The Bay County Board of County Commissioners seeks applicants for appointment to the Bay County Value Adjustment Board (VAB). The VAB hears petitions from citizens who disagree with the assessed value placed on their property.

The appointee must be a citizen of Bay County who owns homestead property here. The member cannot be an employee of any taxing authority and cannot represent property owners in any administrative or judicial review of property taxes.

Please send a letter of interest and proof of homestead ownership to 840 W. 11th St., Panama City, FL 32401 by 4 p.m. Feb. 2.


VAB to meet Jan. 21

VAB to meet Jan. 21The Bay County Value Adjustment Board will hold a hearing at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21 in Room 1030 of the Bay County Government Center located at 840 W. 11th St., Panama City. For more information, please contact DeAnna Lockamy, Clerk to the VAB, at (850) 767-3314 or vab@

Floodplain management workshop set

Floodplain management workshop set The public is invited to attend any or all of three upcoming workshops regarding Bay County's 510 Floodplain Management Plan. The plan is part of an ongoing review of the county's Local Mitigation Strategy.

"This effort is going to help improve our flood prevention and flood loss policies and could ultimately have an effect on residents' flood insurance premiums," Bay County Planner/Community Rating System Coordinator Wayne Porter Said. "We invite the public to participate in the workshops and provide input."

The workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to noon in Room 1030 of the Bay County Government Center, located at 840 W. 11th St., Panama City. The first workshop will be Jan. 14 and will discuss the plan and its benefits. The next workshop will be Feb. 25 and will focus on floodplain management strategies, and the final meeting will be March 18 and will review recommendations for the final draft of the plan.
For more information please contact Porter at (850) 248-8250 or E-mail

LMS available for public review

LMS available for public review Bay County is organizing staff in preparation to review and update the Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS). The public is invited to comment during this 30 day public review period, and later participation in public meetings to the document as governmental agencies work to revise the document. Participation in the rewrite to follow is open and interested persons need not agree to participate later to make comments and get feedback during the review period.
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