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 email@example.com.
City Hall is re-open to the public effective 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 30th. Face coverings are required.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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, roofing and mechanical permit applications can be emailed in to: email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.