Beach permits can be purchased at either of the Tax Collector locations in the county. The dog owner must be either:
A property owner in Walton County or a permanent, year-round resident of Walton County and furnish a valid Walton County voter’s registration card or a valid driver’s license with a verifiable Walton County street address. Note: proof of property ownership will be verified by the tax collector’s office at the time of application.
You must also provide documentation from your veterinarian that your dog(s) vaccinations are current. Please note that the name of the dog owner on the vet records must match the name of the property ownership records of the tax collector.
The cost of the license is $30 per year and each permit issued shall be for a period of one year and will expire August 1 of each year, with a grace period until August 15 of each year. Proof of property ownership and updated vaccination records must be verified at each renewal. Permit renewal and new permits are available for issue at both Walton County Tax Collector locations.
The Dog On the Beach Permit grants dog owners the following:
The beach dog tag allows you to walk your dog ON A LEASH, on Walton County beaches between the following hours:
Standard Time 3 p.m. – 9 a.m.
Daylight Savings Time 4 p.m. – 8 a.m.
* Certain beach areas prohibit pets
* State owned beach access areas, in Walton County prohibit pets on the beach! Please adhere to the posted signage in these areas. For more information you may visit Walton County Tax Collector