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Wayne Dyess
The Planning and Development Services Division consists of the following Departments: 
     *Code Enforcement
     *Current Planning 
     *Long Range Planning 

The Planning and Development Services Division provides information and resources regarding:
      *Building large and small developments in Walton County
      *Submitting applications and supporting documentation for developments
      *Obtaining Beach and Temporary Permits
      * SHIP (State Housing Initiatives Program)
      *Floodplain Management
      *Filing a complaint with Code Enforcement
      *Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS)
      *Post Disaster Redevelopment Planning (PDRP)
      *Comprehensive Plan Map Series
      ***Data and Analysis;
The Planning and Development Services Division is responsible for the administration of the Walton County Comprehensive Plan EAR (Evaluation and Appraisal Report) and all supporting documentation, the Land Development Code as well as DRI project management functions. The Division coordinates the meetings, workshops, and public hearings for the following Boards:

     Code Enforcement Board
     Design Review Board
     Planning Commission
     Technical Review Committee
     Zoning Board of Adjustment

This Division has two locations:

South Walton Planning                      North Walton Planning
31 Coastal Centre Blvd                      47 North 6 Street
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459              DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435
(850) 267-1955                                (850) 892-8157

Walton County Planning and Development Services Division Application Review Submittal Policy for Building Permits

In an effort to meet the growing demand on services and provide the best customer service, the Planning and Development Services Department will be implementing several changes to their building permit review procedures. These new procedures will expedite the construction process by streamlining the review which will lead to shorter review times. This new review process will begin on Wednesday, September 10, 2014.


Wayne Dyess
Planning and Development Services Division Director 

31 Coastal Centre Boulevard
South Walton Courthouse Annex
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Ph: (850) 267-1955
Fax: (850) 622-9133

7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday - Friday