Among the duties of the Regulatory and Economic Resources Department is to issue building permits for projects in unincorporated Miami-Dade County and the City of West Miami.
Building permits are issued by different building jurisdictions. Each city has its own building official who issues building permits for work within that city's limits.
To view or obtain copies of the original building plans of a home or commercial property, schedule an appointment Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Inspections depend on what is involved in the project. Simply stated, an inspection is required prior to covering up any part of the construction.
Plan Review and Inspection Workshops 2013
The Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources presents Plan Review and Inspection Workshops 2013 . Reservations are required. For more information, contact the Communications & Public Information Section at 786-315-2297.
Public comments accepted on USGS wellfield report
Public comments are now being accepted for the United States Geological Survey's (USGS) report on the preliminary estimation of contributing areas to the West Wellfield, Miami-Dade County, Florida using an unconstrained Monte-Carlo analysis.
- Visit the Wellfield Protection Areas page for more information.
Volunteer to help clean environmental lands
The Environmentally Endangered Lands volunteer season continues with workdays scheduled through June throughout Miami-Dade County. Students can earn community service hours by participating.
Pet waste and water quality
When your pet "does its business," and it is left on the ground or street, it may contribute to water pollution and have an impact on human health. Read the new brochure, "Dogs Can’t Flush," and learn how you can make a difference. Remember -- Scoop it, Bag it and Trash it!
Registering as a swimming pool cleaner
A contractor’s license is not required for individuals who are solely engaged in the cleaning and treatment of water in existing swimming pools. However, all such individuals are required to complete and submit a registration form to the Department's Contractor Licensing Section.
All registrations shall be valid for one year and expire on the last day of September. Annual renewal shall include verification of continued qualification for the registration.
Florida Building Code change
As of March 15, 2012, all permit applications and plans submitted must comply with the 2010 FBC edition. Expired applications filed prior to March 15, 2012 will only be granted extensions for permits if certain criteria are met.
Amnesty Program for property owners
Are you a property owner trying to mitigate a Building Code violation or liens? Miami-Dade County is currently offering an Amnesty Program that will help you cut down expenses. Read about this program and download the application form.
Sanitary sewer allocation expiration
Please be reminded that if your project was issued a Sanitary Sewer Capacity Certification (a.k.a. Sanitary Sewer Allocation) by Environmental Resources Management and your construction permit is allowed to expire, the Sanitary Sewer Allocation for the project will also expire at the same time.
Online Foreclosure Registry Application
In order to facilitate a more efficient and expedient process to register residential units in the Unincorporated area of Miami-Dade County once they commence the Foreclosure process, Permitting, Environment and Regulatory Affairs has improved the application process by introducing the electronic filing of the Registry application, as well as its payment
Adopt-a-Tree events are coming in May, July and September! Learn more about Adopt-a-Tree.
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