Road and Bridge

Most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) List

 

1. Will the Santa Rosa County Road & Bridge Department install a new driveway culvert for my new home/ or install culvert(s) and fill in my ditch?

No.   You will need to get a permit from the Santa Rosa County Road and Bridge Department to see what type and size of culvert (if any) you will need to use.  You will need to purchase the culvert and have it installed at your expense.  After culvert installation is approved, the Santa Rosa County Road & Bridge Department will maintain the culvert if on a county maintained road.

 

2.  Will the Santa Rosa County Road & Bridge Department install speed bumps on my road at my request?

No.  You will need to get a speed bump packet/petition from the Santa Rosa County Road and Bridge Department.  This packet will give you all the information needed and the approximate costs. All speed bump costs are to be paid by homeowners upon approval by the Board of County Commissioners.

 

3.  Will the Santa Rosa County Road & Bridge Department install street lights?

No.  You will need to contact the Power Company in your area.  If the power company cannot meet your needs, you can contact Diane Ebentheuer at 850-983-1853 to discuss a Street Lighting MSBU.

 

4.  Can I get a street marker installed on my street?

Yes, if there are two or more homes on your street.

 

5.  Will the Santa Rosa County Road & Bridge Department pave the dirt road that goes to my home?

  • County maintained dirt roads are rated in a system and put on a priority list. The criteria to determine the ranking considers the number of homes on the roadway, type of roadway (connector street, dead end, or residential), amount of maintenance done on the roadway and length of roadway. The highest ranking roads are presented to the County Commission and considered for paving.
  • An additional option for lower ranked dirt roads is for property owners to pay an assessment known as a MSBU to have their road paved. To be considered for approval at least 70% of the property owners along the road who are Santa Rosa County residents must sign a petition in favor of the MSBU. Assessments for paving MSBU’s are based on road front footage. Assessments are generally paid over a three-year period. Information about MSBU’s can be obtained from Diane Ebentheuer at 850-983-1853.

 

6.  I saw a dead animal/carcass/roadkill.  Who do I call to remove it?

If you saw the animal on a County maintained road, call the Road and Bridge Department at 850-626-0191.  If it is on a State Highway, call the Department of Transportation at 850-981-3000.

 

7.  How do I report a pothole or other road damage?

If the damage is on a County maintained road, call the Road and Bridge Department at 850-626-0191.  If it is on a State Highway, call the Department of Transportation at 850-981-3000.

 

8.  How do I report a traffic safety problem?

If the problem is on a County maintained road, call the Road and Bridge Department at 850-626-0191.  If it is on a State Highway, call the Department of Transportation at 850-981-3000.

 

9.  How do I report a drainage problem on or near my property?

Please contact the Road and Bridge Department at 850-626-0191 and they will address your concern.