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 the following permits:

Window ReplacementElectrical
PlumbingAluminum Carport / Patio / Screen Enclosure
Construction TrailerDemolition
Exterior SidingFences or Masonry Wall
Garage DoorHurricane Shutters
HVAC (replacement only)Land Clearing
Lawn IrrigationRetaining Wall
Roof (replacement only)Sign (non-illuminated) and (temporary)
Spa (electric fee only)Swimming Pool (above ground)
Swimming Pool RepairTent (Temporary)

Don't see your permit type above:   Visit the all other permits page to view the other types of permits available and how to apply. Also, click here to search all permits applied for prior to March 1, 2021. 

All 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.

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


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.

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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