well records are very old. Current well permitting records are available from SWFWMD.

 

Link to Manatee County Well Construction Permit Search: Click Here

 

Link to SWFWMD Well Construction Permit Search: Click Here

 

Complaint Investigations

Mill Creek
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Mill Creek

This view of Mill Creek could represent many tributary creeks in Manatee County.

Historic Complaint investigations. This data is in the form of scanned paper records and includes citizen-reported environmental complaints for all Environmental Protection Division programs from 1983 to 2007. More recent records are only available at the Environmental Protection Division office at the Manatee County Administration Center, 1112 Manatee Ave. West, Suite 203, Bradenton, FL, 34205.

 

Searching Manatee County investigations. Records are organized into subdirectories by calendar year. Consult the index files to determine which complaint investigations may be of interest and note the complaint number in the first column. Complaint numbers are in the format of "YYYY-NNN" where the first set of digits indicate calendar year and the second set is a serial number. Note that newer complaints have a field labeled "STR" which indicates the approximate Section, Township, and Range of the complaint location in the Public Land Survey system (cardinal suffixes are omitted).

 

Link to an index of these records in an Excel spreadsheet format: Click Here. The same data in a comma-separated value text file: Click Here. Text search features in application software will facilitate searches.

 

Link to Manatee County investigation records: Click Here