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MISSION:  To provide excellent customer service and professional land use planning services to the general public and citizens of Freeport.

VISION:  For the city of Freeport to lead NW Florida in land use planning.  To provide exceptional and expedient development coordination and review of new development; to guide growth and economic development in a manner which provides a healthy economy and quality environment for the citizens of Freeport in employment opportunities, vibrant neighborhoods, cultural arts, recreation and entertainment. 

The Planning and Zoning Department is responsible for the review of all development and zoning issues in the City of Freeport. The Planning and Zoning office is open Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 5:00pm, Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm and is located at 16040 Highway 331 Business.

The Department is managed by Latilda Hughes-Neel, AICP. A lifelong native of Northwest Florida, Latilda received her college education from Chipola Junior College where she majored in Art/Art Education, then from Florida State University, where she enrolled in the Urban and Regional Planning Certification Program, while employed as Assistant County Planner for Jackson County, Florida. Latilda received her AICP certification during her 17-year tenure with Walton County. She served as Walton County Planning Director for eight of those years. Latilda became Freeport’s first City Planner in January of 2005.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I tell if I live within the City limits?
If you look on your tax bill and see City of Freeport listed as a line item with an amount due, you live in the City limits. You can also go to the Walton County Property Appraiser website to find your tax district.
How can I tell if my road is considered private?
In general, green street signs indicate streets are County maintained. Blue signs indicate the road is private.
Where is the Walton County Planning Department located?
The Walton County Planning Department is located at 842 State Hwy 20 E, Unit 110, Freeport. (850) 267-1955