Misdemeanor Diversion Program

The Bay County Misdemeanor Diversion Program offers first-time offenders an alternative to prosecution.If an offender is eligible to participate in the program, he/she will have 90 days to:

  1. Complete and submit a Diversion Program Contract.  The contract is available at First Appearance or fill out the form online using the link below
  2. Complete and Pass the Online Test
  3. Pay the Diversion Program Fees using one of the following three options:
    • Pay $280.00 – Online or with Money Order/Cashier’s Check
    • Pay $200.00 and perform 8 hours of Community Service at a non-profit organization
    • Perform 28 hours of Community Service at a non-profit organization


Upon successful completion of the program, the criminal charge will be dismissed.

For eligibility requirements and more information about the Misdemeanor Diversion Program contact:

Misdemeanor Diversion Program
PO BOX 1040
Panama City, FL 32402-1040
Phone: 850-872-7681
Email: divprogram@sa14.fl.gov