Development Services

Welcome to Development Services! On the following pages you will find information about the various Building and Land Use services that Manatee County offers.

Interim Director of Development Services & Impact Fee Administrator:
Nicole Knapp

Deputy Director: Denise Greer, PE, LEEDAP

County Building Official:
Bill Palmer, CBO, CFM 

Zoning & Permit Navigator

The Zoning & Permit Navigator will help guide residents and business owners on projects, such as building or renovating a home.  This tool will assist customers in navigating  through the County's building and land development regulations while estimating permit fees.  

Zoning & Permit Navigator


If you need to apply for a building permit, or submit a Development application, please use the link below to navigate to our Online Services portal.

Online Services Portal

If you are looking for Forms and/or Instructions, please visit our Online Services Resources page.

Development Services Review Fees

Fees can be paid through Online Services or by mailing a check to the Administration Building. We are unable to accept payments over the phone.


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Development Services Holiday Hours
December 12, 2022
See the holiday hours here...Read More
Manatee County Condo Milestone Inspections Program
November 21, 2022
FS 553.899 has gone into effect, read more here.Read More
Pre-Application Conference Waiver
June 30, 2022
Pre-Application Conference WaiverRead More