Code Compliance

 Mission


The Code Compliance Department is composed of trained officers who use a hometown community approach and in doing so; creates strong bonds with our City of Destin residents and visitors. The goal is to strengthen community outreach and gain voluntary compliance through education of City ordinances. Compliance Officers perform a variety of technical duties in support of the City's local code enforcement program. They monitor and enforce a variety of applicable ordinances, codes, and regulations related to zoning, land use, building codes, public nuisance, short and long term rentals, beach vendors, beach vendors, beach management, harbor and waterways, livery vessels, health and safety, blight, and other matters of public concern. They serve as a resource of information on City regulations to property owners, residents, businesses, the general public, and other City departments and divisions. In addition to their responsibilities pertaining to Code Compliance, the officers identify and solve problems, establish goals, and define strategies within the community.

Overview 

City of Destin Code Compliance Officers protect the public’s well-being and enhances the quality of life by enforcing the city’s health, safety, zoning and sanitation codes. Code Officers are available seven days a week to address code compliance concerns and ensure that our city remains a beautiful place to live, work and play. 

Citizens may report concerns by calling (850) 654-1119 (Monday –Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). If calling after hours, please call 850- 279-6658.

Concerns may also be reported to code@cityofdestin.com, but please note that Florida state law considers emails to and from public employees are subject to public records request.

To report noise related concerns after business hours please contact the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency line at 850-651-7400.

For more information, contact us 850- 654-1119

Other Important Reporting Resources


  • Immediate Emergencies 911
  • Destin Fire Department 850-837-8413
  • Destin Water Users 850-837-6146
  • County Sheriff (Non-Emergency) 850-651-7400
  • City of Destin Public Services 850-837-6869
  • Waste Management 850-862-7141
  • County Health Department 850-833-9240
  • County Mosquito Control 850-651-7394
  • Panhandle Animal Welfare Society 850-243-1525
    (PAWS)
  • Submit a City Help Desk request or view Code Compliance Cases