Public Property Topics

Mowing the Right of Way

The City of Destin is responsible to mow in the right-of-way of undeveloped property. Mowing on private property is the responsibility of the property owner or the homeowners association.

Debris Removal

To report debris in the public streets, contact the Public Services Department at (850) 837-6869. To report debris discarded on the right of way, contact Code Enforcement at (850) 837-4242.


An easement is a grant by a property owner that allows use of a specific portion of the property by the general public, a corporation or certain persons. The easement area is still owned by the property owner and their responsibility.

Tree Trimming

It is the responsibility of the Public Services Department to identify trees that create a hazard to pedestrians, vehicles and visibility. Low hanging limbs will be trimmed to standard code to accomplish this. Property owners are encouraged to keep their trees properly trimmed.

Dead Animals

Report dead animals in the street, city rights of way and public beaches at (850) 837-6869 or report the problem online.

Other Areas of Responsibility

  • Facility Repairs
  • Road Repairs
  • Sidewalk Repairs
  • Solid Waste (contract with Waste Management)
  • Stormwater
  • Striping

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