Yes, annual renewal is required in order to maintain certification. Your renal date will be based on the month that you initially received your certificate. As we implement the Short-Term Vacation Rental Certificate Program over the next year, expect to receive correspondence related to your anticipated month to submit your initial certification request. Prior to receiving the correspondence you can initiate required registration and licensing with Florida Department of Revenue, Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation, and Walton County Clerk of Courts Tourism Development Tax. Your application will not be processed until your specified month.