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Miami-Dade County Permits

Building Permit Application

The Building Permit application is required for any significant construction report. The application includes a Notice of Commencement, Release of Lien and Affidavit and guidelines.

Affidavit of Construction (for South Florida Building Code permits only)

Certification that the structural and envelope components of a structure are in compliance with approved plans and documents.

Newly Issued Permits

Read a brochure with answers to common questions about permits issued for work to be performed on your property.

Multi-Department Review Request

Request plan reviews from multiple divisions of Regulatory and Economic Resources Department, as well as other Miami-Dade County departments.

Professional Certification Program Affidavit

Under this optional program, the Building Official for Miami-Dade will not review the plans submitted or perform the code inspections, subject only to the quality assurance program established by ordinance.

Digitally Signing and Sealing Documents

Plans, specifications, plats, reports, or other documents submitted in electronic format for review must be signed and sealed electronically.

Five Most Common Disapproval Comments

Read a brochure with the five most common disapproval comments when seeking approval of a building project.

Commercial Building Plan Review Guidelines

This form provides a list of code requirements that must be verified by the Building Official before the issuance of a building permit.

Commercial Structural Plan Review Guidelines

This form provides a list of code requirements that must be verified by the Building Official before the issuance of a building permit.

Residential Building Plan Review Guidelines

This form provides a list of code requirements that must be verified by the Building Official before the issuance of a building permit.

Residential Structural Plan Review Guidelines

This form provides a list of code requirements that must be verified by the Building Official before the issuance of a building permit.

Accessible Buildings

Most new buildings and remodeled areas of existing buildings are required to be accessible, and handicapped parking spaces must be provided.

Accessible Design

The 2010 ADA Standards set minimum requirements -- both scoping and technical -- for newly designed and constructed or altered State or local government facilities, public accommodations, and commercial facilities to be readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.

Concurrent Plans Processing (CPP)

The Concurrent Plans Processing System (CPP) allows the plans and documentation to be sent electronically to multiple departments for review, thus expediting the permitting process.

Cookie Cutter Program

The Cookie Cutter Program was designed to expedite the plan review process for the construction of a model of home that is being built on a repetitive basis.

Master Model Program for Subdivision Development

The Master Model Program may be established for a subdivision containing a minimum of 25 lots for single family residential, fee-simple townhouse, duplex, cluster home and zero lot line development.

It may also be utilized for certain commercial and multi-family residential developments.

Townhouse & Twin Home Design

The Design Professional of Record must declare townhouse and twin home permitting option criteria.

View or Obtain Original Building Plans

Get information about viewing or obtaining original building plans of a home or commercial property.

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Minor Repair Work

A form where the scope of the work list for minor repairs can be listed.

Building Review - "Approved as Noted" Criteria

Read Approved as Noted criteria for Building, Structural, Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing Review.

Amnesty / Code Relief

The Code Relief (Amnesty Ordinance), Ordinance 02-44, is an amendment to Chapter 8 of the Code of Miami-Dade County which established a procedure to bring structures built without proper permits, or built with permits that are lacking mandatory inspections, into compliance with the Building Code.

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Amnesty / Building Code

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, with conditions.

Building Permit Exemptions

The exemptions are from Florida Building Code requirements only. Other State and County regulatory departments and agencies may require approvals or permits.

Change of Contractor

The undersigned subcontractors are to be properly notified of the change of contractor.

Hold Harmless

This form is to be completed when the legal owner of subject property requests the cancellation of the work covered by the permit.

Building Fees

Permit Fee Sheets must be submitted as part of a permit application, when applying for electrical, mechanical, or plumbing permits. Permit fee sheets break down the cost of the permit by category: Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing and Gas. Fee schedules of 10/01/2008 & 02/12/2010 are also provided.

Fire Prevention Fee Schedule (effective 10/17/2008)

This Implementing Order pertains to fees charged by the Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue Department related to fire life safety inspections, new construction inspections, fire plans review, and establishment of emergency vehicle zones.

Addendum to Fence Permit Application

Additional fence requirements regarding location near rights-of-way and makeup of fence.

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Wood Fence Permit Guidelines

See a detailed drawing outlining wood fence permit guidelines.

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Commercial Chain Link Fence Guidelines

See a drawing and details outlining commercial chain link fence permit guidelines.

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Energy, Sound and Impact Certificate

Complete an energy, sound and impact certificate regarding a building's walls.

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Building Inspections

An inspection is required prior to covering up any part of the construction. Inspections are performed from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Your plans and permit must be at the construction site and the address properly posted and visible from the street.

