Public Works - Maintenance Division
The Maintenance Division is responsible for maintaining the flow of water through ditches receiving storm water runoff from city maintained streets. This system consists of inlets or catch basins, open channels and ditches, underground pipelines, and retention ponds.
City crews periodically clean the banks of the drainage ditches and remove any obstacles obstructing the flow of water through the ditch. Residents are urged not to dispose of leaves or grass clippings into open drainage systems or to place any debris in a location that would impede the flow of water into the underground system. Such action may result in serious flooding.
It is everyone's responsibility to help eliminate the amount of debris deposited in the ditches or on the ditch banks that can cause flooding. Also, this waste accumulates in and pollutes areas adjacent to ditches, streams, and lakes, and diminishes the beauty of Panama City. In the event of flooding due to a blockage of the storm drains system, residents may call the office of the Maintenance Division between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at (850) 691-4553. In the event of a flooding emergency at any other time, please call (850) 872-3112.
Installation of Street Lights
The City of Panama City accepts requests from private citizens to have Gulf Power install a streetlight on residential streets within the city. If the light is located on the city right of way, Panama City will cover the costs. If the homeowner wants security type lighting placed on their private property, the homeowner needs to contact Gulf Power and the charges are the homeowners responsibility. If you would like to have a streetlight installed, call the Maintenance Division at (850) 691-4553 for further details.
Installation of Street Signs
The Panama City Police Department takes requests for all regulatory signs and requires approval before a sign can be placed within city limits. If you would like to request a new sign please contact the Panama City Police Department at (850) 872-3112. If you are reporting on a damaged or missing sign, call us at (850) 691-4553.
The Public Works Maintenance Division maintains all street signs and pavement markings on the FY2017 audit of city owned paved roads in Panama City. Traffic signs and markings on state and county roads within Bay County and other cities are maintained by the respective agencies. If you have a question or comment relative to maintenance or wish to report damage to road signs or pavement markings, please call the Maintenance Division at (850) 691-4553 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. After 5 p.m., weekends or holidays, please call (8500 872-3112.
Street Light Malfunction
The Maintenance Division of the Public Works Department takes reports of all malfunctions of streetlights within the City of Panama City. To report a streetlight malfunction, please call the Maintenance Division at (850) 872-3095 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Street / Sidewalk Repair
Street and sidewalk maintenance or repairs include potholes, cave-ins and other problems that may be dangerous to pedestrians or vehicles and should be reported to the Maintenance Division between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The number to call is (850) 691-4553. To report street maintenance problems that are dangerous to pedestrians and vehicles after hours, call Panama City Police Department at (850) 872-3112.
Street Sweeping Request
The City of Panama City has contracted with a private commercial street sweeping service to sweep the streets in the city. The Maintenance Division is responsible for monitoring the contract for sweeping streets. The objective is to sweep the downtown area of the City twice per week and residential streets every 72 days. The sweeper also responds to special requests for immediate pickup of debris creating traffic problems, such as broken glass.
In addition to helping keep the city cleaner, sweeping reduces health hazards by ensuring trash doesn't accumulate and become a harborage for insects and rodents. For additional information, or to report an area that needs immediate attention, please call the Maintenance Division at (850) 691-4553 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The Bay County Traffic Engineering Department maintains signalized intersections, other flashing warning signals, and school zone warning beacons within the city limits of Panama City. To report a malfunctioning signal please call the Traffic Management Center at (850) 248-8750.