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Posted on: March 23, 2020

COVID-19 Update

Santa Rosa County Emergency ManagementCOVID-19 update 

Note, this is a rapidly evolving event, for up-to-the-minute updates from organizations outside of the BOCC, visit their web sites.

For the latest update, visit www.santarosa.fl.gov/COVID19.&am...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

COVID-19/CARES Act Updates

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For updates on how Santa Rosa County is responding to COVID-19 and utilizing CARES Act funding, see our latest information. For information how to keep yourself healthy, visit the Florida Department of Health website...

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Posted on: September 21, 2020

Hurricane Sally update #15

The county is working with state and FEMA recovery teams on assessments. 

  • As of 3:30 Mon., - 988 damage assessments were conducted - 48 structures were destroyed - 233 had major damage - 171 had minor damage&...
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Posted on: September 21, 2020

Santa Rosa County Small Business Economic Recovery Grant

Santa Rosa County has allocated $1.9 million of CARES Act funding to provide grants of up to $10,000 to eligible small businesses. In partnership with the Florida Small Business Development Center, applications will be reviewed on a first come, first serv...

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Posted on: September 20, 2020

Hurricane Sally update #14

Sun., Sept. 20, 12:30 p.m. 

  • It appears the Yellow River has crested. No additional flooding is expected.
  • The county is working with state and FEMA recovery teams on damage assessments. Report damage to https://bit.ly/2Rnogx8 to assist in this proce...
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Posted on: September 19, 2020

Hurricane Sally update #13

Sat., Sept. 19, 2:45 p.m. - Updates are highlighted

  • Dangerous flooding is still anticipated for the Yellow River area. Residents of that area need to stay aware of rising water levels and be prepared to leave quickly.
  • The county is working with state and FE...
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Posted on: September 10, 2020

New virtual programs at Santa Rosa County Libraries

Preschool Storytime and Toddler TimeThe fall sessions of Preschool Storytime and Toddler Time are going virtual. Beginning Sept. 14, new videos will be posted each Monday on the library system’s Storytime and Toddler Time pages. Videos will be a...

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

Tiger Point tennis courts closed for re-striping Sept. 21-24

Santa Rosa Facilities Maintenance will close the Tiger Point tennis courts for re-striping Sept. 21-24. Upon completion, each of the two courts will also serve as pickle ball courts. In addition, crews will paint arrows on the park’s walking tra...

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

Santa Rosa County 911 Coordinator Kevin Sowell recognized as PSAP's finest technician of the year

Kevin with BOCC

Santa Rosa County 911 Coordinator Kevin Sowell was recognized as NICE’s Public Safety Answering Point’s finest technician of the year. Sowell has been employed with Santa Rosa County since October 1992 and ha...

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

REMINDER: Housing assistance available for Santa Rosa County residents

The Santa Rosa County Housing Department has been awarded $1.6 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds from the Florida Housing Finance Corporation for mortgage/rent/utility assistance for residents who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19.

The funding wi...

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

17th Annual Beaches to Woodlands Tour

This year marks the 17th Annual Beaches to Woodlands Tour, a series of family-friendly fall festivities from September through the beginning of November. Enjoy the crisp air as you pick your own pumpkin, fish the many waters in Santa Rosa County and disco...

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

Housing assistance available for Santa Rosa County residents

Housing assistance available for Santa Rosa County residents

Applications will be accepted starting Sept. 9

The Santa Rosa County Housing Department has been awarded $1.6 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds from the the Florida Housing Finance Corp...

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

Pace Patriot Blvd. road closure

Pace Patriot Blvd. is closed from the Pace Library to the Tiburon subdivision entrance. Citizens will have access to the Pace Library which will not be affected by the road closure. Motorists are asked to follow detours for the duration of the project.&am...

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

Santa Rosa County breaks ground on new Pea Ridge Connector infrastructure project

Pea Ridge Connector groundbreaking

Friday, August 14 - Santa Rosa County broke ground today on the Pea Ridge Connector, the first new four-lane, divided highway in three decades. Connecting Highway 90 with Hamilton Bridge Road, the roadway will act as a parallel ...

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

East and South Spencer Field Road at Carlyn Drive intersection road closures

As part of the East/South Spencer Field Road and Carlyn Drive intersection improvements, milling and paving operations are necessary to construct the new roadway centerline shift and establishment of design profile grade lines required for widening constr...

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Panhandle Butterfly House relocates to Milton

Panhandle Butterfly House

The Panhandle Butterfly House has relocated to a nine-acre property at 4966 Henry St. in Milton. The property is home to the historic Jones House which has been restored to commercial standards by the previous owner, the Blackwater River Foundation. The l...

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

Archie Glover boat ramp closes for pier replacement

Archie Glover boat ramp closure

Replacement of the Archie Glover boarding dock pier will begin Mon., Aug. 3. The project includes demolition and removal of boarding dock pier #2, and reconstruction of the pier in the same footprint. By contract, the project has a time of completion of 9...

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Posted on: July 21, 2020

FEMA releases updated flood hazard maps for review

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently released updated flood hazard maps for public review and comment prior to final adoption. All residents, property owners and businesses should review these preliminary maps, located at Northwest Flor...

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Santa Rosa County approves new waste hauler contract to begin Jan. 1, 2021

Santa Rosa County approved a county-wide expansion of the waste hauling agreement with Waste Pro of Florida, Inc. at the board of county commission regular meeting June 25, after ECUA opted not to renew their contract to service the north end of the count...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

Fidelis Community Center & Park reopens with ADA renovations and sport facilities improvements

Fidelis Park

Santa Rosa County will re-open Fidelis Community Center and Park on Fri., Jun. 19 at 10 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate major improvements to one of the county’s longest-standing facilities. The park, located at 13774 Highway 87...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Hurricane Season 2020 starts today, runs through Nov. 30

June 1 - Hurricane season officially begins today, but unofficially, it kicked off earlier with two named storms developing in the past two weeks. The season runs through the end of November and Santa Rosa County wants residents to be especially ...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Archie Glover Boat Ramp improvement project underway

Archie Glover Boat Ramp

Improvements to Archie Glover Boat Ramp will begin May 28. The project includes renovation of the existing restroom, replacement of one courtesy dock, installation of a kayak launch and ADA accessibility improvements. Construction will be phased over the ...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter Prepares for Kitten Season

Kittens - Wait until eight!

What is Kitten Season?Kitten season is the time of year when more kittens are being born, usually lasting from April to October. Each season, the shelter sees hundreds of newborn kittens surrendered. Kittens do not become available for adoption until they...

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

Know the signs of unlicensed contractor activity or scams

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The Santa Rosa County Development Services Department is committed to protecting citizens from unlicensed contractor activity and scams. Know the warning signs to protect yourself when hiring a contractor for solar, plumbing, electrical or other building ...

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

FY19 annual report and FY20 adopted budget now available online

FY19 annual report and FY20 adopted budget now available online

Santa Rosa County's 2019 annual report and 2020 adopted budget is now available to the public online as a PDF for easy download and reference.The annual report is a 40-page, full-color report that provides a demographic profile and comparison statistics o...

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