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This program is open to the public 18 years-of-age or older. Applicants who live or own a business within the City of Panama City limits will have priority.
Panama City Academy runs for twelve (12) consecutive Tuesday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. beginning March 6th and ending with a graduation ceremony on May 22nd.
For more details, email the Assistant City Manager Jared Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (850) 872-3010.
A dumpster is considered full when the materials are level with the top of the container. Overloaded containers cause spillage and damage to collection trucks. Drivers are not responsible for spillage caused by overloaded containers.
If requested, a lock can be fitted for your container to prevent illegal use by residents and other commercial establishments. Please call the Solid Waste Division at (850) 872-3172.
Do not place the following materials in the container: concrete, dirt, sod, sand, plaster, mattresses, cushions, biomedical waste, auto batteries, tires, electronics, paint, tar, hot ashes, flammable or hazardous materials.
Please call the Solid Waste Division at (850) 872-3172 for repairs.
Only storm-generated debris should be placed in the right of way. Storm-generated debris includes tree limbs, logs, and branches; loose construction materials created by the storm event; items inside the residence destroyed by the storm; broken glass; and wallboard, carpet, and other building materials damaged by the storm.
Regular household garbage should NOT be placed in the right of way, and should be disposed as it was pre-storm.
Items removed as part of the demolition, reconstruction, repair, or removal of a residence should be disposed by a contracted waste-service provider. Debris is eligible for placement on the right of way if the demo/reconstruction is done by the homeowner or a volunteer group.
Only Panama City residents may place storm debris on the public rights of way within the city limits. Commercial businesses, including apartments, should arrange with their contracted waste services provider for disposal. Waste from commercial properties should not be placed on the right of way.
Contractors assisting with the demolition, reconstruction, repair, or removal of items from a residence are required to make arrangements for disposal of items from the property. Contractors are not permitted to dispose of debris on the right of way and should haul the debris to a landfill.
Panama City will announce deadlines for residents to place materials in the right-of-way for removal. Those deadlines will be based on when the city’s debris-removal contractors expect to complete collections. Material placed on the right-of-way after those dates will be considered illegal dumping.
Residents are asked to ensure that contractors have arranged for the disposal of waste from the demolition, reconstruction or repair of their homes.
Unauthorized dumping on city right-of-ways is a felony. Please report any illegal dumping to law enforcement.
Panama City, FL's physical address is:
819 E. 11th Street
Panama City, FL 32401
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All residential customers are receiving once-a-week blue garbage can collection service. Please see the map below for the pickup day in your area. You can also find your pickup day by searching your address on this map.
If your blue can is missing or damaged, please call (850) 872-3172 (Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) to request a new one.
Panama City Utility Customers may request an additional garbage cart for a monthly fee. To request one, please fill out this form.
The monthly fee for each additional cart for residential customers is $15.56. The monthly fee for each cart for commercial customers is $20.91. Customers who pay outside rates may call for additional monthly fee information.
Residents and business owners in the city limits of Panama City with home or business damage may make temporary repairs to secure the structure. Permanent repairs are not permissible until the work can be properly permitted by EP Consultants, Inc (EPCI). EPCI can be reached by calling (850) 818-0213 or (850) 722-9911 or visiting the temporary office at 205 W. 7th Street.
If you had damage to your home or business, it's important that the work is done properly and that the person you hire is properly licensed. Contractors can easily be checked out by visiting www.myfloridalicense.com or calling (850) 487-1395.
During the recovery period of Hurricane Michael, mobile homes, recreational vehicles and campers are allowed on individual lots within the city limits of the City of Panama City regardless of the zoning district.
The recovery period is up to twelve months with a removal date of no later than October 10, 2019.
These structures must meet a front setback of at least fifteen (15) feet from the property line.
If the property is a corner lot (at the intersection of two streets) then the structure must not encroach into visibility triangle of motorists.
Property owners must provide a rough site plan showing how the temporary structure will sit on the property to the City's Planning Department for a Development Order.
The Planning Department is not charging review or application fees for any applications. The department will also accept digital applications for signs, demolitions for condemned structures and commercial development orders.
The Planning Department can be reached by calling (850) 691-4610, visiting the A.D. Harris Learning Village at 819 E. 11th Street or by emailing email@example.com.
