Santa Rosa County cuts ribbon on new courthouse
Wednesday, August 17th 2022, by ABC3 WEAR-TVGo to https://weartv.com/ staff
“I am honored to be here on this glorious day when we open the new Santa Rosa County Courthouse,” he said. “It is the culmination of a long and difficult journey going back 20 years. This beautiful building was secured by the tremendous effort, assistance and dedication of many people.”
“My nearly 30 years in the current courthouse just seems like a snapshot,” said Honorable Judge C. Robert Hilliard. “When this new courthouse fully opens, it will be the most technologically advanced courthouse in the country and is designed to securely serve our citizens with everything from adoptions to last wills and testaments and all that befalls us in the life that comes in between.”
The new courthouse consists of a three-story building, approximately 110,000 square feet, situated on 19 acres. The location will allow for future additions and two additional administrative office buildings to house the county court support services (state attorney, public defender, guardian ad litem and probation). The new courthouse includes seven courtrooms, eight judge’s suites and all the necessary court support services including secure holding for inmates, hearing rooms, a law library, evidence rooms, jury selection and jury deliberation spaces.
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