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Public Workshop


Pursuant to section 286.011, Florida Statutes, notice is hereby given that various members of the Okaloosa County Commission may attend a Public Workshop to be held at the Emerald Coast Convention Center (Sunset 1 & 2) on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 beginning at 3:00 pm and ending at approximately 5:00 pm.  The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the possible renovation of the boat basin at Access #2 located on Okaloosa Island and, to obtain input from the public on the issue.  The public is welcomed to attend.


If you cannot attend but still wish to participate, you can find a survey at the following website:




If any person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at this hearing, such person will need a record of the proceeding and may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.


Okaloosa County adheres to the American Disabilities Act and will make reasonable modifications for access to these hearings upon request. Requests may be made to the County Commission office described above and must be made at least 48 hours in advance of the hearing in order to provide the requested service

Click on the following to see the FDOT presentation at the public meeting on October 4th.  Take a look at the amazing Fly-through Video Rendering of the bridge and surrounding roadways. 

Brooks Bridge Replacement Study Online Meeting

The October 2018 Newsletter is now online.  Go to the Newsletters page to see what is happening.  Stay informed.


The audio file for the October 2018 meeting is now online.   Go to the PodCasts page and listen to what happened.

A meeting on Sand and East Pass dredging was held on May 31, 2018 with County representatives and OILA representatives.  A summary of this meeting was presented at the June OILA meeting on June 11th by Dave Sherry.  That summary can be viewed by going to the Beach Erosion and Sand page and downloading the file.

          Vehicle UNLOCKED


Is your Vehicle currently UNLOCKED and your Valuables SAFE and SECURED?  On the night of August 16th and early morning August 17th UNLOCKED vehicles were entered and searched.  From Billfish to Tarpon vehicles were entered and searched, probably over 11 in all.  Hardest hit were Pelican and Sailfish. Remember to LOCK your vehicle and SECURE your valuables.

  Valuables SAFE and SECURED

There was discussion at the May and June meetings about problems with people trespassing and/or congregating at/on private property.  If you missed the meeting(s) you can listen to the Podcasts.  In general, the owner is required to call the Police to have the people removed.  There is a way for the owner/tenant to authorize the Police as their designated representative to act on their behalf.  This can be done by going to the Police station and signing a form that gives the Police the right to arrest someone without any call from the owner/tenant.  The basis for this action is Florida Statute 810.09 as defined in the last paragraph of the statute.  You can read the statute by clicking here.

The coyotes are still with us.  The one below was sighted at the Conference Center.  There are two living in the western residential area of the Island.  Keep your small pets inside, if possible.  The sign is being displayed in the front of the Fire Station.  There is also a brochure that is available.  Click on the link below to read the brochure.

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