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 a test
  2. Perform eight hours of community service at a non-profit organization
  3. Either pay a program fee of $200.00 or perform an additional 20 hours of community service

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