Santa Rosa County, Florida Genealogy Guide

Santa Rosa County, Florida (Map It) was created on February 18, 1842 from Escambia County. Santa Rosa County was named for Santa Rosa Island, which is in turn named for Saint Rosa de Viterbo (1235–1252), a saint born in Viterbo,Italy. Learn More About State of Florida History

Santa Rosa County is bordered by Escambia County, Alabama (north), Okaloosa County (east), Escambia County (west).

Santa Rosa County Cities and Towns include Gulf Breeze, Jay, Milton.

A Map of Santa Rosa County, Florida contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Santa Rosa Co. Historical Events:

  • There were some Spanish settlers here before the American occupation.
  • Here was established Florida's first cotton factory, near Milton in 1846.
  • Spanish overland expedition consisting of Governor Laureano de Torres Y Avala, seeking for Pensacola Bay, passed through here in the Summer of 1693.

Santa Rosa County, Florida Courthouse Records

Santa Rosa County, Florida Courthouse
Santa Rosa County, FL Courthouse

The Santa Rosa County Courthouse is located in Milton, Florida. Record Loss (Marriage & Probate). Learn More About State of Florida Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Santa Rosa county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Santa Rosa County Clerk of the Circuit Court / County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1869, Land Records from 1869, Probate Records from 1878 and Court Records from 1869. The County Clerk of the Circuit Court / County Clerk is custodian of all records of all predecessor courts, whether justice of the peace, city, county, probate, civil, or criminal.
  • Santa Rosa County Tax Collector collects all real estate taxes including postponed and delinquent, all county revenues in addition to the research and issue tax deed applications. Our department is the holder of tax records and assessed values.
  • Santa Rosa County Health Department has copies of Birth & Death certificates. Also has computer access from 1917 to present for birth records for the entire state as well as births that occurred in this county.

Santa Rosa County, Florida Census Records

Santa Rosa County, Florida Vital Records

Santa Rosa County, Florida Resources

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