Salinas Pier

There have been some impacts from the red tide organism, Karenia brevis, in Gulf County. The impacts mainly were seen on the South Cape San Blas area and Indian Pass. Collected samples have been background to low concentrations. This is not a considerable concern for Gulf County at the moment. However, we would love to help you plan your Gulf County vacation. Live Chat with us for help planning and use the link to learn more about Red Tide in Florida. 

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Short Term Rental Business License

This license is required if your rental property is in unincorporated Gulf County. If your rental property is within the City of Port St. Joe or the City of Wewahitchka limits, you are exempt from the license. We do not verify if your home is exempt. BEFORE you apply for the Short Term Rental License, please research and verify that your home is in unincorporated Gulf County. Refunds are not given for any work that has been done and paid for in the Short Term Rental License process. 

  1. Submit the form below for each rental unit. (Vacation Rental Management Companies, please select proper form) 

  2. Within 7-14 business days, you will receive an Invoice from the Gulf County BOCC via

  3. Pay the Invoice immediately by check via drop-off or mail-in.

  4. Once payment is received, you will be notified to contact the building department to schedule your inspection.

This year, please note that there are two application options for both Single Rental Home Owners and a new form for Vacation Rental Management Companies with more than five homes. Please choose the correct application. 


The full Short Term Rental Business License Ordinance can be found here: 

Gulf County Ordinance 2020-04