Building Department

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The new 7th Edition Florida Building Code will become effective on January 1, 2021. This change will impact all regulated construction projects that have not been permitted by the City of West Melbourne Building Department by December 31, 2020.

In order to submit applications under the current 6th Edition Florida Building Code, applications must be submitted to the West Melbourne Building Department located at 2240 Minton Rd no later than 4:30pm on Thursday, December 31, 2020. All submittals made on or after January 1, 2021 must meet the new Florida Building Codes.

The new Florida Building Code contains substantial updates from the previous edition that will affect both residential and commercial projects. Notable updates include changes to roofing and wind load requirements and energy conservation standards. The 7th Edition Florida Building Code is available online at https://codes.iccsafe.org/codes/florida.

For questions regarding the Florida Building Code, please call the West Melbourne Building Department at (321) 837-7776 or email buildingpermits@westmelbourne.gov.

Payment is due after plans examination has been completed. There are no upfront fees due at permit submission time. Payment can be can be made by cash, check or by using the credit card authorization form. Email the authorization form to buildingpermits@westmelbourne.gov.

Inspections are continuing as normal. Inspections must be called in Monday through Friday by 4:00 p.m. to be placed on the next business day’s schedule.

Fence, roofing and mechanical permit applications can be emailed in to: buildingpermits@westmelbourne.gov.

Any other permits, such as screen rooms, windows/doors/shutters, solar, fire alarm/sprinklers, or new builds, will need to be dropped off or mailed in to City Hall.  

We do accept digitally signed architect or engineer drawings, however at this time they need to be in hardcopy format.

For residential permits, 2 sets of plans will need to be submitted.
For commercial permits, 3 sets of plans will need to be submitted.

Go to our Forms page for current applications. All applications submitted MUST have a notarized qualifier signature. A contract or estimate signed by the property owner can be used in lieu of their notarized signature on the application.

For fence and swimming pool permits:  If property is adjacent to a Melbourne-Tillman water canal, a permit is required for temporary access of right of way use. The following link is to the application with the Melbourne-Tillman Water Control District.

Melbourne-Tillman Application

To check the status of a permit submitted, for a permit search or to find inspection results please click here. 

Please call (321) 837-7776 with any questions or concerns regarding permitting.

2020 Building Permit and Inspection Utilization Report

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

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.