Who We Are

The Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA) is the governing branch overseeing the direction of Pensacola Beach on Santa Rosa Island. Pensacola Beach is located in Escambia County, the northwestern most county in Florida, and is home to approximately 2,000 residents.  It is fully funded from lease fees collected from beach businesses and residences. Escambia County Board of County Commissioners each appoint a member to serve on the SRIA board, whose term runs concurrent with the commissioner who appointed them. The sixth member is elected by the registered voters on Pensacola Beach and has a two-year term. Each board member serves on designated committees to conduct business according to by-laws and county ordinances.  Committees include: architectural and environmental, development and leasing, administration, operations and special projects.

Executive Director

Contact Leigh Davis with questions or concerns.



This department insures that the Authority conducts business according to the rules regulations, ordinances and statues that have been adopted governing the Authority’s roles, activities and responsibilities. It also plans and implements quality events and promotions on Pensacola Beach to enhance and increase business on the island. The department oversees:

  • Public Records
  • Sunshine Law
  • Leases
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Meeting Schedule
  • Legal Issues
  • Request for proposals, Request for qualifications and bids

The Administration and Leasing Department is available to help you with any questions you may have concerning your lease, public records request or meeting schedules and information. Please contact us if you are considering changing the use of your property, assigning or subleasing your property, or unsure of the terms of your lease.


Contact Robbie Schrock with questions or concerns.

Development & Environmental

The mission of this department is to ensure that all construction, development and redevelopment on Pensacola Beach are consistent with applicable local, state and federal regulations. The department oversees: Development Plan Review Customer Service Administration of the National Flood Insurance Program Environmental Programs Administrative Management of Engineering activities Emergency Preparedness 1988 Pensacola Beach Land Use Plan Disaster Recovery and Mitigation The Environmental and Developmental Services Department is ready to help you carry out your building ideas. We recommend that you contact us before you begin to make improvements or changes. We can help you with the regulations and codes that must be followed and assist you in working with other governmental agencies who may also have jurisdiction over your project.


The lease structure requires review and or approval from the Santa Rosa Island Authority for all improvements to leasehold property. For permitting purposes, you will need to submit a completed SRIA construction application (Residential or Commercial) and pay the associated fee (cash or check currently) to the SRIA office located at 1 Via de Luna, Pensacola Beach, FL, between the hours of 8:30 am and 5:00 pm., Monday-Friday.


Please contact the SRIA Development Services Department at 850-932-2257 for any questions or to request assistance regarding the application process.


Contact Juan Lemos with questions or concerns.


The mission of this department is to manage all financial matters of the SRIA in accordance with all appropriate rules, regulations and laws. This department oversees:

Contact Vickie Johnson with questions or concerns.

SRIA Board Members