EPCI must also issue a building permit for the structure. EPCI can be reached by calling (850) 818-0213 or (850) 722-9911 or visiting the temporary office at 205 W. 7th Street.
EP Consultants, Inc. (EPCI) is conducting life safety assessments at homes and businesses located within the city limits of the City of Panama City.
Inspectors are looking at the outside of buildings for structural issues that could pose safety concerns. Each building will receive a green, yellow or red sticker.
If your home or business receives a yellow or red sticker and you haven't done so already, you're encouraged to seek a professional opinion on damage and needed repairs. A green sticker indicates the building is safe for occupants.
The assessments are conducted for information ONLY. A red sticker does not mean the building has been condemned.
Residents and business owners with home or business damage may make temporary repairs to secure the structure. Permanent repairs are not permissible until the work can be properly permitted. EPCI can be reached by calling (850) 818-0213 or (850) 722-9911 or visiting the temporary office at 205 W. 7th Street.
Through the assessments, inspectors are also compiling information that will be provided to FEMA and used in conjunction with recovery efforts.
If the electrical equipment is damaged, a licensed electrician will need to make the necessary repairs and EP Consultants, Inc (EPCI) will need to complete an inspection. EPCI can be reached at (850) 774-5093.
Notify Gulf Power at 1-888-225-5797 when your home is able to receive power.
Property owners DO NOT have to hire from these lists. EPCI has provided the lists of approved contractors as a convenience. Contractors can be added to the lists by contacting EPCI at (850) 818-0213 or (850) 722-9911. The links below will be updated as new information is received.
Licensed Electrical and Roofing Contractors
Licensed HVAC and Plumbing Contractors
Licensed General Contractors
As we work to clean up the parks in Panama City, we want to keep you updated on those open to the community. The parks not mentioned below are closed while we cleanup and identify and correct any safety hazards.
We'll provide an updated list on Facebook and our website every Friday.
A website has been set up to provide citizens with information. Click here to visit.
A Development Order (D.O.) is what the City issues once your plans or requests for development have been approved by the City. The D.O. Application is filled out and submitted by the applicant at the time development plans are submitted for review.
Most activity involving accessory structures such as sheds; additions; demolition; lot clearing; new construction, renovations, signs, tree removal (for the construction project), and other site improvements require a D.O. Check with us to determine if one is needed for your project before you begin your project.
At the present time, the Development Order (D.O.) is valid for a period of six (6) months from the date it is issued by the City. Although, in the proposed draft Unified Land Development Code (ULDC), that time frame is proposed to extended to 12 months or one year.
Four (4) complete sets of Architectural, Civil plans, and Landscape/Irrigation Plans; a completed checklist (and all items noted on the checklist) and all local forms filled out. Incomplete packages will not be accepted for review. However, your contact person/project manager will be contacted if additional information is required by staff. All additional information must be submitted before the City issues a D.O.
Staff is allowed a 30-day review period after receiving the D.O. application and all the necessary documents for commercial and residential projects. Sign permits involve a 10-day period and may require review by the Community Redevelopment Agency and/or the Planning Board. Please note: the Department’s goal is to expedite the process so we strive to complete this process a lot sooner.
The review fee is paid at the time the D.O. is issued. Fees include impact fees, and connection fees for potable water and sanitary sewer. Staff will notify project manager/contact when the plans are approved and will advise of the total fees, prior to pickup.
Certain types of requests may need Planning Board, and/or City Commission approval before Staff can review. Staff will assist the applicant in obtaining the proper application forms and provide information regarding application fees, meeting submission deadlines, as well as, meeting dates, and times. Planning Board application fees are paid at the time the application is submitted. Unfortunately, in most cases, these are non-refundable fees.
When the D.O. is issued, you will receive two of the four sets of approved plans. These two sets will need to be submitted to the City’s contracted building services firm, EPCI for review. EPCI will issue a building permit once all Florida Building Code and local requirements have been met. Once a permit is approved, EPCI will return one set of the plans to you.
Yes, in most cases. Before EPCI issues a Certificate of Occupancy (C.O.), the City shall complete an inspection for a Certificate of Acceptance (C.A.). Please allow 36 hours notice for this inspection. After notification, staff have three (3) working days to complete an inspection. Before the inspection is scheduled, a stormwater certification by the engineer of record and an inspection report for the Cross Connection & Backflow Prevention Assembly, and an As-built Survey must be submitted for review.
