Walton County Resource Guide For Courts, Police Agencies & Other State Agencies

Walton County Law Enforcement agencies are responsible for protecting and promoting community safety, quality of life and safe and the orderly flow of traffic.

Walton County Clerk’s Office


571 U.S. Highway 90 East
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433
(850) 892 – 8115

South Walton Courthouse Annex

31 Coastal Centre Boulevard, Suite 500
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
(850) 267-3066

Felony/ Misdemeanor

All criminal offenses that are punishable by death or imprisonment for a term of one year or more are handled by the Felony Division. The Misdemeanor Division handles criminal offenses that have a maximum term of one year in the county jail.


The Juvenile Division is responsible for cases in which the Defendant has not reached the age at which they could be treated as an adult for a criminal offense.


The Traffic Division processes all non-criminal traffic citations that can usually be remedied by payment of a civil fine.

Office of the State Attorney, 1st Judicial Circuit

Located across the street from the Courthouse, the Florida State Attorney’s office in DeFuniak Springs prosecutes criminal cases originating in Walton County.

524 East Highway 90
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435
(850) 892-8080

Walton County Public Defender’s Office

732 Baldwin Avenue
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435


Walton County Jail

The Walton County Jail is currently operated by the Walton County Sheriff and is a relatively high-security facility. The Jail houses low-level offenders as well as violent felony offenders who are being held awaiting trial or have been sentenced already to a term of one year or less.

896 Triple “G” Rd
Defuniak Springs, Florida 32433

Walton County Correctional Institution (Florida DOC Facility)

691 Institution Road
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433
(850) 951-1300

Walton County Juvenile Detention Center

The Walton County Juvenile Detention Center is a maximum security facility for minors charged with crimes who are placed on secure detention (juvenile equivalent of jail).

4448 Straight Line Road
Crestview, FL 32539

Walton County Sheriff’s Office (North)

72 N. 6th Street
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433

752 Triple G Road
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433

571 E Nelson Avenue
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433

Walton County Sheriff’s Department (South)

133 Sheriff Drive
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

DeFuniak Springs Police Department

355 US Highway 90, East
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433
(850) 892-8511


Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE)

2331 Phillips Road
Tallahassee, FL 32308

Mailing Address:
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
P.O. Box 1489
Tallahassee, FL 32302-1489

Pensacola Regional Operations Center

1301 North Palafox Street
Pensacola, FL 32501
(800) 226-8574
(850) 595-2100

Panama City Field Office

(850) 595-2100

FDLE Seal and Expunge Division

(850) 410-7870
e-mail: seal-expunge@fdle.state.fl.us

Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF)

DCF handles the civil prosecution of parents in Dependency Court when there are allegations of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect. In certain cases of child abuse or neglect, a defendant may have both—a dependency case and a criminal case pending at the same time.


Walton County Department of Children and Families (DCF)

79 N. Davis Lane
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433

Florida Highway Patrol (FHP):


FHP Crestview

1979 James Lee Boulevard
Crestview, FL 32536

FHP Pensacola

150 Stumpfield Road
Pensacola, FL 32503
(850) 484-5000

Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (aka Department of Motor Vehicles)

100 Stumpfield Road, Pensacola, FL 32503
(850) 494-5728