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New Construction and Permitting Procedures

Miami-Dade's Permitting and Inspection Center (PIC) has moved to a virtual service model.

Considering the COVID-19 emergency, in-person visits to the PIC are limited to appointments only. All customer services are now virtual. The building will remain closed to the public except for specific services by appointment.

Read about the new permit procedures and virtual services.

Live weekly webinars on Permitting and Inspection Center (PIC) services starting Aug. 25

The PIC is currently offering many of its services virtually. If you have questions on how to submit permit applications and our virtual inspection process; how to rework plans; how to register to speak with a plan reviewer; or need clarification on some of our virtual services, join us for a live Zoom webinar every Tuesday at 9 a.m. On the September 29 webinar, learn about DERM programs and speak with DERM staff about any issues with your applications.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details about joining the webinar.

Implementation of Neighborhood Compliance and Unsafe Structures Supervisor List and Return of Trade Inspector List

Effective October 5, 2020, the Neighborhood Compliance and Unsafe Structures Supervisors List for the Code Compliance Division will be available online through the MeetQ system.

The Supervisors List will be available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon.

Also on October 5, customers will also be able to register to speak with a specific inspector via the Trade Inspector List. This service will be available Monday through Friday from 7:30 to 8 a.m.

Customers will be notified by text or e-mail when it is their turn, and the supervisor or inspector will contact you via the telephone.

MeetQ allows customers to access various services offered by Permitting and Inspection Center. Some of these services are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, while others are by appointment. We encourage all our patrons to review the MeetQ user guide for instructions.

New Municipal CU feature on the Plan Status & Application Submittal Portal

This feature allows customers to submit online for Miami-Dade County reviews and approvals of Municipal Certificates of Use, Occupancy, Occupational, or any other business license that allows the establishment of a business at a location.

This process includes reviews from the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources’ Division Environmental Resource Management (DERM) and/or the Miami-Dade County Water and Sewer Department (WASD). Other reviews or permits may be required based on the location and nature of the business.
First-time users are encouraged to review the Municipal CU user guide, which provides instructions for accessing the system, submitting the application, submitting corrections and viewing the approval documents.

New Enhancement to allow rework to process numbers (C, N, M numbers) has launched

A new feature on the Plans Status & Application Submittal Portal that allows users to submit corrections (Rework) to a C, N, M Number directly is now available. Refer to the Rework Numbers User Guide for instructions for submitting a correction (rework) to a process number.

New enhancement to e-permitting system application for Single Ply Membrane

With this enhancement, Roofing contractors can obtain permits remotely for the installation of selected TPO and PVC membrane roof assemblies. These single ply roofs can be combined with metal roof panels, shingles, or tile roof e-Permits as needed to meet job site requirements. Review the ePermitting Enhancement for Single Ply Membrane.

Plans Status & Application Submittal Portal

A new feature on the Plans Status & Application Submittal Portal allows users to submit corrections (Rework) to a UP Number. The UP Numbers User Guide provides instructions for submitting a correction (rework) to a Up number. 

Please note that MDPIC is currently offering many of our services virtually. For more information on MDPIC services during the COVID-19 please visit the temporary procedures page.

Use MeetQ, the Design Professional's Day Appointments and Queue Portal

MeetQ, the Design Professional's Day Appointments and Queue Portal, allows you to access various services offered by the Miami-Dade County Permitting and Inspections Center (MDPIC). Some of these services are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, while others are by appointment. On the effective date, MeetQ will replace the QMS and e-Appointment systems that currently allow you to request appointments and sign up for services. If you try to access QMS or e-Appointment on or after July 14 you will be redirected to MeetQ.

Access the MeetQ user guide providing instructions for accessing the system, scheduling appointments or signing up for queue services.

Please note that MDPIC is currently offering many of the services available through this portal virtually by phone and online conferencing. For more information on MDPIC services during the COVID-19 please visit Temporary Construction and Permitting Procedures.

New Permit Application and Plans or Corrections to existing permit applications (Rework)

Use the Plans Tracking, New Application and Rework Submission application to submit the following:  

  • New permit applications for building, roofing, electrical, mechanical or plumbing work that require the submittal of plans (initial submittals) 
  • Applications and plans for Zoning Improvement Permits (ZIPS)
  • Applications to revise an existing permit including plan revisions and permit reissuance 
  • Submit corrections to existing permit applications and plans described above (reworks)
  • For residential roofing permits, storm panels or accordion shutters, we recommend you use e-permitting.
  • Guidelines for uploading documents in the Plans Tracking, New Application and Rework application.

New e-Permitting System Application for Metal Roof Panels (Category 96) effective March 27, 2020

Miami-Dade County’s Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources is pleased to announce this latest enhancement and expansion of the e-Permitting for Contractors System available for use by licensed Roofing Contractors which allows for the issuance of Metal Roof Panels (Category 96) permits online via the Department’s website.

View the e-Permitting Guidelines for Metal Roof Panels.

Notice: New Building Specialty Category - Limited Residential Repair

The Miami-Dade County Construction Trades Qualifying Board approved a new building specialty category — Limited Residential Repair.

To learn more, visit Building Specialties.

POSTPONED - Reserve your seat for the 2020 Plan Review and Inspection Workshops

Please note these workshops are postponed until further notice.

These free and informative workshops provide helpful information that can assist design professionals and contractors in expediting the issuance of permits by reducing rejection rates on their submitted plans and inspections, thus reducing permit issuance cycle times. Continuing education credits are approved for Florida Registered Architects and Professional Engineers. You will be able to register for the first time via online registration or, if you are already registered, simply login.

View the 2020 Plan Review and Inspection Workshops schedule.

