Online Permitting Resource Center

Online Permitting

The Building Department is excited to offer the ability to apply for permits online.  Online permitting allows you to fill out an application, submit required drawings and documents and pay for your permit.  Once your permit is approved, you may download your approved set of plans along with the permit card.

To view the list of permits available for online permitting and to begin the application process, click on the button below.

Important:  If you are a contractor doing work for the first time in Miami Beach, click here to visit our Contractor License & Insurance page to view requirements prior to applying.

How-to Guides

Create a CSS Account
Apply Online
Rules for Uploading
Submit Corrections
Request Inspections Online

Instructional Videos

How to Apply Online

How to Upload Drawings and Documents (File Structure Guidelines)

How To Submit Corrections

Other Instructional Videos

Methods for Signing and Sealing

To view a list of projects that require a design professional, click here.

Projects valued under $25,000 may allow for contractors to prepare drawings.  Drawings and documents must be signed and notarized and must also include the contractor's name and license number.

Electronic Plans Submittal

The Building Department allows for the electronic submittal of drawings and documents for review.  To qualify for this submittal type, design professionals must adhere to their respective boards’ requirements regarding Digitally or Electronically Signing and Sealing of drawings and documents.  Below, are links to each board’s statutes:

Board of Architects

61 G1-16.005 Procedures for Signing and Sealing Electronically Transmitted Plans, Specifications, Reports or Other Documents

Board of Engineers

61G15-23.003Procedures for Electronically Signing and Sealing Electronically Transmitted Plans, Specifications, Reports or Other Documents

Board of Surveyors and Mappers

5J-17.062Procedures for Signing and Sealing Electronically Transmitted Surveys or Other Documents

Remote Online Notarization

Applicants may opt to notarize applications and other documents using an Remote Online Notary (RON).  Although we do not endorse any vendor, below is a list of companies that provide this service.

If you need assistance applying for a permit online or encounter any issues, please contact the Building Department Call Center at 305-673-7610, option 0.  You may also submit questions to