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Walton County Online Planning Portal

The Walton County Online Planning Portal allows for the submittal of applications, the ability to follow and track applications through the entire planning process and provides for the submission and tracking of non-beach code enforcement complaints.  

This portal provides the public with the ability to search and track all planning applications submitted to the County.

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    Walton County Spring Break Safety Information

    Follow the Walton County Beach Rules
    • Leave No Trace - Items left on beach overnight will be discarded
    • Permits Required - Vehiclesdogs and bonfires require permits
    • Stay Safe - Obey all beach flag warnings
    • Sea Turtle Season rules, ordinances and laws
    • Know Before You Go (Beach and Waterways Ordinance 2018-01)
      • To prevent crowding, no tents larger than 10x10 are permitted on county owned or maintained beaches (Section 22-54 (q))
      • No glass containers are permitted on the beach (Section 22-54 (d))
      • Removal of sand, water or vegetation is strictly prohibited
      • Keep off the dunes
      • Beach bonfire permits and rules (Section 22-54 (b))

    What is Customary Use?

    In June of 2016 the Walton County Board of County Commissioners adopted the Customary Use code, allowing all areas of flat sandy beach fronting the Gulf of Mexico to be used in the traditional beach manner. Traditional use includes swimming, sun bathing, fishing, beach chairs and beach towels, as well as shade umbrellas under 7’ in diameter.

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    TDC Public Meeting: Discussion of Changes Coming to VRBO You are hereby notified that the Walton County Tourist Development Council will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the South Walton Annex located at 31 Coastal Centre Boulevard, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss changes coming to Vacation Rental By Owner (VRBO) that could affect home owners, rental companies, and tourists. For additional information regarding the public meeting, contact Christine Packer at 850-267-1216 or c...
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    Beach Driving, Charter Fishing and Dogs on the Beach Permits

    Walton County offers a variety of Beach Driving Permits, Charter Fishing Permits and Dogs on the Beach Permits for Walton County landowners and/or residents.  The procedures for applying for and receiving a permit are outlined and dictated by the Walton County Beach Activities Ordinance 2018-01 (Sec 22-57).  

    For those wishing to receive a permit, each permitting processes has its own set of qualifications that must be met, and procedures that must be followed. For detailed information, please view the Walton County Beach Activities Ordinance 2018-01.

    Additionally, each permitting process comes with it own set of application opening dates and deadlines for applying.  As these dates arise, the links to the online applications and printable applications will be available under the headings below.

    For a high-level overview, please see the Beach Driving and Charter Fishing Permits 2017 fact sheet.  

    Please visit the Beach Driving Permits Page for more information and applications.