Building Specialty Licenses


  • One to four years of proven field experience in the trade. The number of years of experience is dependent on the license for which you are applying
  • Submittal of an application to include proof of experience through letters from employers stating the dates of employment and description of work performed, or submittal of W-2 tax documents covering the employment period
  • Successfully passing an examination with a grade of 70 percent or above. The exam is open book and a list of the books is provided when an application is requested
  • Proof of liability insurance and worker’s compensation insurance is required after Board approval
  • Payment of $315

After completing the application to obtain your personal license in your building specialty, you must complete a business application to obtain your business license.

If you conduct business without meeting the minimum requirements, you will be subject to citations for violating Chapter 10 of the Miami-Dade County Code.

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Locations and Hours

Permitting and Inspection Center

Edward A. Rojas, Building Official

Permitting and Inspection Center
11805 SW 26th Street, Miami, FL 33175

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