Manatee County Government Administrative Building First Floor, Chambers August 3, 2017 - 9:00 am
REVISED August 3, 2017 - Land Use Meeting
Agenda Item #19

2017 Update to School Impact Fees

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Presenters:  Mike Pendley, Executive Planner, Manatee School District and Carson Bise, President, TischlerBise

Contact:  Dwayne Guthrie, Impact Fee Manager, Manatee County

Action Requested

RECOMMENDED MOTION:  Based upon the Staff Report, evidence presented, recommendations of the Planning Commission and Planning Staff and after considering public comments, and finding the standards, assumptions and Capital Facility Standards in the comments made at the Public hearing, and finding the Manatee County School Impact Fee Study, dated May 9, 2017, and the terms and provisions of  to be CONSISTENT with the Manatee County Comprehensive Plan and in accordance with Land Development Code, the Board of County Commissioners ADOPTS Manatee County Ordinance 17-46, I move to ADOPT Ordinance No. 17-46, amending the Manatee County Code of Ordinances, as recommended by staff. the Planning Commission.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

In the state of Florida, impact fees are regulated by the Florida Impact Fee Act, which was enacted by the Florida Legislature in June, 2006. The Act requires all impact fees imposed in the state to be based on the most recent and local data available.  The Manatee County School District last updated its impact fee schedule in 2015.  On May 23, 2017, the School Board adopted Resolution 2017-05, accepting the TischlerBise Impact Fee Study, dated May 9, 2017, and transmitting to the Board of County Commissioners of Manatee County a request to implement the Impact Fee at the maximum supportable level.

Background Discussion

On November 8, 2016, the voters of Manatee County approved a fifteen-year extension of the one-half cent sales tax for school capital expenditures.  The consulting firm TischlerBise reviewed changing local conditions, including the economic impact of the sales tax extension, resulting in revisions to impact fee credit calculations.


The 2017 School Impact Fee Study documents the cost and credit methodologies for determining the impacts of new development on Educational Facilities.  Educational Facilities Impact Fees are based on most recent and localized data.  Unlike the existing County impact fees, square feet of dwelling units is not used in determining the school impact fee.  The entire county is considered one impact fee district.  The proposed ordinance adopts countywide school impact fees.


The impact fee is required of all new residential development, except those units which are certified as being age-restricted.  The ordinance has an effective date of November 13, 2017.  All applications for building permits received after that date will be required to pay the impact fee.  Fees will be assessed with the application for a building permit and must be paid prior to the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy.  Fees will be collected by the County or by municipalities.  Fees collected will be transmitted to the School Board as provided by the existing Interlocal Agreement.

County Attorney Review
Formal Written Review (Opinion memo must be attached)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Signatures required on Ordinance 17-46.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  2017-08-03 BCC Staff Report Sch IF.pdf
Attachment:  RLS-2017-0321 response by Clague.pdf
Attachment:  School Impact Fees Ordinance 17-46.pdf
Attachment:  Manatee County School Impact Fees 5-9-17.pdf
Attachment:  Resolution 2017-05.pdf
Attachment:  2017-08-03 Presentation School Board Exec Sum.pdf
Attachment:  Newspaper Advertising - Ordinance 17-46.pdf
Attachment:  2017-08-03 SchoolImpactFees DG.pdf