Panhandle Association of Code Enforcement


Cecilia James, President

Phone:  850-248-8290

PAOCE Membership Application 2022

reduced PAOCE

The Panhandle Association of Code Enforcement (PAOCE) serves Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Bay, Jackson, Calhoun, Gulf and Liberty Counties.   Membership in PAOCE provides you with the opportunity to earn continuing education hours for recertification close to home.  Membership fees are due in January each year and are prorated quarterly. Current dues are $40 for active members and $35 for associate members. 


Next Meeting:

What:   Annual Meeting and Officer Elections*

*Email officer nominations to in advance so that time can be allocated for the voting process in the event there are multiple nominees.

When:  April 12, 2022 from 9:30am to 3:00pm

RSVP:  By April 7th at 5pm.  Head count is needed for the lunch order

Where: Lynn Haven Garden Club, 307 Ohio Avenue Lynn Haven, FL 32444 (located at the foot of the Bailey Bridge across from Po’Folks (400 Ohio Avenue)) 

Educational Presentation: Wildlife in Florida by FWC / Situational Awareness for Code Enforcement Officers by Bay County Sheriff’s Office 

Non-Member Education Fee:  $20 per meeting  (Free for members)

Membership Application:  PAOCE Membership Application 2022

PAOCE Board Members:

President - Cecilia James - - 850-248-8290

Vice President- Belinda Taylor -

Treasurer – Scot Thorpe –

Secretary - Suzie Kogot - - 850-248-8290

Previous Meetings/Trainings:

November 9, 2021 

July 21, 2021 - Code Enforcement Circuit Court Actions- Appeals & Injunctions / PAOCE Officer elections for President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary

January 22, 2020 - Officer Elections,  Samaritans Purse, and Fire Code Requirements for Vacation Rentals

October 16, 2019 - Adult Services / Homestead Fraud

April 17, 2019 - Drug Identification, Awareness and Field Observation

January 16, 2019 - Hurricane Michael Impacts and Needs

October 2018 - Cancelled due to Hurricane Michael

July 18, 2018 - Active Shooter

January 17, 2018 - Annual Meeting; Veteran and Homeless Assistance; Department of Transportation Issues

October 18, 2017 - Hurricane Preparedness

August 15, 2017 - Turtle Lighting Training

July 19, 2017 - Active Shooter Preparedness

April 19, 2017 - Training presented by DEP and CSX

January 18, 2017 - ELECTIONS & Code Enforcement Legal Issues Part II including adverse possessions, interests of ownership and towing vehicles

August 2016 - Legal issues regarding entering properties including Inspection Warrants