Brevard County Building Permits

Building permits are issued for new construction, alterations, additions, and changes to properties within unincorporated areas of Brevard County.

Documentation requirements, inspections, and conditions will vary by depending on the type of project.

Notice to Contractors: To avoid permitting delays, check your license status in the Brevard County Licensed Contractor Search , before applying for your permit. Contact Contractor Licensing to obtain registration forms or if your search results yielded no results found: (321) 633-2058, option 4, option 6. Contractors are encouraged to complete the Contractor Agreement to enable access to online permit applications at Brevard's Advanced Service Site (BASS). Permits can also be submitted by email, mail or in person. Call the Customer Service Call Center at (321) 633-2187 to schedule an appointment.

Notice to Owner/Builder Applicants: Owners working as their own contractors (referred to as Owner/Builders) must appear in person to file their permit application. Please call (321) 633-2187 to inquire about required forms and to schedule your in office appointment.

Please select from the following permit applications to review detailed descriptions as it pertains to the type of work, license requirements, documents, and fee structure required for permitting.

Commercial Permits

Multi-Family Permits

Residential Permits

Expedited Permitting Procedures

States of Emergency: Pursuant to Fla. Stat. Sec. 553.7922, Brevard County will institute expedited procedures for permitting for those permits that do not require technical review such as roof repairs, reroofing, electrical repairs, service changes, or the replacement of a single window or door. It is Brevard County’s expectation that such permits will be processed within 3 business days in the event of a declared emergency.

Pursuant to Board of County Commissioners Policy BCC-50, the County Manager has the authority to waive fees for permits necessary to repair damage during a State of Emergency when it can be demonstrated that a financial hardship exists and other forms of assistance, such as private insurance, are not available.

Affordable/Workforce Housing: Pursuant to Chapter 62, Article XVII , Brevard County Code of Ordinances, additional resources are available for permitting related to affordable and workforce housing for the purposes of expediting and facilitating such permits. Developments in which 30 percent or more of the entire project is affordable as designated by the Code can receive the assistance of the county's affordable/workforce housing team. The team will provide technical assistance to facilitate the movement of the project through the necessary permitting procedures. Priority use of the team resources will be given to developments with affordable units, and a longer period of affordability. This team will include staff members from the following County Departments, at minimum: Planning and Development, Natural Resources, Housing and Human Services, and Public Works.

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