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Petermoh

Beach Comber
Oct 17, 2019
38
16
Santa Rosa Beach
I would be willing to bet that when the sheriff has to go to a residence concerning a illegal rental that they would take the owners information down then forward that to either the state or the TDC. I would like to know how far back they would audit for it because he said something about them being charged with tax fraud if it was found they were not submitting the bed tax. But by submitting said tax it would prove they were breaking the rental ban. Quite the problem for the homeowner IMO.
The sheriff has a full plate already without having to do this type of police work? If this is really police work.
 

leeboy

Beach Lover
Aug 19, 2015
88
32
Okaloosa submits “Short-Term Vacation Rental Safety Plan” to state for approval

Okaloosa County then continued to work over the weekend to submit a plan to the state.

After coordinating individually with commissioners, County Administrator John Hofstad made the decision to proceed with submitting a plan to the Governor for approval today

“The plan is largely consistent with similar plans created in Walton and Santa Rosa counties and meets the guidelines provided by DBPR late yesterday,” wrote Commissioner Boyles in an email. “The plan prohibits renting to visitors from several states (including Louisiana) unless the stay length exceeds the 14-day self quarantine requirement currently in place by the Governor.”

The county will now await for approval of the plan from the state, however, the TDC will still meet on Monday to review the plan and can still suggest adjustments.

“The Commission will meet on Tuesday and presumably ratify the decision to submit the request and the plan and direct any adjustments to the plan if needed,” said Boyles.

According to Okaloosa County, the plan still has to be voted on by the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday. There is no timeline yet how how fast the state will approve the plans submitted from any county.
 

Kurt Lischka

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Oct 15, 2004
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4,555
SoWal
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On Friday, May 15th, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-123 which instituted Florida's Full Phase 1 reopening.

As part of this executive order, DeSantis provided an option for Counties to seek approval to operate vacation rentals from Department of Business and Professional Regulation by submitting a written request from the County Administrator and the county's safety plan for vacation rental operations.

Information for submission was posted on the DBPR website to provide guidance for counties seeking to submit for approval. (Guidance on Vacation Rentals from DBPR )

Following the announcement, County Administrator Larry Jones and Tourist Development Council Executive Director Jay Tusa began working on the submission. The submission was sent to DBPR on Friday evening.

At this time, the submission has been received by DBPR and Walton County is awaiting their decision.
 

Bob Wells

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Jul 25, 2008
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On Friday, May 15th, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-123 which instituted Florida's Full Phase 1 reopening.

As part of this executive order, DeSantis provided an option for Counties to seek approval to operate vacation rentals from Department of Business and Professional Regulation by submitting a written request from the County Administrator and the county's safety plan for vacation rental operations.

Information for submission was posted on the DBPR website to provide guidance for counties seeking to submit for approval. (Guidance on Vacation Rentals from DBPR )

Following the announcement, County Administrator Larry Jones and Tourist Development Council Executive Director Jay Tusa began working on the submission. The submission was sent to DBPR on Friday evening.

At this time, the submission has been received by DBPR and Walton County is awaiting their decision.
I think what most people are asking for is what they sent.
 

culdeus

Beach Comber
May 15, 2020
15
0
Dallas, TX
Escambia has a more concrete criteria for caseload. It's funny how they drew the line in the sand right about at where Louisiana is today.
 

justhavinfun

Beach Fanatic
Nov 13, 2008
345
83
Eastern Lake
This is nothing but fluff but at the end of the day it will not matter - Who will be able to afford a vacation when we have an employment rate that is sky high? I agree Escambia county certainly has more meat and potatoes with regard to it's package but it looks like a cut and paste from other CDC packages..
 
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