SANTA ROSA ISLAND AUTHORITY

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

Beginning the week of March 23, SRIA will be hold its meetings via teleconference. Click here for instructions on how to participate.

The Santa Rosa Island Authority will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 23rd, in order to protect the public health and safety of our staff and citizens. Customers will be assisted via email or telephone. We will be working virtually Monday- Friday 8:30-5pm.

Please visit our website at www.sria-fla.com and www.visitpensacolabeach.com or give us a call at 850-932-2257.

Contact information:

Administration- Robbie Schrock at Robbie_Schrock@sria-fla.com

Development & Environmental- Melody Forte at MelodyBolster_Forte@sria-fla.com & Paolo Ghio at Paolo_Ghio@sria-fla.com

Finance- Vickie Johnson at Vickie_Johnson@sria-fla.com

HR & Events- Kara Gauntt at Kara_Gauntt@sria-fla.com

Executive Director- Paolo Ghio at Paolo_Ghio@sria-fla.com

All other needs- youropinion@sria-fla.com

For the latest updates regarding Covid-19 in Escambia County, please visit www.BeReadyEscambia.com.

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.