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.
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
|Application for Building Permit||Application not required if submitted online by a licensed contractor|
|Owner Builder Application for Contractor Exemption||Required if you are an Owner/Builder|
|Subcontractor Authorization Form||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.|
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. 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.
|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 BCA||1.5% of the Building Code fees above (which includes the Application Fee) or $2.00 whichever is greater|
|Florida State Surcharge F.S. 553.721 FBC||1% 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)|
Types of Building Permits
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