Cities, Towns and Villages in Bay County, Florida

Below is a list of cities, towns, and villages in Bay County, Florida

Cities in Bay County

1. Panama City

2. Lynn Haven

3. Callaway

4. Mexico Beach

5. Parker

6. Springfield

7. Cedar Grove

8. Panama City Beach

9. Bayou George

10. Pretty Bayou

11. Hiland Park

12. Upper Grand Lagoon

13. Lower Grand Lagoon

14. Laguna Beach

15. Tyndall AFB (part of Panama City)

16. Bear Creek

17. Youngstown

18. Fountain

19. Bayou Joseph

20. Bennett

21. Sunnyside

Quick Facts

Here’s a detailed table about Bay County, Florida


Quick Facts

County Seat

Panama City


1,033 square miles


Approximately 200,000 (as of 2022)

Major Cities

Panama City, Lynn Haven, Panama City Beach

Largest Beach

Panama City Beach

Geographical Features

Gulf of Mexico, St. Andrews Bay

Tourist Attractions

St. Andrews State Park, Shipwreck Island Waterpark, Gulf World Marine Park


Tourism, military presence, healthcare, and manufacturing


Bay District Schools (public school system)

Notable Landmarks

Tyndall Air Force Base, Hathaway Bridge

Major Highways

U.S. Route 98, State Road 77


Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP)


Board of County Commissioners, County Manager

Official Website

Bay County, Florida

Do I need a business license in Bay County, Florida?

No, you don’t. However, zoning regulates where businesses are allowed. You need to contact Planning and Zoning at 850-248-8250 for questions concerning zoning, or see the zoning guidelines by viewing the Bay County Land Development Regulations.

How old is Bay County, Florida?

Bay County is 110 years old because the Legislature formed it on July 1, 1913, from portions of Washington, Calhoun, and Walton counties.

Can a foreigner open a business in Florida?

Anyone, anywhere in the world, can form a business in Florida. There is no requirement that you be a citizen of Florida to do business in the Sunshine State.

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