Development & Improvement Permits

Floodplain Development Permit Requirements

Any development in the floodplain requires a building permit according to Section 30.20 of the Rockledge Land Development Regulations. To obtain a flood zone determination, contact the Rockledge Building Department at 321-221-7540.

Substantial Improvement Requirements

The City of Rockledge requires that if the cost of reconstruction, rehabilitation, addition, or other improvements to a building equals or exceeds 50% of the building’s assessed tax value, the building must meet the same construction requirements as a new building. Substantially damaged buildings must also be brought up to the same standards (e.g., a residence damaged so that the cost of repairs equals or exceeds 50% of the building’s value before it was damaged must be elevated above the base flood elevation). The assessed value of the structure, as listed by the Brevard County Property Appraiser’s Office, shall be determined before the improvement is started, or if the structure has been damaged and is being restored, before the damage, or destruction occurred.