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
Residential: Installation or replacement of docks, seawalls, or boat lifts in manmade bodies of water (canals, drainage easements, and drainage rights-of-way).
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).
All contractors and subcontractors performing marine construction work or working over water must demonstrate having US Longshoreman's and Harbor Workers insurance coverage.
- Building Contractor
- General Contractor
- Marine I Contractor
- Marine II Contractor
- Residential Contractor
- Property owners acting as their own contractor, Owner/Builder, must appear in person
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
- Seawall and Dock Affidavit
- 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 documents signed and sealed by a Florida Registered Architect or Engineer, Florida Product Approvals, truss engineering, etc. (these can be separate documents).
- Plot Plan - copy of survey showing the location and dimensions of proposed and existing seawalls, docks, piers, piles, and boatlifts with dimensional ties to property lines and dimensional ties to projection of property lines into the water. Width of the waterway, canal or drainage easement/right-of-way and the proposed maximum projection of the marine construction activity into said waterway. Location of turbidity barriers during construction. Location of native vegetation impacted by seawall construction.
- Survey – Current (prepared within the last 180 days) and unaltered survey prepared by a Florida Land Surveyor showing all existing improvements, easements, and any drainage pipes or other drainage improvements. Survey must show the width of the waterway, canal or drainage easement/right-of-way.