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Building Code Amnesty Program

Residents of the unincorporated area of Miami-Dade County may benefit from an Amnesty Period if faced with civil penalties and liens for Building Code violations (Expired Permit violations, Work Without Permit violations). This period will end on July 12, 2020.

Conditions that apply

  • This Amnesty only applies to primary owners of a residential property and does not apply to properties owned by financial institutions or commercial/industrial properties.
  • This program does not apply in the event that the County has commenced a civil action to collect on the civil penalties or to foreclose a lien.
  • A permit is issued to bring the structure into compliance with the Building Code within the Amnesty Period (August 12, 2011 through July 12, 2020).
  • The structure is brought into compliance with the Building Code within the period provided in the Building Code for completion of the work under the permit obtained within the Amnesty Period.
  • All direct costs of the Regulatory and Economic Resources Department related to prior enforcement in connection with the structure, as documented by the Department shall be satisfied in full (These may include inspections, photographs, researches, recordation and enforcement recovery fee).
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How to apply

In order to apply for this Amnesty, the homeowner must:

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Where to submit

You must submit the application in person at:

Miami-Dade County Permitting and Inspection Center
11805 SW 26 Street
Suite 230
Miami, FL 33175

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For more information

For additional information or assistance, call 786-315-2777, option 1.
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