ORDINANCES & PERMITS
As part of national efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, Walton County has temporarily stopped accepting applications for special event permits.
Information Related to Walton County and State of Florida Ordinances, Laws and Rules
Walton County Tourist Development Council (TDC) is a county entity and governed by Walton County's Board of County Commissioners. The TDC and its official advisory committees operate in accordance with the Florida Sunshine Law. To learn more about this law and what it necessitates, please visit: Florida Sunshine Law Online.
To review rules governing Walton County beaches, (Walton County Municipal Code, "Chapter 22 -- Waterways and Beach Activities,") click here
Beach Bonfire Information
South Walton Fire District is responsible for all beach bonfire permits.
For more information about obtaining a permit, please visit: South Walton Fire District.
Event and Festival Planning
Festival and events are an integral part of each of the 16 neighborhoods in South Walton.
All information about planning your festival or event can be found here: Walton County Online.
Leave No Trace
Leave No Trace is an international program that aims to reduce environmental impacts. Walton County Municipal Code, Chapter 22 -- Waterways and Beach Activities supports this program by requiring personal items be removed from the beach each night. Personal articles that are found abandoned on the beach one hour after dusk and one hour after sunrise will be removed which helps to protect South Walton’s rare and endangered sea turtles that nest on our beaches annually May through October. This will ensure our beaches are kept safe, clean and free of obstructions.
Leave No Trace is monitored by the Walton County TDC through Beach Operations Code Enforcement.
Personal articles left on the beach in South Walton one hour after sunset and before one hour after sunrise will be removed.