Spring Break Ordinances
Panama City Beach passed ordinances in 2016/2017. Some ordinances only take effect from March 1 to 31 and others are year-round. This is for informational purposes only and ordinances may change at any time by PCB City Council or Bay County Commissioners. A summary of local ordinances are available from the News Herald HERE. Full ordinances are linked below:
Panama City Beach Ordinances
Increasing the Amount of Civil Penalties for Open Containers Violations
Prohibiting Alcohol on the Sandy Gulf Beach During March
Prohibiting Parking in the Right-of-Way in Scenic Corridors After Dark
Prohibiting Drinking in Commercial Parking Lots During March
Alcohol Hours of Sale During March
Bay County Ordinances
Ordinance No. 15-24: PROHIBITING THE PRESENCE OF PERSONS UNDER 21 YEARS OF AGE ON THE PREMISES OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE ESTABLISHMENTS IN THE BEACHED AREA SPECIAL TREATMENT ZONE AFTER MIDNIGHT, EXCEPT ACTIVE DUTY PERSONNEL WITH MILITARY ID. More information.
Ordinance No. 15-25: AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING THE POSSESSION OR CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE ON THE BEACH AND PARKING LOTS DURING SPRING BREAK IN THE BEACHES AREA SPECIAL TREATMENT ZONE. More information.
Ordinance No. 15-26: AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING HOURS OF SALE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES. More information.
Please contact the City of Panama City Beach if you have any questions about City ordinances at (850) 233-5100. Please contact the County if you have any questions about Bay County Ordinances at (850) 248-8290.