Building Permits

The Building Permit Process

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Complete a Building Permit Application. Include the property folio number (13 digit number), found on property tax statement, online, or at the Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser’s office, 111 NW First Street, Seventh Floor. Permit applicant(s) signatures (Owner and Qualifier) must be notarized and include the property folio.



If the owner of the building is planning to complete the work himself or herself, then the owner-builder must attach proof of ownership (warranty deed or tax receipt) and sign the Owner/Builder Affidavit


Submit the permit application and additional construction documents electronically to for review. Plans are to include (as applicable) site plan, survey, floor plan with location of plumbing and electrical fixtures, mechanical details, elevations, electrical service panel, cross sections of structural walls with details of materials and fasteners, roof framing plan, energy calculation (when new structures, or additions are air conditioned), etc.

  • Upon submitting your complete permit application and plans for review to the city, a permit clerk will provide you with a processing number. The permit clerk will enter the information provided on your application into the computer and route your plans electronically for review.
  • Building Services may then direct you to pay an upfront fee for reviewing your plans. Projects such as new construction and interior remodels will require an upfront fee to be paid at the time of submittal.
  • Once plan reviews are completed the Applicant will be notified via email. A complete plan review cycle is typically completed in 21 days or less, depending on the size of the project. These time projections are for initial reviews only. Depending on your project, additional reviews, such as Miami-Dade County Fire Department (FIRE), Miami-Dade County Water and Sewer Department (WASD), and Miami-Dade County Department of Environmental Resources Management (DERM), may be required by Miami-Dade County.  


After all reviews are completed and approved, the applicant may pay the permit fee and the permit card will be issued.