Main Office

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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
8:00 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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2015 Zoning Board Meeting Schedule 155806 kb

Schedule of 2015 Zoning Board Meeting Dates

Access Management Approval Application 112253 kb

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

Accessory Exemption 523099 kb
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 137466 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 for Permits 147459 kb

Permission for specified personel to obtain permits.

Bagdad Certificate of Appropriateness 53199 kb
Becoming a Licensed Contractor 78528 kb
Testing information needed to become a licensed contractor in Santa Rosa County.
Building Plan Revision Form 72637 kb

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

Cancel a Permit 233031 kb

The form needed to request the canceling of a permit. Form can be completed by a homeowner or by a contractor.

Check List for Contracting 196000 kb

A list of items needed to become licensed in Santa Rosa County.

Coastal Construction Application 62742 kb

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

Commercial Building Application 575146 kb
Application for commercial structures including but not limited to: new construction, interior remodels, worship buildings, antenas, and wind turbines.
Comp Plan Map Series 14830525 kb
Conditional Use Application 167692 kb
Copy Request Form 150748 kb
Demolition Application 172090 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.
Erosion Control Methods for Residential Lots 1448512 kb

Diagram of common methods used for erosion control.

Escrow Account Establishment 87489 kb

Request for the initial set up of an escrow account.

Escrow Authorization 85879 kb

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

Escrow Closeout Request 130552 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 205068 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.

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 84393 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.).

Low Voltage Alarm System Project with Label 183888 kb

Application to be submitted when low voltage alarm work has commenced using a low voltage label issued by out office to an alarm contractor upon their request.

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 1238893 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 Application 269356 kb

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

Owner Builder Packet for Residential 522442 kb

Application for property owners who want to build a new single family home on their lot for their use.

Owner Disclosure 39344 kb

Form required for all permits pulled by the property owner.

Permit Extension Request 189948 kb
Plumbing Application 489700 kb

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

Pool Application 375058 kb

Application for a swimming pool or spa.

Protected Tree Removal Application 46731 kb

Application for approval of protected tree removal.

Refund Request 85248 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 85705 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 322103 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 Only 170480 kb
Rezoning-Large Scale Comprehensive Plan Amendment 101330 kb
Rezoning-No Comprehensive Plan Amendment 90516 kb
Rezoning-Small Scale Comprehensive Plan Amendment 94065 kb
Roofing Application 581353 kb

Application for roofing permit for residential structures. Application include a water barrier affidavit which is required when roofing material is torn off and new material installed.

Roofing Application 402503 kb

Applications for roofing permit.

Scope of Work 36449 kb

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

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 Plan Final Inspection Request Form 48363 kb

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

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 Application 121501 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 130154 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 Application 101541 kb

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