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Posted on: February 19, 2019

Registration Deadline for Private Property Debris Removal Program Extended to July 10th


Update: The registration deadline for the Private Property Debris Removal (PPDR) Program has been extended to July 10th.


The City of Panama City, in coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), launched a Private Property Debris Removal (PPDR) Program on February 25th, 2019 to assist private property owners in clearing Hurricane Michael-related debris from their properties.

By electing to participate in the PPDR Program, residents will grant the City’s debris removal contractors entrance to their residential property to inspect and remove disaster-generated debris. In order to qualify, homeowners must:

  1. Be the legal owner of a residential property within Panama City; and
  2. Submit a complete PPDR application by July 10th, 2019 that includes the following:
  • Signed right-of-entry form;
  • Copy of a valid Florida ID or driver’s license;
  • Insurance policy, including declaration page and settlement statements, if available; and
  • Documentation of any additional benefits already received including, but not limited to, insurance proceeds, Small Business Administration, or FEMA Individual Assistance.

For renters/lessees: Under the City’s PPDR Program, renters / lessees may also be eligible for debris removal if both the renter / lessee and property owner complete a PPDR Program application and provide all required documents, including signed right of entry forms.

Applications to PPDR are subject to the review of the City and FEMA for PPDR eligibility, and all properties will require inspection prior to debris removal. Submission of a PPDR application does not guarantee that the resident will qualify for the City’s PPDR Program. Property owners who have received insurance proceeds or other financial benefits to complete debris removal work on their property will not be eligible for the PPDR Program. Completed applications, including signed right-of-entry forms, constitute a right of access to private property and a hold harmless agreement between the property owner and the City, the State of Florida, and the Federal Government and their respective employees, agents, contractors, and subcontractors.

City residents may submit applications for the PPDR Program in person at the following locations:

Lake Huntington Club House

3504 15th Street, Panama City, Florida

Monday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, Closed

Police Substation

920 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, Panama City, Florida

Monday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, Closed

For questions regarding this program, please contact the PPDR Hotline at (850) 443-2792 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

To print the forms, please click the following links: PPDR Application and Right-of-Entry Form. The right-of-entry form must be notarized. A Notary Public is available to assist at both locations.

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