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The Inspection department provides professional inspections for all trades and disciplines that are required under a permit in the County, including structural, gas, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, as well as compliance with local codes for manufactured housing and mobile homes. 

Items Needed on Job Site: 

  • Plans - Signed and Stamped in RED 
  • Permit Card
  • Notice of Commencement  (if applicable)

Manage Your Inspections From your Phone

Use our phone system to check your permit plans review, pay fees, schedule, cancel and get inspection results. See instructions and inspection codes list below.

Schedule An Inspection

To schedule or cancel an inspection you may either do so through Online Services or by calling or texted our automated IVR system. 

Please note: You can cancel an inspection up to 4:00 p.m. of the day before the inspection. After that time, you will need to wait until after 7:00 am the day of the inspection to determine who your inspector is.  You may then call your inspector the day of the inspection to cancel.

Inspections via Automated Phone System

Selectron is an automated phone system that allows citizens to call the Manatee County Building Department and schedule, reschedule, cancel, and obtain the results of an inspection. You can also listen to a playback of where your permit is at in the application process.

Call (941) 749-3047. You will be prompted through the entire process.

  • Press (1) for English or Press (2) for Spanish. You may also press (7) to use Speech Recognition.
  • Press (1) to schedule an inspection.
  • Press (2) to cancel an inspection.
  • Press (3) to obtain inspection results or hear the assigned inspector.
  • Press (5) to listen to your permit's plan review information
  • Press (6) to request a copy of Certificate of Occupancy (C/O) or Certificate of Completion (C/C).

After you have scheduled the Inspection, you will be able to request an automated call back with inspection results after the inspection has been completed.

Please have your record number, including the prefix, available, as you will be prompted for this (example: BLD1803-1234, PLN1901-5678). It may also be helpful to know the inspection code that you are calling about. If you do not know your inspection code, please refer to your permit card. You will also be asked if you want to hear the entire list of inspections.

Inspections via Text Messaging

Building and Development Services also offers the option to manage your inspections via toll free text messaging.

To get started, please send any text message to (833) 392-8861. You will then be prompted to enter either Schedule, Cancel, Reschedule, and Results. As with the automated phone system, please have your record number and inspection code available, as you will be prompted to provide them.

Inspector Contact Information


NOTE: Pursuant to county policy Inspectors county issued cell phones are not allowed to receive text messages.
To communicate with the Inspectors, please call them directly using the cell phone numbers listed below.


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Inspectors E-mail Cell Phone
Keith Cycotte- Senior Electrical Inspector
[email protected] (941) 920-7329
Fernando Aguilera [email protected] (941) 465-0821
John Happney [email protected] (941)334-4622
 Raymond Wilburn [email protected] (941) 527-2402
 Robert Gamez [email protected] (941) 527-2283


Inspectors E-mail Cell Phone
Shawn Baxter-Senior Mechanical Inspector [email protected] (941) 920-7174
Doug Bellissimo (Mechanical) [email protected] (941) 773-0054
Keith Van Ostenbridge (Mechanical) [email protected] (941) 718-1577
 Gus Swift (Mechanical) [email protected] (941) 713-8613 
 Arnulfo Pena (Plumbing) [email protected]  (941) 527-2301
 Derek Medina (Plumbing) [email protected]  (941) 718-0163
 James Dean (Plumbing) [email protected]  (941) 465-1609
 Tyler Atkinson (Plumbing) [email protected]  (941) 274-0436


Inspectors E-mail Cell Phone
Justin Langer-Senior Building Inspector [email protected] (941) 896-2297
Debbie Haney [email protected] (941) 527-2347
Buck Hodges [email protected] (941) 718-1655 
 Brian Mcdonnell [email protected] (941) 718-2528 
Glyndon Catlin [email protected] (941) 718-2424 
 Patrick Dunbar [email protected] (941) 527-2312
John Doss
[email protected] (941) 527-2285
Gerald Chery [email protected] (941) 718-0170
Brian McAllister [email protected] (941) 274-0434
 Brock Rice [email protected]  (941) 527-2380
 Albert Bateman [email protected]  (941) 705-3239
 Kristopher Darty [email protected]  (941) 896-2068
 Craig Richter [email protected]  (941) 920-7315
 Michael Glassburn [email protected]  (941) 920-7313
 Thomas Stevens [email protected]  (941) 720-1040
 Phil Walton [email protected]   (941) 713-5134


Inspectors E-mail Cell Phone
Matt Merucci- Driveway Inspection Supervisor [email protected]
(941) 737-4523
Brandon Young [email protected] (941) 737-2576
 Richard "Marc" Glascock [email protected] (941) 718-0138
Donna Finch [email protected] (941)718-2114


  E-mail Cell Phone
Inspections Admin  [email protected] (941) 742-4190
Private Provider Admin [email protected] (941) 742-4190
Permitting Department  [email protected] (941) 748-4501 ext 6893
Plans Review Department  [email protected] (941) 748-4501 ext 3814
Planning/Zoning Department [email protected] (941) 748-4501 ext 6894
Selectron (941) 749-3047
SelecText (833) 392-8861
Online Services Portal

Are You Ready For a Certificate of Occupancy or Completion?

  1. Make sure that all of your Final inspections have been passed - i.e. Building Final, Electrical Final, Mechanical Final and/or Plumbing Final.

  2. All of the CO Holds have been released

  3. All of the Fees have been paid

To check the items listed above visit our Online Services portal.

Private Provider Inspection Portal

Roofing Inspection Information

Below you'll find roof inspection information for the following categories:

Roof Replacement by Contractor 

Roof Inspection - New Construction

Roof Replacement - Owner Builder