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Sewer Capacity Certification

Federal regulations require certain permit applicants to obtain a Sewer Capacity Certification letter before being issued a building permit. This letter certifies that the sewer system can handle the demands that your permit will require. Due to an overloaded sewer system, there might not be enough capacity to handle your request. But you can apply for and obtain certification before you submit building plans, saving you time and money.

Any construction or change of use that will cause an increase in wastewater discharge to a sewer will need a certification letter. This includes such things as changing a single-family house to a duplex, adding extra seats to a restaurant, adding a new doctor to a practice, or building a new house. If you are unsure, call the Office of Environmental Plan Review in West Dade at 786-315-2800, or Downtown at 305-372-6899.

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