Building & Permitting

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March 20, 2020

UPDATE:  Building Department Changes

Dear Contractors and Citizens, with the health and safety of our employees and customers in mind, the City of Cocoa Building Department will begin implementing the following measures:

Effective Monday, March 23, 2020, the Building Department will be closed to the public.

Due to the COVID-19, we are implementing a temporary change in policy to allow for ALL work to be submitted electronically.  Contractors can submit building permits via email and regular mail.   Temporarily, 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.  In those cases, the Department has a process in place for Virtual Inspections. Please contact Building Inspectors prior, or on the date of inspections for further instructions.

If you should require a Pre- Construction meeting, the Building Department Staff will arrange for a conference call or video conference to meet your needs.

Additionally, we are encouraging ALL employees to maintain a 6-foot social distance between themselves and others, at all times. 

Please understand, the Building Department will strive to maintain all customer-established timelines during this time. Due to unforeseen circumstances and the ever-changing information from the CDC, these policies may change.

Please check our website for the latest updates. 

Thank you for your understanding while we navigate these new changes.


City of Cocoa Building Department

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

Permitting: Building Division Contacts

Val Perez, Building Official 

Will Carbonell, Assistant to the Building Official 

Marco Delano, Building Inspector                

Torri Edwards, Permit Technician    




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 April 23, 2013, City Council adopted Resolution 2013-037, revising the building permit fee schedule. The change shall be effective on April 24, 2013. 

City of Cocoa Building & Permitting Division Miscellaneous Permit Fee Schedule
(Fees below DO NOT include State of Florida fees)

Description of Work Residential Occupancy Fee Non-Residential Fee
Aluminum Carport $72.00 $92.00
Aluminum Patio/Screen Enclosure $72.00 $92.00
Construction Trailer $72.00 $92.00
Demolition $72.00 $92.00
Door $72.00 $92.00
Driveway $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
Shed $72.00 $92.00
Sign (non-illuminated) $72.00 $92.00
Sign (temporary) $72.00 $92.00
Slab $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

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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