How to Submit an Application

Please follow the following steps to submit an application. Click on the application name below for more specific information about required documents.

Before you begin

  1. Gather the required documentation (see application document below).
  2. Gather the name, mailing address, phone number and email address for all professionals (applicant, agents, contractors, engineers, architects, etc.) or license applicant.
  3. Complete application information worksheet (see application document below).
  4. Be prepared to pay the fees indicated in the Manatee County Fees schedules. All fees required at the time of application submission must be paid in order for an application to be accepted. Online payment may be by credit card or eCheck.

Steps to submit an application

Please see the Online Services user guide for instructions including screen shots or view the eLearning/YouTube videos.

  1. If you have not already done so, register for an account with Manatee County Government Online Services.
  2. Log on to Manatee County Government Online Services at https://aca3.accela.com/manatee
  3. Select the appropriate section: Building, Planning or Licenses. Acknowledge the disclaimer by checking the box. Click the Continue Application button.
  4. Select the appropriate application from the list. Click the Continue Application button.
  5. Complete the application.

Application-specific information

The Instructions documentation contains the following for each application:

  • Documentation requirements
  • Information worksheet
  • Step-by-step application instructions