County Civil/Small Claims

County Civil ($5,001 to $15,000)

All matters involving claims ranging from $5,001 through $15,000 in damages, exclusive of interest, court costs and attorney fees. This includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Mortgage foreclosures (less than $15,000)
  • Complaint for interpleader
  • Equity matters (monetary)
  • Matters involving claims ranging from $5,001 through $15,000

Motor Vehicle Act

For persons who have been quoted a certain price for auto repairs, but the repairman will not release the car until an amount over the agreed upon amount is paid. This is not to recover money, but to get the automobile returned.

Other County Civil (non-monetary)

All other non-monetary civil matters not included in the previous described categories, but is not limited to county civil lawsuits involving:

  • Equity matters (Non-monetary)
  • Injunctive relief
  • Declaratory judgments

Replevins

All lawsuits pursuant to Chapter 78, Florida Statutes, involving claims up to $15,000.

Small Claims

All matters involving claims up to and including $5,000 in damages, exclusive of interest, court costs and attorney fees.

Solicitors’ Permits

For persons wishing to apply for a peddlers/solicitors sales permit. Solicitor’s permits are now being handled by Bay County Code Enforcement. Their office is located on the 2nd floor of the Government Building: 840 W. 11th Street Panama City, FL 32401 Phone (850)-248-8290 To access their website click here.

Contact information

Bay County Clerk’s Office County Civil Room 105 300 East 4th Street Panama City, FL 32401 phone (850)763-9061 fax (850)747-5249. Email Small Claims