Building & Development Services

Manatee County's Building & Development Services Department includes services related to Building & Permitting, Contractor Licensing, Code Enforcement, Floodplain Management, Land Use, Planning & Development, and Environmental Review.


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Building Code Change Coming January 1, 2021
December 01, 2020
In preparation of the transition to the 7th Edition 2020 Florida Building Code that will go in effect January 1, 2021, Building and Development Services will be updating their requirements.Read More
New Digital Plan Room Coming This Fall
November 01, 2020
Coming January 25, 2020, an enhanced electronic plan review experience! Manatee County’s Building and Development Services Department has partnered with ePermitHub to launch the Digital Plan Room, a new electronic document review solution that is a seamless plug-in for the Department’s Online Services Portal. Read More
Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Update
September 10, 2020
On August 4, 2020 staff held a work session with the Board of County Commissioners regarding the proposed draft Land Development Code Text Amendment to allow Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) in existing neighborhoods. Staff heard both the public and the Board’s concerns and comments, and ended the work session with questions to provide staff with direction on finalizing the draft language for advertisement for upcoming public hearings.Read More