The Okaloosa Island Leaseholders Association (OILA) is an organization for all property owners and leaseholders of Okaloosa Island located in Okaloosa County, FL.
The general purpose of OILA is to:
Coordinate affairs between leaseholder members and the Board of County Commissioners
Preserve the public lands on Okaloosa Island
Advise and assist the county in the application of protective covenants
Advise leaseholders and the public in their rights and obligations under the covenants
There are several resources on this website which provide information about OILA. They are:
A Brief History of Okaloosa Island - a one page, with pictures, that details the history and evolution of the Island
The Bylaws of OILA which explain how OILA is organized and operates
The Covenants and Restrictions that apply to the land and residents of the Island
A Map of the Island showing the various "blocks" which are referenced in the Covenants and Restrictions
There have been recent discussions about short-term rentals in the B-1 residential areas. The Covenants and Restrictions expressly prohibit this activity. They state that " ...within any B-1 Private Residential Area no building, structure or premises shall be used or arranged or designed to be used, except for the following use: A detached, vacation or permanent residence for only one family or for one housekeeping unit which shall not be operated as a group or rented to transients. (12)"
Footnote (12) refers to the original resolution dated June 13, 1968 as recorded in the Official Records Book 490, pages 109 and 110. That document can be accessed below.