Overtime Inspection Request

The Overtime Inspection Request form must be completed and signed.

Special Inspector Employment Notice

Inspections performed by the Special Inspector hired by the Owner are in addition to the mandatory inspections performed by the Department.

Special Inspector Report - Lightweight Insulating Concrete

All the LWIC installed must be in compliance with the requirements of the Florida Building Code, the LWIC Product Approval NOA and the LWIC manufacturers’ recommendations and specifications.

Threshold (Special) Inspector Building Affidavit

The Threshold (Special) Inspector shall be responsible to the Building Official and shall perform the inspections in accordance with the approved structural inspection plan and the permitted documents.

Threshold (Special) Inspector Building Completion Statement

By the completion of this form, the architect/engineer states that to the best of the architect's/engineer's knowledge and belief, the construction of all structural load-bearing components of the above described project complies with the permitted documents.

Grow House Inspections

Per Miami-Dade County Code, inspections of grow houses are required before the structure is deemed safe for use.

Upon completion of those inspections, a report must be submitted to certify there are currently no unsafe or hazardous conditions existing in the structure; that all building code violations have been corrected; and that the structure is safe for occupancy.

Five Main Reasons Why A Property Fails an Inspection

A list of five main reasons (per inspection type) why a property fails an inspection.

Construction Lien Law For Owners

The general contractor shall furnish a final Release of Lien and Affidavit to the owner indicating all subcontractors and suppliers have been paid at the time he requests final payment.

Owner-Builder Permits

Miami-Dade County offers permits to individuals who are performing work on their property without benefit of a contractor.

Owner Responsibilities

It is up to the owner to ensure that the contractor obtains their own permit. This permit makes the contractor legally responsible for their portion of the work.

Swimming Pool Owner Certification - Installation of Safety Barrier

Affidavit that pool to be constructed will not be pulled until final inspection obtained for approved pool safety barrier.

Affidavit for 30-Day Temporary Electric Service (Electrical Category 26)

Electric service will be disconnected "without notice" upon 30 day termination unless application is renewed or certificate of occupancy obtained.

Affidavit for 180-Day Temporary Electric Service to Elevator (Electrical Category 15)

Electric service will be disconnected "without notice" upon 180 day termination unless application is renewed or certificate of occupancy obtained.

Certificate of Use (Zoning Permit)

The Certificate of Use assures that the business is allowed in the zoning district where it is located. It also verifies that the structure was built for the proposed type of business.

Zoning Improvement Permit Application

The Zoning Improvement Permit Application is required for different types of improvements, from signs to temporary buildings and other structural changes.

Zoning Plan Review

Read about the Zoning Plan Review process and frequently used documents.

Zoning Forms

A list of key Zoning forms

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Residential Plan Review Submittal Checklist

This form gives a general list of items required for approval of a Building Permit by Zoning Plans Processing.

Commercial Plan Review Submittal Checklist

This form gives a general list of items required for approval of a Building Permit by Zoning Plans Processing.

Statements of Landscape Compliance for Public Hearing

Affidavit where property owner confirms that submitted landscaping plans comply with Miami-Dade County code requirements.

Landscape Legend and Calculation

Landscape legend that includes required calculations of open space, lawn area, trees and shrubs in a development plan.

Utilization of Severable Use Rights

Documentation required for the utilization of severable use rights.

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Site Plan Data

Form that requires project data such as total land, building coverage, landscape area and more.

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Absolving Miami-Dade County of Responsibility for Structures in Utility Easement

Document that absolves Miami-Dade County of responsibility for placement of a fence, wall, pool or permanent structure in a utility easement.

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Zoning Legend - Business Districts

Legend data required for BU (Business) Zoning District plans.

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Zoning Legend - Apartments

Legend data required for various RU Zoning District plans, which includes multi-family dwellings.

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Zoning Legend - Single-Family and Duplexes

Legend data required for residential single-family and duplex development plans.

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Zoning Review "Approved as Noted" Criteria

List of "approved as noted" criteria for commercial, industrial and residential zoning approvals.

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Minimum Requirements for Plat Review

Read minimum requirements for plat review to meet Miami-Dade Fire Rescue standards.

Water Supply Certification

All new construction, addition, renovation or changes in use resulting in an increase in water consumption need a Water Supply Certification letter.

Certificate of Use for Sale of Foreclosed Properties

Title holders of foreclosed properties must obtain a Certificate of Use (CU) prior to offering the property for sale, transfer or alienation.

Equipment Leasing Permit

Read about how to obtain Equipment Leasing Business Permits at PortMiami.

