Bay County Information

Panama City is the County Seat for Bay County!  Panama City is situated on St. Andrews Bay along the Florida Panhandle in Bay County. The development of the area of Northwest Florida that was first incorporated as Panama City started as an unincorporated settlement first called "Floriopolis," which became "Park Resort" and then "Harrison" a name still assigned to Panama City's major downtown thoroughfare. The county is best known for its white sand beaches and emerald green water, where large pods of dolphins swim year-round. These beaches attract hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world each year.  Bay County had it's history in court, in 1961, the famous Gideon vs. Wainwright trial was held in Panama City. The  Supreme Court ruled on the 14th Ammendment which states, all persons accused of a crime have the right to an attorney.


Below is more information about Bay County including:

  • Important Landmarks

  • Directions to the Courthouse

  • Lodging Information

  • Transportation

  • Dining (if Available)

Important Landmarks

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Bay County Courthouse

(850) 747-5100

300 East 4th Street

Panama City, FL  32401

Open: Mon - Fri  | 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM CST

United States District Court
for the Northern District of Florida
(850) 769-4556
30 West Government Street
Panama City, FL  32401
Open: Mon - Fri | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CST

Bay County Chamber of Commerce

(850) 785-5206

235 West 5th Street

Panama City, FL  32401

Open: Mon - Fri | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST

Directions to the Bay County Courthouse