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The Building Department enforces codes and regulations established by the Florida and Miami-Dade County governing the construction, alteration, and maintenance of buildings and structures within the City of Miami for the protection of residents and property.

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Building Administration

Prepares and implements the departmental budget, monitors revenue, personnel activities and the issuance of all certificates; performs routine clerical duties, and legislative packages as required.

 
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Microfilm/Records

Conducts research on record requests received from the general public; coordinates the digitizing of records to comply with State of Florida Public Records requirements; maintains control of all records; enters and retrieves information from the filing system.

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Permit Counter

Issues permits; collects fees and records it in a computerized system; performs data entry; assists callers and monitors message center; returns calls and distributes messages as needed; reviews and prepares documents for digitizing reviews a variety of permit documents for accuracy and legibility maintains electronic files.

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Plans Review

Assists homeowners and contractors with permits and plans review process; establishes procedures and guidelines to expedite the plans review process, supervises the organization and coordination of the plans review process of all sections to ensure they are completed in a timely manner. 

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Inspection Services

Conducts field inspections of new construction, remodeling, repairs and condemnation and possession of permits; checks for conformity with Florida and Miami-Dade County Building Codes and approved plans and specification requirements; plans and procedures for carrying out of inspection activities affecting installations, materials and appliances.

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Unsafe Structures

All unsafe structures are hereby declared to be illegal, and such illegality shall be abated by completion, repair or rehabilitation or by demolition in accordance with the City of Miami procedures.

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Home Owner Assistance & Building Help Desk

Contractors must be registered with the City of Miami. Building Help Desk allows to create new Plans, additional plans, issue permits and Building questions.

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iBuildMiami Online Access Credit Card Payment
Secure online credit card payment is available as part of the iBuildMiami, using the "Pay Now" option citizens customers can search for an existing Permit Number, Plan Number,and Financial Transaction ID from the iBuildMiami web application to make a credit card payment.
A Kiosk station and two courtesy computer stations are available in the MRC (Miami Riverside Center) lobby area and in the Permit Counter area providing the same functionality as iBuildMiami online.
Please note: MRC (Miami Riverside Center) 4th floor cashier and NET offices will continue to accept credit card and check payments.

iBuildMiami Online Access
Features available in IBuildMiami are:
• Application Intake: ability to apply for a building permit without requiring a visit to the MRC building
• Plan Review Status: view all comments by discipline for submitted plans.
• Schedule Inspections and Inspection Route to track your scheduled inspection.
• View Inspection History: View inspections comments and results.
• Print Permit Card once all applicable permit fees have been successfully received.
• Payment: ability to make payments using credit cards.

Review Walk-thru hours
Starting on Monday, April 16, 2012, the Building Department and Zoning Office will close all review lists at 12:30pm. Customers on list will be seen until each list is completed.

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Welcome to the Building Department

The Building Department enforces codes and regulations established by the Florida and Miami-Dade County governing the construction, alteration, and maintenance of buildings and structures within the City of Miami for the protection of residents and property.  read more

 

Hours of Operations

Walk-Thru Plan Review: 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
(No Afternoon Reviews)

Note: To be guaranteed to have your plans reviewed on the same day, you must be on the list no later that 10:00am

Permit Counter:
8:00 am - 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Inspections Counter:
8:00 am - 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Microfilm/Records:
8:00 am - 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Appointments to meet with Section Chiefs can be scheduled with the receptionist in Corridor B beginning at 2:00 pm.

All sections in the Building Department will close daily from 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm for lunch.