Types of Building Permits

Effective January 1, 2021, permit review will not be started until the initial permit fees of $35.00 is paid.

Listed are the types of building permits for Brevard County, Florida.

The Permitting Process


The application process begins with the appropriate paperwork submitted for the work being done.  All Owner Builders must personally appear.  Registered contractors with an approved license can submit applications using our online permitting system.  Once a permit application is submitted, permit information can be accessed through Brevard’s Advanced Service Site (BASS), our online permitting system.  A $35 fee is assessed at the time of permit application and will need to be paid prior to the review process.

Review Process

Any plans, surveys, or other paperwork describing the work being done will be reviewed by the appropriate department(s) before the permit can be issued.  Multiple review processes may occur if an application is determined to be deficient.  Applicants will be notified by email when all reviews are complete.


During the review processes, it may be determined that additional documentation is required.  Additional documents will go through another review process.  Changes to plans, surveys, or contractors may be subject to additional fees.

Permit Issuance

Permit review fees will be invoiced once the permit is approved by all reviewers and all relevant conditions have been met.  Once paid, the permit will be issued.  All documents required for inspection and the permit card will be available at this time.


All permits require inspection before the permit process is considered complete.  Inspections can be scheduled until 4:00 PM the business day before the requested date.  A $75 fee will be assessed for any failed inspections.

A Notice of Commencement recorded with the Brevard County Clerk of Courts must be submitted before inspections can be scheduled if the work is valued greater than $2500 ($7500 for HVAC Change Out).

Once a final inspection has passed and all other conditions have been met, the permit will be considered final and no other action is required.  A Certificate of Completion or Certificate of Occupancy may be obtained at this time.

Commercial Permits

Multi-Family Permits

Residential Permits