Accordion Storm Shutters Added to the e-Permitting System effective January 8, 2020

In order to continue streamlining the permitting process, the Department is pleased to announce that effective January 8, 2020, residential permits for accordion storm shutters can be obtained using the e-Permitting System for contractors. This expansion of the e-Permitting system allows the issuance of Accordion Storm Shutters (Category 29) and removable Storm Panels (Category 101) permits by submitting online forms which are reviewed programmatically and approved automatically for permit issuance if valid data is entered. The e-Permitting System is a web application that allows qualified contractors to submit applications for subsidiary and stand-alone permits for addresses located in the unincorporated portions of Miami-Dade County, pay the fees and print the permit card from the Internet browser without the need to visit the Permitting and Inspection Center.

View the e-Permitting Guidelines for Accordion Shutters & Storm Panels.

Notice: Mechanical Permit Applicants - Mechanical Equipment Wind Resistance Compliance, Effective April 15

Effective April 15, 2019, the Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources implemented the Board of Rules and Appeals’ Dec. 13, 2018 interpretation for wind resistance design and installation of mechanical equipment.

The interpretation states:

''The exception contained in Section 301.15 of the Florida Building Code, Mechanical and Section 301.10 of the Florida Building Code, Fuel Gas and Section 453.25.4.3.2, Section 1620.1 and Section 1620.6 of the Florida Building Code Building shall only be applicable for permits obtained under the 2007 Florida Building Code, as amended. Consequently, mechanical equipment and appliances, permitted subsequent to the 2007 Edition of the Florida Building Code, and exposed to wind shall be designed and installed to meet the wind pressures determined in accordance with the current or applicable edition of the Florida Building Code, Building.''

Those seeking mechanical permits issued for exact unit change-outs at grade or on rooftops must show proof of Miami-Dade County wind resistance code compliance to the inspector by providing the following:

1. Copy of the unit’s current notice of acceptance or state product approval (copy to be made available for inspection at jobsite), or
2. Signed and sealed engineering for the model unit covered in the permit (signed and sealed documents to be picked up at time of inspection), or
3. Manufacturer’s published literature for the unit explicitly listing the wind resistance for the installation (copy to be picked up at time of inspection)

In all instances, the unit’s listed limits of use must meet or exceed the job requirements.

For questions or concerns with reference to this new procedure, call the Mechanical Trade Section at 786-315-2083.

Envelope Leakage Test Report (Blower Door Test)

Pursuant to Section R402.4.1.2 of the Florida Building Code, 6th Edition (2017) Energy Conservation, a building or dwelling unit shall be tested and verified for air leakage using a blower door test. A written report must then be provided to the code official.

In an effort to bring uniformity and assist with compliance of this requirement, the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources has developed a standard Envelope Leakage Test Report Form (Blower Door Test).

You must provide the completed form to the building inspector at final inspection.

Access the Envelope Leakage Test Report form online.

For more information, call the Permit Records Section at 786-315-2100.

NOTICE Roofing Permit Revision Procedures

Effective immediately, the Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources will be implementing new procedures for revisions on roofing permits.

Acceptable roofing permit revisions shall be allowed for material revision for existing roof permits categories; roof plan or job site conditions changes, i.e. drainage; adding square feet or revising square feet to existing permit categories; deleting a permit category for work not performed.

Existing roofing permits requiring a change to the roofing category and missing a category or require an additional category once issued, shall be corrected by obtaining a new roofing permit. The original permit is to be cancelled once the new one is obtained. Example changing from category 95 shingle to category 92 low slope Built Up Roofing (BUR) or new low slope category 92 to an existing tile or shingle roofing permit.

Commercial re-roofing permits, cannot be obtained using the e-Permitting system since it require a DERM review. The e-Permitting system is limited to reroofing permit for residential applications only. If a commercial re-roofing permit is obtained in error, then the e-Permit shall be cancelled once a new roof permit is issued for a commercial re-roofing project.

View flyer for additional details.

NOTICE Hard Rock Stadium properties permitting jurisdiction

As of Jan. 9, 2019, the Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources no longer accepts new permit applications for work to be performed on Hard Rock Stadium properties.

Permit applicants should be sent to:

City of Miami Gardens
18605 NW 27 Avenue
Miami Gardens, FL 33056
305-622-8000, Option 4

View flyer for additional details.

Guidelines for the Roofing E-Permitting System

These guidelines provide procedures for accessing the E-Permits for Contractors website to allow the creation of a user profile and obtaining Residential Roofing permits online. The E-Permitting system allows qualified contractors to obtain permits for addresses located in the unincorporated portions of Miami-Dade County.

Attestation of Homeowners' Association Approval for Permanent Storm Shutters on Residential Buildings

Pursuant to Section 33-202.3(1)(t)(4), 33-202.11(4) and 33-284.9(N)(5) of the Miami Dade County Code, permanent storm shutters, sometimes known as accordion shutters, require the expressed approval by the homeowners' association prior to permit issuance.

As a condition of obtaining a permit for the installation, replacement and/or repairs of permanent storm shutters on a residential building (single family residence, duplex or townhouse), the property owner must sign an Attestation of Homeowners’ Association Approval Form. The form requires that the owner indicate if homeowners' association approval is or is not required and when required to attest that the requisite homeowners' association has approved the permanent storm shutters in accordance with plans that are being submitted for permit.

The department will rely on this attestation and will no longer require zoning review for confirmation of homeowners' association approval. Please note that zoning review and approval will still be required for the installation, repair or replacement of permanent storm shutters on commercial buildings including condominiums and apartment buildings.

When applying, have the property owner complete the form and submit it along with the building permit application.

For more information, call the Permit Records Section at 786-315-2100, Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., excluding legal holidays.

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