The Cost of Building a New Home Is Going Up

If you are planning to build a new home after July 21 you have a new impact fee to pay.

July 21 is when Bay County will begin charging customers the new fee for construction permits when they are building new homes. The money will be used to fund addition fire services in the county.

Here’s how it breaks down: Single family and duplex homes will be charged $374.88. Residential units in new multi-family buildings will be charged $10.70 each. New mobile homes will be charged $52.58.

For more details log onto the county’s website at