Cocoa’s Community Newsletter
Issue 139 - 1st Quarter 2021
City offices are closed on the following dates:
New Year’s Day
Friday, January 1, 2021
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, January 18, 2021
Monday, February 15, 2021
Cocoa Now Offering Same Day Permitting
Online Permitting Options Coming in Early Spring 2021
The City of Cocoa is now offering same day and over the counter permitting options every Wednesday from 8-11am. Also, coming in early Spring, the City will begin to offer online permitting services to make the permitting process with the City easier and more convenient for our residents and business owners. Same day and over the counter permitting will take place on Wednesdays from 8-11 am with complete permit applications submitted. Applications will be reviewed and issued before 4:30 pm that same day. Residential projects that are eligible for same day permitting include shutters (nonelectric), irrigation, sheds (without power or plumbing), screened enclosures, generators, foundation stabilizers, window/door replacement (size for size), above ground pools, and fences. Over the counter permitting for residential structures and single family townhomes will be eligible for replacing existing equipment (mechanical units, water heaters, HVAC, etc.), reroofs, and minor electrical, plumbing andmechanical repairs. Permits can be submitted by email to email@example.com or in person at 65 Stone Street.
Online permitting will be coming by early Spring 2021. This will offer our residents and business owners the ease and convenience of obtaining permits online for things such as residential demolition, fence, generator, HVAC change out, pool, pool resurface, and reroof.
The City of Cocoa's building and permitting division can be reached online or by calling (321) 433-8501.
Cocoa Board/Committee Feature:
Sustainability Advisory Board
The City of Cocoa has a number of various boards and committees comprised of residents, business owners and others to assist City Council in their decision making processes. It is also a great way for residents to engage with and learn more about their local government.
The City of Cocoa is taking steps towards creating a more sustainable and resilient community. In 2018, the Sustainability Advisory Board was created to focus on areas within the City in need of improvement. From its inception, the Board has been focused on developing a Sustainability Action Plan (SAP).
The Board’s mission is to assist the City in developing a Sustainability and Resiliency Plan. To help in this process, the City of Cocoa adopted the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council Resiliency Action Plan in March 2019. This plan will be incorporated with the Sustainability Action Plan to create one plan for the future.
In 2020, Cocoa City Council approved and adopted the Sustainability Action Plan, a plan that was developed by this board with over 800 hours of volunteer time to create and will make Cocoa a more resilient and sustainable community and lead to a more prosperous future for Cocoa.
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Cocoa Council Meetings
Cocoa City Council meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:00pm at City Hall located at 65 Stone Street.
LaVander HearnCouncilmember - District 2Phone: 321-474-1189
Lorraine KossCouncilwoman - District 4Phone: 321-474-8445
Mike BlakeMayorPhone: 321-474-1758
Alex GoinsDeputy Mayor - District 1Phone: 321-474-4923
Rip DyalCouncilman - District 3Phone: 321-474-4924