Community Development Department


To serve as a communication channel among all divisions of the department and to improve key internal processes to deliver quality customer service.

The Community Development Department provides building, code enforcement, and planning / development services in a professional and friendly manner to enhance and protect the quality of life, sense of community, well-being and prosperity of the city’s residents, businesses and visitors.

The Community Development Department assists with ensuring construction and development activities comply with the latest building codes, the city’s Land Development Code, and the city’s Comprehensive Plan while also maintaining enforcement of city ordinances and regulations.

Contact Us (850) 654-1119

Louis Zunguze- Community Development Director

Cindy Runyon- Community Development Administrative Asst.

If you have questions or concerns with building construction permitting, remodeling, opening a business in Destin, code enforcement issues (noise, illegal dumping, illegal parking), zoning or development proposals.

Quarterly News

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