Public Shelters

All shelters may not be opened at the same time; therefore, attention must be given to the current shelter status in Santa Rosa County.

Shelter openings may vary with each emergency. If you are unable to receive media information during an event, contact the Citizen Information Center at (850)983-INFO (4636) for a listing of which shelters will be opened. Shelter openings will differ by size and intensity of a disaster. Do not go to the shelter until you have verified that it is open.

  • Chumuckla Community Center
    2355 Highway 182 - Map

  • Jay High School
    3741 School St - Map

  • Milton Community Center
    5629 Byrom St - Map

  • S.S. Dixon Intermediate School
    5540 Education Dr - Map


If you have pets, see Pet Friendly Shelters. If you have special needs, see Special Needs Shelters.