Sandbag Distribution

The County operates several sandbag filling locations ahead of significant storm events.

Residents (ID required) are allowed to fill ten bags per household.

Sandbag Distribution Locations

Please note that not all locations will operate in every emergency. Check this page for updates to see which locations are open.

Do not underestimate the amount of work needed to fill ten bags and transport the sand bags back home. Depending on how full you fill your bag, it can weigh 35-50 pounds. Ten bags can add 500 pounds to your vehicle.



Manatee Beach (parking lot)-
4000 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217

Desoto Sq. Mall
303 301 Blvd. West
Bradenton, 34207
Buffalo Creek Park
7550 69th Street East
Palmetto, FL 34221
Public Works Stormwater Facility
5511 39th St. East
Bradenton, FL 34203
Palmetto Youth Center
501 17th Street West
Palmetto, FL 34221

Rubonia Community Center-
1309 72nd St E
Palmetto, FL 34221

Coquina Beach
1465 Gulf Drive South
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
Myakka Community Center
10060 Wauchula Road
Myakka City, FL 34251
Bayfront Park (North end – by the recycling center)-
310 North Bay Blvd.
Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
Pride Park-
6032 9th St E
Bradenton, FL 34203

66th St. W Fleet Building (non-ADA; entrance directly across from 65th Street West)
4700 66th Street West. Bradenton 34210

Need help?

Contact Manatee 311

Flooding Tips

  • Make sure inlets near your property are free and clear of debris
  • Don't drive through water on roads
  • Use caution around downed trees as power lines could be involved
  • Report issues as soon as possible

Sandbag Disposal

We recommend keeping sandbags in storage through the end of hurricane season. Sandbags can be placed at the curb alongside your trash bin for regular garbage collection.

Sandbag Location Map

View sandbag locations and status in our Emergency Information map.