Welcome to the official web site for the Palms of Terra Ceia Bay Community Development District (CDD). This site is funded on behalf of the Community Development District 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 Community Development District DisclosurePlease be advised that the Palms of Terra Ceia Bay Community Development District (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 District. 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, non-resident user fees applicable to District recreational facilities, or any other general District issue, please feel free to contact the District Manager.

Gatehouse Hours

New hours effective immediately:

  • Monday: 9AM – 2PM
  • Tuesday: 9AM – 2PM
  • Wednesday: 9AM – 2PM
  • 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.

Message from the Chairman:

The Palms of Terra Ceia Bay Board of Supervisors met on August 13 at 5pm for its regular CDD meeting. As special workshops dealing with next year’s budget and proposals from its District Manager, DPF&G, and other management companies were held during the months of June and July, the regular July meeting was canceled.

As a result of the Budget Hearing held at the August 13 meeting, there will be no increase in CDD taxes this year to owners of units in the Palms of Terra Ceia Bay.

Additionally, the CDD voted on a new District Manager. We thank Paul Cusmano, Ken Joines and the entire staff of DPF&G for having managed us for the past few years.The CDD felt they needed a change and have hired GMS (Governmental Management Services) to represent us. DPFG is assisting GMS in the transition period which has already begun, and GMS will officially become our new District Manager in October when the district’s fiscal year begins.

Since my last message a lot has happened in our community.We spent a good deal of money repairing and replacing drainage pipes that had collapsed and were not functioning. One drain had been covered during construction of homes some years ago and had not been working; no one even knew it existed. A new concrete slab with ring and cover had to be added for drainage access.

Gate arms are working, a new call box has been installed, and all residents have been informed that they now need a car decal to enter between 9 pm and 5:30 am, and a 4-digit code (made from your current code plus a zero in front) for their visitors to enter. The new call box is much easier to use, but of course change always requires patience.

FPL has finally relocated our transformer, and now we are just waiting for the electrician to get the appropriate easements, install a brand-new box and hook everything up. We hope this whole project will be complete and streetlights on again by the 2nd week in September. We certainly thank everyone for their patience. This has been a difficult situation for all.

The CDD meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5pm in the meeting room at the Back Bay Grille. Hope to see you there at September’s meeting.

Judi O’Connor