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Bonfire Rules and Permits
Annual Beach Bonfire Permit and Rules:
An Annual Beach Bonfire Permit is required to have bonfires on the beach. The annual permit is for Gulf Front Property owners, the application must be submitted to the South Walton Fire District, for approval prior to the fire. The permit expires on December 31st.

  • The permit must be available at the burn site at all times during the bonfire.  The surrounding area must be cleaned of all trash and debris. Only combustible materials free of nails, glass, and potentially dangerous items may be used.
  • It shall be unlawful and is in violation of County Ordinance for any person to fail to cleanup as provided within the ordinance.  Issuance of this permit does not excuse or relieve the applicant from liability, responsibility for any damages, residual damages as a result of an improper, carelessness of negligence setting, tending, or extinguishing the fire.
  • The individual/applicant is responsible for cleaning the area of any trash.
  • Please extinguish the fire with water.

Temporary Beach Bonfires:
A Temporary Beach Bonfire Permits allows you to have a bonfire on the beach(Gulf Front Property) for one night, there is $50.00 fee for the permit. The application must be submitted to the South Walton Fire District, for approval prior to the bonfire. The applicant is to provide their own fire container and burning material.

  • The permit must be available at the burn site at all times during the bonfire. The surrounding area must be cleaned of all trash and debris. Only combustible materials free of nails, glass, and potentially dangerous items may be used.
  • It shall be unlawful and is in violation of County Ordinance for any person to fail to cleanup as provided within the ordinance. Issuance of this permit does not excuse or relieve the applicant from liability, responsibility for any damages, residual damages as a result of an improper, carelessness of negligence setting, tending, or extinguishing the fire.
  • The individual/applicant is responsible for cleaning the area of any trash.
  • Please extinguish the fire with water and remove the container from the beach.

If you have any questions please contact the South Walton Fire District, (850) 267-1298.