Walton County beaches: No visiting dogs allowed

Published: Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 04:38 PM.


All dogs shall be prohibited from public beaches of Walton County except as provided below:


Dogs assisting those who are sight and hearing impaired or service animals; or


Dogs owned by Walton County real property owners or permanent residents who have obtained a permit and who maintain the dog on a leash. Proof of real property ownership or Walton County residency is required (such as deed, driver's license, tax receipt, utility bill, lease agreement. or voter's registration showing address). For property titled in the name of a business, a person must show proof that they own a controlling interest in the property to be considered eligible for a permit (copy of state or other document showing percentage of ownership or list of officers). The permit will allow leashed dogs on the beach between the hours of 4 p.m. and 8 a.m. of the following day during Daylight Savings Time and between the hours of 3 p.m. and 9 a.m. of the following day during non-Daylight Savings Time. Any Walton County real property owner or permanent resident desiring a permit shall be required to pay a $40 fee, of which $5 will be utilized to help fund the Habitat Conservation Plan. Replacement cost for a lost tag shall be $10. All permits issued shall be for a period of one year and will expire on Aug. 1 of each year with a grace period until Aug. 15 of each year. Proof of rabies vaccination must be presented prior to obtaining a permit.


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