Impact Fees

To comply with the County’s Impact Fee Ordinance – Chapter 11 of the Land Development Code (LDC), as well as Florida Statute 163.31801, at least once every five (5) years the County Impact Fee Administrator shall recommend to the Board whether any changes should be made to Exhibit 11-1: Impact Fee Schedule. The last impact fee study was approved by the Board of County Commissioners on December 2015.

View Impact Fee Update Study

We Want to Hear From You

We're seeking public involvement related to our Impact Fee Update Study. Review the technical study, then provide feedback and ask questions using the Impact Fee Update Study Feedback form.

Public comment or questions can also be sent in writing via email to or by mail to:

Nicole Knapp, Impact fee Administrator
County Administration
P.O. Box 1000
Bradenton, FL 34206

We will be accepting public comment from February 5 - March 8. After the public comment period, the proposed impact fee schedule will be discussed by both the Planning Commission and County Commission later this spring.

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, adopted December 7, 2017 and updated November 19, 2019, contain 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 local data. Manatee County contracted with the consulting firm TischlerBise to analyze its impact fee program and ensure compliance with state requirements.

TischlerBise studied recent growth rates, the current capacity of County infrastructure systems, capacity needed to accommodate future growth, and the capital cost of necessary improvements. Fee amounts documented by the 2015 study are scheduled to be phased in over three years.

Contact Information

Nicole Knapp, Impact Fee Administrator
(941) 748-4501 ext. 7824


  • Nicole Knapp, Impact Fee Administrator
  • (941) 748-4501 ext. 7824
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