The new 7th Edition Florida Building Code became effective on January 1, 2021.
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/content/FLBC2020P1
For questions regarding the Florida Building Code, please call the West Melbourne Building Department at (321) 837-7776 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment is due after plans examination has been completed. There are no upfront fees due at permit submission time. Payment for permits and re-inspection fees can be can be made by cash, check or credit card at the Building Department. You can also pay online for permits and re-inspection fees with a credit/debit card or with an electronic check by using the following link
Inspections are continuing as normal. Inspections must be called in Monday through Friday by 4:45 p.m. to be placed on the next business day’s schedule.
See below for the current, fill-able 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.
Please call (321) 837-7776 with any questions or concerns regarding permitting.
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Our professional plan review staff is responsible for reviewing the plans submitted to permitting of both residential and commercial development. The primary function of the Plan Review section is to safeguard the public health, safety and general welfare through structural strength, means of egress, stability, conservation and fire protection.
Permit applications and construction plans are reviewed to verify that the proposed construction complies both with the City ordinances and the Florida Building Code. Our plan review staff is on duty and available for questions between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
When the permit has been approved, the plans examiner will determine the appropriate fees, and the permit will be issued after payment has been processed.
Payment for permits and re-inspection fees can be can be made by cash, check or credit card at the Building Department.
You can also pay online for permits and re-inspection fees with a credit/debit card or with an electronic check by using the following link
Our professional inspection staff is responsible for conducting inspections on all permitted construction projects, residential and commercial. The primary function of the inspectors is to safeguard the public health, safety and general welfare. This is accomplished by verification that the construction was completed as specified in the submitted plans and is in substantial compliance with the Florida Building Code.
Our inspection hours are between 7 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and our inspection staff is normally available for questions between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Please call 321-837-7776 to schedule inspections.