Beach Vendor Permit Procedures

Beach Vendor Permits are available for download from the Bay County website. The Beach Vendor applicant will be instructed to print the application packets and access the County Code(s) relating to the Beach Vendor permits at www.municode.com. Upon completion of the application packets, the Beach Vendor will mail or deliver the packets to Parks & Recreation Division.

Parks & Recreation Division will review the application packet. Park staff will verify Beach Vendor’s business location to determine the business is within the unincorporated County and eligible for a Bay County Beach Vendor Permit. Park staff will verify application for all required documentation and completeness. If any missing /incomplete or inaccurate documentation is determined, Park staff will contact the Beach Vendor and the application process will stop until the Beach Vendor applicant supplies missing and/or accurate documents. After Parks & Recreation Division’s approval, the application packet will be forwarded to Risk Management.

A review process by Risk Management will be completed. Verification of required insurance documents, vehicle registrations, titles, and equipment photos will be completed. If any missing/incomplete or inaccurate documentation is determined, Risk staff will contact the Beach Vendor and the application process will stop until the Beach Vendor applicant supplies corrected or required documents. After Risk Management’s approval, Bay County Code Enforcement will be notified and the Beach Vendor application will be transmitted to Code Enforcement.

Bay County Code Enforcement will contact the Beach Vendor Applicant and arrange a date and time for a physical verification /inspection of the equipment listed on the application. The inspection will be performed at the M .B. Miller County Pier. If any missing /incomplete or inaccurate documentation or equipment is determined, Code Enforcement staff will advise the Beach Vendor applicant and the application process will stop until the Beach Vendor applicant supplies missing and/or accurate documents or equipment. When Code Enforcement inspection is approved, the Code Enforcement officer will sign off on the Beach Vendor application. The Beach Vendor applicant will provide the approved application to the County Pier attendant. The County Pier attendant will collect the fees and issue the required permit and decals.