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Click here to view or pay your current year taxes.

Delinquent property taxes have to be paid in certified funds.   Personal checks or eChecks are not accepted.

Office Location and Hours

We have several office locations for your convenience.
The main office address is:
 

Bay County Tax Collectors office
850 W 11TH Street
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 248-8501

Click for Other Locations

New Office Hours: Our Main office and
Lynn Haven office will now close at 4:30pm.

 

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Announcements

Click here to access the new Drivers License Handbook

You can now search for your tax property information on your mobile devices too. 

Bay County Tax Collector         Android app on Google Play    

We are a drivers license office...    Our main office at 850 11th St. Panama City is a full service office. Driver licenses, road testing, renewal, reinstatement, ID cards, driving record searchers, child support clearance, temp permit, replacements and hazardous materials fingerprinting.

We currently have two locations for driver testing (Main office 11th St & Beach branch). 
We also offer written testing at the Lynn Haven Office.

Our office at 17109 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City Beach does not fingerprint.
Our office at 801 Florida Avenue, Lynn Haven does not fingerprint or road test.
Our office at 5416 Lakewood Drive, Parker does not offer any driver license services.

For testing:  Please arrive before 3 p.m. to allow sufficient time for any written
or driving testing.    We do not accept appointments.


Click on GatherGoGet  for the necessary documentation to bring to be issued a license.

About the Tax Collector's Office

About the Tax Collector's Office  The county office of the Tax Collector was established in the 1885 state constitution. It was thought that local taxes could best be collected by a local official, who would be more responsive to the needs of the community that elected him or her. The Tax Collector serves a four year term and is elected at the same time as the President of the United States.

The Tax Collector is responsible for the collection of ad valorem taxes and other taxes set at the local level, including those by special levying districts, state agencies, and county commissions. The Tax Collector also acts as an agent of several state departments, including the Department of Revenue, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, and the Fresh Water Fish Commision.

For the Department of Revenue, the Tax Collector bills and collects real and personal property taxes. The amount of the tax is based on the assessed value of the property and the millage rate, which is set by various taxing authorities. As an agent of the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, the Tax Collector issues state motor vehicle licenses and processes applications for titles on automobiles, trucks, mobile homes, and boats. The Tax Collector also sells Hunting and Fishing licenses for the State.

In most counties, the Tax Collector is a fee office and the office budget is approved by the Department of Revenue. The office operates on the fees imposed for services rendered and any excess monies are remitted to the Board of County Commissioners at the end of September every year.

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

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