Founder's Day Celebration

City of Mary Esther Founder’s Day - October 10, 1871 to 2014 - Celebrating 143 Years All Around Town!

We have tons of celebrations and activities happening, from Community Garden events to a city-wide fire drill - one lucky Mary Esther resident will win a big screen TV!

Look for more information coming soon.

SBA Loan Deadline

Low interest disaster loans are available in Okaloosa County and surrounding counties for damages and economic injury from recent storm impacts, (April 28 through May 6, 2014). The deadline to apply for U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loans for damages is on July 7, 2014. The deadline for economic injury loans is February 6, 2015. Please click here for more information.

Pay Your Water Bill Online

We now offer convenient online Bill Pay! Simply click the button below. You will be redirected to the website that will process your water bill payment using your Visa or MasterCard debit/credit card.

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


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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