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Fair Housing Information

It is the policy of the City of Bonifay, in keeping with the laws of the United States of America and the spirit of the Constitution of the State of Florida, to promote through fair, orderly, and lawful procedure the opportunity for each person so desiring to obtain housing of such personís choice in this county, without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, familial status, handicap, or age, and, to that end, to prohibit discrimination in housing by any person.

For more information on Fair Housing, or to register a fair housing complaint contact:

Jeri Gibson, Fair Housing Coordinator

201 North Etheridge Street, Bonifay, FL 32425

(850)547-4238 Fax (850)547-9014


Fair Housing is not an option. Itís The Law! For more information on Fair Housing go to:††

The Florida Fair Housing Act: SS. 760.20-760.37 , Florida Statutes



Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

In accordance with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the City of Bonifay does not discriminate against individuals with disabilities. The ADA (Title II, 28 CFR Part 35, and Title III, 28 CFR Part 36) prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, State and local government, public accommodations, commercial facilities, transportation, and telecommunications. Access to all federally funded activities to all individuals, regardless of handicap, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

For more information on the Americans with Disabilities Act, or to register an ADA Complaint, Contact:

Jeri Gibson, Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Coordinator

201 North Etheridge Street, Bonifay, FL 32425

(850)547-4238 Fax (850)547-9014


Equal Employment Opportunity

The City of Bonifay complies with the Equal Employment Opportunity Laws of the United States. The City certifies that it and the contractors it hires with Community Development Block Grant Funds will abide by the Equal Employment Opportunity Laws of the United States which ensures the protection of their employees from discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or genetics.

For more information on Equal Employment Opportunity, or to register an EEO complaint, Contact:

Jeri Gibson, Equal Employment Opportunity Coordinator

201 North Etheridge Street, Bonifay, FL 32425

(850)547-4238 Fax (850)547-9014


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The City of Bonifay is located in Holmes County Florida. We are located in the Florida Panhandle about 45 miles north of Panama City Beach, about 45 miles southwest of Dothan Alabama, approximately 100 miles East of Pensacola and approximately 100 miles West of Tallahassee.

Bonifay became a town when the railroad was built through in 1882 and was named for Judge Frank Bonifay, an official with the railroad company.

In 1886, G. W. Banfill surveyed one square mile and platted the town on a map.† He named the streets for the states of our country and the main street (Hwy. 79) of Bonifay in honor of his home town Ė Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Bonifay was designated the county seat in 1905 after Cerro Gordo and Westville.

The Holmes County Advertiser was established in 1907 by the W. D. Williams family.† Today it is still housed in the same building located on Virginia Avenue just off Waukesha Street.

The first Mayor was T. J. Daughtrey in 1907.

The City of Bonifay was incorporated in 1921.

The population of Bonifay according to the 2000 Census was 4,078.


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