Public Works - Engineering Division

The City Engineering Department provides a variety of services relating to the construction and design of the city's capital projects as well as the review of stormwater design for developments within the city limits. Among the responsibilities of Engineering are the provision of construction management that includes planning, design, and inspection services for city construction projects. The department also provides surveying, drafting, and mapping services related to city projects.

Stormwater Retention Requirements 


The Panama City Land Use Regulations contain the requirements for stormwater retention for new construction projects. The Planning & Land Use Department at 850-872-3025 can answer questions concerning stormwater retention. Engineering can answer questions about specific projects that we have reviewed.

Elevation Certificates


If your property has an Elevation Certificate you can find it by typing in your address in the Search tab above this type.  We also have hard copies of Elevation Certificates available at the Engineering Department at City Hall, 9 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, FL 32401.

Substantial Improvement Requirements


Substantial Improvements shall mean any repair from damage or destruction, reconstruction, improvement, or additions of a structure, the cost of which equals or exceeds 50% of the assessed tax value of the structure as is listed by the Bay County Tax Assessors Office or by a Certified Appraisal.  The assessed value of the structure shall be determined before the improvement is started, or if the structure has been damaged and is being restored, before the damage or destruction occurred.  For information on Substantial Improvement please contact the Engineering Department at (850) 872-3004.

Flood Map Information


If a property is in a Special Flood Hazard Area, you can check out the Bay County Property Appraiser site at www.baypa.net.  If you have any floodplain questions or need a flood zone determination letter you can call us at (850) 872-3004 or come see us at City Hall, Engineering Department, 9 Harrison Avenue.  You will find a wealth of information about the City's Flood Insurance Rate Map, Coastal High Hazard Areas, flood depths at your property, natural conservation areas and wetlands, flood insurance special rules for building in the floodplain and ideas for protecting your property form flood damage.


Professional Services


Engineering will periodically solicit Requests for Qualification, Requests for Proposal and Request for Engineering Services. To receive these requests please sign up for the E-Notice Service. 

Technical Specifications & Standard Details


The Engineering Division's Technical Specifications and Standard Details can be found here:  
Technical Specifications
Standard Details


Burial Plot Records


The city maintains burial plot ownership records for Oakland Cemetery and Greenwood Cemetery. The city does not maintain burial plot records for Millville Cemetery, Redwood Cemetery and other cemeteries located within the corporate limits of the city. To obtain a copy of burial plot records for Oakland Cemetery and Greenwood Cemetery, please contact the Engineering Department at 850-872-3015.

Burial Space Availability


The city currently has cremation plots available at Greenwood Cemetery located on the corner of West 17th Street and Lisenby Avenue. For more information contact the Leisure Services Department at 850-872-3199.

Cemetery Maintenance


The city provides limited maintenance for the Millville Cemetery, located on the corner of 3rd Street and Church Avenue, Greenwood Cemetery, located on W. 17th Street and Lisenby Avenue, and Oakland Cemetery, located on the corner of Balboa Avenue and 11th Street. For additional information or questions concerning cemetery maintenance, please call the city's Leisure Services Department at 850-872-3199.