Building Division

The mission of the Building Division is to safeguard and protect the health, safety and public welfare of the residents and visitors in our community through the administration of land development and construction-related regulations in compliance with the Florida Building Code and the City of Cooper City Code of Ordinances. We operate a safety-driven, customer-focused unit, where our skilled technicians and knowledgeable inspectors employ best learned practices daily in a continuous improvement process.

The Building Division lobby is open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. See Cooper City's holiday schedule.


Link to Broward County - FEMA Flood Maps
Notice: Updated Broward County FEMA Flood Maps Effective July 31, 2024


As of January 1, 2024, the State of Florida, along with the City of Cooper City, are enforcing the new 8th Edition, 2023 Florida Building Code (FBC) Cycle, which includes the 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC) and Florida Fire Prevention Code, 8th Edition.

Special Inspector Letter Requirement - Window/Glass Installation
Building Official Directive 20220622: Be advised that we will require a special inspector letter for window/glass installation for commercial buildings over two stories.


Only use the updated Version 2022 Broward County Unified Building Permit Application, found by clicking on the "Applications and Submittal Forms" link on this page, with all permit application submittals.
Any form signed and dated as of July 7, 2023 must be on the latest FEMA Elevation Certificate Form. To obtain a copy of the form, Click Here.


The Florida Building Code 8th Edition (2023) is in effect.
Florida Building Commission 


Pursuant to the Florida Building Code, the processing of residential permits shall be performed within a maximum of 30 working days after plans or specifications are submitted for review. Applications are reviewed in date order.  When a permit application is approved, the Building Division shall notify the applicant that a permit is ready for issuance.

If a permit application is rejected, the Building Division will notify the applicant that additional information or corrections may be required.


Please note that all re-submitted residential plans containing corrections or revisions are then subject to the maximum 30 working days from re-submittal and, again, are reviewed in date order.


*Broward County notice to project managers/permit applicants:

ALL submittals for Development & Environmental Review projects in Broward County will only be accepted electronically through the ePermits website at https://webapps.broward.org/EPermits/.  Applicants will no longer be able to submit any plans for review in person.   

Please review the Updated Development & Environmental Review Guide 

Asbestos Compliance and Regulations

Statement of Responsibilities Regarding Asbestos (Must be submitted at the time of issuance for all permits requiring the statement) 

Step-by-Step - How to Check Reviews and Comments on Your Permit Submittal in Cooper City


Cooper City Permit Applications and other Services

APPLICATIONS & SUBMITTAL FORMS (PERMITTING)

BUILDING PERMIT SEARCH

CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION FORM

COOPER CITY ELECTRONIC BUILDING PERMIT SUBMITTAL

DBPR LINK: HIRING A CONTRACTOR

FOR BROWARD COUNTY E-PERMITS-ONE-STOP (Link to Broward County E-Permits)

LOCAL BUSINESS TAX RECEIPT- COMMERCIAL LOCATION

LOCAL BUSINESS TAX RECEIPT- HOME BASED BUSINESS

MAKE A PAYMENT ONLINE (BUILDING PERMITS)

PROPERTY SEARCH

SCHEDULE AN INSPECTION