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Workers building a house

Learn about the process to obtain a permit, why a permit is needed, and overall guidelines, permit exemptions, fee schedule and minimum housing standards.

Homeowners and small business owners

Get help navigating the permit process by contacting the permitting assistance team and scheduling an appointment.


Obtain or check the status of your application using the Portal or the E-permitting system.


Review approved criteria and guidelines to ensure the construction project is designed in compliance with the code.


Make payments for upfront, permits, certificates, contractor licensing, reinspection and impact fees (E-Payment).

Man with a hard hat, inspecting things

Learn about requirements, schedule, cancel and track inspections.

Two gentlemen discussing plans

Speak with Permit, Plan Review and Inspection Staff for assistance with your project.

Important links on permit, building, compliance, certificates and inspections.

Learn the requirements one must meet in order to do business as a general contractor, building contractor or residential contractor in Miami-Dade County.

Common Permits & Certificates

Application forms, checklists, fee sheets and additional requirements.

Application forms, checklists, fee sheets and additional requirements.

Application forms, checklists, fee sheets and additional requirements.

Application forms, checklists and affidavits.

Incorporated permits that require County Approval from DERM, WASA, Impact Fees and Fire Rescue.

Application forms, checklists and standards details.

Apply and obtain your certificate online.

Requirements for milestone inspections of condominium and cooperative association buildings, three stories and taller.

Application forms, checklists and affidavits.

Application forms, checklists and standards details.

Agricultural, pergolas, trellis, signs and others.

Master, Shop Drawings, Revision, Extension, Reissue, Supplemental, Demolition, Change of Contractor, Signs and Environmental permits.

Important Notices

Safety Tips

Walk-through and inspect the house with the developer/builder or their designee prior to signing the closing documents.

Tips to assist with obtaining work performed by qualified individuals.

Answers to common questions about permits for work to be performed on your property.

The forms and disclosures required when buying and selling residential properties in Miami-Dade County.

About Us

Our responsibilities include:

  • Enforcement of building codes and zoning regulations. Issuing of contractor licenses and approvals of construction materials and products. Protection of environmental and historic resources
  • Review of land development and construction permit applications for compliance with applicable building, zoning, environmental and public works codes, and with the County's Comprehensive Development Master Plan
  • Promotion of fair competition through consumer protection efforts (licensing, enforcement and mediation), and consumer education efforts focused on youth and families
  • Development and implementation of economic development strategies for the County overall as well as sector-specific initiatives in the agricultural, entertainment and trade industries
  • Economic research, land use planning and resilience initiatives to enable sound economic development and policies
  • Performance Statistics - Our library of performance measures includes permits, plans processed, plans tracking, inspections, regulations, building recertification, new homes values and quarterly reports
  • Permit and Inspection Utilization Report - Permit and Inspection information derived from the most recently completed financial audit in enforcing the Florida Building Code