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Original Building Plans (Microfilm)

To view or obtain copies of the original building plans of my home or commercial property, you must schedule an appointment to view or obtain copies of your plans. Appointments are scheduled Monday through Friday during the hours from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Appointments can also be scheduled online.

All records in the Microfilm Unit are filed by the Permit Number. In most cases, the permit number can be located by the address or the folio number of the property. If we are unable to locate a permit number for your property, we cannot complete the research.

The Microfilm Unit will perform an initial research over the phone (786-315-2340) to determine if your property is located in unincorporated Miami-Dade County, and to verify the year the property was built in order to determine if we may have records to research on file.

The Microfilm Unit is located at the
Miami-Dade County Herbert S. Saffir Permitting and Inspection Center,
11805 SW 26 Street (Coral Way), Room 201
The hours of operation are from 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays.

Records years available for research

Current properties built between 1990 and present are available.

Additional residential (single-family residences) built between 1961 and 1972 and portions of 1973 thru 1978 were destroyed as of January 1, 2001 AND ARE NOT AVAILABLE.

Condos and Multi-family Units (more than two units) are considered to be Commercial Properties and if built during these years, MAY BE AVAILABLE.

Residential and commercial properties built between 1979 and 1989 MAY BE AVAILABLE.


There is a $18.75 fee for research that must be paid prior to your appointment and can be paid on the Web. Copies are $6.25 per page and certified copies are $7.50 per page. Please see the Building fee schedule for additional fee information.

If you are reissuing a permit, canceling a permit, or replacing a lost set of plans to be placed at a job site, those plans need to be certified.

If you cannot view PDF PDF files, you can download Acrobat Reader  for free from Adobe Systems, Inc. In order to use PDF files, you must have Acrobat installed on your computer.

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