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In order to obtain permits in the City of Panama City Beach, contractors must be licensed through the State of Florida. State licensed contractors must also be registered with the City of Panama City Beach Building Department.  
To become registered, please see our Qualifier form which lists the requirements for registration.
The form and the listed documentation can be completed and returned via email or fax to or fax 850-233-5049.

For the Workers Compensation Insurance the Certificate Holder should be: 
City of Panama City Beach Building Department
116 South Arnold Street
Panama City Beach, FL 32413

Please see our Building Department Permit Application page for our roofing permit application packet and electrical permit worksheet

To see our city limits you can visit our zoning map or you can use the Bay County Property Appraiser’s website to see the Tax District for the job site address. Properties in our city limits are in the City of Panama City Beach (District 13).

If you have any questions, please contact the Building Department at


The Building Department administers the requirements of the Florida Building Code including plans review and site inspections and is staff to the Examining Board.  The Department reviews, permits and inspects structures as small as a shed and as large as a high-rise condominium.  Additional responsibilities include the issuance of addresses and the permitting of special events, temporary uses, signs and banners.

Hours of Operation:  7:30 am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday

Contact Information:

116 South Arnold Road,
Panama City Beach, Florida 32413

Senior Administrative Support Specialist, Courtney Weed
Phone: 850-233-5054, ext. 2304 or 2310


Building Official, Mark McWaters
Phone: 850-233-5054, ext. 2319

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