DISASTER PERMIT APPLICATION HURRICANE MICHAEL PERMITTING INFORMATION
OFFICE HOURS ARE 7:30 AM - 5 PM cst, MONDAY - FRIDAY
- PERMITS CAN BE EMAILED TO PERMITTINGTEAM@BAYCOUNTYFL.GOV IF YOU ARE IN OUR SYSTEM TO PULL PERMITS AND HAVE A TRUST ACCOUNT OR CREDIT CARD ON FILE. EMAILED AND FAXED PERMITS TAKE 2-3 DAYS FOR PROCESSING. ALL OTHERS MUST BE BROUGHT TO THE OFFICE.
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- Note: The 50% rule is only applicable if the structure is located in a flood zone. See FAQs and below for additional information. For other than in a flood zone, repairs must meet the 6th Edition Florida Existing Building Code for repairs or an alteration if changing the original layout of a building, for an addition if adding to the height or area of a building, and for a change of use if using the building for a different purpose than the existing certificate of occupancy was issued.
- Regarding window/door replacement: The code does not require all windows to be replaced. Only the damaged windows that are replaced need to meet code for wind design. If the total cost of the renovation exceeds 30% of the assessed value of the structure, then the windows or doors need to meet the energy code. But only for those items replaced.
View forms for Builders Services.
View information regarding Bay County's licensing requirements, exam dates and other licensing concerns.
For permitting within the city limits of Panama City, prior approval from Panama City Planning and Zoning Department is required.
Contractors now have the option to set up trust accounts to be used for payment of permits.