Contractor Licensing

ContractorFor information regarding Bay County's licensing requirements, exam dates and other licensing concerns please contact the main office.

Competency Cards

Bay County Competency Cards expire on September 30th each year. Renewal requires submittal of specific documentation.

  1. Download and print the application form (PDF).
  2. Complete the form and mail it to:
    Bay County Builders Services
    Attention: License Renewal
    840 W 11th Street
    Panama City, FL 32401

Make sure that you enclose a self-addressed /stamped envelope when you send in your application.

Initial Registration Fees

Contractor License/Competency Card
Building Contractor (per F.S. 489) $50
General Contractor
Journeyman Tradesman $25
Residential (F.S. 489), plumbing, electrical, mechanical,
roofing, pool, specialty contractors

Renewal Fees

Contractor License/Competency Card Fees
Bay County Resident $50
Out of County $200
Out of State
Inactive Status Half of renewal fee
Journeymen Tradesman $25