Building Department

City Hall is closed to the public effective Monday, July 13th. There are drop boxes located next to the front doors for drop off and pick up of permits. Payment must be received prior to permit pick up. Please call 30 to 60 minutes prior to arrival for permit packets to be placed into the pickup container. Permits are placed into the pickup bin at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily. 

Payment is due after plans examination has been completed. There are no upfront fees due at permit submission time. During this time, payment can be can be made by mailing in or dropping off a check or by using the credit card authorization form. Email the authorization form to buildingpermits@westmelbourne.org

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 and mechanical permit applications can be emailed in to: buildingpermits@westmelbourne.org

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.  

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.

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.