Public Works: Road & Bridge
Current road closures and projects
Request service on a county-maintained roadway
If you are currently experiencing an emergency, contact Emergency Management or dial 911. For after-hours non-emergencies, contact the Emergency Management at (850) 983-5372.
Santa Rosa County Public Works responds to requests on all county-maintained roadways. Road-maintainers may be researched online at Road-Maintainer Application.
If the road is not county-maintained, contact the maintainer of record:
Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)
(I-10, Avalon Boulevard, Highways 4, 87, 89, and 90, Navarre Parkway, and Gulf Breeze Parkway)
- Animal Concerns
- Cost Share
- Drainage Requests
- Driveway Permits
- Easement Requests
- Mailbox Specs
- Mowing Requests
- Pond Requests
- Paving Requests
- Right of Way Permits
- Road Obstructions
- Road Concerns
- Road Maintainers
- Sand Bags
- Shoulder Obstructions
- Tree & Limb Requests
- Traffic Signals
- Trash Removals
- Traffic Safety
- Weed Spraying
PUBLIC WORKS SERVICES
Public Works provides large animal burial service. The fee for this service is $50 Monday through Thursday during business hours and $100 after hours and Friday through Sunday. Cash or checks payable to Santa Rosa County are accepted. For Monday through Thursday service during business hours, request Animal Burial Service. For after hours and Friday through Sunday service, contact our Emergency Management.
The county may remove deceased animals from the drive lanes on county-maintained roads. For after hours and Friday through Sunday service, contact our Emergency Management Office.
The county also addresses beaver concerns whereby a dam may block standard drainage channels.
We process cost-share ditch piping program requests when the county shares the cost of a piping project with a citizen like persistent (week-long or more) drainage issues for homes owned for at least one year. The citizen pays for the material, and we provide labor and equipment. Citizens must go through an approval process or meet criteria. E-mail your inquiry about our Cost Share Program to PublicWorksAdminTeam@santarosa.fl.gov.
Public Works addresses drainage issues and erosion concerns on county-maintained roadways such as erosion or standing water in or on ditches, driveways, and roadways. Submit a Drainage Request.
Public Works processes Driveway Permits and Inspections for residential driveway installs or improvements as well home improvements (like pool and shed installs). “Driveway” is a misnomer; anyone using equipment that travels on or off a property needs a Driveway Permit. Apply for a Driveway Permit.
Commercial Driveway Permits are processed by Santa Rosa County Engineering Department.
Public Works mows, cleans, and clears all county-owned easements. Request service on a county easement.
Public Works mows all county-maintained right of ways. Request mowing service on a county road.
Public Works mows, cleans, and clears all county holding ponds. Request service on a county pond.
Recommend a Road for Resurfacing or Paving
We provide our Asphalt Inspectors with a list of county roads recommended for resurfacing or paving. The addition of your road recommendation means that our Asphalt Inspectors will re-rate the road, if they have done so recently, prior to making the next round of road recommendations to our senior staff and, ultimately, our Board of County Commissioners who ultimately approve roads for resurfacing. Submit a Road Recommendation for Resurfacing or Paving.
Road Obstruction Removal
Public Works removes Items in the roadway that obstruct the flow of traffic or creates a hazard on the roadway. Request debris removal from a county road.
Road Surface Concerns
Public Works addresses requests for grading, potholes, resurfacing requests, road-striping, etc. Request road surface service on a county road.
Sand for Sandbags
When mandated by the Emergency Management Department during extreme weather events, Public Works provides sand for sandbags at four locations in the county: Leisure Street at Citrus Drive in Holley by the Sea, Tiger Point Park in Gulf Breeze, Pace Fire and Rescue in Pace, and at the corner of Pine Forest Road and Carroll. The county does not provide the bags. Bags may be purchased at any home improvement store.
No item may be placed on the shoulder of a county road such as rocks, basketball goals, sprinkler systems, etc. If personal items are damaged by our crew during our normal course of business, it is the homeowner’s responsibility to replace them.
Public Works provides sign service for on existing signs on county-maintained roads. We also trim vegetation from traffic signs to improve sign visibility. Request service on an existing sign or signs. For new signs including watch for children, handicapped persons, roadside memorial signs, and school bus signs, etc., on county-maintained roads only, you may submit a new sign request.
Tree Limb Trimming and Removal
Public Works trims limbs and other vegetation that hang over or into the right of way. Please know there is an approximately 14 feet ceiling for our trimming over a roadway. Submit a tree limb trimming request.
Public Works investigates the viability of trees and remove deceased trees from county-maintained right of ways. We do not provide any service on private property. Submit a tree limb trimming request.
Public Works manages traffic signalization including traffic signals, pedestrian crossings, and school zone signals.
For signals in the City of Gulf Breeze, please visit their website or call (850) 934-5100.
City of Milton maintains traffic signal in Milton from the Old Kmart Building on Highway 90 to Willing Street and some on Dogwood from City of Milton to Magnolia Street. They may be reached at (850) 983-5410.
Public Works removes litter from county-maintained right of ways. Submit a trash removal request.
Household items such as bagged trash, TVs, refrigerators, mattresses, and the like should be reported to Code Compliance for investigation. Code Compliance will contact us for removal if their investigation proves fruitless.
Traffic Safety Concerns
Public Works facilitates the process for new stop signs, Prohibition of On-Street Parking, new no parking signs, and other requests like speed humps. It is important to note that requests that would easily divert traffic to a neighboring road, thereby, diverting the issue from one road to another, are almost always disqualified. Please review “Traffic Calming Procedures” document. After reading this document, if the circumstances meet the criteria contained therein, please e-mail us and note in the e-mail that you have read our “Traffic Calming Procedures” document. Speeding is a law enforcement issue. If motorists are speeding on a county road, we encourage you to contact your local Sheriff’s Office.
CONCERNS HANDLED BY OTHER AGENCIES
Adopt-a-Spot signs requests are processed by Clean Community System, Inc.
Mosquito issues may be directed to Santa Rosa County Mosquito Control or call (850) 981-7135.
Paint from road striping that splashes on a vehicle may be removed with warm water and soap. Should you require additional assistance, contact Coastline Striping at (850) 477-4484.
Pollution discharge reports may be directed to Santa Rosa County Engineering.
Railroad Issues should be directed to CSX at (800) 232-0144.
Sign requests for private roads may be directed to Gulf Coast Traffic Engineers.
Street name change requests may be directed to Santa Rosa County Addressing Department.
Street security lamps that are malfunctioning should be reported to Gulf Power.
Vacation Requests: A vacation request is required when a citizen desires for the county to release ownership or maintenance responsibility of publicly owned property. Vacation requests for Santa Rosa County-owned land are processed by the county's legal department, (850) 983-1925.