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6051 Old Bagdad Hwy, Room 202
Milton, FL 32583

Phone: (850) 981-7000
Fax: (850) 623-1208

Email: Development Services

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


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5841 Gulf Breeze Pkwy
Gulf Breeze, FL 32561


Hours of Operation:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

  • Comprehensive Plan
  • Next Steps
Santa Rosa Comprehensive Plan Update
The Comprehensive Plan is an official public document adopted by the Santa Rosa County Commission that sets forth the county’s policies and guides decision-making related to the physical development of the county. It is formulated in broad terms and creates the framework for future implementation, such as parcel-specific zoning or the design of infrastructure projects. The purpose of this document is to evaluate existing conditions and adequately plan for future expansion related to projected growth rates.
Comments or questions? Contact:
   Beckie Cato, AICP
   Planning Director
   (850) 981-7077

In 2013, Santa Rosa County began the major undertaking of updating the county’s Comprehensive Plan. Santa Rosa has had a Comprehensive Plan since 1990 and this project represents the second major revision since its original adoption. Click here to see previous amendments.
Upcoming Public Involvement Meetings
The revision will extend the life of the plan to 2040 with the following goals:
  • Incorporate changes in state level planning requirements. In 2011, the Florida Legislature made significant changes to the minimum requirements for local government comprehensive plans found in Chapter 163, Florida Statutes and the repealed Rule 9J-5 of the Florida Administrative Code where much of the specific comprehensive planning requirements were found. This has created more flexibility for local governments to adopt more locally relevant plans.
  • Removal of outdated references, repetitive or meaningless policies, including a significant update to the plan’s supporting documentation (data and analysis).
  • Introduce a framework that allows the county to plan by areas, rather than applying a one-size-fits-all approach to county planning. Planning separately for individual geographic areas, such as the north end, Pace, Milton, East Milton, south end and Navarre Beach, will make the plan more meaningful and locally-focused.

2040 Comprehensive Plan Update

April 2016 Draft Goals, Objectives, and Policies
2040 Comprehensive Plan Support Documents
April 2016 Draft Goals, Objectives, and Policies in Strikethrough and Underline Format

Parts of the Current Plan
The current Comprehensive Plan has 11 parts or elements and support documents:
  1. Administrative Procedures
  2. Economic Development
  3. Future Land Use
  4. Transportation
  5. Housing
  6. Infrastructure
  7. Coastal Management
  8. Conservation
  9. Capital Improvements
  10. Intergovernmental Coordination
  11. Maps
The process of revising the plan includes recommendations by the zoning board, state agency review, and final review and adoption by the Santa Rosa County Commission in public meetings.

Zoning Board meeting to consider final draft: April 14, 2016, 6:00 p.m.
BOCC Meeting to approve transmittal of final draft to FDEO: April 28, 6:00 p.m.

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