Alex Alford

Alex Alford

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     If you currently hold a beach dog permit, the renewal
     process will begin on July 28th. Permits may be renewed at
     the Courthouse in DeFuniak Springs or at the Coastal Branch
     Clerk's Office in Santa Rosa Beach.

Beach Permit Requirements

(Real Property Owners or permanent residents only)

The Board of County Commissioners designated the Clerk of Court as the issuing agency for the Dog Beach Permits.  The Ordinance allows Walton County real property owners or permanent residents to obtain a permit to walk your dog on the beach.

Dog Permit Application


  • Must provide proof of Rabies vaccination from a licensed veterinarian
  • The name of the dog owner on the vet records must match the name of the property owner records
  • Must provide proof of property ownership (deed or tax receipt,) OR
  • Must provide proof of residency (driver’s license, utility bill, lease agreement, or voter’s registration)
  • Business owners must show 51% ownership (copy of State or other document showing percentage of ownership or list of officers)


  • Daylight Savings Time: allowed between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. the following day
  • Non-Daylight Savings Time: allowed between 3:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. the following day

Dog Permit Fees:

  • Dog permit: $40.00   
  • Replacement for lost tag $10.00


  • All permits expire on August 1 (grace period until August 15th)
  • Owners are responsible for pick up of their dogs’ waste


Affidavit Download               Ordinance 2011-58               Ordinance 2013-04

Note:  Pets are prohibited on certain State owned beaches where posted