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Bay County, FL Homeowners Insurance Quotes

We can help you get a free and quick comparison of Bay County, FL home insurance rate quotes to easily review. We like to help you shop up to 12 competitive home insurance rates with a variety of coverage options from a standard policy to a multi-line packaged discount policy that would include your home and auto insurance together. A standard (HO-3) policy for homeowners living in Bay County includes protection against most perils, but does not include coverage for flood or earthquake damage. Don't worry, our home insurance professionals of Florida can help you figure out which policy is best for you.

Homeowners living in Bay County, pay on average around $2165 a year or $180.42 per month. Let us help you explore multiple coverage options and provide up to 40% in discounted savings for your new policy. For online quotes, please enter your zip code of the property you would like to insure today or give us a call now at 1-888-685-4704

For all Bay County, FL residents, you can select your city below to review more information about homeowners insurance in your local area. Information includes city demographics, facts and average premium rates for homeowners on an annual and montly basis. If you are searching for insurance rates nearby then click your city below.


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Bay County, FL Housing Demographics

With 168,852 residents living within the Bay County area there are over 99,650 homeowners looking for more affordable home insurance rates. Your homeowners policy is written to help protect your home and family. With an estimated 44,451 families living within the local area, it is safe to say that great coverage at an affordable price is most desired amongst every homeowner living in Bay County.

DemographicValues
Total Occupied Households68,438
Family Households (families)44,451
Average Owner Occupied Household Size2
Average Family Size3
Total Housing Units99,650

Bay County, FL Coastal Wind, Hail & Flood Information

For all homeowners living in Bay County (FIPS: 12005), it's important to understand that this county is in a coastal area and has great risk of damage due to hurricanes, windstorms, hail and flooding. The wind and hail insurance program provided through the state of Florida is the states opportunity to help provide additional wind/hail coverage when insurance companies exclude it from homeowners and other policies sold to coastal residents. You can buy wind and hail insurance coverage through us and we will shop multiple companies to package the best coverage option for you. If you are shopping for quotes in Bay County, FL, it's important that you look into hurricane and windstorm insurance options.

Bay County boarders a shoreline which increases the risk of wind, hail and flood damage. We will look into providing the best rates possible considering your home is located in the coastal area of Florida.

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Bay County, FL Home Insurance Average Premiums

Local Bay, FL homeowners insurance quotes comparison

$1,735 /yr.

Florida's Average Home Insurance Rates Overall

For the state of Florida, homeowners insurance premiums have changed based on a variety of different factors related to risk and is currently ranked 1 in the nation for highest premiums in the U.S.

Average RatingAnnual Premium
Minimum Range:$929 /yr.
Current Average Cost:$1,735 /yr.
Maximum Range:$2165 /yr.

Bay County, FL Coastal Wind, Hail & Flood Information

Bay is a coastal county which greatly increases the risk of hurricanes and windstorms. Our quoting process will include wind and hail coverage options to give you the best protection you need against high winds and storm damage.

Flood Zone Notice: The beautiful coastal county of Bay is know for it's beautiful beaches and waterways. Because Bay County (FIPS: 12005) has a shoreline and is in a coastal area it is important to purchase flood insurance. The risk is very high in this area and we will work with you to provide the best flood insurance coverage you need for your home in Bay County.

Coastal Bay County Information: To obtain flood insurance coverage, the process usually takes more than 30 days to finalize, if you need flood insurance coverage now, please call us at 888-620-1954.
For more information about your area, please click Coastal Homeowners Insurance in Florida

Florida Homeowners Insurance News & Information

  • What exactly is a FAIR Plan? Posted on Tuesday 2nd January, 2024

    If you live in an area where severe weather is common, or wildfires pop up every summer you may have trouble finding affordable home insurance coverage. If homes in your area are repeatedly damaged or destroyed by a covered peril, insurers may pull out of the entire area, refusing to write policies in your neighborhood. […]

  • Florida Homeowners Advance From Citizens into Private Companies Posted on Tuesday 5th December, 2023

    Homeowners Choice Property and Casualty Insurance Co. has assumed approximately 53,750 policies from Citizens Property Insurance Corp., Florida’s state-backed insurance company, the parent company says in a Tuesday news release. Homeowners Choice is owned by HCI Group Inc., a holding company with operations in homeowners insurance, information technology services, real estate and reinsurance. Homeowners Choice […]

  • 2024 Homeowners Insurance Outlook Receives Negative Rating Posted on Tuesday 21st November, 2023

