Public Works Department
Water and Sewer
The City of Mexico Beach receives its water and wastewater services from Bay County. The current monthly rates are as follows:
- Water: $38.07 for 0 - 4,000 gallons, $3.37 per thousand over 4,000 gallons
- Sewer: $47.45 for 0 - 4,000 gallons, $4.17 per thousand over 4,000 gallons
- Sanitation: $29.45 for 2 pickups per week
- Utility tax: 7% of water use ($2.66 for up to 4,000 gallons)
- Minimum monthly bill: $117.63
Roads and Streets
The Roads and Streets Department is part of the Public Works Department and is tasked with the responsibility of maintaining our streets, ensuring safe roads and right-of-ways, and maintenance of all public parking and streets within our City.
To report any road or street issue, contact Public Works during normal business hours. For after-hours emergencies, please contact Philip Hall, Public Works Director.
The Sanitation Department is part of the Public Works Department and is responsible for collection and disposal of all household garbage and yard debris.
Collection of Household Garbage
Household garbage is collected at the curb twice per week, except during some holiday weeks. All trash must be placed in a watertight container, with suitable handles and a tight-fitting lid or cover, of the type commonly sold as a "garbage can" and of a capacity of not more than thirty-two (32) gallons nor less than fifteen (15) gallons. Each household is allowed up to three thirty-two (32) gallon containers. All trash cans or containers for residential collection of garbage, refuse or trash shall be screened from public view and located on the side or rear of the occupant's residence.
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If a holiday is observed on Monday, West Side collection will resume Tuesday. If a holiday is observed Thursday, East Side collection will resume Friday.
Collection of Yard Waste
Yard waste is collected as time allows. Yard waste refers to all accumulation of grass, leaves, shrubbery, vines, and trimmings. Tree logs or debris must be less than three inches in diameter and must be cut so as not to exceed eight feet in length. Be sure to remove any debris from the yard waste pile that is not yard waste. We recommend that you use yard waste bags for small debris such as pine straw and leaves. Each household is allowed yard waste volume dimensions not to exceed four feet by four feet by eight feet. Any yard waste collection that exceeds this size is considered a special pickup and must be coordinated with City Hall.
Upon clearing of a vacant lot, the property owner is responsible for the disposal of the debris within thirty (30) days of the start of the work. Yard waste disposal is only for customers who pay for sanitation service for that property.
Hazardous items will not be accepted (i.e., paint cans, batteries, oil, propane, fluorescent light bulbs, TVs, etc.).
Contractor Generated Items
These provisions do not cover contractor or landscaper generated trash or debris. Any attempt to have the City collect materials from commercial landscaping/construction shall be a violation of the ordinance.
Fees and Charges - Monthly
Residential Unit $29.45 per residential unit
Commercial Unit $43.12 per commercial unit
Dumpster Fee/Commercial $241.80
Violations and Penalties
A violation of the provision or provi sions of this ordinance shall result in a civil fine of up to $500 per violation.