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Building Code Enforcement

Miami-Dade County enforces building activity that includes unsafe structures, work without existing or active permits and more.

Enforcement remedies that are available to obtain compliance vary depending on the nature of the violation, the types of evidence obtained in documenting the violation and the severity of the health or environmental threat posed by the violation and the intent to commit the violation.

Unsafe Structures

Work Without Permits

Request a Notice of Violation Extension

Expired Permits

Commercial Regulation

Commercial Regulation rules help Miami-Dade County maintain the safety and vitality of its local business and shopping areas. They apply to all business, commercial and industrial property. Enforcement is done on complaint basis.

Sign Regulation

All fixed signs or inside signs that can be seen from the street require a permit before they are erected. Signs require a Zoning Improvement Permit (ZIP) and possible building permit. Other regulations restrict event signs, signs in the right-of-way, and on private property or vehicles.

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Code Enforcement Inquiries

To contact the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources about code enforcement issues, please reach the following:

Phone: 786-315-2424
Fax: 786-315-2912 or 786-315-2548

Phone: 305-372-6902
Fax: 305-372-6630

Neighborhood Compliance Violations
Phone: 786-315-2552

Notice regarding anonymous complaints

Florida Statute 125.69 has been changed and now requires that a code inspector only proceed to investigate an anonymous complaint if the code inspector determines, based only on the information from the complaint, that the violation reported presents an imminent threat to the public health, safety, or welfare or imminent destruction of habitat or sensitive resources. If a code inspector does not have enough information or determines that the information provided does not indicate an imminent threat, then the anonymous complaint will not be investigated.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you understand that your complaint will not be investigated if the code inspector determines they do not have enough information or that the information provided does not indicate an imminent threat.

If you do not want to remain anonymous, an investigation can proceed regardless of whether there is an imminent threat, but you must provide both your name and address.


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