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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: May 29, 2020

District 4 virtual town hall scheduled for June 2, 6 p.m.

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District 4 Commissioner Dave Piech will host a virtual town hall via Zoom on Tues., June 2 at 6 p.m. Topics will include updates on the land development code rewrite, traffic management, starting new business in the county, the ADA beach access M...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Santa Rosa County lifts burn ban

May 28 - 10 a.m. - After significant rainfall in the past week, and discussions with Florida Forest Service, the board of county commissioners has voted to lift the burn ban. Residents are reminded that it is always illegal to burn trash.

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Archie Glover Boat Ramp improvement project underway

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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

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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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News Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Benny Russell Park expansion project moves forward

At the May 14 meeting, the board of county commissioners approved construction bids to expand Benny Russell Park. Improvements will be constructed to the west of the existing parking lot and include a splash pad with restroom, new playground for ages five...

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

Santa Rosa County vacation rental safety plan approved

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Tues., May 19, 12 p.m. - Department of Business and Professional Regulation Secretary Halsey Beshears has just approved short-term vacation rentals for Santa Rosa County in accordance with the letter of request and shor...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 9, 2020

Damage assessments complete for Five Mile Swamp Fire

Saturday, May 9 - After a five-day, multi-agency response to the Five Mile Swamp Fire, Santa Rosa County Emergency Management is pulling back structure fire equipment and personnel. The Florida Forest Service will retain command of the fire. The ...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2020

COVID-19 test site at UWF for Escambia and Santa Rosa residents opens Saturday

At the request of the governor’s office, the direction of the Florida Department of Emergency Management with the support of the Florida Department of Health, Escambia and Santa Rosa counties announced a new mobile testing site at the University...

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Posted on: April 15, 2020

Remembering the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

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On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig located approximately 41 miles off the coast of Louisiana exploded. This event was not only an environmental catastrophe along the gulf coast, it was a tragedy for the 126 crew members and families of those...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Woodlawn Beach boat ramp closes for pier replacement

Replacement of the Woodlawn Beach boarding dock pier will begin Mon., Apr. 6. The project includes demolition and removal of the existing pier, and reconstruction of the pier with catwalks and terminal platform in the same footprint. A handicap-accessible...

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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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