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No. We only enforce codes in the unincorporated areas. Each municipality has their own Code Enforcement Department. Phone numbers for the municipalities code enforcement are:
No. The Builders Services Division enforces all building codes.
No. The Builders Services Division regulates contractors and contractor concerns.
Presently, Bay County does not have an occupational license. However, zoning regulates where businesses are allowed. You need to contact Planning and Zoning at 850-248-8250 for questions concerning zoning, or see the zoning guidelines by viewing the Bay County Land Development Regulations (PDF).
Bay County does allow for home occupations, but there are some restrictions. View the Bay County Land Development Regulation (PDF) and go to Chapter 13, Section 1302.
No. Signs are not allowed on the right-of-way. View other sign restrictions in the Bay County Land Development Regulations, Chapter 30 (PDF).
View the sign restrictions in the Bay County Land Development Regulations, Chapter 30 (PDF).
Permits are required to remove protected trees in the Urban or Suburban Service Area, and any Historic, Specimen, Champion, or Heritage trees. Permits are issued through Planning and Zoning. You can see the tree ordinance in the Bay County Land Development Regulations, Chapter 19, Section 1911 (PDF). For more information contact Planning and Zoning at 850-248-8250.
No, but there are restrictions concerning fencing. You can see the fences and hedges ordinance in the Bay County Land Development Regulations, Chapter 13, Section 1305 (PDF).
No. Septic tanks are regulated by the Bay County Health Department. You can contact them at 850-872-4660.