Notice to All Walton County Bed Tax Collectors

The local ordinance requiring $.005 tax on short term accommodation rentals in South Walton County has concluded. The expiration of a portion of the tourism development tax results in the total bed tax dropping from the current 4.5% to 4.0%. Bed tax collectors should address their software platforms and/or procedural processing as the proper amount of tax shall be collected from visitors and remitted to Walton County.

Please direct any questions to Joyce Sunday at (850)267-2040 or Tori Waters at (850) 267-3066.

In June of 2013, the Walton County Tourist Development Council (TDC) invited the Institute for Senior Professionals (ISP) (Northwest Florida State College) to conduct a management audit. The objective of the project is to recommend ways the Walton County TDC can become the premier destination marketing organization in the State of Florida.

Download: Final ISP Report
Download: Walton County TDC Audit

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Neighborhood Beach Access Initiative
Download: WC Neighborhood Beach Access Initiative PresentationDownload a copy of the presentation that was given on July 30, 2014.

North Walton County Event Marketing Grant Funding Request

The application deadline for fiscal year 2014-2015 grant submissions closed on Agust 15, 2014. The fiscal year 2016 application will be available during the spring of 2015. If you have questions you can contact Carley McMillian via email at


Special Event Funding Request - Event Sponsorship

The application deadline for fiscal year 2015 grant submissions closed on April 3, 2014. The fiscal year 2016 application will be available during the spring of 2015. If you have questions you can contact Kelli Carter via email at or by phone 850-622-7812.

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