Permit Services

A permit is the document that issues consent to move forward on a building project. Qualified professionals have examined the impact a project is likely to have on available resources and infrastructure. Roads, bridges, water, sewer and fire services are examples of the services a project may impact. The permitting process begins with the review of plans and ends with a Certificate of Occupancy or Certificate of Completion. The City of Miami Beach Building Department administers most of the processes for projects occurring within the City of Miami Beach.

To process your permit, the City of Miami Beach offers a variety of services:

For information on managing your Building Permit:


Visit our Residential Building Permit Assistance Counter located on the first floor of City Hall for personalized assistance with the Building Department processes. With proof of residency, all single family and condominium unit owners are entitled to special assistance with their permitting needs. The Hours of Operation are Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You may contact the Residential Building Permit Assistance Counter at 305.673.7610 x 6956.