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Posted on: April 7, 2020

City of Destin Facilities Closed for Good Friday

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Destin City Council unanimously voted to close facilities this Friday in observance of Good Friday.

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Destin Closes City Operated Playgrounds in Response to COVID-19

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Destin, FL. – As an additional measure to stop the spread of COVID-19 the Destin City Council voted last night (April 6) to close all city operated playgrounds within the city limits of Destin until further notice. This will go into eff...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Update on City of Destin Facilities and Services

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**REMINDER**

The City of Destin is still providing key services to our community. However, City Hall (850.837.4242), the City Hall Annex (850.654.1119) and Public Services Complex (850.837.6869) will be closed to the public. Municipal services provided at ...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

City of Destin Community Support Letter for Seniors

Letter from Destin City Manager asking community partners to help seniors in our local community

The City of Destin recognizes the important role grocery stores and pharmacies play in our community, especially during this challenging time.  The health and safety of our residents is our top priority, especially our seniors. We are asking our ...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

City of Destin Takes Action in Response to COVID-19

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Destin, FL. – This morning, the Destin City Council voted to close all beaches within the City limits of Destin. This will go into effect March 21, 2020 through April 30, 2020. Due to the apparent ability of the virus to spread rapidly among hum...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

City of Destin Declares State of Emergency

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Destin, FL. – This afternoon, Mayor Gary Jarvis and Deputy City Manager Webb Warren, signed a Declaration of State of Emergency for the City of Destin. This will allow City officials to apply for state and federal aid to assist in our response e...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

City of Destin Response to COVID-19 and the March 16th Regular City Council Meeting

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Destin, FL. – The City of Destin, Florida is continuing to monitor the progression of COVID-19 across the country and, in particular, Okaloosa County. It is paramount to remember that as of the date of this Notice there is one confirmed case of ...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Okaloosa County COVID-19 Update

Niceville – COVID-19 concerns have been front and center for Florida residents as of late, and Okaloosa County is no exception. The Okaloosa County Emergency Operations Center is actively monitoring this on-going event using an approach...

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Posted on: March 2, 2020

Cuentos in Español at the Destin Library

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Come to a special story time at the Destin Library on Fridays, March 13th, March 27th, April 10th, April 24th, May 8th, and May 22nd at 4:30 p.m. This program is for children ages 3 to 7 and their parents. Enjoy stories, poems, and songs in two languages:...

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

Kids Classics Club Features Harry Potter

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The Destin Library’s seven-week Kids Classics Club continues on March 5 at 4:30 p.m. with the amazing modern classic, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by J. K. Rowling. This fun Read-Aloud program is for grad...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Dredging of the Destin East Pass Inlet to Begin In Less than a Month

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Okaloosa County – After years of trying to dredge the East Pass, the Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with the City of Destin and Okaloosa County will begin dredging the navigational channel Near the end of the month under a join...

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Posted on: January 31, 2020

Free Notary Services Now Available at the Destin Library

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Destin, FL. – The Destin Library now has a full-time, certified notary on staff. Kitti Capps will be available to provide notary services Monday through Friday during normal library hours. There is no charge for this service and appointments are...

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Posted on: January 8, 2020

Morning Tai Chi at the Destin Library

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Destin, FL. – Join us at the Destin Library for Morning Tai Chi with certified Tai Chi for Health instructor, Barbara Rezmer. Classes will be held every Monday from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. until Memorial Day (excluding Monday holidays). No registrati...

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Posted on: August 23, 2019

Short Term Rental Application, Review Process, and Fee Schedule Available Online

Destin, Fla. – On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, the Destin City Council approved an amendment to the short-term rental ordinance that limits the number of overnight occupants of each short-term rental home in the city to two people per bedroom, plus an addit...

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Posted on: August 13, 2019

New Fax and Printing Services at the Destin Library

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Destin, Fla. – In response to numerous requests, the Destin Library now offers faxing and wireless printing services at their circulation desk. These services are available to everyone, no library card required. Fax costs are $1.00 a page for a ...

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Posted on: June 11, 2019

City of Destin Launches Nextdoor to Boost Neighborhood Communication

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Destin, Fla. – The City of Destin is now partnering with Nextdoor, which is a free government interface to communicate with the neighborhoods we serve. As part of the city’s initiative to build stronger communities, improve quality of ...
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Posted on: April 24, 2019

Local Mitigation Strategy Benefiting Destin

DESTIN, Fla. – Each year Okaloosa County, with input from all participating municipalities, provides the Florida Division of Emergency Management an update on the status of the adopted 2016 Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS). These updates...

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