Your Monthly South Walton Tourism Update

Your Monthly South Walton Tourism Update

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COVID-19 Response

The safety of Walton County remains at the forefront of our minds. We've created a COVID-19 Travel Updates page on our website to share the latest information related to accommodations, restaurants, events, and travel safety. This page is updated regularly as new information becomes available. 

Monthly TDT Information

Tourist Development Tax collection showed a 3.5% increase in South Walton for July 2020 compared with the previous year. Total collections for July 2020 were $7,044,752.

The Tourist Development Tax, or bed tax, is a 5% tax collected on hotels, condos and other short term rentals. It is the best way to gauge visitation and demand trends in South Walton. The revenue supports tourism marketing and beach operations including cleaning and maintaining beaches, lifeguards, destination improvements and preservation initiatives. 

Tourist Development Council Applications

The Walton County Tourist Development Council is now accepting applications for the Tourist Development Council's open seats. The guidelines and applications can be found at Applications may also be submitted by mail or in person to the TDC at 25777 U.S. Hwy. 331 South, Santa Rosa Beach until Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. 

There are specific requirements for each council seat and terms are for 4 years. TDC meetings are held at 9 a.m. on the first Tuesday of even numbered months at the South Walton Courthouse Annex Boardroom located at 31 Coastal Centre Blvd., Santa Rosa Beach unless otherwise noted. Meetings are streamed live online. 

For more information, please contact Cindy Selph at (850) 267-1216 or 



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