Online Services


Effective June 28, 2019, if you are a protected citizen per Florida Statute 119 and you qualify for certain public records exemptions, please note that you will no longer be able to create a record or apply for a permit via Online Services. You will instead need to visit one of our locations and staff will assist you in creating the record.

You will still be required to verify that you are either the license holder or the delegate in Online Services.

In maintaining compliance with changes to Florida Statute, we have also removed the search bar from the home page of Online Services. Users may still use the Advanced Search feature. For additional instructions on this, please click the FAQs link below.

Manatee County Online Services allows you to do business with the Building and Development Services Department (BADS) without ever having to come to our offices.

Our new Online Services are available to everyone, including homeowners, permitting services, agents and contractors, allowing you to:

  • remotely submit applications and payments for permitting, licensing, planning and zoning.
  • track your project’s progress from submittal through final approval from the convenience of your connected home/office computers or mobile devices

Please contact our offices if you require assistance.

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Contact BADS Online Services (Mon-Fri 8 AM - 4 PM) at

(941) 749-3012