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Please refer to the Homeowner's Guide for a quick reference or 4.02.06 (B) of the Land Development Code for complete and updated information.
*No more than 40% of lot shall be impervious surface and clearing of the native vegetation shall not exceed 50% of the portion of the parcel that is within the 300-foot CDLPZ.
*For lots adjacent to Coastal Dune Lakes: Requiring all new development, and redevelopment that requires a modification, replacement or upgrade to an onsite sewage treatment and disposal system to connect to central sewer at the time of development or redevelopment. For other lots within the CDLPZ, new onsite sewage treatment and disposal system shall be prohibited where connection to sewer is available. If central sewer is not available, septic tanks and drain fields must be at least 100 feet from the ordinary or mean high water line.
*Seawalls, bulkheads, revetments and rip-rap are not allowed.
*No new point or non-point sources of pollution shall be discharged into the lakes - no treated wastewater or untreated stormwater runoff.
*No construction or disturbance will be allowed in the natural outlet from a coastal dune lake.
These coastal features are recognized by the Florida Natural Areas Inventory as globally rare and critically imperiled through the state of Florida. The changing condition of water chemistry in the coastal dune lakes makes them dynamic, biologically diverse ecosystems. Temporary estuaries and nursery grounds are formed when the fresh and saltwater mix, providing important breeding areas for birds and mammals. Beach dunes around the lakes provide habitat for the endangered Choctawhatchee beach mouse and the threatened piping plover.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service defines an ecosystem as a geographic area and all its living components (e.g., people, plants, animals, and microorganisms), their physical surroundings (e.g., soil, water, and air), and the natural cycles that sustain them (e.g., precipitation, drought, fire, grazing). The term ecosystem was coined in 1935 by the British ecologist Sir Arthur George Tansley, who described natural systems in "constant interchange" among their living and non-living parts.
Under the right conditions, some non-native plants can become invasive. Non-native Invasive plants can outgrow, replace, and otherwise destroy our native plants. That's because non-native plants usually do not have their natural enemies; the diseases, insects and other environmental stresses, that keep them in check in their native ranges. The destruction and replacement of our native plants has several significant consequences: Our natural biodiversity is destroyed; Our native plants can be eliminated; Our wildlife have evolved to use native plants are not able to make use of non-native plants. As a result, they leave the area or die off; invasive plants can completely fill the water column or cover the surface so that fish are driven from the area; swimming, boating, hiking and other uses can be affected or even dangerous in areas with invasive plants.
Chemical control is the use of specially formulated herbicides to kill plants. (Registered with the U.S. EPA and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services)
Biological control is the use of imported insects, fish and other organisms which eat or infect or otherwise keep the invasive plants at low levels indefinitely. Before releasing such organisms, the USDA and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services must verify that insect bio-controls have proven to be host-specific. Mechanical control is the use of specially made machines to "harvest" invasive plants by cutting and collecting them and transporting them to a place to decompose. Physical control includes using hands, draw-downs (water removal), flooding, burning, dredging and shading to control invasive plants. Integrated control is the use of two or more of the above methods.
Yes, we have trail maps for general information purposes only, available for download on our webpage. An overall Walton County Trails map is available along with individual trail maps like Bay Loop, Deer Lake, Eastern Lake, Eglin Air Force Base, Grayton Beach, Longleaf, Nokuse, Point Washington, South Walton, Timpoochee, Topsail, Town Center and Walton Nature Center. Some of these areas might require authorization before entering the property.
Sure! A “Quick Guide” on our Interactive Mapping Application webpage gives helpful hints for searching and navigating around the Interactive Mapping Application. This helpful guide will show you how to search for parcels, addresses and streets and how to use the zoom, pan, world, back and forth, XY, Identify and measurement tools.
Walton-DeFuniak Library (On the Lake in DeFuniak Springs) 3 Circle Dr. DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433 Ph: (850) 892-3624 Fax: (850) 892-4438 Monday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Tuesday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm Wednesday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday Closed Coastal Branch Library (In the South Walton Government-Education Complex off Hwy 331) 437 Greenway Tr. Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459 Ph: (850) 267-2809 Fax: (850) 267-9452 Monday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm Tuesday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday Closed Freeport Public Library (Next to the Freeport City Hall) 76 State Hwy 20 West Freeport, Florida 23439 Ph: (850) 835-2040 Fxa: (850) 835-2154 Tuesday – Saturday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday Closed Gladys N. Milton Memorial Library (In the Flowersview Community Center) 261 Flowersview Blvd Flowersview, Florida 32567 Ph: (850) 834-5383 Fax: (850) 834-5487 Monday-Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday: 9:00 am – 12:00 noon, and 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm Wednesday Closed
If you do not remember your PIN, or if you have not provided the library staff the PIN you wish to use, you will not be able to access your personal account. In either case, you can call the library, and they can enter the PIN you want to use. Visit the Walton County Library Department website
Fines on overdue books and audiotapes are $0.10 per day per item with a maximum of $2 per item.
Fines on videotapes and DVDs are $2 per day with a maximum of $10 per item.
Batterer's Intervention is a more intensive court-ordered counseling program for altercations between persons who are or have been in a domestic relationship, whether as a couple or a family.
The Walton County Public Works Department strongly encourages developers to construct their developments to the county's minimum standards located in the Land Development Code (LDC). These standards allow the County to accept maintenance upon completion and approval of construction.
There are avenues you and your neighbors can take to improve your road condition. You can request a special assessment that could potentially fund some of the improvements on your private road. The procedure is for whoever is requesting the Municipal Services Benefit Unit (MSBU) or Municipal Services Taxing Unit (MSTU) to call (850) 892-8155 and get on the County Commission agenda to request that the Board approve for the county’s consultant (Government Services Group) to work with their neighborhood group.
The Dirt to Pave Program considers a number of issues that includes items such as right of way, environmental issues, engineering considerations, and traffic counts.
SHIP is an acronym for the State Housing Initiatives Partnership. Florida Housing administers this program by providing the State's 67 counties and 48 entitlement cities with state dollars that are used for both home ownership and rental housing programs on the local level. The units of local governments identify their affordable housing priorities and disseminate those dollars throughout their communities. The SHIP program is designed to help very low, low, and moderate income households.
Another way you may possibly be eligible for health care, including your medication, is based on your total family income, net worth, and number of dependents.
This is the area extending from the mean high water line of the gulf Mexico to a line 750 feet landward from the Okaloosa county line to Bay County line.