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Information for the Town of Century

Demolition: Absolutely no demolition will be allowed in Town of Century limits until next Monday, February 29, 2016 to allow time for removal of storm related debris. Demolition permits are required!!! 
Permitting update:

All repair work and demolition will require issuance of an approved Town of Century Land Use Certificate and a building permit.

Beginning Monday, February 22, 2016, Escambia County Building Inspections Department Permitting Staff will also be available at the City of Century Town Hall, 7995 N. Century Blvd., Century, Florida, to process permits between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

Permitting fees for tornado repair resulting from the February 15, 2016, storm have been waived, upon submission of the required permit application documentation, by the Town of Century and Escambia County Board of County Commissioners.

You may verify any Contractor’s license status with the Escambia County Contractor Licensing Section at (850) 595-3509. Licensed contractors are regulated by laws designed to protect the public. If you contract with and/or pay a person who does not have a license, the Construction Industry Licensing Board and Department of Business and Professional Regulation may be unable to assist you with any financial loss that you sustain as a result of a complaint. If you obtain an owner-builder permit and wish to hire a licensed contractor, you will be responsible for verifying whether the contractor is properly licensed and the status of the contractor’s workers’ compensation coverage.


Community Assistance:

Legal Services of North Florida will be at the Century Business Center providing FREE property related legal assistance on Friday, Feb. 26th from noon – 4:00 p.m. They hope to hold office hours on additional days TBD. Those not able to meet with them while they are in Century can still receive help by calling 850.432.8222.  

Those without a title, without a homestead exemption, or owing back taxes will not be eligible for any funding that becomes available.  

The Small Business Development Center is available to assist local businesses with disaster related issues. Contact 850.474.2528.

The Red Cross is no longer in Century assisting with disaster recovery. 

Healthy Start will resume WIC services starting tomorrow (Tuesday) at 9:00 a.m.  

The Be Ready Alliance Coordinating for Emergencies (BRACE) is operating a Volunteer Team Assignment Center (VTAC) at 7811 N Century Blvd (Chamber of Commerce Bldg.) from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Tuesday; Wednesday and beyond TBD. What the VTAC does is register survivor needs (such as tarping roofs and debris cleanup) and deploys affiliated volunteer teams to affected areas to provide relief. If anyone in the community needs assistance with installing tarps (or just the tarp itself) please have them come by the Chamber building to fill out a request for volunteer support. If any groups or organizations would like to be a part of our coordinated response effort please have them email me at

United Way of Escambia County, FL – Dial 2-1-1 for resource referral.
Lumber for repairs – Anyone needing wood for repairs due to the destruction of the tornado is encouraged to go to Bondurant Lumber and see Tim or Bubba. Mr Ray with the Church of Christ is absorbing this cost or the citizens that received damage due to the tornado.
Displaced residents – If you are displaced and find a place to rent, the Church of Christ is offering to pay the deposit and the rent for one month.  
Beulah Campground – Beulah Campground (798 Beulah Campground Rd., Excel, AL 36439 has a few spots available. Contact: 251.765.2519.  

A message from Congressman Jeff Miller (excerpt from Feb. 21, 2016 newsletter):

Vicki and I send our prayers to all those impacted by the tornado that hit Escambia County last week. According to preliminary reports from the National Weather Service, this tornado is the strongest to hit the Panhandle since 1988.
There are many resources available for individuals and families affected by the tornado. If you need assistance recovering from the storm, you can visit the Century Community Center at 6001-A Industrial Blvd, where caseworkers are on hand to assist with a range of services. In addition, those needing assistance may contact. The State of Florida Emergency Information line (1-800-342-3557); the American Red Cross (1-800-733-2767); the United Way (211); and Federal Management Emergency Agency (1-800-621-3362). You can also visit the United Way of Escambia County at; the American Red Cross of Northwest Florida at; and the Florida Division of Emergency Management at 
I thank all those who are already involved in the relief and recovery effort, and as with prior natural disasters—from hurricanes to the devastating flooding of 2014 and beyond—Northwest Florida stands ready to rebuild and come back stronger than ever

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