OUR MISSION: To preserve our natural resources, manage growth & promote eco-friendly tourism in a clean, safe community environment.

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In the spirit of continuous improvement and cost management, the Santa Rosa Island Authority will now be utilizing bidnet direct© to post Requests for Proposals (RFP), Requests for Qualifications (RFQ), and other bid opportunities.

To access the SRIA’s bidnet direct© page, please click here. The SRIA welcomes all vendors to register to the Florida Purchasing Group. To register at no charge, simply follow the registration path and select the “Limited Access” option. To receive bid notifications statewide or from other purchasing groups, select one of the other registration options or call the bidnet direct© Vendor Support team at 800-835-4603 and press option 2 for assistance.


To discuss upcoming beach and stormwater improvements at Baby Beach located at Avenida 18 and Rio Vista Drive.

Monday, December 5 at 6:00 PM
The Beach Church
920 Panferio Drive, Pensacola Beach

Click here for more details (PDF)

Escambia County’s Flood Maps Are Changing

New flood hazard maps for Escambia County are ready for public review. The preliminary maps are the result of a multi-year project to develop accurate and detailed digital flood maps for the Florida Panhandle Region, based on data from the latest mapping and modeling technologies. Click here to learn more.

Santa Rosa Island Authority
-since 1947

On June 16, 1947 the Florida State Legislature ratified the establishment of the Santa Rosa Island Authority after Escambia County’s Board of County Commissioners’ voted to establish a long-range program for commercial and residential development and institute a more permanent governmental body for the island. A portion of Santa Rosa Island was dedicated as National Monument status in 1939 by President Franklin Roosevelt. After the Island Authority was established, it was tasked to persuade the federal government to terminate the status in order to develop facilities and services on the island. Chapter 25810 of the 1949 Florida Legislature allowed the SRIA to create ninety-nine-year leases for residential construction. The leasehold agreements required a fixed annual payment and were exempt from ad valorem and property taxes.