Mary Esther City Council 

Declares a State of Emergency

On March 20, 2020, the City Council, at an emergency meeting, declared a State of Emergency exists in the City of Mary Esther.  All Council Meetings have been cancelled until further notice.  Please read 

Resolution 20-04 in it’s entirety for administrative actions and closures of public properties and facilities.  

Resolution 20-04


In an abundance of caution, the City of Mary Esther encourages everyone to utilize On-Line payments and forms whenever possible.  Forms for various services can be found in our Document Center and an online payment option is available from the home page.  At the current time, city hall is closed until April 30, 2020.  In accordance with FDEM and Okaloosa County Health Dept guidelines, everyone is urged to limit public gatherings to minimize exposure and the potential spread of Covid-19.  Please call 850-243-3566 if you have a question about the service(s) you need. 

The Mary Esther Public Library is currently CLOSED to the public.  Ebooks are available via and staff is onsite to answer your questions via telephone.  Please call 243-5731 Mon-Fri 9 AM - 5 PM if you need assistance.

#Okaloosa County has launched a catch-all local #COVID19 information page - Updates include information about election day and visiting the elderly. More information will be added as it becomes available.

Notice to small businesses who have been affected by Covid-19 closures, state assistance is available via the links below.

Florida Disaster Loan

Corona Virus-19 Small Business Loan Resources

Disaster Loan Information/EIDL Loans Advisor Small Business Relief Programs

Small and midsize employers can claim two new refundable payroll tax credits to reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of providing employee leave related to the COVID-19 outbreak. See #IRS info at:

A business with less than 500 employees can get funds to provide employees with paid leave, either for the employee’s own health needs or to care for family members. More on this and other #IRS info related to COVID-19 outbreak at:

To take immediate advantage of new paid leave credits, businesses can retain and access funds that they would otherwise pay to #the IRS in payroll taxes. To learn more about this and other #IRS info related to COVID-19 outbreak at: or contact Karen Russell at:

Congratulations to our new 


Susan Coxwell and Aaron Bacchi

     CITY HALL: 850-243-3566

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Extension 28
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Extension 10
Customer Service 
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