Contractor License & Insurance

Updating License and Insurances

Contractors must submit updated license and insurance information to BuildingContractor@MiamiBeachfl.gov.  Please include license number, email and active permit number (if any) in the body of the email.

 

Change of Contractor

Applicants seeking a change of contractor must fill out a new permit application and select the “Change of Contractor” box located within the “Permit Request” section of the application.  Permit applications can be found within the Forms page.

 

Contractor Registration

Contractors must be registered with the City of Miami Beach to work in Miami Beach.  Instructions and documents required to register are detailed below under “Requirements”.

Permits are applied for and managed online, so you also need to create a Citizen Self Service (CSS) account with an email address in order to have access to online permitting.  Contractor accounts should reflect the name of the company followed by the contractor’s license number, then you add first and last name for the qualifier in the corresponding box as well as the email address used to register.

Once the CSS account has been registered, send an email to BuildingContractor@miamibeachfl.gov, stating that your CSS account has been created and to add all documents under this contact.  You must attach all documents used at the time of registration.

Anyone needing access to manage a permit online must have a registered CSS account.

 

Requirements

Contractors working in Miami Beach are required to be registered with the City.  Simply email valid, updated copies of licenses and insurances to BuildingContractor@Miamibeachfl.gov

Once registered, contractors may create their online profile via the Citizen Self Service (CSS) portal to gain access to apply for permits or request inspections.  Click here to download the instructions for creating an online profile.

Certificate of Liability Insurance must be made out to:

City of Miami Beach
Building Department
1700 Convention Center Drive, 2nd Floor
Miami Beach, FL 33139

 

State Certified Contractors

State certified contractors must provide copy of the following:

  • Local Business Tax Receipt (LBTR) for place of business (Miami-Dade County or Broward County)
  • Certificate of Insurance for Workers' Compensation and Liability

 

Certificate of Liability Insurance must include:

  • Name of insured, Type of policy issued, and Type of insurance
  • Policy number, Effective date, and Expiration date
  • Insurance amount to be as specified in Florida Administrative Rule 61G4- 15.003 (Public Liability Insurance)

 

Miami-Dade County Licensed Contractors

Miami-Dade County licensed contractors must provide a copy of the following:

  • Certificate of Competency issued by the Construction Trades Qualifying Board (CTQB)
  • Municipal Contractors Tax Receipt (MCTR) for Miami Beach
  • Certificate of Insurance for Workers' Compensation and Liability

 

Certificate of Liability Insurance must include:

  • Name of insured, Type of policy issued, and Type of insurance
  • Policy number, Effective date, and Expiration date
  • Liability Insurance with no less than $300,000 per accident or occurrence for bodily injury and $ 50,000 per accident for property damage

 

Workers’ Compensation Insurance Exemption

If contractor has a Workers’ Compensation Insurance Exemption, a Notice to Owner - WC Insurance Exemption needs to be submitted to the Building Department along with the building permit application.