ARCHIVED News/Notices

JULY 2019

  • The City of Miami Beach announced that the new Citizen Self Service (CSS) is available. This portal is replacing CAP, which was decommissioned on Friday, July 31, 2019. We are asking all users to migrate their CAP accounts to CSS as soon as possible.
    • Please click here to visit CSS and migrate your account now.
    • For more information about the new CSS, click here.

JUNE 2019

  • The Building Department provided another outreach, educational Seminar on June, 13, 2019. The American Concrete Institute, ACI, presented a Seminar Lecture on ACI 318-14: Reorganized for Design.
  • Effective Saturday, June 1, 2019, the City of Miami Beach Building Department/Mechanical section Implemented the Board of Rules and Appeal’s December 13, 2018 interpretation for wind resistance design and installation of mechanical equipment. Read more here.

MAY 2019

  • The Building Department closed at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 31, 2019 to attend a Department meeting for presentations, awards, and the Operations Manager’s retirement party.
  • May was the ICC Building Safety Month recognizing the value of code officials.

APRIL 2019

  • High School Technical Training Program (HSTTP).  The City of Miami Beach partnered with the International Code Council (ICC) to offer Miami Beach High School students the opportunity to get an advance look at building codes for those interested in pursuing careers in the construction profession. Interested parties could have applied for this program until May 22, 2019. (Application form here).


  • The Building Department hosted the second session of its community meeting series to educate residents on the permitting process, permit classification, and more.
    Location: North Shore Park & Youth Center, 501 72 Street (Community Room)
    Date and Time: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • There is a $500 fine for jobs with concealed work without the required inspections.


  • As of Monday, January 14, 2019, the hours for the Walk-Through tickets are 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Effective January 2, 2019 the Building Department will consistently enforce the re-review and re-inspection fees as approved by Ordinance NO. 2017-4173.
    After three failed plans reviews, there will be a $250 fee applied for each trade being re-reviewed. After two failed inspections, a $200 fee will be applied each time.
  • As of January 1, 2019, the minimum construction values have changed to:
    • Minimum value for new construction shall be $110.00 per square foot.
    • Minimum value for alteration/remodeling shall be $60.00 per square foot.
  • Review the Photovoltaic System’s page.
  • Rebuild Florida’s Housing Repair and Replacement Program was launched in September 2018 to assist low-income homeowners whose homes were still damaged from Hurricane Irma. Please click here to obtain this valuable information.

          Did you know?

  • All food service establishments (e.g. restaurants, cafeterias, bakeries, coffee shops, juice bars, etc.) MUST have a current Grease Discharge Operating Permit (GDO) issued by Department of Environmental Resource Management (DERM).
  • All facilities with GDO’s MUST have a Grease Trap.
  • All Grease Traps MUST be maintained in good working order.
  • All Grease Traps MUST be cleaned at the frequency shown on the GDO permit.
  • For additional information about the FOG permitting process in the City of Miami Beach, please call 305.673.7610.


  • On Wednesday, October 24, 2018 the Building Department started its first seminar of a Community Meetings Series. In this first seminar, we discussed the recently simplified and reprieve permits’ programs . This informative and educational seminar was hosted by the City of Miami Beach, Building Department! For more information, please click here.

MAY 2018

APRIL 2018

  • The Building Department annual meeting was hosted on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.

MARCH 2018

  • Industry Meeting, March 19, 2018. Flood Plain, Phase and Private Provider’s permits and processes were presented to general contractors, private providers, permit expediters, and professionals.
  • Flood Awareness presentation.