Bay County, Florida Tax Assessors' Office
860 W 11th Street
Panama City, Florida 32401
Where is the Bay County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Bay County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Bay County Tax Assessor's Office oversees the appraisal and assessment of properties as well as the billing and collection of property taxes for all taxable real estate located in Bay County.
Contact the assessor's office if you need help with paying your property taxes, applying for a homestead exemption or other tax exemption, reporting upgrades to your home, appealing your property tax assessment, or verifying your property records.
Submitting a Bay County property tax appeal
If you believe that your house has been unfairly overappraised (i.e. appraised at a value higher than the true market value of the property), you can attempt to get your home re-appraised at a lower value by contacting the Assessor's Office to submit a property tax appeal.
You will have to submit a form describing your property and sufficient proof that it is overassessed, including valuations of similar homes nearby as evidence. If your appeal is accepted, your home assessment (and property taxes) will be lowered as a result.
If you would like to appeal your property, call the Bay County Assessor's Office at (850) 248 8401 and ask for a property tax appeal form. Keep in mind that property tax appeals are generally only accepted in a 1-3 month window each year.
For more information and example appeals, see how to appeal your property taxes.
Useful Bay County Facts:
The median home value in Bay County is between $171,959.00 and $179,041.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Bay County?
You can try contacting the Bay County local government directly with any issues the Assessor's Office can't solve. In many counties, certain property records such as deeds are kept in the county courthouse or county archives instead of at the tax assessors' office.
The county seat for Bay County is located in the County Courthouse in Panama City, which is where the Bay County Assessors' Office is also located. You can direct your general inquiries to Bay County with the contact info listed below.
Bay County Phone Number
Bay County Fax Number
Bay County County Courthouse Address
840 W 11th Street
Panama City, FL 32401-2335
Useful Bay County Links:
- Bay County Assessors' Office Homepage
- GIS Map
- Property Tax Search Tool & GIS Map
- Bay County Tax Records
- Bay County Government Homepage