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Crowder Gulf, the city's debris contractor, is running more than 100 double self-loader trucks within the city limits of Panama City.
Please sort your debris into four piles: household items, yard debris, construction items and appliances. All piles should be constructed along the right-of-way but out of the road and not blocking fire hydrants, water meters, mailboxes or driveways. Please do not mix household garbage with these debris piles.
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.
We had to make a change on November 5, 2018 to our residential garbage collection schedule. If you live north of 23rd Street and east of State Avenue, your pick-up day is now Wednesday instead of Friday. We apologize for any inconvenience.
If your blue can is missing or damaged, please call (850) 872-3172 (Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) to request a new one.
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) 774-5093 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
EPCI must also issue a building permit for the structure. EPCI can be reached by calling (850) 774-5093 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) 774-5093 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 your meter box and electrical box WERE NOT damaged, Gulf Power will connect to it. If the 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. The fee will be waived.
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) 774-5093. The links below will be updated as new information is received.
Licensed Electrical and Roofing Contractors
Licensed HVAC and Plumbing Contractors
Licensed General Contractors
Available Medical Services
Florida Department of Health in Bay County The Florida Department of Health in Bay County is now offering essential services. This includes; birth and death certificates, ADAP, Women Infants and Children (WIC), and Immunizations. Immunizations services includes Hep A and Tetanus shots free of charge. Hep A is needed for persons who come in contact with flood waters. Tetanus vaccinations are needed for persons who were cut by debris after the storm. Our current hours of operation are Monday – Friday from 10 am – 2 pm.
DOH-Bay is operating a mobile medical clinic in Mexico Beach. Hours are 11 am – 3 pm through Sunday. The location will be moving from the First Baptist Church on 389 to the Fairgrounds on Highway 389. Tetanus and Hep A vaccines are available as well as general medical care.
WIC benefits may have automatically uploaded to your account. Due to the emergency, they can be issued by phone. Call 850-252-9580 Monday – Friday from 10 am – 2 pm.
Emergency Diabetes Supplies, including insulin, are available at 597 W 11th ST from 10 am - 4 pm M - F. Please bring a box, or prescription, for your insulin, if possible, so we can provide the correct type and dose. You can call ahead to check on supplies at 850-252-9656.
DOH-Bay also has plans to partner with AmeriCares to provide primary care and pharmacy services at 597 W 11th ST, Panama City. AmeriCares is a non-profit organization that provides health for persons affected by disasters. Details on dates and times will be provided soon.
Our Health Officer met with the leadership of both hospitals Tuesday. Everyone is coming together to bring services back. Currently, Bay Medical Sacred Heart and Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center are offering emergency room services. These units also have Hep A and Tetanus immunizations available. Each hospital is working on plans to provide additional services in stages.
DOH-Bay is working in coordination with the hospitals on their plans to return to normal operations. Bay Medical Center now has clinic locations that are opened. Magnolia- 2421 Thomas DR, Beach- 11111 PCB PKWY, Oceanpark- 23040 PCB PKWY. Call 850-770-3230 or visit baymedical.org.
We realize many of our Mexico Beach residents utilize healthcare services in Gulf County. We want you all to know that Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf located at 3801 E. Hwy 98 in Port St. Joe is now opened with emergency room and inpatient services. All Sacred Heart Medical Group offices are now operating in Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka.
Mental Health and Substance Use Services
Life Management Center is currently providing limited services at our Bonifay office at 310 Byrd Ave. from 8:00 to 5:00, Monday thru Friday. Medications are not available immediately there. They are working on getting in medications. For current clients in need of medication, the best thing to do is to call 850-899-5981. The main campus at 525 E 15th ST in Panama City will open for medication refills on Monday at 10 am. Life Management Center is working hard to provide services in our other service areas as soon as possible. For emergency services please call 911. You may also call 211 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 850-273-8255.
