Main Office

(Map & Directions)
6051 Old Bagdad Hwy, Room 202
Milton, FL 32583

Phone: (850) 981-7000
Fax: (850) 623-1208

Email: Development Services

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday
7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


South End Administrative Complex(Map & Directions)
5841 Gulf Breeze Pkwy
Gulf Breeze, FL 32561


Hours of Operation:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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About Development Services Center

The Development Services Center is Santa Rosa County's centralized location for all County Services related to development. Employees from the Building Inspections, Planning & Zoning, Engineering Departments involved with the development review, permitting, and inspection processes are co-located within the DSC.
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The DSC was created in response to a recognized need for a more collaborative and comprehensive approach to customer service. The DSC enables residents and property owners to accomplish all of their development related county business at one location, with the help of well trained and organized county employees.

A Brief Description of our Services

  • Addressing - Issues and verifies property addresses and official street names
  • Code Compliance - Investigates complaints regarding zoning and building code violations, contractors or nuisances
  • Commercial Projects - Reviews, permits, and inspects commercial or multi-family residential projects
  • Contractor Licensing - Administers the contractor licensing process
  • Fire and Life Safety - Performs fire and life safety plan reviews and scheduled inspections
  • Flood Plain Management - Issues flood determinations and enforces federal, state, and local flood regulations
  • Project Management - Manages commercial projects from pre-application stage to completion
  • Residential Projects - Reviews, permits, and inspects single family dwellings and accessory structures
  • Review Boards - Staffs and advises development related citizen review boards, such as the Zoning Board, or ZB, and the Building Board of Adjustments, or BBOA
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Access Management Approval Application 112253 kb

Application for approval of new driveways located on access management roadways.

Accessory Exemption 465262 kb

Form to apply for a residential accessory permit exemption. The gross floor area must not exceed 600 square feet.

Affidavit of Inspection 55944 kb
Affidavit of Inspection 55944 kb

Form for architechs, engineers or persons licensed under Chapter 468 FS, to complete when they have completed an inspection on a permitted project.

Affidavit of Plan Review 12337 kb

Form for engineers to complete when they have completed a plan review.

Agricultural Farm Building Exemption 185441 kb

Form to apply for a permit exemption for an agricultural farm building.

Airport Zone Disclosure Form 18236 kb

Disclosure form required to be completed as part of real estate sales/leases of property located in Military or Private Airport Notification Zones.

Authorization to Obtain Permits 146097 kb

Permission granted by the licensed qualifier to allow certain persons to pull permits.

Bagdad Certificate of Appropriateness 53199 kb
Building Plan Revision Form 72637 kb

Form to be completed when submitting additional information or revisions required by the building inspection plan review staff.

Coastal Construction Application 62742 kb

Application for zoning approval of coastal construction activities (i.e. docks, piers, seawalls, etc.).

Commercial Building Application 567585 kb

Application for commercial structures including but not limited to: new construction, interior remodels, worship buildings, antenas, and wind turbines.

Conditional Use Application 245051 kb
Demolition Application 139543 kb

Application for permit for the permanent removal of a structure.

Demolition Application 176453 kb

Application for permit for the permanent removal of a structure.

Electrical Application 211188 kb

Application for new and existing wiring and wire-related work including phones and security systems.

Elevation Certificate Template 169472 kb
Form used to verify the elevation of structures located in the Special Flood Hazard Area. Must be signed and sealed by a Land Surveyor to be valid.
Escrow Account Establishment 88402 kb

Request for the initial set up of an escrow account.

Escrow Authorization 86574 kb

Permission for specified personel to use funds from a escrow account.

Escrow Closeout Request 144906 kb

Form used when requesting the closing of an escrow account.

Family Homestead/Parent Parcel Application 55911 kb

Application for approval of family homestead or parent parcel (unplatted) subdivision.

Fire Alarm 48604 kb

Application for a Fire Alarm, repair or new.

Fire Pump 181758 kb

Application for a Fire Pump, repair or new.

Fire Sprinkler 277850 kb

Application for a Fire Sprinkler, repair or new.

Fireworks Display 1310269 kb

Application to request a public fireworks display.

Firing of a Contractor 86009 kb

Request to remove a contractor or sub contractor from a specific job.

Five Year Schedule Table 202002 kb
Gas Application 187666 kb

Application for new and existing piping and pipe-related work including water heaters and liquid petroleum tanks.