Generalhousehold waste generated (i.e. waste from kitchens and bathrooms).
Itemsthat should be set out for trash (i.e. construction or yard waste), unpreparedresidential medical waste (i.e. unprotected needles), bodily wastes,unprotected broken items that could harm crew workers (i.e. mirrors or glass),or hazardous wastes (i.e. fuels, liquid paints, fertilizers, etc.). No rocks ordirt should be place in your garbage cart.
All bags should be contained inside the cart. Any lose debris or garbage that is stacked on/around containers will not be picked up. Overfilling the containers or packing the containers too tightly, might prevent the garbage from falling out of the containers when the automated grabber arm is emptying the cart. The Solid Waste Division can only service city-owned containers. Prior to placing garbage into the carts, residents are encouraged to bag their garbage to aid in preventing of items from become airborne during the dumping operations. Bagging garbage will help keep lose items from littering our neighborhoods. All Styrofoam Peanuts are to be bagged or placed in a box with the lid taped shut.
Small amounts of yard waste such as grass clippings and leaves may be placed in your garbage carts.
Carts should be at the curb before 5:00 a.m. on your regular collection day to ensure collection.
Cartsare to be at the curb side with four (4) feet of clearance from all stationary objectsto allow the automated grabber arm of the garbage truck to pick-up thecontainer. Avoid placing the garbage cart under lines/wires or treelimbs/branches. Stationary objects include but are not limited to: mailboxes,vehicles, telephone lines/utility wires, tree limbs/branches. Containers are tobe within two (2) feet of the roadway for collection with the containers’ lidopenings facing the street side and the containers’ handles turned away fromthe street. Avoid blocking containers with vehicles on service days.
Yes.Carts must be removed from the city right-of-way after collection.
Once the owner or tenant has established solid waste services through our City’s Utilities Billing and Customer Service Department at (850) 872-3166, you then may notify The Solid Waste Division to deliver you a garbage cart if one is not already at the residence.
Carts are repaired or replaced at no charge if the damage was due to normal wear and tear. The owner of the property/tenant must call the Solid Waste Division at (850) 872-3172 and request for garbage cart service.
Please call the Solid Waste Division at (850) 872-3172.
No,the garbage carts are the property of the City of Panama City and must remainat the address to which it was delivered.
Items such as household furniture, yarddebris, grass, leaves, tree limbs, trimmings, metal, appliances, plastic, woodand mattresses are collected on this day.
Trash must be placed atthe curb on your collection day before 6:00 a.m. to ensure collection. Note: thetrucks first collectthe entire route for yardand trash debris and thencome back and colle White and Brown Goods, which are appliances and furniture.
Limbs, brush, shrubbery, and other yard waste should be shorter than four (4) feet and less than four (4) inches in diameter. Leaves and yard clippings should be bagged so that they will not blow away or clog storm drains. Please separate appliances and furniture from your yard waste. Mattresses, couches, cushions, and carpet should be together in a separate pile and not mixed with yard waste or bulky items. Panes of glass should be placed in a sealed box and labeled. Debris that is hauled in from another location and dropped off at a resident’s address will not be collected and will be up to the property owner to remove.
Paper, cartons, refuse, garbage, litter, rubbish, sludge, liquids, toxic or hazardous waste will not be accepted for trash collection.
We do not collect trash from or generated by private contractors, including landscapers, tree surgeons and general contractors. It is unlawful for these contractors to place debris at the curb for city collection.
Trash should be placed at the curb, not in the street in front of your residential property. Trash should not be placed on or in front of a vacant lot.
Do not place trash under utility lines, wires or trees. Move items at least three feet away from obstacles such as mailboxes, fences, trees, telephone poles, trees, etc. to avoid damage. Trash must be in reach of the mechanical arm of the truck. Place items within ten feet of the curb.
Place items so that they are not blocked by cars or other objects.
Do not place trash at the end of a cul-de-sac or dead end street.
Avoid placing debris over lawn sprinklers and water meters.
Constructiondebris, remodeling material, roofing shingles, dirt/ sod that exceed a wheel barrowload, cut trees that exceed four (4) inches in diameter, excessive volumes of trash. Please call the Solid Waste Department forpricing. The additional charges can be added to your water bill or paid at CityHall in the Utilities Billing and Customer Service Department.