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Ground Transportation Permits

Read about how to obtain a permit to provide pre-arranged ground transportation services at PortMiami.

Tow Truck and Vehicle Delivery Permit

Read more about how to obtain Tow Trucks and Vehicle Delivery Business Permits at PortMiami.

Car Rental Non-Concessionaire Permit

Read about how to obtain Car Rental Non-Concessionaire Business Permits at PortMiami.

Equipment Maintenance and Repairs Permit

Rules, requirements and fees on how to obtain Equipment Maintenance and Repairs Business Permits at PortMiami.

Distribution of Merchandise Permit

Read about how to obtain Distribution of Merchandise Business Permits at PortMiami.

Cartage/Trucking Permit

Read about how to obtain a Cartage/Trucking Permit at PortMiami.

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Ship Chandler/Supplier Permit

Read about how to obtain a Ship Chandler/Supplier Permit at PortMiami.

Mobile Sales and Food Service Operations Requirements and Guidelines

Information on mobile food sales and service requirements, including:

  • Mobile Food Service Operations -- from portable stands, a vehicle or trailer, such as food trucks or hot dog carts
  • Mobile Sales Operations -- such as flower and produce stands.
Ship Agent Permits

Rules, requirements and fees on how to obtain a ship agent permit.

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Fire Sale / Going Out of Business Sale Permits

Businesses must obtain a Fire Sale / Going Out of Business permit whenever a sale is conducted that indicates the business will cease operations.

Emergency Vehicle Zones (Fire Lanes)

The department provides a means for appropriate venues to provide uniform, clear marking of parking zones that enable emergency vehicles immediate and clear access to the structures.

Fire-Rescue Special Request Plans Review

Every effort will be made to have Fast Track review within 3-5 business days and Drop Off review within 9 business days.

Fire Alarm Pre-Submittal Checklist

Review the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Life Safety Pre-Submittal Checklist

Life Safety Operating Permit

To ensure and maintain compliance with Life Safety Codes, Fire Prevention Codes and State Standards for the safety and welfare of all employees, residents, visitors and emergency responders in Miami-Dade County, all businesses are required to have an annual inspection and receive a Life Safety Operating Permit.

Fire Sprinkler Pre-Submittal Checklist

All submitted shop drawing for review, shall be accompany by the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue approved life safety shop drawing, set of architectural, structural and the shop drawing shall be review and stamp approved by the engineer of record per Florida Statutes.

Hydrant Water Meter Request Form

The Hydrant Water Meter Request Form is to be completed and must specify fixed meter or floating meter.

Hydrant Flow Test Request

The Hydrant Flow Test Request must be competed with a site plan on an 8 1/2 x 11 in sized paper or draw sketch in the space provided.

Open Burning Permits

A burn permit is required for all open fires in Miami-Dade County, except cooking fires. Land owners and contractors can apply for a burn permit for land clearing and other farming or agricultural operations.

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Environmental Operating Permits

Operating Permits may be required from certain businesses or industries to renew periodically. For example, this includes facilities such as a small mechanical repair shop and a sewage treatment plant.

Environmental Plan Review

The Environmental Plan Review section reviews building permits, Certificates of Use and Occupancy, and the Local Business Tax applications to ensure that Federal, State and County (Chapter 24 and Chapter 11c of the Miami-Dade County code) environmental protection laws are complied with.

Environmental Fees & Citations

Read about environmental fees, including the Environmental Fee Schedule rates effective Oct. 1, 2013.

Environmental Commercial Submittal Checklist

This checklist is for the processing of any commercial, industrial or multi-unit (four or more) residential projects.

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Natural Forest Community Permit

In Miami-Dade County, any activity that results in the removal or damage to any vegetation in a designated Natural Forest Community, including impacts to any tree, shrub, or groundcover plant, requires a permit.

Class I Permit

A Class I Permit is required prior to performing any work in, on, over or upon tidal waters or coastal wetlands of Miami-Dade County, or of any of the municipalities located within Miami-Dade County. A Class I Permit is also required for most mangrove trimming, alteration or removal.

Class III Permit

The Class III permit is needed for construction within non-tidal canals or areas under the direct control of Miami-Dade County, such as canal rights-of-way, canal maintenance easements and reservations.

Class IV Permit

Any project involving work in freshwater wetlands that does not meet one of the criteria for the Short Form permit will be processed as a standard form Class IV Permit application and will be subject to a full public hearing before the Board of County Commissioners.

Class V Permit

The Class V Permit is needed for temporary dewatering or whenever water is removed from an excavation, from the ground or existing structure to ensure that sediment, turbidity and contaminants are removed before it is later discharged.