Hold Harmless 85118 kb

Agreement required by all new licensees desiring to either obtain a certificate of competency or register their State Certified license with Santa Rosa County.

Hood Suppression or Paint Booth 270759 kb

Application for hood suspression, paint booth suppression or hazardous storage.

Itinerant Vendor Applications 43204 kb

Application for itinerant vendor approval (i.e. mobile food vending, vegetable/fruit stands, etc.).

Mechanical Application 331531 kb

Application for new and existing duct and air-related work including coolers and air conditioners.

Minor Land Clearing application 61027 kb

Application for minor land clearing (no land disturbing, root raking)

Minor Subdivision Application 58053 kb

Application for minor (unplatted) subdivision approval.

Mobile Home Application 536642 kb

Application for the tie down or set up of a mobile home.

Notice of Commencement 46107 kb

Form that must be completed and recorded at the Clerks Office for work that is over $2500.

Off-Premise Sign Construction Permit Application 169522 kb

Construction permit application for billboards and off-premise directional signs. Zoning approval must be obtained before a construction permit can be issued (see the Off-Premise Sign Zoning Approval Application).

Off-Premise Sign Zoning Approval Application 47082 kb

Application for zoning approval for billboards and off-premise directional signs.

On-Premise Sign Permit Application 173748 kb

Permit application for ground, wall or temporary signs located on-site.

Owner Builder Packet for Residential 278331 kb

Application for property owners who want to build on their lot for their use.

Owner Disclosure 39344 kb

Form required for all permits pulled by the property owner.

Plumbing Application 489700 kb

Application for new and existing plumbing and plumbing-related work.

Pool Application 439499 kb

Application for a swimming pool or spa.

Prometric Testing Information 251306 kb

Application to schedule to take an exam for contractor licensing.

Protected Tree Removal Application 46731 kb

Application for approval of protected tree removal.

Refund Request 257726 kb

Form to request a refund. Permits that are expired (6 months are older) with no inspection activity are not eligible for refunds.

Refund to Escrow Account 86395 kb

Request for a refund to an escrow account.

Replacement HVAC Certification 123084 kb

Template that HVAC contractors can use when replacing a condensing and evaporator unit.

Residential Building Permit Application 514769 kb

Application for residential structures including but not limited to: new construction, interior remodels, accessory structures over 600 sq ft and installation of windows and hurricane shutters.

Rezoning - Large Scale FLU Amendment 208454 kb
Rezoning Only 170480 kb
Rezoning-Small Scale FLU Amendment 172081 kb
Roofing Application 467226 kb

New or remodel roof.

Scope of Work 36449 kb

Form needed in addition to the application when doing small projects that do not require plans.

Site Final Inspection Request Form 43976 kb

Form to be submitted to request a site final inspection for projects that require site plan approval.

Site Plan Approval Application 66177 kb

Application for site plan approval for commercial and multi-family residential projects. This form can be completed and signed electronically.

Site Utility Application 451166 kb

New site systems including but not limited to: man holes, catch basins, and storm drain pipes.

Special Event Permit 146604 kb

Permit application for the placement and use of tents, canopies, membrane structures, grand stands or special seating.

Special Exception Request 215925 kb
Substantial Damage/Substantial Improvement (50% paperwork) 42138 kb
Instructions for filling out the Substantial Damage/Substantial Improvement (50% paperwork).
Substantial Damage/Substantial Improvement (50% paperwork) Page One 839168 kb

First page of the form that is used to verify that a structure being improved or repaired does not exceed 50% of the market value of the structure before the improvement or the damage. This form can be filled out by either a homeowner or a licensed contractor.

Substantial Damage/Substantial Improvement (50% paperwork) Page Two 77824 kb

Second page of the form that is used to verify that a structure being improved or repaired does not exceed 50% of the market value of the structure before the improvement or the damage. This form can be filled out by either a homeowner or a licensed contractor.

Temporary Power Request 119333 kb

Application for power to a structure that has not received all approved finals.

Underground Fire Main Application 268587 kb

Application needed to apply for an underground fire main.

V Zone Certificate 23991 kb

This form must be signed and sealed by an engineer or architect verifying the breakaway walls are correctly installed and that the placement of the pilings matches the building plans for structures in VE Zones or Coastal A Zones.

Variance Request 193349 kb

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