The Panama City Treatment Center is open from 6:30 – 11:30 am daily. They are treating current patients and guest dosers. Free Clinics PanCare, the federally-qualified health care center, is open at their location at 2309 East 15th Street in Panama City for medical and dental. They are also offering mobile medical services at Walmart in Callaway located at 725 N Tyndall Parkway. Hours are 9 am – 4 pm. All services are free. Their clinic in Youngstown will offer medical and dental services from 10 am – 3:30 pm through Friday. St. Andrews Community Medical Center is partnering with AmeriCares to provide a free clinic. The address is 3101b W Hwy 98, Panama City. Hours of operation are 8 am – 4 pm Monday – Friday.
Rainbow Pediatrics is now open on their beach location, 10800 Panama City Beach Parkway. They are seeing new and established patients on a walk-in basis from 9 am – 4 pm. Emerald Coast Pediatrics is seeing patients at their beach and town locations from 9 am – 3 pm. Bright Pediatrics is offering a free walk-in clinic on Saturday, October 20 from Noon – 4 pm. They ask persons to bring prescription bottles for medication refills. Children from 0 – 21 years old will be seen. Physicals and vaccines will not be provided.
Patients of Emerald Coast OBGYN who are in labor or with emergencies related to their pregnancy, will be able to see a physician at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center beginning Saturday afternoon. Coastal OBGYN patients can call 850-902-4207 to schedule an appointment or to ask medical questions. Clients of All About Women who are over 35 weeks, high risk, or have a problem they feel needs attention can be seen at Dr. Hennessy’s office in Ft. Walton Beach next Tuesday and Friday afternoon. To make an appointment, call 850-8663445. Deliveries will be at Ft. Walton Beach Medical Center starting Sunday, October 21.
DaVita and Fresenius are operating and servicing dialysis patients. Bay County Transportation is providing servicing for those patients to get to their medical care as normal. DaVita Panama City patients are now being seen at the Coastal near Bay Medical Sacred Heart.
Emerald Coast Dental Spa on Thomas Drive in Panama City Beach is open with free emergency dental services. They are also opened for dental care. Medical Supplies Palo Alto Church of Christ has free medical supplies while they last. The address is 3119 N HWY 231, Panama City. Supplies include; Pediasure, G-tubes for Kangaroo pumps and Infinity pumps, large assortment of medical grade disposable diapers for children 4 years and up, adult diapers, oxygen tanks, wheelchairs, shower chairs, crutches, and medical grade disposable gloves.
Under the Emergency Order, persons can get a 30-day refill of prescriptions. There are many pharmacies that are currently open in Bay County. To find a pharmacy near you, got to RxOpen.org. Winn Dixie has two mobile pharmacy units set-up, one at Transmitter and Hwy 231 and one at their 23rd ST location. You may also qualify for the Emergency Prescription Assistance Program (EPAP). This is for persons who do not have health insurance. Call the EPAP Hotline at 1-855-793-7470 to find out if you are eligible. Transportation The Bay Town Trolley is operating from 10 am – 5 pm. Visit http://www.baytowntrolley.org/system-map/ for details, call 850-769-0557 or email email@example.com. We are working to keep a comprehensive list of available health services in Bay County. To report opened health services and supplies, please email Heather.Kretzer@FLHealth.gov.
The curfew has been lifted for all of Bay County, including Panama City.
FEMA is working to set up stations with computer and WiFi access for you to fill out any FEMA applications that apply to you.
To apply, visit DisasterAssistance.gov or call 800-621-3362 (800-462-7585 TTY). You will need the following to apply for assistance:• Social Security Number• Daytime telephone number• Current mailing address and address and zip code of the damaged property• Insurance information, if available.
Pre-registration for the federal D-SNAP Food Assistance Program is now open for Bay County residents impacted by Hurricane Michael who do not already receive food stamp benefits. Visit MyFLFamilies.com/DSNAP for eligibility information and to pre-register. After you register, you can call 1-855-278-7136 to apply for your benefit over the phone and avoid the wait at the site location when it is established. D-SNAP EBT cards obtained via phone interview will arrive in the mail within 4 to 6 days. Phone application hours for Bay County are Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Monday and Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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