All violations are subject to code enforcement activities in accordance with Florida Statutes Chapter 162 and Chapter 7 of Walton County Code 2023-03.
Warnings. Warnings shall be issued for first-time violations and have a correction/compliance period associated with it. These warnings may include notice to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, the Department of Revenue, the Walton County Tax Collector and the Walton County Property Appraiser, as applicable. Non-compliance with a correction compliance period shall result in the issuance of a citation.
Walton County may utilize Part 1 of Florida Chapter 162 to prosecute these violations and utilize Part 2 of Florida Chapter 162 in order to pursue violations by way of a civil citation system as provided in its Code of Ordinances.
The civil citation fines per violation shall be set by Resolution of the Board of County Commissioners for first (1st), second (2nd), third (3rd) and further repeat violations. Regardless of whether the County utilizes Part 1 or 2, the County may also utilize an appropriate enforcing agency at the state or local level. Each day a violation exists shall constitute a separate violation.