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To residential customers and guests of the City of Panama City Beach water system at the following location: Wild Heron Way, Wild Heron Subdivision. Due to the planned replacement of the Wild Heron subdivision master water meter, the area listed above will experience a scheduled temporary loss in pressure between the hours of 12:00 a.m. through 3:00 a.m. on June 19, 2018. If you live in the Wild Heron subdivision, you may experience discolored water approximately 24 hours after your water service has been restored. As a precaution, we advise that all water used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, or washing of dishes be boiled. A rolling boil of one minute is sufficient. As an alternative, bottled water may be used.

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About the Community

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Panama City Beach is located in Bay County, Florida along the coast of the beautiful emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico in the Florida Panhandle. The community is in the Central Standard Time zone. 

Panama City Beach is a home-rule city with a Council-City Manager form of government. The City was incorporated in 1977 and the City Charter was adopted in 1978. The City Council is made up of five  members -- a mayor and four council members; one council member is elected from each of the four wards. The mayor and council members are elected at-large. 

City Services 
Panama City Beach provides the incorporated and unincorporated area of the beach with a wide range of urban services including: parks and recreation, potable water, reuse water, sanitary sewer and road maintenance. Reuse water and sanitary sewer are not available in all areas. Road maintenance is provided only within the incorporated areas. 

The majority of Panama City Beach residents are served by Bay County Public Schools. Panama City Beach has one high school, one middle school, one K-8 school and one elementary school all located within the city limits. 

Panama City Beach's population was estimated to be 12,741 permanent residents in 2017, but increases to a peak daily population of more than 100,000 in July. It is estimated that more than 17 million people visit Panama City Beach each year.

Business Facts

  • Panama City Beach has a full-time employment base of approximately 12,000 jobs
  • Approximately 4,000 jobs are within the retail and personal service sectors
  • 3,408 acres of land are zoned for industrial or commercial use
  • 4,827 acres of land are zoned for conservation use
  • 467 acres of land are zoned for recreational use