Panama City

About Panama City

The City of Panama City is located in the Florida "panhandle" on St. Andrews Bay approximately 170 miles east of Mobile, Alabama, 95 miles east of Pensacola, Florida and 100 miles southwest of Tallahassee, Florida. St. Andrews Bay surrounds much of Panama City and provides a protected harbor for facilities at the growing Port of Panama City complex. 

Panama City Marina
The city-owned Panama City Marina and St. Andrews Marina, located on the Florida's intracoastal waterway, provide excellent docking service for vessels up to 130 feet. The city-owned Marina Civic Center located on the Panama City Marina and nearby Martin Theatre and the Visual Arts Center provide a wide variety of cultural and entertainment opportunities for the citizens of Panama City and the surrounding area. The Panama City-Bay County area also has an abundant supply of fresh water. Panama City's qualitative attributes provide a highly attractive living environment compatible with a variety of tastes and life styles. 


  1. Code Enforcement

    Look up Panama City Municipal Code information for things like abandoned vehicles, open storage violations, noise ordinance information, and much more.

  2. Community Development

    Community Development achieves its mission of providing safe, decent affordable housing for its citizens by maintaining partnerships with local, state and federal agencies, affordable housing developers, non-profit organizations and others who share the common goal of producing affordable housing.

  3. Community Redevelopment Agency

    The Panama City Community Redevelopment Agency has 4 districts to alleviate conditions of blight by reinvesting TIF monies into those areas.

  4. Engineering

    The City Engineering Department provides a variety of services relating to the construction and design of the city's capital projects as well as the review of stormwater design for developments within the city limits.

  5. Fire Department

    The City of Panama City Fire Department serves a beautiful coastal community with a population of approximately 35,000. Panama City is located in the central panhandle of northwest Florida along St. Andrews Bay. This area is immediately adjacent to Florida’s Inter-Coastal Waterway and the blue-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

  6. Human Resources

    The City of Panama City recruits candidates for employment in a wide variety of jobs. The greatest number of jobs is in the areas of clerical, general labor, and uniformed Public Safety.

  7. Leisure Services Department

    The Leisure Services Division provides a wide variety of recreational opportunities for citizens of all ages.

  8. License Department

    If your business occupational profession requires a Florida State License, or to be registered with the state, we require a current copy of the license or registration.

  9. Marina


  10. Planning & Land Use Department

    Our department covers the current regulations and future plans of land development activities within our city limits.

  11. Police Department

    Panama City Police Department is a full service police department committed to providing quality law enforcement services to all residents and visitors of Panama City.

  12. Public Works

    The City of Panama City provides water, wastewater and garbage services to residences and businesses in the community.

  13. Purchasing Department

    Centralized purchasing standardizes bidding and evaluation procedures, achieves economy of scale benefits, provides consistency in dealing with suppliers and ensures an open, fair and competitive procurement process.

  14. Utilities Department

    Learn how to apply for new utilities and how to maintain existing utilities in the City of Panama City.

Central Panhandle listings last updated Mar 22, 2023 11:09:am.