Planning, Development & Zoning


We disseminate and implement the comprehensive plan and land development regulations and provide a development process to serve the public.

Executive Order for Hurricane Dorian

As a result of Executive Orders 19-190 and 19-206 (State of Emergency regarding Hurricane Dorian), applicants with valid development orders during the time of Executive Orders may apply for an extension to the expiration of said development order for a total of 23 days and six months. On this page is further information and required application information.

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How Will We Grow?

How Will We Grow will create a blueprint for how Manatee County will grow by the year 2035. Holistic process to include public input meetings, Land Development Code & Comprehensive Plan changes related to managing future growth in the community.


Port Manatee Encouragement Zone

The Port Manatee Encouragement Zone is a County initiative to facilitate a greater range of employment-based uses near Port Manatee and helps strengthen the economic health of Manatee County.

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Development Trends

Development Trends show how development has increased over the past several years and development maps display where future growth is occurring.

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