Building Department

The new 7th Edition Florida Building Code became effective on January 1, 2021. 

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

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

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 must be called in Monday through Friday by 3:30 p.m. to be placed on the next business day’s schedule.

Visit 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 but a notarized signature on the application is preferred.  Also, a Hold Harmless form is now required for fences, sheds, additions, sewers, water services, driveways.  

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.


The Building Department functions under the direction of the Building Official Dan Ferry - email

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Administration and enforcement of the various local codes and ordinances associated with construction of new structures, alterations, repairs or additions to existing structures, including state and federal laws. Responsibilities include:

  • Plan review
  • Permit issuance
  • Inspections for compliance


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.


Upload large files to the Building Department by clicking here.