Air Construction Permit

The Miami-Dade County Air Construction Permit is required prior to the construction or modification of any facility or emissions unit, which may emit a number of air pollutants.

Air Operating Permit

The Miami-Dade County Air Operating Permit is required for any air pollution source subsequent to construction or modification of the facility, and after demonstrating compliance with the terms and condition of the county air construction permit.

Depending on the type of facility and the amount of air emissions, your facility might need a state air permit.

Asbestos - Demolition / Renovation / Roofing Project

Demolition and renovation projects for commercial facilities require review for asbestos and approval from Miami-Dade County.

A completed Notice of Demolition or Asbestos Abatement form must be submitted to Miami-Dade County at least 10 working days prior to start of a demolition or asbestos renovation project.

Miami-Dade County requires a copy of the asbestos survey report to accompany the completed Notice of Demolition for demolition projects.

Perchloroethylene (PERC) Dry Cleaners Air Permit

The Perchloroethylene (PERC) Dry Cleaner County Air Permit is used to regulate facilities that use the cleaning solvent perchloroethylene, also known as "PERC." The air permit provides operating conditions and requirements as well as guidance for the operators using perchloroethylene which is a hazardous pollutant and an air toxic.

Grease Discharge Operating Permit

Any non-residential facilities that prepare or process food, discharge or have the potential to discharge oil and grease to the public sanitary sewer system, require a Grease Discharge Operating (GDO) Permit. Typical examples of permitted facilities include restaurants, cafeterias, supermarkets, schools, banquet halls and trash pads at malls or shopping centers.

Industrial Facilities IW5 Permit

The Industrial Facilities (IW5) permit is used to regulate facilities that use or store small quantity hazardous materials or waste. The permit provides operating conditions and requirements as well as guidance for the operators.

Industrial Facilities IW6 Operating Permit

The Industrial Facilities (IW6) permit is used to regulate facilities within the environmentally sensitivity Wellfield Protection areas. The permit provides operating conditions and requirements as well as guidance for the operator.

Industrial Facilities IW-O Operating Permit

The Industrial Facilities (IW-O) permit is used to regulate facilities that store, handle, use or generate hazardous materials or hazardous waste throughout Miami-Dade County. The permit provides operating conditions and requirements as well as guidance for the operators.

Industrial Facilities IW-P Operating Permit

The Industrial Waste Pretreatment (IW-P) program, run in conjunction with the Water and Sewer Department, oversees facilities whose operations result in discharges of industrial wastes to County wastewater treatment plants via sanitary sewer collection systems, which are subject to federal pretreatment regulations and County sanitary sewer discharge limitations and pretreatment standards.

Liquid Waste Transporter Permit

The Liquid Waste Transporter permit regulates the transportation of various types of liquid and solid waste, including hazardous waste, waste oil and oily waste waters, septic and grease trap waste, biomedical waste, spent radiator fluid, photo chemical waste, dry sewage sludge, and other types of non-hazardous industrial waste.

Marine Facilities Annual Operating Permit

The Marine Facilities Annual Operating Permit conditions and BMPs emphasize the protection of the marine environment and address such issues as the proper handling, storage and disposal of hazardous materials, solid wastes, and liquid wastes (including sewage and gray water), groundwater and surface water quality and the preservation of marine resources such as seagrasses, mangroves, and manatees.

Potable Water Supply Permit

The Potable Water Supply Operating Permit Application regulates the construction and operation of privately operated water supply systems in Miami-Dade County. The permit is necessary in order to ensure that our water supply is protected in interim systems where public water utilities are not available.

Private Sanitary Sewer Operating Permit

The Private Sanitary Sewer Operating Permit is for the operation of all privately owned or operated sanitary sewer systems within Miami-Dade County. The Private Sanitary Sewer Operating Permit is necessary because it is the mechanism in which Miami-Dade County monitors and regulates all privately owned or operated sanitary sewers within Miami-Dade County.

Lake Fill Resource Recovery and Management Facility Solid Waste Operating Permit Application

Documentation that the applicant either owns the property or has legal authorization from the property owner to use the site for a Lake Fill shall be submitted with this application. A Warranty Deed is required to establish ownership. A certified copy of one of the following instruments, accompanied by an affidavit and Warranty Deed, is required to document legal authorization from the property owner to use the site for a Lake Fill: lease agreement, operating agreement, or contract.

