January 23, 2021

The Bay County Courthouse COVID-19 Notice

Per Administrative Order the Bay County Courthouse will temporarily close to public entry effective immediately.

  • Public Access is Restricted
  • Limited Services
  • No Court or Trials

For Assistance call 850-763-9061 or visit www.BayCoClerk.com where you can link to sign-up for eNotify for court dates, updates on your case, information on how to make a payment on traffic citations, child support, and other services.

e-Notify is a free way to get reminders about criminal court events through texts or emails. Choose any combination of 14-day, 7-day, or day-ahead notifications. Once signing up, you may log into  manage your alert subscriptions and make changes to cases and frequency. Sign up today at enotify.flcourts.org.

The Bay County Courthouse is currently Unable to Process Passport Applications

Due to an Administrative Order issued to temporarily close the Bay County Courthouse to public entry we are currently unable to process passport applications.

The Bay County Courthouse is currently Pausing In Person Court hearings

The Bay County Courthouse is currently pausing In Person Court hearings.
The following Court Events for OUT OF CUSTODY will be continued:

Judge Grammer12/211 p.m.Arraignments
Judge Clark12/211:30 -5 p.m.First Arraignments
Judge Overstreet12/231:30-5 p.m.Violation of Probation

Please call 850-763-9061 to update mailing address


Bay County Clerk of Court announces Project Greenlight Day

Get a 35% Discount

Panama City, Fla. – The Bay County Clerk’s Office is pleased to announce Project Greenlight on Thursday, November 19th.  On this ONE day we will waive any unpaid collection fees when you pay your ticket or court fines that have been sent to collections.

 “We are very pleased to offer this cost savings to our community,” said Bill Kinsaul, Bay County Clerk of Court & Comptroller. “We have customers that have tickets and unpaid fines dating back to the 1990’s and this gives people an opportunity to pay their fine without the additional cost of a collection fee.”    

Ticket or fines MUST be paid in full, however you can avoid the additional 35% collection fee assessed by the collection company for this ONE special day.  Kinsaul said, “We have over 40,000 tickets that are eligible for this savings which include traffic tickets and other court fines.”  There are 3 ways to take advantage of this ONE day program and pay your fine.

There are 3 convenient ways to pay on Thursday November 19, 2020:

Pay online
12:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Credit and debit cards accepted*

6 a.m. – 8 p.m. CST
Credit and debit cards accepted*

Pay in person
Bay County Courthouse
300 East 4th Street
Room 110
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Credit and debit cards, personal checks and cash

*Credit cards, debit cards and checks are accepted with a convenience fee.

Jody R. Waller
Chief Deputy Clerk