ALL OF OUR MEMBERS, COLLEAGUES, FRIENDS AND FAMILY
IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.
TOGETHER WE WILL REBUILD OUR WONDERFUL COMMUNITY
AND MAKE IT EVEN BETTER THAN BEFORE HURRICANE MICHAEL.
HURRICANE MICHAEL PERMITTING INFORMATION
OUT OF STATE CONTRACTORS ARE ALLOWED TO WORK IN
BAY COUNTY UNLESS THEY ARE FLORIDA LICENSED
OFFICE HOURS ARE 7AM - 5 PM CENTRAL TIME 7 DAYS A WEEK
REGULAR FEES APPLY FOR ALL PERMITS, THERE ARE NO FEES
TARPING ROOFS OR BOARDING UP TO SECURE THE STRUCTURE
PERMITS CAN BE EMAILED TO THE PERMIT TEAM IF YOU ARE
IN OUR SYSTEM
TO PULL PERMITS AND HAVE A TRUST ACCOUNT OR CREDIT CARD
ALL OTHERS MUST BE BROUGHT TO THE OFFICE.
OUR PHONES ARE VERY BUSY PLEASE BE PATIENT IF WE MISS
YOUR CALL, PLEASE CALL BACK.
Bay County Builders Services
840 W 11th Street
Panama City, FL 32401
Please visit this link for detailed information and
PANAMA CITY-CALLAWAY-PARKER - SPRINGFIELD AND MEXICO
EPCI - 850-774-5093
819 E. 11TH ST., PANAMA CITY FL
LYNN HAVEN PERMITS
850-265-2121 825 OHIO AVE, LYNN HAVEN, FL
CITY OF PANAMA CITY BEACH PERMITS
Due to the extensive damage caused by Hurricane Michael,
the Panama City EPCI office has temporarily relocated
to 205 W 7th St Directly behind our Jenks Ave office.
We are currently using temporary phone numbers listed
(850)774-5093, (850)582-0740, (850)582-0734 or (850)582-0698
Callaway, Springfield, and Parker
(850)582-0732 or (850)582-0724
(850)815-7315 or (850)896-7974
Port St. Joe
Michael (DR-4399-FL) eBrief
November 19, 2018
AIF APPLAUDS FLORIDA’S BUSINESS COMMUNITY FOR
HURRICANE MICHAEL RECOVERY EFFORTS
MESSAGE FROM FHBA
DIRECTOR OF GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS
Director Cissy Proctor and members of the DEO Leadership
Team have met with area businesses and communities
in Gadsden, Taylor, Calhoun, Liberty, Washington,
Bay, Gulf, Franklin and Wakulla counties.
The Florida SBDC Network and the U.S. Small Business
Administration have opened Business Recovery Centers
to assist small businesses impacted by Hurricane Michael.
Small businesses can get assistance applying for state
and federal business disaster loans. There are currently
10 Business Recovery Centers open throughout the impacted
areas. Locations can be found at FloridaDisaster.biz
DEO has launched the Small Business Emergency Bridge
Loan Program to provide short-term, interest-free
loans to affected businesses at www.floridadisasterloan.org.
Eligibility changes to the program now allow for small
business owners with fewer than two employees located
in any of Florida’s 35 counties impacted by
Hurricane Michael to qualify.
Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida has been
awarded federal National Dislocated Worker Grants
to provide temporary employment to Floridians affected
by Hurricane Michael. This program is administered
by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
(DEO) and provides disaster relief employment in the
form of temporary jobs that support storm response
and recovery efforts. See
the Governor’s press release HERE.
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has
made the Disaster Reemployment Assistance program
available for Florida businesses and residents whose
employment or self-employment was lost or interrupted
as a result of Hurricane Michael. To file a DUA claim
go to www.FloridaJobs.org
or call 1-800-385-3920. Customer service representatives
are availableMonday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
to assist claimants.
Disaster cleanup and other related job openings are
now available at http://disasterrecovery.employflorida.com
for businesses to post job openings and for individuals
to find job opportunities.
DEO has opened the Business Damage Assessment Survey
for businesses impacted by Hurricane Michael. Businesses
with damage should complete the survey at https://www.floridadisaster.biz/BusinessDamageAssessments.
Businesses can also visit FloridaDisaster.biz
to view tips for assessing storm damage and to register
to receive updates on storm recovery.
DEO is working with FDEM to identify potential solutions
related to homeowners who may not be able to afford
to pay for electricians to assist in repairs and connecting
to the utility line from the homes, including utilizing
funding from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance
VISIT FLORIDA has activated the Expedia/VISIT FLORIDA
Hotel Accommodation Web Portal to support evacuation
orders and first responders. Visit www.expedia.com/florida
to find available hotel rooms.
Governor Rick Scott announced that VISIT FLORIDA has
developed and launched an extensive new marketing
campaign to highlight the Sunshine State. This multi-phased
campaign includes more than $5.1 million to support
the Panhandle following Hurricane Michael.
VISIT FLORIDA is working with officials at the State
Emergency Operations Center to enhance comfort and
morale at shelters throughout the Florida Panhandle.
DBPR Secretary Jonathan Zachem issued an Emergency
Order suspending Florida statutes and rules that may
prevent, hinder or delay necessary response and recovery
from Hurricane Michael for counties identified in
the Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster declaration
DR-4399. This includes suspending rules to allow general
contractors to perform roof repairs. See the Emergency
Florida Department of Revenue (DOR) Executive Director
Leon Biegalski announced
extended due dates for corporate income tax filers
impacted by Hurricane Michael following the recent
from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). In addition,
DOR Executive Director Biegalski issued an emergency
order to extend certain filing due dates for Florida
businesses located in counties impacted by Hurricane
Michael. For more information, please visit http://floridarevenue.com/Pages/media.aspx.
DOR has posted a webpage for customers regarding DOR-specific
Hurricane Michael updates. To view the webpage, please
Tips During Recovery
following tips will assist homeowners during their recovery:
Read your insurance policy and understand what your
responsibilities are following a loss.
Contact your insurance company prior to signing any
document that may contain an AOB.
If the homeowner elects to sign the AOB, read everything
carefully and do not feel pressured to sign it.
Remember, signing an AOB is not your only option.
Beware of language that allows all proceeds of the claim
to be made to anyone
other than the homeowner or the homeowner’s mortgage
Do not sign the document if there are any blank spaces.
Homeowners should contact their insurance agent, insurance
CFO Patronis’ Insurance Consumer Helpline (1-877-693-5236)
for assistance when making repairs after a storm.
For more information, please visit CFO Patronis’
of Benefits webpage
or read the Office
of Insurance Regulation’s AOB Resources.
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