Black Bear Awareness

A plan for long-term conservation of the Florida black bear, whose population is estimated at more than 3,000 today, compared with as few as 300 in the 1970s, was approved by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).

“The Florida bear population is thriving. That is the success story, but we still have a lot of education to do,” FWC Commission Chairman Kathy Barco said. “Everyone loves bears, but not everyone wants them in their backyard. When people call to say, ‘Relocate this bear,’ we need to help that neighborhood learn the ways to coexist with the bear – take care of your garbage, dog food and bird feeders.”

The Florida Black Bear Management Plan is available online at


Living in Bear Country
Securing Garbage
Scare That Bear
Bear Country and Securing Attractants

Veterans Day Parade

The City of Mary Esther proudly announces its Annual Veteran's Day Parade, Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.

The theme this year is:  FREEDOM

Print the registration packet here.

 Set up in front of the Santa Rosa Mall to catch goodies and to see our themed floats! 

Draft Budget for Fiscal Year 2015-16

Please click the below link to view our current draft of the 2015-16 Fiscal Year Budget. This draft will change after each budget workshop. We will update the document with all suggested changes from the City Council, and re-post the draft before the next scheduled budget meeting. 

Fiscal Year 2015-16 Budget Draft


Fines, Fees & Revenues

On June 1, 2015 the City Council adopted Ordinances repealing all fees, fines and revenues from the Code and LDC, and replaced it with a Fee Schedule Resolution.

2014 Consumer Confidence Report - Water Quality

The 2014 Consumer Confidence Report - Water Quality is now available online to view. This report will be mailed with the Residential Water Bills and will also be available in hard-copy form at City Hall at the end of April.

2014 Consumer Confidence Report - Water Quality Report


Fair Housing

The City of Mary Esther supports and promotes Fair Housing, Equal Employment Opportunity and Handicap Access. If you feel you've been discriminated against in regard to Housing, Equal Employment Opportunity, or Handicap Access, please contact the City Manager, Lynne Oler at 850-243-3566 ext. 14.

Meeting Schedule

Get the schedule of City Council Meetings and more.

Agendas and Minutes

View and download Agendas and Minutes from all city meetings.


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