Solid Waste Resource Recovery and Management Facility Permit

The Solid Waste Permit for a Resource Recovery and Management Facility is used to maintain a continuous compliance and enforcement process that assists facilities in complying with local and state regulations, which in turn protects human health and the environment.

Sewer Capacity Certification

The Sewer Capacity Certification Letter is part of the Plan Review Process and is issued if an increase of sanitary sewer flow is determined at the time of review. Prior to starting work, verification from the utilities serving the property and the proper building permit from Miami-Dade county is required.

Storage Tank System Removal Permit

The Storage Tank System Removal Permit application is used to notify the department of the removal of an aboveground or underground storage tank.

Stratospheric Ozone Protection Operating Permit

Section 24-18(A)17 of the Miami-Dade County Code requires that a Stratospheric Ozone Protection (APCF) Permit is required.

Environmental Review - "Approved as Noted" Criteria

The criteria includes the core review, tree section review, industrial review, paving and drainage review, and air/asbestos/stage II review.

Search Tree Permits

Use the Environmental Records search to review tree permits.

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Searching Environmental Records

Locate, view and copy environmental records online, in Miami-Dade County offices and make appointments with Records Management staff.

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Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal System Application for Construction Permit

State of Florida Department of Health permit application for onsite sewage treatment and disposal system.

Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal System Review Approval Flow Charts

Read Florida Department of Health FAQs and flow charts regarding onsite sewage treatment and disposal system review approvals.

Checklist for New Windows, Mullions and Glass Doors

See the checklist of required items for new windows, mullions and glass doors.

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Notice of Required Recertification of 40-year-old Building

Buildings older than 40 years require a building inspection and review of the general condition of its electrical systems.

Commercial Electrical Plan Review Guidelines

The Commercial Electrical Plan Review Guidelines form provides a list of code requirements that must be verified by the Building Official before the issuance of a building permit.

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Residential Electrical Plan Review Guidelines

The Residential Electrical Plan Review Guidelines form provides a list of code requirements that must be verified by the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources before the issuance of a building permit.

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Generators

A building permit is not required for the use of a portable generator only when it is intended to power a few appliances (refrigerator, fan, etc.) and a string of lights that are connected directly to the generator.

However, if you wish to connect a portable generator to the building's electrical system to power certain circuits, you must secure an electrical permit.

Electrical Inspection Checklist - Work-With Procedure

A work-with inspection authorizes the power company to disconnect and reconnect an electrical service for repair or alteration by a qualified permit holder.

Single-family residential burglar alarm and other low voltage permits won't be required after Oct. 1

Starting Oct. 1, burglar security systems, as well as other low voltage electrical permits, will be exempt from permit requirements for single-family residential installations and repairs.

Permits are still required for commercial and multi-family buildings.

Grow House Electrical Inspection Report

The required Electrical Inspection Report to determine whether a grow house structure meets Miami-Dade County Code.

Apply for a Film Permit

Read important information about applying for a film permit, including how to:

  • Apply for a permit
  • Display an existing permit's status
  • Get information about City of Miami and City of Miami Beach permits.
Miami-Dade County Film Permits - Municipalities

Miami-Dade County issues film permits on behalf of 16 municipalities, including Hialeah, South Miami, Miami Gardens, Sunny Isles Beach, Miami Lakes and more.

Crandon Park Production Fees

See the varying per-day, per-vehicle and per-hour fees to film at Crandon Park.

Aventura Filming Regulations

Read the filming regulations, including required fees and documents, to film in the City of Aventura.

Coral Gables Filming Regulations

Read the regulations and fees to film in the city of Coral Gables.

Key Biscayne Filming Regulations

Read the regulations and fees to film in the village of Key Biscayne.

Miami Shores Filming Regulations

Read the regulations and fees to film in the village of Miami Shores.

Pinecrest Film Permit Application and Guidelines

Read the regulations and fees to film in the village of Pinecrest, and complete the film permit application.

Sunny Isles Beach Film Permit Approval

Complete the form for Sunny Isles Beach city approval, required for city limit filming as part of the issuance of a Miami-Dade County film permit.

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Film and Videotape Production Permit Policies and Procedures

Policies and procedures under the Film & Entertainment Office.

Fees to Film and Photograph at a Park

See the fees to film at Black Point, Greynolds, Haulover, Homestead, Bayfront and Matheson Hammock parks.

Miami-Dade Transit Filming Regulations

Learn about authorizations needed to film or shoot on buses, Metromover and Metrorail trains.

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Film Permit Insurance Information

A film permit in Miami Beach or Miami-Dade County requires an insurance certificate for General Liability Insurance. Read more about insurance requirements.

