The City of Cocoa Beach government is an incorporated municipality in which the elected body, the five-member City Commission, appoints a City Manager who in turn is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the city government.
The Charter of the City of Cocoa Beach specifically establishes a separation of powers and responsibility between the Commission and the City Manager and his/her staff. The Commission as the elected body establishes policy through the enactment of ordinances and resolutions; the City Manager and staff carry out that policy.
The City Manager carries out day-to-day operations through the City departments, which are organized along functional lines:
City Manager's Office - Reporting to City Commission, City Manager is the chief administrative officer of City responsible for all departments and City functions except for city attorney
Building Department - Planning & zoning, construction permitting and inspection, code enforcement and issuance of the business tax receipt
City Clerk's Office - City records keeper; information desk for city resources
Finance Department - Fiscal responsibility, auditing, accounting, investing, utility collections
Personnel Department - Hiring, employee relations, employee benefits, insurance & risk management
Information Technology - City computer operations, network and communications systems, televising City meetings
Police - Law enforcement, crime prevention, community policing, emergency communications unit.
Fire - Fire response, fire prevention, fire inspection, emergency medical & rescue
Public Works - Roads, street, sidewalk and right-of-way maintenance, building and facility maintenance, engineering, beach & grounds maintenance and landscaping, vehicle fleet management
Wastewater Treatment & Reclaimed Water - Operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment plant and the collections lines throughout the City and service area, which includes Port Canaveral, Patrick Air Force Base, the unincorporated area between PAFB and the south City limits and the unincorporated area between the north City limit of Cocoa Beach and the City limits of Cape Canaveral
Stormwater - Operation and maintenance of the stormwater system including underground lines, surface water intakes (drains) and outfalls, dredging of canals and waterways and maintenance of navigation aids on City waterways
Recreation Programs - Operation of the Recreation Center at Ramp Road and the ballfields on Minutemen Causeway; delivery of various recreation programs including summer day camp, basketball leagues, softball leagues and a variety of other programs and services
Golf Course - Operations and maintenance of 27 hole golf course, driving range, club house with "19th hole" and auditorium
Aquatic Center - Operation and maintenance of the pool and pool pavilion; delivery of a variety of swim and water exercise programs
Parks - Operation and maintenance of Shepard Park, Fischer Park and a number of smaller parks in the City