Commercial New Construction 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: Construction of new building, interior build-out, accessory structure, tower, or exterior addition or change that impacts the footprint of the building or adds square footage to the building (with or without renovation of existing space). Includes all sub-trades such as electrical, plumbing, and roofing.

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
  • General Contractor
  • Special Structure Aluminum Contractor
  • Tower Specialty Contractor
  • Property owners acting as their own contractor, Owner/Builder, must appear in person
Documents Needed with This Permit Application
Application for Building PermitApplication not required if submitted online by a licensed contractor
Owner Builder Application for Contractor ExemptionRequired if you are an Owner/Builder
Subcontractor Authorization FormRequired for each subcontractor
Potable Water Service Capacity Availability Certificateor Reservation Certificate
Landscaping Land Clearing AffidavitN/A
Florida Department of Environmental Health Septic Permit or approval document, if on septic system
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.

PlansConstruction documents signed and sealed by a Florida Registered Architect or Engineer, Florida Product Approvals, truss engineering, etc. (these can be separate documents).
Energy CalculationsCompleted Energy Calculation forms, "Manual J" for HVAC equipment sizing, and Energy Performance Level (EPL) Display Card.
Plot Plan signed and sealed by a Florida Land SurveyorPlot plan must: have dimensions and be drawn to scale; depict all existing and proposed buildings, structures, and improvements with finished floor elevations; indicate all adjacent right-of-way with elevations; show easements and lot grading/drainage plan; provide Flood Zone information.

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.


The fees listed herein are intended to assist in estimating total permit fees. Fees for individual projects may vary dependent on circumstances.

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$100.00 for the first $1,000.00 of job value + $5.25 per $1,000.00 of job value or portion thereafter. (Based on construction value or Building Value Data Table, whichever value is greater.)
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
Address Assignment$100.00 per address
Fire Prevention Review$50.00 + .0033 x the job value. (Based on construction value or Building Value Data Table, whichever value is greater)
Land Development Review$15.00 - $90.00 Base Fee
Natural Resources Review$90.00 - $300.00 Base Fee
Utilities ReviewVaries by project, contact Utility Services Department
Zoning Review$210.00 Flat Fee
Concurrency Review$175.00
Impact FeesDue prior to pre-power or final inspection whichever occurs first. Impact Fees details.