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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: pallets, construction debris, wood of any kind, metal of any kind, concrete, dirt, sod, sand, plaster, furniture of any kind, mattresses, 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.
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 twelve (12) months from the date it is issued by the City.
One (1) complete set and a digital copy of Architectural, Civil plans, and Landscape 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 an approved 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 an approved development order certificate The certificate 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.
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Panama City, FL's operating hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST.
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Yes, please view our boards' and commissions' meeting agendas and minutes in our online Agenda Center.
Yes, we encourage all our citizens to attend board, commission, or committee meetings. See what meetings you can attend through our online calendar.
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.
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.