Community Services

This department directs the physical growth of the City and provides a full range services, including:
  • Planning and Zoning
  • Building and Permitting
  • Housing and Neighborhood Services
  • Economic Development
  • Leisure Services
  • Community Redevelopment Agencies
We'd like your feedback on how we are doing. Please fill out the Community Services Customer Service Survey.
Customer survey

Our Mission

Serving Cocoa to build a stronger, more vibrant and livable community that provides an enhance quality of life for both residents and businesses; embraces its diversity; and preserves and promotes our historical and cultural heritage.


  • NEW: You can now make payments for building permit applications, business tax receipts and code enforcement fines and liens electronically. Click on the Online Bill Pay link for more information.
  • Manages the City's Comprehensive Plan, annexations, and land development regulations.
  • Issues building permits, reviews site and building plans, and inspects buildings and sites.
  • Issues Local Business Tax Receipts and renewals.
  • Oversees federal and state housing and community development grant funds.
  • Oversees the City's three CRAs - Cocoa, US1 Corridor, and Diamond Square.
  • Encourages business attraction and retention.
  • Performs Emergency Management Support Functions - information and planning and damage assessment.
  • Oversees the Porcher House, Civic Center, and Riverfront & Taylor Park.


The Administration manages all the functions of the department and ensures that all activities and special projects are meeting community needs in an effective and efficient manner.


FEMA Flood Zone Data - 2014