Code Compliance

If you are witnessing a crime in progress or if this is an emergency, please dial 911.  

PLEASE NOTE:  Florida State Statute 162.06.b - A code inspector may not initiate enforcement proceedings for a potential violation of a duly enacted code or ordinance by way of an anonymous complaint. A person who reports a potential violation of a code or an ordinance must provide his or her name and address to the respective local government before an enforcement proceeding may occur.

The best way to submit a complaint or a concern to the City of Destin's Code Compliance Department is through our City Help Desk


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. 

The best way to submit a complaint or a concern to the Code Compliance Department is through our City Help Desk. The Help Desk is manned M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Citizens may also report concerns by calling 850-837-4242.  If calling after hours, please call 850-279-6658.

Code Compliance Normal Hours:   
Monday - Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Code Compliance After Hours:   
Monday - Friday 5 p.m.-12 a.m.; Saturday - Sunday 7 a.m.-12 a.m.

To report noise related concerns after business hours please contact the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency line at 850-651-7400. For any emergency that requires police assistance, please dial 911.

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