Walton County lifts burn ban; reinstates beach bonfire and special event permits

May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020 – During today’s Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) meeting, held at the DeFuniak Springs Courthouse at 9:00 am on Tuesday, May 26, the BCC took several actions in regard to COVID-19.

The first of these actions was to reinstate the following: 

1. Reinstatement of beach bonfire permits as permitted by the South Walton Fire District.

2. Reinstatement of special event permitting as allowed in the Walton County Waterways and Beach Activities Ordinance.

The reinstatement of both of these items will only be permitted for groups of 10 or less, and must adhere to the Center for Disease Control’s social distancing guidelines.

Additionally, today, the BCC has lifted the local Walton County burn ban effective immediately.