Bay County Property Appraiser

Main Office: 860 W. 11th Street, Panama City, FL 32401 | 850-248-8401 | Dan's Cell: 850-832-2668

Beach Office: 301 Richard Jackson Blvd, Panama City, FL 32407 | 850-248-8470

8:00 am - 4:30 pm CST M-F

Welcome to the Property Appraiser’s Office

Our office is dedicated to producing fair and equitable property value assessments and seeing that everyone receives all the property tax exemptions for which they may qualify. Our goal is to provide you the best customer service you have ever experienced. Do not hesitate to call us with any questions you might have.

NEW!  Because of the ever-increasing concern about property fraud, you can now sign up for notifications of any activity involving your property. Click HERE to register for this free service offered through the Clerk of the Court’s office.

News Updates

The deadline to file an extension for your Tangible Personal Property Tax return is May 1, 2024.


Meet Dan Sowell, Bay County Property Appraiser

I am humbled by the opportunity to serve as your property appraiser.  I was born in Panama City, Florida to Maurice & Iris Sowell. I have one sister, Susan.  I am married to Cheryl Sowell.  I graduated from GCCC & FSU.  I am a member of the First Baptist Church of Panama City. I began my career in the property appraiser’s office in 1987.  I was blessed to be elected as your property appraiser in 2008.  I enjoy playing chess and watching most sports.  My personal phone number is 850-832-2668.  Call me anytime.  I am always on the clock.



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