Board of County Commissioners Most Frequently Asked Questions
How can I determine who is my commissioner and/or how do I reach my commissioner?
You may call the board of county commission office at (850) 983-1877. You can also search a map on the county web site at http://www.santarosa.fl.gov/bocc and select the “District Map” tab on the left hand toolbar. Simply enter your street name and a map will appear showing the commission district for your area.
What is the difference between my voting district commissioner and my working district commissioner?
There are five voting and five working districts in the county. Each voting district contains roughly the same number of citizens and most issues are addressed through hat area’s voting district commissioner and its citizens. The five working districts, however, each contain an equal number of road miles. Road dollars are allocated to each commissioner by these road districts so that transportation is funded uniformly throughout the county. Therefore, the voting district applies to everything EXCEPT transportation issues. As a citizen you may be in one commissioner’s voting district, but in another commissioner’s working, or road, district. You can search working districts by address online at http://www.santarosa.fl.gov/bocc and selecting the "District Map" tab on the left hand toolbar.
Where are the county offices located?
The main county administrative complex is located at 6495 Caroline Street in Milton. Map of additional county offices.
What are the county’s office hours?
Most offices within the county are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. However, some offices have extended hours. Please contact the office that you will be visiting to confirm their hours of operation BEFORE you visit the office.
When and where are county commission meetings held?
County commission Meetings are held the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 9 a.m. in the board meeting room located at 6495 Caroline Street in Milton. The Commission committee meetings are held the Monday preceding the Thursday commission meetings, at the same time and location.
Where can I see a copy of the county laws?All county legal documents are stored and maintained by the county clerk, Donald C. Spencer at 6495 Caroline Street in Milton. The Code of Ordinances is also located online at
Does the county retain lobbyists?
Santa Rosa County contracts with one lobbyist, Edmund C. Graber Government Affairs. Graber represents the county typically on federal issues including transportation, infrastructure, military affairs, and most recently fee simple title.
How do I report a County employee that was rude to me?
You can either call (850) 983-1877 or submit your concern to the customer service department at http://www.santarosa.fl.gov/customerservice
Where do I obtain information on economic development/business assistance within the county?
Contact the Santa Rosa County Economic Development Office at 850-623-0174 or browse their website at www.SantaRosaEDO.com.
Where can I find a listing of upcoming county meetings?
A schedule of upcoming meetings can be found online at http://www.santarosa.fl.gov/bocc/meetings.cfm
How do I obtain a copy of an agenda for an upcoming meeting?
When available, the county posts agendas for upcoming meetings on the website. Please visit http://www.santarosa.fl.gov/bocc/meetings.cfm.
Is there a way to watch county meetings live on the internet?
Yes. From the “Meetings and Agendas” webpage http://www.santarosa.fl.gov/bocc/meetings.cfm the county provides a link to watch and listen to select meetings either live or afterwards. However, you must have RealOne Player installed on your personal computer to stream the video or audio. A link to this free software is provided on our website. Once the player is installed, click on the link titled “Video/Audio of Meeting” and begin streaming.
What criteria have been established for presenting to the board of county commissioners?
All presenters and speakers are required to fill out a form the day of their presentation that lists the date, your name, address, telephone number, and the topic that you are addressing. In addition, when you stand up to speak, please state your name and address clearly for the public record.
In the board room, the county can facilitate your oral, video, and electronic presentations. We do ask, however, that you contact the administrative services department at (850) 983-1858, or the computer department at (850) 983-1840, at least one day prior to your video or electronic presentation so that we can ensure your media’s compatibility with our system.
I want to go door to door and sell my wares, do I need anything special for that?
Yes, you must apply and be approved for a Solicitations/Canvassing permit in Santa Rosa County. You must carry the permit on you and you must not solicit or canvass any subdivision, residence or business that is posted "No Soliciting". The permit is obtained through the Clerk of the Court. Visit the Clerk of Court website for more information on the county's policy and the forms you will need. If you have any question please call the Clerk of the Court at (850) 983-1987.