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Building & Permitting
The City of Cocoa Building Division is dedicated to providing reliable customer service for all of your permitting needs as well as ensuring safety for all of our residents through strict enforcement of the Florida Building code, State Statutes and City Ordinances.
(Click the button above to visit the Citizenserve online permitting portal.)
The City of Cocoa is now offering online permitting services. You can apply for a permit, download forms, upload all required documents, check the status of your permit, pay fees, view policies, view submittal requirements and schedule inspections through our new online portal, powered by Citizenserve.
You can now apply online for ALL permits in Citizenserve.
New permit fees go into effect on October 1, 2022 per Resolution 2022-085.
New permit fees are listed below.
Permit Application Processing Fee - $25
|Miscellaneous Permit Fee Schedule||Residential Occupancy Fee|
|Fences / Masonry Wall / Retaining Wall||$75|
|Hurricane Shutters (non-electric)||$75|
|HVAC (replacement only) ONE AHU and or ONE Condenser unit --- Over 1 unit to be charged based on value||$75|
|Sign (non-illuminated / temporary)||$75|
|Swimming Pool (above ground)||$75|
|Swimming Pool repair||$75|
|Miscellaneous Permit Fee Schedule||Commercial |
ALL OTHER PERMITS WILL BE CHARGED BASED ON VALUATION
Construction Valuation Fees are calculated as follows:
Residential - First $1,000 = $75 AND $1,001+ = $75 plus $4 per $1,000
Commercial - First $1,000 + $100 AND $1,001+ = $100 plus $6 per $1,000
Building Code (Residential & Non Residential) - Chapter 170
|Permit Application Processing Fee||$25|
|Temporary Certificate of Occupancy||$100 per request|
|Extension of Time||$50|
|Re-inspection Fee (1st is free)||2nd - $75 / 3rd - $100 / 4th and over $125|
|Re-Issue Permit (change of contractor, subcontractor, owner)||$50|
|Electrical Meter Reset Inspection||$50|
|Review and Stamp of additional set of plans||$10 per page|
|Work without a permit**||Up to 4 times the permit fee amount|
|Failure to schedule a final inspection||$100|
|Flood Plain Review (Chapter 174)||$75|
|Adding Electrical Subcontractor to permit||$75|
|Adding Plumbing Subcontractor to permit||$75|
|Adding Mechanical Subcontractor to permit||$75|
|Change of Contractor||$50|
**This provision shall not apply to emergency work when delay would clearly have placed life or property in imminent danger. However, in all cases the required permit(s) must be submitted within two (2) business days and any unreasonable delay in obtaining those permit(s) shall result in a penalty of one hundred percent (100%) of the usual permit fee in addition to the required permit fees. The Building Official may grant extensions of time or waive penalty fees when justifiable cause has been demonstrated in writing.
There will be no after hours, specific time or same day inspections scheduled. AM or PM will be the only selection option and inspections are conducted between 8:00AM and 4:00PM, during the City’s operational days.
Permit fee refunds: No refund will be granted on any permit with a fee of less than the base residential fee or base commercial fee. For permits having a fee in excess of the base permit fee, up to fifty percent (50%) of the amount in excess of the base fee may be refunded, provided a written request with the original permit attached is submitted to the building official within ninety (90) days of the permit’s date of issuance. Such written request should state the reasons the refund is requested. The Building Official may, in the Building Official’s sole discretion and upon good cause, authorize a refund of any permit fee in excess of the base fee.
New Fire Permit Fees go into effect on October 1, 2022 per Resolution 2022-086
|Fire Plan Review Fees||Mandatory per FS 553.79|
|Construction Value under $1,000||$100|
|Construction Value over $1,000||$50 PLUS .0035 X Value|
|Plan Revisions||$5 per page ($50 minimum charge)|
|Design Review Fee (if significant changes are necessary)||$150|
|Failure to schedule final fire inspection||$100|
|Specific New Construction Inspection Fees|
|Fire Sprinkler Hydro||$200|
|Fire Sprinkler System Inspection||$150 per floor/riser|
|Fire Alarm System Inspection/Test||$150 per floor/riser|
|Fire Pump Inspection/Test||$100|
|Hood Inspection (Light Test & Balance)||$100|
|Automatic Extinguishing System Inspection/Test||$100|
|BD System Inspection/Test||$150|
|Smoke Evacuation System Inspection/Test||$200 per floor|
|All Inspections with LESS than 24 hours notice||$75 in addition to the above fees|
|Building Only - Fire Finals|
|Building Fire Final||Included with Permit|
|All Other Re-inspections||$75|
|Post Temporary CO Inspections||$75|
|All Inspections with LESS than 24 hours notice||$75 in addition to the above fees|
The city reserves the right to require that the applicant submit additional information to the extent the information is required to determine that the construction will be completed in accordance with all applicable law.
Telephone: 321.433.8501 or 321.433.8502
Office: 65 Stone Street, Cocoa, FL 32922
Office Hours: M-F - 8:00AM - 5:00PM (Payments accepted between 8:00AM and 4:30PM)
Building construction plans review, permitting and inspection of any building or plan ensure compliance with the Florida Building and Fire Codes and local code requirements incidental to:
- Use and occupancy of buildings, structures, or premises
All permits applied for on or after December 31, 2020 will be required to meet the 2020 Florida Building Code and the 2017 National Electric Code.
Building and Permitting is committed to expediting the construction permitting and local business tax receipt licensing process. For information about permitting and licensing, please visit the Building Permits and Cocoa Business Tax Receipt pages.
The Local Business Tax Receipt Program licenses businesses throughout the City of Cocoa.
Building Permit and Inspection Utilization Report FY2022
Pursuant to Florida Statute 553.80, by December 31, 2022, the governing body of a local government that provides a schedule of fees shall create a building permit and inspection utilization report and post the report on its website. The information in the report shall be derived from relevant information available in the most recently completed financial audit. After December 31, 2022, the governing body of a local government that provides a schedule of fees shall update its building permit and inspection utilization report before making any adjustments to the fee schedule.
The City’s fiscal year begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The below information is derived between that period for the fiscal year. Below please find the Building Permit and Inspection Utilization Report for Fiscal Year 2022.
- Direct and indirect costs incurred by the local government to enforce the Florida Building Code, including costs related to:
- Personnel services costs, including salary and related employee benefit costs incurred by the local government to enforce the Florida Building Code $384,498
- Operating expenditures and expenses $154,061
- Permit and inspection utilization information, including:
- Number of building permit applications submitted 1,858
- Number of building permits issued or approved 1,834
- Number of building inspection and reinspections requested 7,794
- Number of building inspection and reinspections conducted 7,794
- Number of building inspections conducted by a private provider 2,300
- Number of audits conducted by the local government of private provider building inspections 54
- Number of personnel dedicated by the local government to enforce the Florida Building Code, issued building permits, and conduct inspections 5
- Other permissible activities for enforcing the Florida Building Code as described in the subparagraph (a)1 - On site scope of permit revision
- Revenue information, including:
- Revenue derived from fees pursuant to paragraph (a) $74,651
- Revenue derived from fines pursuant to paragraph (a) $0
- When applicable, investment earnings from the local government's investment of revenue derived from fees and fines pursuant to paragraph (a) $6,217
- Balances carried forward by the local government pursuant to paragraph (a) $426,121
- Balances refunded by the local government pursuant to paragraph (a) $0
- Revenue derived from other sources, including local government general revenue $0
FEMA Flood Zone Information
Updated flood zone information and map drawings are available from the following link. The maps are large and will take time to open.