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 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.
City of Destin Code Compliance Officers protect the public’s well-being and enhance 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.
Code Officers are available after hours: Monday - Thursday 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. and Friday - Sunday 6 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Concerns may also be reported to Code Compliance via Email Here, 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)