Tourist Development Council

Tourist Development Council

The Bay County Tourist Development Council (TDC) contracts marketing and promotional activities with the Panama City Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB).

The TDC is comprised of nine members appointed by the Bay County Board of County Commissioners. Three of the members are collectors of the tourist development tax; three members represent a tourist-related business; and three members are elected officials.

TDC and CVB activities are funded by the Tourist Development Tax (TDT). Read more about the tax and view the tax revenue analysis below.

Board Meetings

The TDC Board meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Please see below for scheduled meetings (and agendas and minutes, as available).

TDT Collections

The Tourist Development Tax (commonly referred to as the “bed tax”) funds the marketing and promotional activities performed by the Panama City Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau.  The tax also is used for beach cleaning and grooming, product improvement, and beach renourishment.  To find out more information on the Tourist Development Tax, contact the Clerk of Court’s office at 850-747-5226. Click here to go to the Bay County Clerk of Court's website.

Each month the Clerk of Court prepares a statistical and graphical report of Tourist Development Tax collections that is presented at the TDC meeting. These reports can be downloaded below.

Fiscal Year 2017

September 2017 Collections

August 2017 Collections

July 2017 Collections

June 2017 Collections

May 2017 Collections

April 2017 Collections

March 2017 Collections

February 2017 Collections

January 2017 Collections

December 2016 Collections

November 2016 Collections

October 2016 Collections

Fiscal Year 2016

September 2016 Collections

August 2016 Collections

July 2016 Collections

June 2016 Collections

May 2016 Collections

April 2016 Collections

March 2016 Collections

February 2016 Collections

January 2016 Collections

December 2015 Collections

November 2015 Collections

October 2015 Collections



Use the links below to download PDFs of presentations made at TDC meetings.

(Preliminary) 2016 Visitor Survey Update, Berkley Young (January 19, 2017)

2017 Planning, Luckie (January 19, 2017)

2016 Travel Market Economic Impact Report, Berkley Young (April 11, 2017)

Make it Yours Presentation, Luckie (May 12, 2017)

Brand Networks Review, Brand Networks (May 12, 2017)

2018 Program of Work, Dan Rowe (September 21, 2017)

2018 Media Planning, Melonie Sturm (October 10, 2017)

2017-2018 Public Relations Highlights & Preview, Gina Stouffer (October 10, 2017)

2017 Beach Monitoring Update, Tara Brenner (November 14,2017)


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