After weeks of anticipation about how and when the short-term vacation rental ban would be lifted, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis gave counties along the Emerald Coast the go-ahead Tuesday, May 19, to begin allowing tourists to return to the area. The decision to reinstate short-term vacation rentals is effective immediately.
DeSantis made his determination in response to safety plans submitted by counties in the Florida Panhandle over the past few days.
View the decision impacting Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Gulf, Franklin and Bay Counties here.
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