The Walton County Tax Collector’s Office would like to remind qualifying dog owners that Dog On The Beach Permits will expire on August 1. The Tax Collector now handles the permits.Tax Collector Rhonda Skipper says they are excited to be able to offer citizens with existing Dog On The Beach Permits the convenience of renewing the permit by mail. Those renewing permits will still be required to provide current rabies vaccination records for their pet, but can renew without having to make an office visit. Renewal forms will be mailed to those with current permits and can also be downloaded from the website at www.waltontaxcollector.com. All Dog On The Beach permits expire on August 1, with a grace period for renewal through August 15 of each year. Residents renewing permits can do so now. Those applying for a new Dog On The Beach permit, however, will have to wait until August 1.
The permit tag will change colors annually to visibly assist officers with enforcing compliance with the county ordinance. Dog On The Beach Permit Tags for the August 2007 through August 1, 2008 permit period are blue.To obtain a Dog On The Beach Permit you must be a property owner in Walton County or a permanent, year-round resident and furnish a valid Walton County voter's registration card or a valid Florida driver's license with a verifiable Walton County street/911 address. The cost for the permit is $30. You must also provide documentation from your veterinarian that your dog(s) vaccinations are current. The beach dog tag allows residents to walk their dog ON A LEASH, on Walton County beaches between the following hours: Standard Time 3:00pm - 9:00am, Daylight Savings Time 6:00pm - 8:00am.
For more information about Dog On The Beach permits or other services provided by the Office of the Tax Collector, call 850-892-8121, or visit us online at http://www.waltontaxcollector.com/.