Welcome to the official website for the Palms of Terra Ceia Bay Community Development District (CDD). This site is funded by the CDD in an effort to help educate the general public about the services provided by the District, and to highlight the other agencies involved in the day-to-day operations of the community. Palms of Terra Ceia Bay CDD (the "District") Disclosure: Please be advised that "the District', a local unit of special purpose government created under Florida law, has constructed and is responsible for the maintenance of certain improvements, infrastructure and facilities within the community. The District financed this construction through the sale of tax-exempt bonds, a form of public financing. As a result, and in accordance with applicable federal and state law, all District owned improvements, infrastructure and facilities are and shall remain open and accessible to the general public. Should you have any questions on this matter or any other general District issue, please feel free to contact the District Manager.



The Palms of Terra Ceia Bay Board of Supervisors met June 8 at 3pm in the Back Bay dining room. There were several owners in attendance. 

Chief of Police, Scott Tyler, was guest speaker and addressed the rash of burglaries in our community.  With the upgraded cameras, refurbished iron gates and new arms, all at the suggestion of the police, we were able to furnish video of suspect activity at our entrance.  The police now know who the perpetrators are, and with their more visible presence in the community, hopefully we have seen an end to the disturbances. 

Chief Tyler reiterated the following:

Residents need to take personal control and:

  • do not leave keys or any valuables in cars.
  • do not keep valuables in storage bins.
  • keep your cars, doors, storage bins and bicycles locked.
  • do not leave garage doors open.
  • register your bicycle with the police; and
  • if you see something suspicious, call the police.

Besides the 911 phone number for emergencies, you may call 941-721-2000 or 941-723-4587 which will call the Palmetto Police directly.

Bonnie Menge stated that brick sales were up to about $19,000.  They are close to their goal, but sales have slowed.  If you have not purchased one, please stop in at the gatehouse and talk to Henry.  Help Bonnie’s committee reach their goal of $20,000. 

Thank you, Arlene Rowland, and Carolyn Alexander of Waterford Court for the flag display at the entrance.   We have received many favorable comments.  

Palmetto, Florida celebrates America’s Independence on Sunday, July 4th with great music in Sutton Park, followed by fireworks over the Manatee River. The Palmetto Community

Redevelopment Agency (CRA) hosts its annual “Fourth Festival” with award winning country music singer Wynonna Judd and The Big Noise.  The July 4th celebration begins at approximately 5:00 p.m. in historic Sutton Park.  DJ James Thomas will start the evening providing pre-recorded music. The opening act is a talented local husband and wife duo, Duane and Dee Kauffman.”  The Palmetto VFW will present the Colors and US Army Veteran Gary Masengale will sing the National Anthem at about 7:00 p.m.

For more information regarding the Palmetto Fourth, please contact the Palmetto CRA at 941-723-4988 orJBurton@PalmettoCRA.org.

See you next month – 3pm, July 13, Back Bay Grill.

Judi O’Connor, Chairman 


GATEHOUSE HOURS:   Monday through Thursday 9AM - 2PM

Please allow as much as 30 minutes for processing and obtaining a new gate pass. Gate passes are $30 each and we accept cash or check for payment. If you are a new resident, please make sure you bring your purchase or rent agreement on your first visit. We will need this in order to show that you are a legitimate resident of the neighborhood and we will make a copy of it for our files.