The City of Miami Beach is pleased to announce that the new Citizen Self Service (CSS) is now available. This portal is replacing CAP, which will be decommissioned on Friday, May 31, 2019. Even though you will be able to conduct business in CAP until the day of, 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.

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:

To manage Building Permits and Inspections, please log on in CAP (Citizen Access Portal) until Friday, May 31, 2019.

To search for permit information, enter your permit number in the Permit Fields (see below).

To check for Inspections Routes & Results, click here or in the picture below:

For additional information, please visit our Online Permit Services and Inspections’ web pages.


Visit our Homeowner’s Permit Assistance Counter located at the first floor of City Hall for personalized assistance with the Building Department’s 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 3:30 p.m. You may contact the Homeowner’s Permit Assistance Counter at 305.673.7610 x 6956.