Precautionary Boil Water Notice: First Street/Perry Ave Area

On Wednesday April 19, 2017, City crews are scheduled to remove an existing fire hydrant and install a new hydrant near the intersection of First Street SE and Perry Avenue SE.  In order to accomplish this, we anticipate turning the water off around 7:00 p.m. and turning it back on around 10:00 p.m. or as quickly as […]

4/14 Road Work: Memorial Parkway

On Friday April 14, 2017, between 8:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., a contractor for Gulf Coast Utility Contractors will be restriping Memorial Parkway NW between Hemlock Drive NW and Victoria Avenue NW.  The road will not be closed, but there will be slow moving traffic during this time. Please plan ahead and drive safely.  

Spring Holiday Office Closures

All City administrative offices will be closed beginning at noon on Thursday, April 13th and will remain closed on Friday, April 14th for Spring Holiday and Easter weekend. To report a water or sewer emergency during this time, or if you need immediate water service, please call Police Dispatch at (850) 833-9546 and your call […]

FWB Swears in New Mayor and Council Members

On April 1, 2017, the City of Fort Walton Beach swore in Mayor Dick Rynearson, re-elected Councilwoman Amy Jamieson, and first-time Councilmen Nic Allegretto and David Schmidt for their four-year terms at the helm of the City. Mayor Dick Rynearson continues his leadership role at the City having served two previous terms on the Fort Walton […]

FWB to Allow Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

On March 28, 2017, the Fort Walton Beach City Council voted unanimously to adopt an ordinance that will make medical marijuana dispensaries a permitted use in certain zoning districts of the city. Ordinance 1972 amends the City’s Land Development Code to allow and set standards for medical marijuana dispensaries in commercial and mixed use zoning […]

FWB Approves Early Rollout of Final Recycling Phase

Fort Walton Beach— On March 14th, 2017, the Fort Walton Beach City Council voted unanimously to roll out curbside recycling six months early in its final curbside zone; residential recycling will now be accessible to the entire City by June of 2017, ahead of the originally scheduled January 2018 project completion date. The final recycling […]

UPDATE: Citywide Tree Trimming Project

UPDATE: FWB Tree Trimming Project This project has been postponed from the month of February to March and is set to begin on Monday, March 20th.  Fort Walton Beach—To maintain the safety and drivability for motorists, the city of Fort Walton Beach will work with its contractor to prune the tree limbs on City streets during the […]

2017 Mayor & City Council Election Results!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2017 City Election! In case you didn’t catch our live feed from last night (which you can still view on our page), here are the unofficial results, to be reviewed and certified at our March 28th City Council meeting: Mayor: Mr. Dick Rynearson (previous two-term council member) […]

City Project Advisory: Greenbrier Drive

Beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, February 27, 2017, the City of Fort Walton Beach will begin a scheduled water line replacement on Greenbrier Drive NE from the south side of Beachview Drive NE to the north side of Marshall Drive NE.  Work is anticipated to last six (6) weeks.  During this time, the City […]

FWBPD Introduces “Safe Exchange Zone”

The Fort Walton Beach Police Department is proud to announce we now have a “Safe Exchange Zone”. There are two dedicated and posted parking spaces in front of the Police Department. These parking spaces are under 24-hour video surveillance. These spaces have been provided to offer a safe location for parties to complete an internet […]