Sea Turtle Lighting
The Walton County Board of
All properties within the Wildlife Conservation Zone (750 feet from the Mean High Water Line of the Gulf of Mexico) must comply with the Wildlife Lighting Ordinance. In order to assist property owners, homeowners associations and resort facilities to become compliant with current lighting regulations, we have put together some informational materials available for download. These materials can be distributed to help inform residents and visitors of the general provisions of the ordinance and the importance of light management for sea turtle conservation.
Please submit all wildlife lighting reviews associated with building permit applications to the Walton County Planning Department. For questions on permitting, contact the Walton County Planning Department at (850)267-1955.
For more information, contact Melinda Gates, Environmental Coordinator, at (850) 892-8108.
Publications:General information brochure (tri-fold)
Lights Out flyer (8 1/2 x 11)
Summary and nighttime inspection flyer (8 1/2 x11)
Walton County Forms & GuidanceGuidance on How to Develop a Lighting Plan
Wildlife Lighting Notification Affidavit
Wildlife Lighting Installation Affidavit
Educational Brochures from Other AgenciesFlorida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission - Share the Beach
US Fish & Wildlife Service - Help Protect Sea Turtles