Bay Tax Collector Office hosting events across Bay County


BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — The Bay County Tax Collector’s Office is hosting a series of Remote Area Tax Express (RATE) events across the county.

The events provide an opportunity to pay taxes, schedule appointments for concealed weapons permits or TSA Pre-Check cards, and ask questions to tax collector employees outside one of the four main branches.

“The main opportunity here is to be able to come and pay your tax bill, get a tax receipt and just put this part of the year behind you a little bit and start looking forward to the holidays,” Tax collector Chuck Perdue said.

The events allow Perdue’s office to reach people closer to their homes.

“Typically, November and December are the busiest month in our offices, so if you don’t want to come down to the office, you can come to a remote location and pay your taxes there, get in and out easy peasy,” Perdue said.

They will be at the following locations:

  • November 14- Sonny’s BBQ in Lynn Haven from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • November 19- Mexico Beach Welcome Center from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • November 20- Salty Sue’s in Panama City Beach from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • November 21- Sand Hills Fire Department from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

This year, you can also pay your property taxes online, and there is no fee if you pay by electronic check. Perdue says about 3,000 people have paid their taxes this week alone on the website. More information is available here.

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