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Walton County Special Event Application/Permit Beach Code Compliance

  1. Fee Structure
    On February 17th, the BCC passed Resolution 2017-6 which set the fees for special events. The following fees will be charged per event: $50.00 for less than 10 people $150.00 for 10 to 30 people $250.00 for 31 to 50 people $500.00 for 51 to 75 people $1,000.00 for 76+ people -------- Annual Special Event Permits: Developments with commercial entitlements shall submit a calendar of events for the calendar year and be subject to a fee of $1,000.00 per calendar year. Annual Special Event Permits are valid beginning February 1st and expire February 1st of each year.
  2. Event Information
    Please complete the following information for your Activity, Event or Wedding
  3. Start and End Times
    Set-up can only begin 1-hour before event time, and take down must be completed within 1 hour of the conclusion of the event. Permits will not be issued for events beginning prior to 8:00am. Regarding late evening events, all items must be removed, from the beach, by midnight.
  4. Event/Activity/Wedding Specifics

    Please provide information for your event, activity or wedding.

  5. Beach Access Name and Number*
  6. Events of 100 people will require an event sponsor to provide security. Contact the Walton County Sheriff’s Office at or 850-892-8186 for security per the Walton County ordinance.
  7. Fire Permit*
    A Bonfire Permit will be required for bonfires/candles/tiki torches or any open flame. Bonfire Permit required 5-7 days before event. Contact South Walton Fire District at or 850-267-1298.
  8. Enter Number of Tents
  9. Tents, for Special Events, are restricted to 10’x10’, with the exception of Inlet Beach, Ed Walline, Dune Allen/Ft. Panic, Santa Clara and Miramar Beach Regional Beach Accesses, which are restricted to 20’x40’. Tents are to be noted on the Special Event Permit to be permissible.
  10. Enter Number of Chairs
  11. Enter Number of Tables
  12. Equipment

    Please select the appropriate answer for your event or activity. Please list items such as generators, lighting, dance floors, large tents or stages. 

  13. Generator*
  14. Music - Live or Recorded
    Please select the appropriate answer for your event or activity
  15. Agreement of Understanding
    Special Event Permit as per Walton County Ordinance 2018-01: (1) Any use, activity, or event conducted or promoted on the beach that would constitute a violation of any provision of this article or any rule or regulation issued under the authority of this article; (2) Any activity or event that is organized and promoted to attract, and is likely to attract, a crowd of more than thirty (30) persons to a certain place on the beach at a certain time under circumstances that are likely to create a need for additional police, lifesaving, or other services; or (3) Any activity or event on the beach that is promoted or sponsored by commercial interests and will advertise or promote private commercial interests. (4) Special events does not include private parties on private property, with no commercial gain or benefit, hosted and attended by the owner of the property. Permits are required for all weddings that are to be held on a public beach access, so as to not have more than one wedding taking place at the same time and place. Events over 100 people will require event vendor to provide security and a parking plan. Event applicants and/or vendors are required to clean the beach immediately after the event has been completed. **Glass containers are prohibited on the beach. **Generators must conform to required specifications, per Walton County Code, and be listed on the Special Event Permit application. THERE ARE TO BE NO WEDDINGS WITHIN 100 FEET OF A MARKED SEA TURTLE NEST. Special Event Permits are non-refundable.
  16. Please certify that you understand and accept the preceding:*
  17. Questions

    If you have any questions, please contact Code Compliance at 850-622-0000.

  18. By typing your name in the box below, you certify that all of the information listed above is correct to the best of your knowledge.
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