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This page presents answers to commonly asked questions concerning the establishment of the new Town of Grant-Valkaria. The answers provided herein are intended to be informational only and not intended to give legal advice or form a legal opinion.

Q: Does the Town have a building department?

A: Yes, the Town opened its own building department on September 17, 2018. All permits are now handled by the Town of Grant-Valkaria at Town Hall, 1449 Valkaria Road, Grant-Valkaria, FL 32950, with the exception of septic tank permitting which is handled by Brevard County.

Q: Whose responsibility is the culvert pipe underneath my driveway?

A: The culvert pipe is the responsibility of the property owner and should be monitored regularly. Should the culvert pipe fail, it is the property owner’s responsibility to get a permit to replace the pipe.

Q: How often are the ditches cleaned?

A: The ditches are not cleaned for esthetics. They are cleaned once a year, as needed, for drainage purposes.

Q: Is berry picking prohibited in Grant-Valkaria?

A: Berry picking is regulated by Town Ordinance 2018-01 and Florida State Statue 581.185.

Q: How often are the dirt roads graded?

A: Dirt roads throughout Town are graded once a month. Due to weather uncertainties there is not a specified week they are to be completed.

Q: How do I build a road?

A: The specifications needed in order to build a road can be found here. We recommend that you set up a meeting with our Town Administrator to go over the unpaved road construction process before submitting plans.

Q: Did my mailing address change to Grant-Valkaria when the Town incorporated?

A: No. In fact, if you put Grant-Valkaria on your mail it may get incorrectly routed or returned. Mailing addresses are established by the U.S. post-office. The post office database does now associate the 32949 zip code with the Town of Grant-Valkaria.

Q: What happened to the Zoning of my property when we incorporated?

A: According to the Town Charter, all zoning in effect at the time of incorporation remains in effect.

Q: Is Brevard County still processing zoning change requests for property within the Town of Grant-Valkaria?

A: The Brevard County Commission has stopped processing zoning changes or variances for property within the Town effective the date of incorporation. Re-zonings are now handled by the Town Staff at Town Hall.

Q: Why Grant-Valkaria as a town name?

A: The town name was chosen by the Charter development working group.The residents voted to keep the name.