Residential Pool 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

Residential: Installation of in-ground pool or spa. Installation of above-ground pools with depth 24 inches or greater.

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).

  • General Contractor
  • Swimming Pool Commercial Contractor
  • Swimming Pool Residential Contractor
  • Property owners acting as their own contractor, Owner/Builder, must appear in person

We are encouraging all customers to submit required application 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
  • Subcontractor Authorization for each named subcontractor
  • Landscaping Land Clearing Affidavit
  • IF on a coastline: State Department of Environmental Protection Approval. For more information, contact the State Department of Environmental Protection, 850-921-7778.
  • IF on a coastline: Marine Turtle Protection Affidavit
  • Notice of Commencement (NOC) required if job value exceeds $2,500.00
    *Note: NOC must be recorded with the Clerk of Courts, then approved by Planning & Development, prior to scheduling inspections.
  • Residential Swimming Pool, Spa and Hot Tub Safety Act Notice of Requirements
    NOTE: where a wall of a dwelling serves as part of the pool barrier, all doors providing access to the pool through that wall shall be equipped with an alarm or other safety device.
  • Plans (signed and sealed construction documents) must indicate any metal door frame or metal window frames that are within 5 feet horizontally of the inside walls of the pool and within 12 feet above the maximum water level of the pool. Where a wall of a dwelling serves as part of the pool barrier, include all door and window locations inside the barrier area. [NOTE: Contractors may submit “wet seal” drawings.]
  • Manufacturer’s Specifications for the pump and main drain, and for door/window alarms, floating alarm, and baby barrier as applicable
  • IF Above Ground Pool: One copy of manufacturer's installation instructions; ladder, pump, filter, and electrical details; and any deck must show height, wall section, steps, and guard rails.
  • Plot Plan (typically overlaid on a Boundary Survey) must be drawn to scale and have dimensions. Depict all existing and proposed buildings, structures, and improvements with distances to property lines, and location where heavy equipment will access property from the street. Must have Environmental Health Services approval stamp if on septic and show wells, septic tank, and drain field.
    • NOTE: Section 62-2123 requires minimum setback of 5 feet for swimming pools and pool screen enclosures. If a screen enclosure will be added to your pool in the future, locate the pool on the property in a manner to allow compliance with the 5-foot setback requirement for the future screen enclosure.


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.

Associated Fees with This Permit Application
Application Processing Fee$25.00 Due at application submittal
Unlicensed Contractor Activity Enforcement$10.00 Due at application submittal
Building Code Review$75.00 for the first $1,000.00 of job value + $3.25 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
Land Development Review$15.00 Base Fee
Natural Resources Review Review$90.00 Base Fee
Zoning Review$36.00 Base Fee

All Permit Types

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Residential Permits

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