What is needed in order to apply for a Building Permit?
To apply for a Building Permit, you will need the following:
1. A permit application with all required information completed.
2. Two (2) sets of plans drawn to scale, signed, and sealed by a professional engineer or architect, if applicable.
3. Proof of approval by the Miami-Dade County DERM for new buildings, additions to nonresidential buildings, interior commercial alterations, commercial re-roofs, commercial pools, land clearing and demolition.
4. Proof of approval by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations is required for restaurants.
5. Plot plan or survey.
6. Energy calculations form and heating/cooling load calculations.
7. Product Approvals for all roofs, utility/storage sheds, windows, exterior doors, awnings, shutters and skylights, etc.
8. The Miami-Dade County Health Department approval for potable water and other issues for all Assisted Care Living Facilities, day care centers, hospitals, schools and other similar buildings.
9. For Structural, Electrical and Plumbing permits where the job costs are greater than $2,500, as well as Mechanical permits where the job costs for A/C change-outs are greater than $7,500, a Notice of Commencement is also required to be recorded with Miami-Dade County.

Prior to submittal of your permit application, please be sure you have obtained all required documentation. Missing information and/or documents might delay your permit being processed.

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1. Where is the Building Services Division located and what are the hours of operation?
2. Why obtain a permit?
3. What types of changes require a permit at my place of business?
4. As a business owner, can I obtain my own building permit?
5. The following repairs/replacement projects always require a Building Permit:
6. What is needed in order to apply for a Building Permit?
7. How much does it cost?
8. How long does it take to get a Building Permit?
9. How can I check the progress of a permit application?
10. Can I get a building permit application online?
11. Is there a maximum dollar value up to which new work can be done inside my place of business without a building permit?
12. Can the work begin before getting a permit?
13. How much time do I have to get the work done once a permit is issued?
14. Tips for hiring a contractor:
15. How can you tell if you are dealing with a licensed contractor?
16. Why is it important to use a licensed contractor?
17. What do expired permits mean for property owners?
18. Who is responsible for scheduling an inspection when work is ready?
19. When can I meet with someone to and walk in with my permit?
20. Who can I contact?