We are glad that you would like to host an event in Santa Rosa County. Events help build a sense of belonging and community pride. Tourist Development and Administrative staff are here to help you through the permitting process.
The following documents are designed to provide you with the necessary information about permitting. All events, such as festivals, runs/walks, parades, markets, and holiday celebrations that occur on county property or anticipate large crowds must be permitted. These permits are regulated by the Special Event ordinances 2015-28, 2016-18 and Parks and Recreation ordinance 2016-18.
Small Event Application
Please complete the Small Event Application (PDF) if you would like to have an event that will not draw a crowd larger than 1,000 people a day. Please contact the Santa Rosa County administrative offices at 850-983-1877 or via email if you have questions about this application.
Special Event Application
Please complete the Special Event Application (PDF) if you would like to have an event that will draw a crowd larger than 1,000 people a day. Please contact Guy Stevens at 850-981-8900 or email Guy Stevens if you have questions about this application.