Santa Rosa County Property Appraiser

Santa Rosa steps up for neighbors after Michael

Santa Rosa steps up for neighbors after Michael

When disaster struck to the east, Santa Rosa County officials stepped forward to help in the wake of Hurricane Michael. Closer to home, the county continues to support neighbors struggling to get their arms around the extent of the damage. Read the full article in the Nov. 1 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to […]

Parking dispute highlights county right of way dilemma

Parking dispute highlights county right of way dilemma

Tensions regarding the use of parking facilities at the Soundview Plaza shopping center flared again Aug. 23 as patrons of TC’s Front Porch parked in spaces marked for plaza customers only. But due to a longstanding “grandfathering” arrangement, towing of these vehicles may not have been allowed. Read the full article in the Sept. 6 […]

New babies herald Gulf Breeze Zoo growth

New babies herald Gulf Breeze Zoo growth

Gulf Breeze Zoo is expanding in many ways. The zoo welcomed two new babies in July, and they are now ready to greet visitors. Gus, a reticulated giraffe born to zoo resident Gabby, already stands nearly 6 feet tall. Acting zoo director David Tetzlaff, corporate operations officer … Read the full article in the Sept. […]

Darkened school may have bright future

Darkened school may have bright future

Although some Munson area residents have criticized the Santa Rosa School District’s recent sale of the vacant Munson Elementary School at an apparent bargain price, the deal may have a silver lining. The 40-acre property—which still has several buildings that have been largely unmaintained since the school closed in 2010–is apparently destined to become a […]

Property appraiser’s drones broaden county horizon

Property appraiser’s drones broaden county horizon

The Santa Rosa County Property Appraiser’s Office is leading the way in taking to the skies, thanks to drone technology. The county is the first in the state to utilize this technology, and Property Appraiser Greg Brown said it is saving taxpayers thousands of dollars a year. “If we can help and it is saving […]

Jubilee land plans faintly rekindled

Jubilee land plans faintly rekindled

The Atlanta developer who last year stopped his partners’ proposed donation to Santa Rosa County of the 2,718-acre property known as Jubilee is still working behind the scenes to create a huge residential community there. Ronald Reeser met with several county officials in July, according to Shawn Ward, Santa Rosa’s interim planning and zoning director, […]

Property appraiser’s innovative approach returns thousands to county

Property appraiser’s innovative approach returns thousands to county

The Property Appraiser’s Office handed back a check for more than $231,000 to Santa Rosa County Tuesday, Nov. 7, after it came in under its allotted budget for 2015-16. The amount of taxpayer dollars that were not spent by the appraiser’s office accounts for roughly 12 percent of the office’s overall budget Chief Deputy Bubba […]

County to tax Gulf Breeze on Tiger Point Golf

County to tax Gulf Breeze on Tiger Point Golf

The latest headache for the City of Gulf Breeze over its ownership of Tiger Point Golf Club is that the Santa Rosa County Property Appraiser’s Office says the facility is no longer exempt from ad valorem taxes. That means the club is subject to about $30,000 a year in property taxes, equal to nearly one-third […]