Commercial Solar Photovoltaic Permit Application

Application requires review by county staff. Contractors, who are registered online users, can apply online, upload documents, monitor application progress, schedule inspections, and pay fees 24 hours a day / 7 days a week through Brevard's Advanced Service Site (BASS). Access BASS

You will be notified by email of any changes made to your application status.

All information is intended as a guide and may not cover every situation. Additional information may be required dependent on individual project circumstances.

Type of Work

Commercial: Installation or replacement of photovoltaic systems. For Solar Shingles please see record type Commercial Renovation.

Licensed Professionals

Professionals may only obtain permits for the scope of work in accordance with their license type. Some professionals may be required to name subcontractor(s).

  • Building Contractor
  • Electrical Contractor
  • General Contractor
  • Solar Contractor
  • Property owners acting as their own contractor, Owner/Builder, must appear in person

Documents

We are encouraging all customers to submit documents in digital format. For Brevard's Advanced Service Site (BASS) applications all documents can be uploaded directly to the permit application. For Walk-in applications documents may be submitted on a compact disc or flash/thumb drive.

  • Application for Building Permit
  • Owner Builder Application for Contractor Exemption, if you are an Owner/Builder
  • Subcontractor Authorization form is required for each subcontractor
  • Notice of Commencement (NOC) required if job value exceeds $2,500.00
    *Note: NOC must be recorded with the Clerk of Courts and uploaded, then approved by Planning & Development, prior to scheduling inspections.
  • Plans – construction plans, drawings, and specifications

Fees

The fees listed herein are intended to assist in estimating total permit fees. Fees for individual projects may vary dependent on circumstances. Fees on permit applications entered incorrectly or in error, including but not limited to, duplicate entries, will not be refunded.

The Brevard County Board of County Commissioners implemented an exemption to solar photovoltaic permitting fees on March 20, 2018. This exemption will expire on March 19, 2023.

Associated Fees with This Permit Application
TypeAmount
Application Processing Fee$25.00 Due at application submittal
Unlicensed Contractor Activity Enforcement$10.00 Due at application submittal
Building Code Review$100.00 for the first $1,000.00 of job value + $5.25 per $1,000.00 of job value or portion thereafter.
Florida State Surcharge F.S. 468.631 BCA1.5% of the Building Code fees above (which includes the Application Fee) or $2.00 whichever is greater
Florida State Surcharge F.S. 553.721 FBC1% of the Building Code fees above (which includes the Application Fee) or $2.00 whichever is greater
Fire Prevention Review$50.00 + .0033 x the job value. (Based on construction value or Building Value Data Table, whichever value is greater)

All Permit Types

Commercial Permits

Multi-Family Permits

Residential Permits

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