Florida Dept. of Transportation Special Events Permit - Temporary Closing or Special Use of State Road

Read information and complete the required form for a special events permit for a State of Florida road.

Deering Estate Film and Photography Permit Rules and Regulations

Read the fees and guidelines for productions at the Deering Estate at Cutler.

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Vizcaya Film and Photography Permits

Read the commercial photography and filming regulations at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, as well as fees and contact information.

Zoo Miami Film and Photography Permit Fees

See the fees for film and photography shoots at Zoo Miami (Miami Metrozoo).

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Permitting Guidelines for Film Students

Read about the permitting guidelines for students. Fees can be waived with a letter from the student's teacher or professor.

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Photo and Film Shoot Permit Requirements

Read the Photo and Film Shoot permitting requirements at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park in Key Biscayne — as well as fees, rules and required form.

Medical Examiner - Indemnity and Hold Harmless Agreement for Use of Facilities

Affidavit and form of Indemnity and Hold Harmless Agreement for Use of Medical Examiner Facilities.

Commercial Mechanical Plan Review Guidelines

This form provides a list of code requirements that must be verified by the Building Official before the issuance of a building permit.

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Residential Mechanical Plan Review Guidelines

This form provides a list of code requirements that must be verified by the Building Official before the issuance of a building permit, and applies to single family homes, duplexes and townhouses, as defined in 101.2 (Re).

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Mechanical Inspection Guidelines and Checklist

All Inspectors shall read and become familiar with the procedures on the Mechanical Inspection Guidelines and Checklist.

Baby Stroller Permits

Get information and the cost to purchase a Baby Stroller Permit. A child birth certificate or footprints is required for purchase.

Commercial Plumbing Plan Review Guidelines

This form provides a list of code requirements that must be verified by the building Official before the issuance of a building permit.

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Residential Plumbing Plan Review Guidelines

This form provides a list of code requirements that must be verified by the building Official before the issuance of a building permit.

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Grow House Plumbing Inspection Report

The required Plumbing Inspection Report to determine whether a grow house structure meets Miami-Dade County Code.

Public Works Permit Application

See the Public Works Permit Application for:

  • Driveways
  • Sidewalks
  • Curbs and Gutters
  • Parking Lot and Street Paving
  • Seal Coating
  • Drainage
  • Electric
  • Gas
  • Telecommunication
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • Traffic Signs
Block Party Permit

Apply for a block party permit, which includes the temporary closing of residential streets for non-commercial purposes. Commercial events like races, however, are permitted.

Change of Contractor Instruction Sheet - Public Works

See the documents required if there is a change of contractor involved in a Public Works permit application.

Flood Elevation Certificates

An Elevation Certificate is an important document that every homeowner should have, and in case of a disaster, would demonstrate to County authorities that your house is at or above the required elevation.

Flood Elevation Certificate in Unincorporated Miami-Dade County

The Elevation Certificate is used to determine if the existing structure, recently completed structure, or substantially damaged or improved structure is in compliance with Federal and local elevation requirements.

Flood Elevation Certificate in a Municipality

The Elevation Certificate is used by municipal officials to determine if the existing structure, recently completed structure, or substantially damaged or improved structure is in compliance with Federal and local elevation requirements.

FEMA Elevation Certificate

The Elevation Certificate is to be used to provide elevation information necessary to ensure compliance with community floodplain management ordinances, to determine the proper insurance premium rate, and to support a request for a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) or Letter of Map Revision based on fill (LOMR-F).

FEMA Floodproofing Certificate for Non-Residential Structures

The floodproofing of non-residential buildings may be permitted as an alternative to elevating to or above the Base Flood Elevation; however, a floodproofing design certification is required.

Memorial Markers

Read about requesting and applying for a roadway memorial marker.

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Utility Companies Permitting on Public Rights-of-Way

Read about utility company permit requirements for right-of-way construction.

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Driveway Permit Owner-Builder Instructions

Provisions and requirements for owner-builders who are applying for a driveway construction permit.

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Uniform Roofing Permit Application

The High Velocity Hurricane Zone Uniform Permit Application form, based on the 2010 Florida Building Code, is required for all roofing permits.

Roofing Inspection Report for permits issued before 6/1/1995

The Roofing Inspection Report certifies that the roof was inspected and confirms its condition. If deficiencies are noted, a list of the deficiencies, extent of damage, and required corrective measure are to be noted.

Hurricane Mitigation

Information about hurricane mitigation: retrofit requirements and/or secondary waterproofing when an existing roof is replaced, roof sheathing, roof systems required to have secondary water barrier protection, and roof to wall connections.

