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COVID-19 Update for City of Destin

COVID-19 Update for July 28, 2021:
The City of Destin is in Okaloosa County. For information regarding COVID-19 in our county and for the State of Florida please visit For health-related questions in our area please...

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Latest Update:

March 1, 2021 4:10 PM

Latest COVID-19 Update for March 1, 2021:
The Destin City Hall lobby is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Members of the public can still request to meet with staff, every effort will be made to honor those requests; however, all meetings will be by appointment only. Citizens can access most of our services virtually through our website at Citizens can also contact staff at 850.837.4242.

The Destin City Hall Annex is open to the public on Monday thru Thursday, 7 am to 5 pm. On August 5th, 2019, City Council approved the requisition of a new Development/Permitting software. The software will improve our workflow efficiency in permitting, plan review, inspections, and code compliance. To that end, we have determined that in order to assist the software engineers and provide the information needed to properly structure the system to meet our needs and our customers’ needs, the Community Development Department (Planning and Building) is closed to the public on Fridays.

If you need to speak with a Code Compliance Officer please call (850) 654-1119. If calling after hours, please call 850- 279-6658. Citizens may also report concerns to, but please note that Florida state law considers emails to and from public employees are subject to public records request.

The Destin Library is pleased to announce a return to normal business hours effective February 22, 2021. The library’s hours will now be as follows:
Monday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Most library services are open and available including printing and faxing, and good old-fashioned browsing the shelves. Public computers and study rooms are available with limited seating. If you have any questions, please contact the library at 850-837-8572 or
The Destin Community Center is now open to patrons who would like to obtain a pass for Joes Bayou Boat Launch or Henderson Beach State Park. Or you may obtain a pass online at the following link:
Destin Community Center hours:
Monday thru Thursday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For weekend hours or program/event information please call (850) 654-5184.

For latest information regarding COVID-19 and our area please visit