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The Cookie Cutter Program

The Cookie Cutter Program was designed to expedite the Plan Review process for the construction of a model of home with no options that can change the configuration that is being built on a repetitive basis.

Developers, design professionals or contractors who utilize the same model of home on a repetitive basis can participate in the Cookie Cutter Program.

Once the model is initially approved, subsequent reviews will only be required which relate to site location. These reviews are as follows:

  • Zoning (including related concurrency reviews)
  • Impact Fees
  • Planning
  • Environmental
  • Plumbing (site review only)
  • Structural (site review for soil statement and special inspector requirements)
  • Public Works (including related concurrency reviews)

Applying for a Cookie Cutter Model approval

To obtain approval at the Permitting and Inspection Center at 11805 SW 26th Street (Coral Way) for the model, you need to submit to the following:

  • Completed permit application for each model requiring approval. The permit type on the application should be indicated as "CCUT" (cookie cutter not for permit).
  • One set of architectural drawings signed and sealed by a Florida licensed and registered architect or engineer.
  • Required up front processing fees.

Following the submittal of all required documents, the plans will be distributed to all required review agencies:

  • Building (Plumbing, Mechanical/Energy, Building, Electrical, Structural)
  • Planning
  • Zoning
  • Environmental, and 
  • Public Works

The initial review of the “CCUT” application should be completed within 30 working days. You will then be required to make any necessary corrections and submit the plans for rework. Once plans are ready for final approval, you will be required to submit a clean set with all corrections for signature.

Getting the Cookie Cutter permit

Once all final approvals are obtained, you will be required to pay the appropriate permit fees.

At that time, you will be issued a permit that will be utilized as a reference for the model. You will use this permit number to obtain future permits. Please remember this is not an actual permit that can be utilized for construction. This is only a permit reflecting registration of the model.

Miami-Dade County will store a copy of the approved plans in our records. These plans will be duplicated at the time of future permit issuance for utilization as the official office and job set.

Your model will remain valid unless there is a change in the code. At that time, you will be required to resubmit the model to meet new code requirements prior to issuance of permits for actual construction.

Obtaining the construction permits

You will need to submit to the Permit Records Section the following:

  • A permit application for each Single Family Home you are building. 
  • One set of plans signed and sealed by a Florida licensed registered architect or engineer relating to site requirements, soil statement and special inspector information (if required).

You will be asked to provide the permit registration number and the number of single family residences you want to construct for each model.

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