Impact Fees

Impact fees are one-time charges collected when new construction is completed. School impact fees are collected countywide. Impact fees for all other types of infrastructure are collected from new development in the unincorporated area of Manatee County.

The construction of new dwelling units and businesses increases the demand for County infrastructure capacity. To maintain levels of service, the County must expand infrastructure capacity for multimodal transportation, parks/natural resources, law enforcement, public safety and libraries.

Impact fees ensure that new development pays its share of the capital cost incurred by Manatee County to accommodate population and job growth. Impact fees are restricted to funding growth-related capital improvements and may not be used for replacing infrastructure, maintenance, or operations.

Manatee County also collects impact fees for each Fire District, plus Facility Investment Fees for water and wastewater capacity.

Responsibilities of Impact Fee Administration staff include:

  • Monitoring and assessing impact fees on new residential and nonresidential building permits
  • Preparing and disseminating information regarding the collection and expenditure of impact fees
  • Reporting development activity and impact fee revenue collections by type of infrastructure and Benefit District
  • Coordinating impact fee credits for system improvements dedicated or constructed by the private sector

Current Impact Fee Schedule

View the current Impact Fee Schedule

This information is provided for informational purposes only. In the event of any difference between this web page and the adopted impact fee ordinances, the adopted ordinances shall control.

Impact Fee Administrative Procedures Manual and Forms

The Administrative Procedures Manual, recently updated December 14, 2021, contains supplemental details and forms used in the administration of Manatee County’s Land Development Code (LDC) as it relates to "County capital facilities."

Download fillable forms from the Impact Fee Administrative Procedures Manual:

Download Impact Fee Administrative Procedures Manual

Impact Fee Maps

According to the Land Development Code, the unincorporated area is divided into four geographic regions for the collection and expenditure of multimodal transportation impact fees. These Benefit Districts ensure impact fees will construct capacity improvements in the subarea where they were collected.

The four Benefit Districts for multimodal transportation are generally described as follows:

  • North East (NE) - The area north of the Manatee River and east of I-75
  • North West (NW) - The area north of the Manatee River and west of I-75
  • South West (SW) - The area south of the Manatee River and west of US 301
  • South East (SE) - The area south of the Manatee River and east of US 301

Current Impact Fee Study

The Florida Impact Fees Act requires that impact fees be based on recent and localized data. Manatee County contracted with the consulting firm TischlerBise to analyze growth rates, capacity of the County infrastructure systems, capacity needed to accommodate future growth, and the capital cost of necessary improvements to ensure compliance with state requirements.

Impact Fees Annual Reports

The annual report document impact fee collections and expenditures by type of infrastructure and Benefit District. The reports include end of fiscal year fund balances, showing cash available after deducting appropriations.

Contact Information

Nicole Knapp, Impact Fee Administrator
(941) 748-4501 ext. 7824
[email protected]


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