Residential Generator 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 whole-house generator, including all electrical and plumbing.
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 (must name subcontractor)
- Electrical Contractor
- General Contractor (must name subcontractor)
- Residential Contractor (must name subcontractor)
- Residential Electrical 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||N/A|
|Owner Builder Application for Contractor Exemption||if you are an Owner/Builder|
|Subcontractor Authorization Form||is required for each subcontractor|
|Landscaping Land Clearing Affidavit||N/A|
|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.
|Copy of generator manufacturer's specifications and installation details||N/A|
|Copy of a property survey||to scale showing the generator location with X's|
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.
|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 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|
|Land Development Review||$15.00 Base Fee|
|Natural Resources Review||$15.00 Base Fee|
|Zoning Review||$36.00 Base Fee|
Types of Building Permits
Brevard County is currently in the process of implementing changes to increase the accessibility of information and documents on its website. If you require assistance to better access these documents or information contained therein please contact the County’s ADA Coordinator by phone at (321)-637-5347 or by email at ADACompliance@brevardfl.gov
Adobe® Acrobat® Reader® DC is free software you can use to read and access the information contained within PDF files. Adobe Acrobat Reader DC contains many capabilities specifically designed to make it easier for people with disabilities to read PDF files, regardless of whether the files have been optimized for accessibility. It leverages accessibility functions built into Windows® and Mac OS systems and allows adjustment of user preferences to optimize the reading experience for a variety of disabilities.