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 […]

City Project Advisory: Hughes Street NE

Beginning Monday, February 20, 2017, weather permitting, the City of Fort Walton Beach will begin a project to repair the drainage pipe across Hughes Street NE just west of the intersection of Oregon Drive NE. The work is expected to be completed in two (2) weeks. During this time, the City requests that all vehicles […]

Emerald Coast “ICE BOWL” Charity Disc Golf Tournament!

On Saturday, February 18th, the City of Fort Walton Beach, Walker’s Ace Hardware, and Mango Disc Golf will host the 9th Annual Emerald Coast Ice Bowl® Disc Golf Tournament in Ferry Park in Fort Walton Beach.  The proceeds collected from the tournament will benefit the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center, and the collected food will […]

UPDATE Precautionary Boil Water Notice Lifted: Eglin Pkwy/McGriff Area

UPDATE As of 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, the precautionary boil water notice for the Eglin Parkway/McGriff area has been lifted. See below for original post regarding the boil water notice and affected area. Original Post: On Monday January 30, 2017 city crews are scheduled make repairs to the water distribution system by […]

Repaving Project with Advisories: Kenwood Area

Repaving Project with Advisories: Kenwood Area Fort Walton Beach—On Wednesday, January 18, 2017, weather permitting, crews from the City of Fort Walton Beach will be repaving the intersection of Powell Drive NE at Fairway Avenue NE and Golf Course Drive NE, as well as Eagle Street NE at the intersection of Powell Drive, Fairway Avenue, […]