Owner Resources

Cash for Trash

There is a fee to remove large items that do not fit in the trash bins. This document outlines the fee schedule for a variety of items.

Cash for Trash Fee Schedule

Short Term Rental Inspection Guide – REQUIRED for Owners renting their unit

On September 28, the Panama City Beach City Council passed Ordinance 1632 concerning the registration, reporting and inspection requirements for vacation rentals operating in the City. In many cases, the ordinance simply solidifies the rules and regulations under which short-term rentals were already operating. The ordinance goes into effect on February 1, 2024. Pre-registration for life safety inspections opens Nov. 1. To preregister, email [email protected].

Click here (https://www.pcbfl.gov/departments/fire-department/short-term-rentals/-fsiteid-1#!/) for a link to a check list and forms short-term rental owners will need for the annual inspection. This can be found on the website under Departments/Fire/FireInspections.

Ordinance 1632 allows for occupancy of one person per 150 sq. ft. of habitable space. Balconies, porches, patios, and garages are not counted as habitable space. The calculation is not based on the number of bedrooms, only the square footage. Currently, the occupancy load under State Statutes is one person per 200 sq. ft. for condos. The higher occupancy rate can only be granted after the unit has passed a life safety inspection and a finding that there are no fire code violations within the unit. Until that occurs, maximum occupancy remains at one person per 200 sq. ft.

The council also set penalties for violations.
• First offense — $500
• Second offense — $1,000
• Third and subsequent violations within a 12-month period – $1,000 and the revocation of the vacation rental certificate for one year. This applies to individual units, not a management company as a whole.

All rented units must be issued a Vacation Rental Certificate. To obtain a certificate, the following will be required:
• Proof of DBPR license
• Proof of registration with the TDC
• Have a valid PCB BTR (Business Tax Receipt) number
• Have a pool inspection (if applicable)
• Have signage visible from the exterior of the house or unit which details an emergency contact telephone list and the Vacation Rental Certificate Number received after inspection is passed.
• Full life safety inspection

Communications Director Debbie Ingram can be reached at (850) 233-5100, Ext. 2261.

Pool Certifications if you are required to provide documentation.

Gulf Highlands Condos

There are 2 condominium buildings at the front of the community that are part of the resort but are not townhomes. This site offers information about the condos.

Gulf Highlands Condos Website – this link opens in a new tab

Owners may have noticed their HOA dues have increased. The HOA budget is increasingly impacted by inflationary pressure, resulting in higher costs to maintain the community. For your convenience a link to what drives budget increases has been provided to enable owners to learn more about how inflation is impacting costs across a variety of industries.