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.

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(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 June 1, 2021 per Resolution 2021 - 040.  

New permit fees are listed below.

Permit Application Processing Fee - $25

Plans examination fee - 50% of permit fee shall be collected upon application submittal

Miscellaneous Permit Fee ScheduleResidential Occupancy FeeCommercial  /     Industrial   Fee
Aluminum Carport$75$100
Aluminum Patio/Screen Enclosure$75$100
Construction Trailer$75$100
Demolition$75$100
Door$75$100
Driveway$75$100
Exterior Siding$75$100
Fences or Masonry Wall$75$100
Garage Door$75$100
Hurricane Shutters (non-electric)$75$100
HVAC (replacement only)$75$100
Land clearing$75$100
Retaining Wall$75$100
Shed$75$100
Sign (non-illuminated)$75$100
Sign (temporary)$75$100
Slab$75$100
Spa (electric fee only)$75$100
Swimming Pool (above ground)$75$100
Swimming Pool repair$75$100
Tent (temporary)$75$100
Window replacement$75$100


Construction Valuation Fees are calculated as follows:

Residential - First $1,000 = $75     AND  $1,001+ = $75 plus $3.25 per $1,000

Commercial - First $1,000 + $100   AND  $1,001+ = $100 plus $5.25 per $1,000

Additional Fees

  • Adding a Mechanical Subcontractor - $75
  • Adding an Electrical Subcontractor - $75
  • Adding a Plumbing Subcontractor - $75
  • Flood Plain Review - $75
  • Temporary C/O - $100 per request
  • Extension of time - $30
  • Plan Revisions - $75 per request
  • Re-inspection fee (1st is free) - $75 per trip
  • Same Day / Off Hours / Time Specific Inspections - $100 per hour & 2-hour minimum (based upon inspector availability)
  • Re-issue Permit (change of contractor, subcontractor, owner) - $50
  • Review and stamping additional set of plans - $10 per page
  • Work without a permit - Up to 4 times the permit fee amount
  • Failure to schedule final inspection - $100
  • After hours inspections - $125 per hours & 2-hour minimum (based on inspector availability)


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.

Building Division

Telephone:  321.433.8501 or 321.433.8502

Email:  building@cocoafl.org

Office:  65 Stone Street, Cocoa, FL 32922

Office Hours:  M-F - 8:00AM - 5:00PM (Payments accepted between 8:00AM and 3:00PM)

Responsibilities

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

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.

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.

Licenses

The Local Business Tax Receipt Program licenses businesses throughout the City of Cocoa.

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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