Public Records FAQ’s

How can I obtain a traffic crash report?

If the traffic crash occurred in Walton County, outside of the city limits of Defuniak Springs, you may submit a public records request to the Walton County Sheriff’s Office Records Department using in-person, online, or over the phone.

Phone: (850) 892-8111 ext. 3589
Mailing Address: 752 Triple G Road, Defuniak Springs, FL 32433
Email: [email protected]
Online Portal: www.FloridaCrashPortal.gov

If the traffic crash occurred within the city limits of Defuniak Springs, you will need to contact the Defuniak Springs Police Department.

DFSPD Phone: (850) 892-8513
DFSPD Mailing Address: 355 East Nelson Avenue, Defuniak Springs, FL 32433

If Florida Highway Patrol worked the traffic crash, please contact them for your crash report.

FHP Phone: (866) 495-4206 or (850) 873-7020
FHP Mailing Address: 6030 Co Road 2321, Panama City, FL 32404

How can I obtain a background check?

At your request, we will perform a local background check. We request that you have the name and date of birth of the individual in question and any other available identifiers such as race/sex and maiden name or alias, if possible. Our local background checks are free of charge.

This is a local background check, and will only verify an individual’s arrest history within Walton County, Florida.

For a statewide or nationwide search through the FDLE, CLICK HERE.

How do I obtain the disposition of an arrest?

Dispositions are maintained by the Clerk of Court’s Office at the courthouse in Defuniak Springs. This information will show if the arrestee was found guilty, not guilty or if adjudication was withheld. To obtain this information, please call (850) 892-8115.

When do I pay for my records request?

Requests are reviewed and, if a fee is required, the cost or the cost estimate is provided after the records request is submitted. Payment is required prior to any records being released. Please refer to our General Schedule of Fees.

Where is the public records office located?

Walton County Sheriff’s Office
752 Triple G Road
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433
(850) 892-8111

When is the public records office open?

Monday – Friday
8:00 AM- 5:00 PM (excluding holidays)

What are the lobby hours for the Walton County Sheriff’s Office and South Substation?

Monday – Friday
8:00 AM- 5:00 PM (excluding holidays)

WALTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
Main Office/Administration
752 Triple G Road
Defuniak Springs, Florida 32433
(850) 892-8111

WCSO SOUTH SUBSTATION
133 Sheriff’s Drive
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459
(850) 951-7008