Walton County Tourist Development Tax Rate Increases

In addition to Florida sales tax, short-term or transient rentals in Walton County for properties that are located south of the Intracoastal Waterway, are subject to Walton County Tourist Development tax, also known as “bed tax”. For rentals stays beginning on January 1, 2020, the tax rate for this tax has increased from 4% to 5%.

Rental periods of six months or less are considered short-term or transient. The revenue that the tax generates is used to market the South Walton area as a tourist destination and for beach maintenance, nourishment, and restoration.

For more information on how to register and file Tourist Development tax in Walton County, visit the Walton County Clerk’s office’s website.

Some other counties in Florida also asses a tourist Development Tax. Click here to view a list of the counties with rates and information on where to report and remit them.