    The insurance news for 2024 is certainly not great. Experts expect that extreme weather and increasing costs will push up insurance costs and make insurance companies more selective when deciding where they will write policies.  Recently, credit rating agency AM Best downgraded the entire home insurance industry from stable to negative. According to Richard Attanasio, […]

  • Fall 2023: Florida Homeowners Insurance Premium Update Posted on Tuesday 24th October, 2023

    Despite the fact that the Florida legislation finally passed a couple of bills to deal with the ever-increasing cost of homeowners insurance, it seems unlikely that premiums will start to fall anytime soon according to a report put out by Karen Clark & Company (KCC), a risk modelling firm. The recent report, titled “Managing Expectations: […]

  • Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Citizens Property Sends Out Letters Posted on Wednesday 27th September, 2023

    Soon, hundreds of thousands of Citizens Property Insurance Company policyholders will be getting a letter in their mailbox asking them to move their policy to a private insurance company and away from Citizens, the state-backed insurer of last resort. Citizens Property is using the letters as part of its “Depopulation” effort that was approved by […]

  • 5 New Homeowners Insurance Companies Step into the Florida Insurance Market Posted on Wednesday 27th September, 2023

    Florida’s property insurance disaster may be taking baby steps in the right direction as five new insurers step into the Florida market, taking over hundreds of thousands from Citizens Property, Florida’s insurer of last resort. This could lead to more insurance options for residents of the Sunshine State soon. The five companies in the mix […]

  • Why is Florida homeowners insurance so expensive? Posted on Friday 22nd September, 2023

    Homeowner insurance premiums are dramatically heading up this year, particularly in states that are prone to natural disasters. According to a new report from Policygenius, the average homeowner policy went up 21% nationally which is on top of a 12% increase that homeowners endured last year.  As usual, Florida is at the top of the […]

  • 2023 Hurricane Idalia – Clean Up Begins & What Now for Florida Homeowners Posted on Friday 8th September, 2023

    Hurricane Idalia recently made landfall in Big Bend as a Category 3 storm, killing at least three people in Florida before moving onto Georgia and other East Coast states before it weakened into a tropical storm. The storm left over 330,000 people without power. In recent years, Florida communities have been hit by a string […]

Discounts For Homeowners in Bay County

As a homeowner, you have to understand that insurance companies see homes as a risk. If you can decrease any of the risk factors that will determine your premium, then it's best to follow these important guidelines in order to save money on your Florida homeowners insurance.

  • Install A Smoke Alarm in Every Room: It's important you do this for your own safety, so why not install a smoke detector in every room. Show your home insurance company that safety comes first. Once you have them installed, shop for home insurance and mentioned you have taken the right safety precautions to reduce house fires. For homeowners in Bay County, this discount can save you up to 20% on your home insurance premium.
  • Combine Your Home and Auto Insurance Into One Package: Any home insurance provider is going to want your business. It's important you offer this opportunity to combine your home and auto insurance together in one package. You may want to also see if you can open up a life or health insurance account as well. Merging all your insurance into one company will save you money. Homeowners in Bay County that do combine their home and auto can save over $500 with this discount.
  • Install A Home Security System: Your home insurance company should reward you for installing a home security system, sometimes up to 22%. It's important that you take precautions and reduce the risk of someone breaking into your Bay County home. This will be one of the questions that you will want to ask your home insurance agent to see if you qualify for this discount. If you don't, make sure you shop other companies to get the "Home Security Discount"
  • Purchase A Fire Exstinguisher: Although smoke alarms provide warnings, it's best to be prepared. This may or may not provide any stand alone discount, but it shows your serious when it comes to reducing risk.
  • Stop Smoking: It's important to protect your health and your home. If you don't smoke or don't have anyone living with you that smokes then this can save you up to 18% on your home insurance premium.

Bay County Housing & Real Estate Data

Details:Statistics
Total Housing Units99650
Occupied Housing Units68438
Vacant Housing Units31212
Vacant Housing Units for Rent10387
Vacant Housing Units Rented Not Occupied267
Vacant Housing Units For Sale1906
Vacant Housing Units Sold Not Occupied259
Vacant Housing Units For Seasonal Occasional Use13878
Vacant Housing Units All Other Vacants4515
Housing Units Homeowner Vacancy Rate Percent4
Housing Units Rental Vacancy Rate Percent29
Housing Tenure Occupied Units68438
Housing Tenure Occupied Units Owner Occupied43207
Housing Tenure Occupied Units Owner Occupied Population103997
Housing Tenure Occupied Units Owner Occupied Averge Household Size2
Housing Tenure Occupied Units Renter Occupied25231
Housing Tenure Occupied Units Renter Occupied Population61038
Housing Tenure Occupied Units Renter Occupied Average Household Size2