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The Building Department serves to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public; and to enhance the general quality of life through interpretation and enforcement of the Florida Building Code, as well as other applicable regulations governing construction and land use.

The department accomplishes the above function with the following Divisions: Administration - Inspection Services - Code Administration

Administration Division:

The Administration Division is responsible for policy formulation and decision making; as well as preparation and maintenance of the budget, the monitoring of revenues, personnel activities and the issuance of all certificates. This division also works closely with the construction industry, citizen groups, professional organizations and other government agencies in developing long and short range plans for the department.

Inspection Services Division:

The Inspection Services Division is responsible for the protection of life and property from safety hazards related to buildings and their construction. The division is responsible for the interpretation and enforcement of City, County, State and Federal regulations pertaining to construction of buildings with regard to the review of plans. Inspections and enforcement, as required by The Florida Building Code is performed by the Structural, Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing Sections of this Division. The Inspection Services Division also follows up on compliance for unsafe structures by taking cases before the Metro-Dade Unsafe Structures Board. Cases are also prepared and presented before the Construction Trade Qualifying Board.

Code Administration Division:

The Code Administration Division is responsible for the issuance of permits, the assessment of permit fees, the control and maintenance of departmental records, and supplying record information to the public via file searches and subpoenas. The division enforces all State regulations applicable in the microfilming, maintenance and destruction of plans and permits.

 


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