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New Construction

The Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department, Fire Prevention Division is responsible for the Certificate of Occupancy (CO) Inspections for all commercial buildings whether it is new construction or remodeling of existing construction.

The Fire Department will only inspect commercial buildings (apartment buildings and town homes included). Single-family homes are not inspected.

New Construction Inspection Performed

  • Final Inspection Required for CO 
  • Sprinkler System Rough Inspection
  • Temporary CO Inspection 
  • Sprinkler System Pressure Test
  • Fire Alarm Inspection 
  • Sprinkler Underground
  • Preliminary Inspection 
  • Sprinkler System Final
  • Fire Suppression System
  • Inspection Fire Pump Start Up
  • Entrance Features 
  • Tents
  • Flush 
  • Water Main Ext./Fire Hydrant
  • Standpipe 
  • Other

Before Requesting an Inspection

  • Present plans for project to the Miami Dade Fire Engineering Bureau
  • Obtain plans review approval prior to construction
  • Receive Fire Department Application number (10 digits)

Scheduling of New Construction Inspections

To request an inspection, you must have a MDC Permit, Fire Application, or Municipal Number. Inspections requested before 3 p.m. are performed the next business day. Inspections are subject to availability of personnel.

Request a Fire Inspection

Scheduling of New Construction Meeting or Questions

Please call the Captain on Duty at 786-331-4810 or 786-331-4819. Meeting will be scheduled for a weekday, from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.

In order to apply for an inspection, the occupant/contractor must have a Permit Card and a set of plans that have been stamped and approved by Miami Dade Fire Engineering Department, located at 11805 SW 26 St. The contractor or his/her designee must have the permits and plans on site at the time of all inspections.

A Fire Alarm System Agent (FASA) card must be posted and on site at the building entrance, advising of the date and time for fire alarm inspection and testing. Any outstanding fees must be brought current before requesting an inspection.

To check on filed permits and find permit information on pending projects, projects under construction, or completed projects, visit the Building Department.

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