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.


The City of Cocoa will begin offering online permitting services starting March 1, 2021.  You will be able to 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.  

Beginning March 1, 2021, you will be able to apply online for the following permits:

  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Aluminum Carport / Patio / Screen Enclosure
  • Construction Trailer
  • Demolition
  • Door
  • Driveway
  • Exterior Siding
  • Fences or Masonry Wall
  • Garage Door
  • Hurricane Shutters
  • HVAC (replacement only)
  • Land Clearing
  • Lawn Irrigation
  • Retaining Wall
  • Shed
  • Sign (non-illuminated) 
  • Sign (temporary)
  • Slab
  • Spa (electric fee only)
  • Swimming Pool (above ground)
  • Swimming Pool Repair
  • Tent (temporary)
  • Window Replacement

All other permit applications will still be accepted via email or in person.  The City will begin offering online permitting for ALL permits in the next few months.  Please continue to check back to our website for updates.

Until then, please continue to communicate with the Building Department by phone, email or in person.  

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 3:00PM)


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.


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 2.5% 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

We'd like your feedback on how we are doing. Please fill out the Community Services Customer Service Survey.

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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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