Hurricane Irma & Monday City Services Update

The City of Fort Walton Beach is currently scheduled to open for our regular hours and services on Monday, September 11. Read on for this morning’s briefing from Okaloosa County Emergency Management: TROPICAL FORECAST: Okaloosa County Specific: • At this time, there are no plans to conduct evacuations. o The National Weather Service and the […]

Hurricane Irma Update 9.8.17

Keep an eye on the storm, FWB. Another slight westward shift of the cone. As you know, we can’t predict the future, and we’re no replacement for trained meteorologists; we just want to see our people prepared. Below we’ll be sharing some useful information and resources; whether or not we see a major impact from […]

Hurricane Irma Update & Safety Tips

This morning, the City’s management team met to discuss planning and responsibilites if Irma becomes a major threat to the Florida panhandle. There’s still uncertainty regarding the final storm track, so we definitely want you to keep monitoring your verified weather and local media outlets for updates (the National Weather Service, for instance). As of […]

Labor Day Office Closures

All City administrative offices will be closed on Monday, September 4th, in observance of Labor Day. Our Sanitation Division will be collecting residential and commercial garbage, but there will be no yard waste pick up on Monday. To report a water or sewer emergency during this time, please call police dispatch at (850)833-9546 and your […]

Road Work with Travel Advisory: Holmes Boulevard

Beginning the morning of Wednesday, August 2, 2017, weather permitting, the City of Fort Walton Beach’s contractor, James David Site and Prep., will begin milling and resurfacing asphalt on Holmes Boulevard NW from Wright Parkway NW to Memorial Parkway NW. During this time, the City requests that all vehicles and obstructions be removed from the […]

August Sanitation Special: Household Waste Pickups!

Need to get rid of some old stuff? Clean out your garage or attic? The City of Fort Walton Beach Sanitation Division is here to help! During the month of August, residents of The City of Fort Walton Beach (incorporated) can leave their unwanted household items curbside for pickup on their regularly scheduled yard waste […]

2017-18 Proposed Budget Now Available for Viewing

The Fiscal Year 2017-18 Proposed Comprehensive Budget for the City of Fort Walton Beach is now available online. You can view it and learn more about the City’s budgeting process at Please join us on August 1, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. for the Special City Council Meeting to further discuss the proposed budget. The […]

Precautionary Boil Water Notice LIFTED: Hollywood Blvd./ Wright Pkwy. Area

UPDATE 7/21/17: As a precaution, for your safety, the City issued a Boil Water Notice starting on Tuesday July 18, 2017 when City crews removed and replaced a fire hydrant. The July 18, 2017 “Precautionary Boil Water Notice” is hereby rescinded following the satisfactory completion of the bacteriological survey showing that the water is safe […]

5 City Services You Should Know About!

5 City Services You Should Know About! Lesser known, but nifty! Here’s our Top 5 of the hour: 1. Our Sanitation Division offers special assistance to residents who are physically unable to roll their garbage and/or recycling carts to the street. You can complete a request for assistance at 2. Our Police Department offers […]

Upcoming Road Work/Utility Projects (with traffic advisories)

CITY OF FORT WALTON BEACH UPCOMING ROAD WORK/ UTILITY PROJECTS (with traffic advisories and maps) 1. ROAD CLOSURE DUE TO UTILITY CONSTRUCTION: HUGHES STREET NE From 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, through 4:00 pm Thursday, July 20, 2017, Hughes Street NE from Oregon Drive NE to Walton Drive NE will be closed to through traffic, […]