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The Mayor serves a four-year term. Mayoral responsibilities include attendance at meetings, direction and supervision of the fire department and police department, and validation of public documents and ordinances. The Mayor also acts as the Chief Executive Officer of the city.

The City Council is the lawmaking body of the city. The council is responsible for serving and advancing the general welfare, health, happiness and safety of our citizens through exercising its legislative authority. They are elected for four-year terms of office.

The council determines the budget, policies, programs and plans for the future, plus considers major problems and issues which confront the city government. The council prepares and reviews bills, and those that are adopted become laws in the form of ordinances.

Perhaps the most important task facing the City Council is guiding Crestview’s future. The Comprehensive Plan addresses land use, public facilities, zoning and how development and growth within the city shall occur. A public forum process is used extensively to allow Crestview citizens to have input into the governance process.

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Citizen committees perform a very important function in the operation of city government. Many items before the council are usually first reviewed by one or more committees. A report on the matter is then prepared by the administrative staff and sent to the council for action.

The City Clerk is designated by the Charter and State of Florida as official records custodian of public documents and is responsible for enactment of laws and resolutions while coordinating and scheduling regular and special elections. The City Clerk is elected by all citizens to serve a four-year term of office. Attendance at the City Council meetings is mandated by the city charter.

The Administrative Services Department is a multi-functional department. Divisions within the department consist of Planning and Zoning, Code Enforcement, Building Inspections, CRA/Main Street Program, Parks and Recreation, Animal Control and the Robert L.F. Sikes Public Library.

Public Services Department

Duties within the department include coordinating the Comprehensive Plan and Land Use Regulations pursuant to the Florida Growth Management Act, processing requests for commercial projects and subdivisions, issuing development permits, coordinating building inspections, providing information pertaining to annexation, rezoning, and land use changes, and receipt and processing of complains relating to violations of the Crestview Code.

The Public Services Department is a multi-functional department that provides supervision and operation of streets, roads, alleyways, easements maintenance, water, sewer, building/property maintenance and fleet operations. The department provides continuous operation of all water and sewer distribution systems and oversight of a 320-acre solid waste treatment plant and irrigated spray field.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES

CITY OF CRESTVIEW
City Hall — (850) 682-6131
Mayor’s Office — (850) 682-3812
City Council Office — (850) 683-0987

CITY CLERK OFFICE
City Clerk — (850) 682-1560
Utility Services — (850) 682-6131
Occupational Licenses — (850) 682-1560
Accounting & Personnel — (850) 689-2014

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT
Planning & Zoning — (850) 689-1618/1619
Permitting — (850) 689-1618/1619
Building Inspections — (850) 689-1618/1619
Main Street Programming — (850) 689-3722
Code Enforcement — (850) 683-0896
Parks & Recreation — (850) 682-4715
Animal Control — (850) 682-2222
Robert L.F. Sikes Library — (850) 682-4432
Crestview Community Center — (850) 682-0647

PUBLIC SERVICES DEPARTMENT
Administrative Office — (850) 682-6132

CRESTVIEW FIRE DEPARTMENT
Administration — (850) 682-6121
Dispatch — 911 or (850) 682-3712

CRESTVIEW POLICE DEPARTMENT
Administrative — (850) 682-3603
Dispatch — 911 or (850) 682-2055
Investigations — (850) 682-4157

OKALOOSA COUNTY
Courthouse — (850) 689-5000
Sheriff — 911 or (850) 682-2788
Clerk of Court — (850) 689-5835
Planning/Zoning/Inspection — (850) 689-5080
Board of County Commission — (850) 689-5030

STATE OF FLORIDA
Florida Highway Patrol — (850) 689-7904
Okaloosa County Health Department — (850) 689-7855
Crestview Post Office — (850) 682-2634

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