Building & Permitting

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June 1, 2020

UPDATE:  Building Department Changes

Dear Contractors and Citizens, 

We are implementing a change in policy to allow for ALL work to be submitted electronically.  Contractors can submit building permits via email and regular mail.   We will allow ALL permit packages to be scanned and emailed.  Documents must be submitted as a PDF. All packages must be legible and complete. Incomplete packages will be sent back via email or mail.  Permit submittal can be emailed to

Additionally, you can contact our offices at 321-433-8501 to schedule an appointment to drop off any permits/plans to our staff. 

Payments can be made over the phone using a credit/debit card.   For cash or check transactions, please contact the Permit Technician for further instructions at 321-433-8501.

Please note, Florida State Statute states Homeowner Builders MUST submit in person. We have established a procedure to comply, please contact Permit Technician for further instructions.

At this time, all inspections will be scheduled and conducted as normal except for those inspections which require an inspector go into an occupied residence or business.  


City of Cocoa Building Department

As always, Building and Permitting Staff are available via email or phone.


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:

  • Construction
  • Alteration
  • Repair
  • Demolition
  • Use and occupancy of buildings, structures, or premises

Customer Service

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 Fees

On May 13, 2020, City Council adopted Resolution 2020-144, revising the building permit fee schedule. The change shall be effective on May 14, 2020. 

City of Cocoa Building & Permitting Division Miscellaneous Permit Fee Schedule

(Fees below DO NOT include State of Florida fees)

Residential Occupancy Construction

Permit TypeValuationValuation

First $1,000 of project cost$1,001+
Building$72$72 plus $3.25/$1,000
Fire PreventionNoneNone

Non-Residential Construction

Permit TypeValuationValuation

First $1,000 of project cost$1,001+
Building$92$92 plus $5.25/$1,000
Fire Prevention$50 plus 0.0025 times the job value$50 plus 0.0025 times the job value

* All fees include Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) fees.

* There shall be no building, electric, and plumbing permit fees for any building, electric, or plumbing permit application filed with the City related to the installation of solar photovoltaic and thermal systems.

*There is a State Surcharge of 3% of the "building" permit cost or $4.00, whichever is greater, for all building permits.

Description of WorkResidential Occupancy FeeNon-Residential Fee
Aluminum Carport$72.00$92.00
Aluminum Patio/Screen Enclosure$72.00$92.00
Construction Trailer$72.00$92.00
Exterior Siding$72.00$92.00
Fences or Masonry Wall$72.00$92.00
Garage Door$72.00$92.00
Hurricane Shutters$72.00$92.00
HVAC (replacement only)$72.00$92.00
Land Clearing$72.00$92.00
Lawn Irrigation$72.00$92.00
Retaining Wall$72.00$92.00
Sign (non-illuminated)$72.00$92.00
Sign (temporary)$72.00$92.00
Spa (electric fee only)$72.00$92.00
Swimming Pool (above ground)$72.00$92.00
Swimming Pool Repair$72.00$92.00
Tent (temporary)$72.00$92.00
Window Replacement$72.00$92.00

Building Permit and Inspection Utilization Report Fiscal Year 2020

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.

FEMA Flood Zone Data - 2014

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