Hurricane Mitigation Roof Retrofit Forms for Single-Family Homes

The Hurricane Mitigation Retrofit Forms for single-family homes, pursuant to Florida state statutes, require information about work (or exemption of) done on existing homes.

Hurricane Mitigation Guidelines for Roofs - Section 1524

The Hurricane Mitigation Guidelines for Roofs explains the the responsibilities of the roofing contractor to the property owner, and what the two parties should address.

Compliance with Roof Decking Attachment and Secondary Water Barrier Hurricane Mitigation Retrofit for Existing Single-Family Structures

The Compliance with Roof Decking Attachment and Secondary Water Barrier Hurricane Mitigation Retrofit for Existing Single-Family Structures affidavit, pursuant to Section 553.844 F.S., certifies to the building official that the roof decking attachment and fasteners have been strengthened and corrected and a second water barrier has been provided, as required.

HVHZ Roof Permit Form - Section A & B

Section A & B of the HVHZ Electronic Roof Permit form requires general information, roof category, roof type, roof system information and a roof plan.

HVHZ Roof Permit Form - Section C

Section C of the HVHZ Roof Permit Form requires specific roof assembly components.

HVHZ Roof Permit Form - Section C2

Section C2 of the HVHZ Electronic Roof Permit Form is required. Provide noted components and details, as applicable.

HVHZ Roof Permit Form - Section D Shingle Roof System

The HVHZ Roof Permit Form Section D Shingle Roof System requires the specific roof assembly components for a shingle roof system.

HVHZ Roof Permit Form - Section D Wood Shingle / Shake Roof System

Section D of the HVHZ Roof Permit Form requires the specific roof assembly components for a wood shingle / shake roof system.

HVHZ Roof Permit Form - Section D Metal Roof System

Section D of the HVHZ Roof Permit Form requires specific roof assembly components for a metal roof system.

HVHZ Roof Permit Form - Section D Tile Roof System

Section D of the HVHZ Roof Permit Form requires specific roof assembly components for a tile roof system.

HVHZ Roof Permit Form - Sprayed Polyurethane Foam (SPF) - System Form

The HVHZ Roof Permit Form for Sprayed Polyurethane Foam (SPF) is required to spray polyurethane foam.

HVHZ Roof Permit Form - Sprayed Polyurethane Foam (SPF) - Edge Detail

The HVHZ Roof Permit Form for Sprayed Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Edge Detail is required. Provide components and details, as applicable.

HVHZ Roof Permit Form - Sprayed Polyurethane Foam (SPF) - Wall Flashing Detail

The HVHZ Roof Permit Form for Sprayed Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Wall Flashing Detail is required. Provide components and details, as applicable.

HVHZ Roof Permit Form - Sprayed Polyurethane Foam (SPF) - Coping Detail

The HVHZ Roof Permit Form for Sprayed Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Coping Detail is required. Provide components and details, as applicable.

HVHZ Roof Permit Form - Sprayed Polyurethane Foam (SPF) - Pipe Flashing Detail

The HVHZ Roof Permit Form for Sprayed Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Pipe Flashing Detail is required. Provide components and details, as applicable.

HVHZ Roof Permit Form - Sprayed Polyurethane Foam (SPF) - Support Flashing Detail

The HVHZ Roof Permit Form for Sprayed Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Support Flashing Detail is required. Provide components and details, as applicable.

HVHZ Roof Permit Form - Sprayed Polyurethane Foam (SPF) - Wall Scupper Detail

The HVHZ Roof Permit Form for Sprayed Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Wall Scupper Detail is required. Provide parapet wall height and wall scupper size.

HVHZ Roof Permit Form - Sprayed Polyurethane Foam (SPF) - Overflow Scupper Detail

The HVHZ Roof Permit Form for Sprayed Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Overflow Scupper Detail is required. Provide parapet wall height, over flow scupper size, and height above low point of roof.

HVHZ Roof Permit Form - Sprayed Polyurethane Foam (SPF) - Drain Detail

The HVHZ Roof Permit Form for Sprayed Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Drain Detail is required. Provide noted components and details, as applicable.

HVHZ Roof Permit Form - Waterproofing or Liquid Applied Roof Systems

The HVHZ Roof Permit Form for Waterproofing or Liquid Applied Roof Systems assembly shall comply with all the requirements as listed in section 1519.16 Waterproofing
located in the HVHZ section of the Florida Building Code.

HVHZ Roof Permit Form - Waterproofing or Liquid Applied Roof Systems - Section A & B

The HVHZ Roof Permit Form for Waterproofing or Liquid Applied Roof Systems is required. Provide general information and section plan.

