Another County Elected Official Plans for Branch Offices

It could be getting easier for you to file paperwork and discuss property tax issues with Bay County’s property appraiser, Rick Barnett, and his staff.

Cramped quarters at the main office of Mulberry Ave have forced Barnett to ask for room to spread out.

He says he has spent the past six months researching and negotiating two sites for branch offices. One is on Beckrich Road in Panama City Beach and the other is on Highway 77 in Lynn Haven.

Barnett says he can rent both offices for about $1,200 a month. That’s about $17,000 a year less than what the county pays for satellite offices for the tax collector.

Barnett says he hopes to move into the two new offices in about two months.