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Division News and Events
  • December 28, 2016
    • Happy New Year to all. The Planning Department will be closed on Monday, January 2, 2017.
  • December 21, 2016   
    • For status updates and information regarding the "Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Code Update Project" - Click here
  • November 21, 2016   
    • There is a new information kiosk available in the Planning Department waiting area - new information will be added regularly.
    • The Division has acquired new software (coming soon) which will include a customer portal. This software will allow the Division to process and provide project information faster.
    • The Division website will be getting a new look - stay tuned.


Division Overview
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Wayne Dyess
Planning and Development Director
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
      *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

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