HVHZ Roof Permit Form - Single Ply Membrane Coping Metal Detail

The HVHZ Roof Permit Form for Single Ply Membrane Coping Metal Detail requires component information.

HVHZ Roof Permit Form - Single Ply Membrane Edge Metal Detail

The HVHZ Roof Permit Form for Single Ply Membrane Edge Metal Detail requires component information.

HVHZ Roof Permit Form - Single Ply Membrane Parapet Wall Flashing Detail

The HVHZ Roof Permit Form for Single Ply Membrane Parapet Wall Flashing Detail requires component detail.

Commercial Reroofing Statement for Existing Buildings

The Commercial Reroofing Statement for Existing Buildings is required to be completed when applying for commercial reroofing permit applications.

HVHZ Roof Permit Form - Edge Nailable Deck Detail

The HVHZ Roof Permit Form for Edge Nailable Deck Detail requires the noted components and their details to be illustrated, as applicable.

HVHZ Roof Permit Form - Wood Nailer Edge Insulated Nailable Deck Detail

The HVHZ Roof Permit Form for Wood Nailer Edge Insulated Nailable Deck Detail requires the noted components and their details to be illustrated, as applicable.

HVHZ Roof Permit Form - Wood Nailer Edge Insulated Concrete Deck Detail

The HVHZ Roof Permit Form for Wood Nailer Edge Insulated Concrete Deck Detail requires the noted components and their details to be illustrated, as applicable.

HVHZ Roof Permit Form - Wood Nailer Edge Non Insulated Nailable Deck

The HVHZ Roof Permit Form for a Wood Nailer Edge Non Insulated Nailable Deck requires the noted components and their details to be illustrated, as applicable.

HVHZ Roof Permit Form - Parapet Wall Non Insulated Concrete Deck Detail

The HVHZ Roof Permit Form for Parapet Wall Non Insulated Concrete Deck Detail requires the noted components and their details to be illustrated, as applicable.

HVHZ Roof Permit Form - Parapet Wall Insulated Concrete Deck Detail

The HVHZ Roof Permit Form for Parapet Wall Insulated Concrete Deck Detail requires the noted components and their details to be illustrated, as applicable.

HVHZ Roof Permit Form - Parapet Wall Insulated Nailable Deck Detail

The HVHZ Roof Permit Form for Parapet Wall Insulated Nailable Deck Detail requires the noted components and their details to be illustrated, as applicable.

HVHZ Roof Permit Form - Parapet Wall Nailable Deck Detail

The HVHZ Roof Permit Form for Parapet Wall Nailable Deck Detail requires the noted components and their details to be illustrated, as applicable.

HVHZ Roof Permit Form - Coping Insulated Concrete Deck Detail

The HVHZ Roof Permit Form -for Coping Insulated Concrete Deck Detail requires the noted components and their details to be illustrated, as applicable.

HVHZ Roof Permit Form - Coping Insulated Nailable Deck Detail

The HVHZ Roof Permit Form for Coping Insulated Nailable Deck Detail requires completion of the components noted and details, as applicable.

HVHZ Roof Permit Form - Gutter Insulated Nailable Deck Detail

The HVHZ Roof Permit Form for Gutter Insulated Nailable Deck Detail requires completion of the components noted and details, as applicable.

HVHZ Roof Permit Form - Gutter Insulated Concrete Deck Detail

The HVHZ Roof Permit Form for Gutter Insulated Concrete Deck Detail requires completion of the components noted and details, as applicable.

Solar System Roof Permit

The Solar System Roof Permit is to be completed by the contractor.

Solar Systems Permit Document Guidelines

The Solar Systems Permit Document Guidelines provides building, equipment and roof plan information.

Solar System Permit Owner Disclosure

The property owner's signature in the Property Owner's Solar System Disclosure Form indicates that the information in this form has been explained to the property owner by the contractor.

General Hauler Permit

The General Hauler Permit allows any person to remove, collect or transport for hire or salvage any solid waste or recyclable material over the streets or public rights-of-way within any unincorporated area of Miami-Dade County.

Additional Resources
Waste Tire Haulers or Generators Permit

The Waste Tire Haulers or Generators Permit is required for any person that is either principally or partially engaged in the selling, trading or otherwise transferring of new, used or waste tires within Miami-Dade County.

Landscaper Permit

A Landscaper Permit is required for any person engaged in the business of creating or maintaining landscaped areas, including tree trimming and tree removal is required to obtain a landscaper permit.

Additional Resources
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