TDR Program - Rural Fringe Mixed Use District (RFMUD

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TDR Process


The Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) Registry was initially designed to capture “Severance” credits only, and did not reflect any “Early Entry Bonus” credits.  Furthermore, the registry did not reflect the “Restoration credits”, or “Conveyance credits” processed to date.  Therefore the “Registry” is no longer a valid source of the “Collier County TDR Programs” processed applications and has been removed from the TDR website.

A TDR “Activity Log” was created in its place, to capture “ALL” TDR processes to date and is the most accurate accounting of the “Collier County TDR Program”.  Therefore, please refer to the “Activity Log” spreadsheet for the most accurate information. 

The “Activity Log” spreadsheet located below, and is also located as the FIRST document on the “Applications, Forms & Other Information” web page listed to the left in "white" print. Please refer to the “Activity Log” when inquiring information of the “Collier County TDR Program”        


 At the Collier County Board of County Commissions meeting held in early 2015 the “Board” approved further extension of the Early Entry Bonus credits process via the 2011 EAR-based Growth Management Plan (GMP) Adoption amendments. The amendments now in effect. 

Therefore, the new extension date for Early Entry Bonus Credits is reinstated for an additional 3 years or September 27, 2019!


The Collier County Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) Program for the Rural Fringe Mixed Use District (RFMU) was adopted into the Collier County Land Development Code (LDC) on 2/11/2004 and the TDR bonus amendments were adopted on 9/27/2004. This site provides an overview of the Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) Program.

The TDR Program within the Rural Fringe Mixed Use District establishes a method for protecting and conserving the most valuable environmental land, including large connected wetland systems and significant areas of habitat for listed species, while allowing property owners of such lands to recover lost value and residential development potential through an economically viable process of transferring such rights to other more suitable lands.

Additionally, the TDR Program responds to the Collier County Growth Management Plan’s objectives in focusing growth and development towards areas where services such as sewer, water and transportation exist or can be readily provided.

The County acts as a central registry for buyers and sellers of TDR credits. In order to provide a publicly accessible web site, the Collier County TDR Activity Log  lists all the properties within the RFMU District Sending Lands which may be eligible to participate in the TDR Program or those who have participated in the TDR program, indicating all issued credits processed to date.

For more detailed information regarding the TDR Program, visit the TDR Program 101 page. The page can also be accessed from the menu to the left.

TDR Activity Map

View the TDR Countywide Activity Maps Severed, Restored and/or Conveyed (June 2019) to see the TDR Program progress. Note the coverage of Public Lands in the southern Sending Lands area. The below figures have been rounded to the nearest
TDR Program Statistics (as of June 2019)

Sending Lands Acreage  41,414
Base TDR Credits Recorded 1,491
Early Entry TDR Credits 1,491
Restoration and Maintenance TDR Credits 954
Conveyance TDR Credits 432
Sending Land Acres In Recorded Development Right Limitation


Minimum Base TDR Credit Sale Price per Land Development Code: 2.03.07.D.4.f.ii.a.v.


Current Bonus TDR Credit Sale Price: Negotiable between Buyer/Seller.  

          Market Price

Annual Audit (DECEMBER) 2019


For more information, email or refer to the Collier County Land Development Code’s Sub-Section 2.03.07 and 2.03.08.


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