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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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News Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2020

Second phase of Hwy. 90 landscaping project breaks ground in Pace

Santa Rosa County has broken ground on the second phase of landscape beautification along Hwy. 90 in Pace. The limits of phase two extend from Woodbine Rd. west to the bridge at Bass Hole Cove. Work has begun to expand the existing irrigation sys...

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News Releases
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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News Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2020

Public Input for RESTORE MYIP Amendment ?now through Sept. 15

Santa Rosa County welcomes public input and review of the second proposed amendment to the Multi-Year Implementation Plan (MYIP) that was initially accepted by Treasury in May 2017 and was first amended in Sept. 2019. There will be a 45-day public review ...

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News Releases
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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News Releases
Posted on: July 16, 2020

Oriole Beach Boat Ramp closes for pier replacement

Replacement of the Oriole Beach boarding dock piers will begin Mon., July 20. The project includes demolition and removal of the existing boarding dock piers and reconstruction of the boarding dock piers with catwalks and terminal platform in the same foo...

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News Releases
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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News Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2020

County seeks public input for CARES Act funding

CARES ACT

On June 10, Governor Ron DeSantis announced Florida would disburse up to $1.275 billion in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) funding to county governments representing populations under 500,000 people. On June 26, the Santa Ros...

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News Releases
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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News Releases
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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News Releases
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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News Releases
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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News Releases
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: 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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News Releases
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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