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Building Department
Thomas Forbes
Thomas Forbes
Building Department Director/Building Official

Contact:  Thomas Forbes

City of West Melbourne
2240 Minton Road
First Floor
West Melbourne, FL 32904

Ph:   321-837-7776
Fax:  321-952-9542

Hours:
     8:30 am - 5:00
     Monday - Friday
Overview
The Building Department actually functions as three divisions under the direction of the Building Official:

Building
Administration and enforcement of the various local codes and ordinances associated with construction of new structures, and alteration, repairs or additions to existing structures, including state and federal laws.  Responsibilities include:
  • Plan review
  • Permit issuance
  • Inspections for compliance

Code Enforcement
Responsibilities include:
  • Administration and enforcement of municipal codes and ordinances that regulate:
    • Land development and use
    • Zoning
    • Construction
    • Sanitation
    • Any others that have an effect on health, safety and general welfare of the public
  • Investigate citizens' complaints
  • Require corrections as necessary and/or process alleged violations of the City Code of Ordinances to the City Code Enforcement Board
  • Ensure compliance with orders issued
  • Maintain records
  • Ensure collection of assessed penalties

Supporting Services
This department works closely with Brevard County fire prevention, planning and engineering in the review of site plans, subdivision development and land use change requests, including the variance and special exception application process.

New Computer System
Beginning Monday, May 2, 2016, the city will be transitioning to a new computer system for its Building and Business Tax Receipt Departments. As a result, a 3% convenience fee will be charged by the new electronic payment processing company for any payments made using a credit or debit card. Over the next couple months, other departments within the city will also be making this transition. Additional notification will be made as these transitions occur. Thank you for your support while we work to improve the services we offer in these departments.