Contractor License & Insurance

Requirements

 

Contractors working in Miami Beach are required to be registered with the City.  Contractors may register online via the Citizen Self Service (CSS) portal.  Click here to download the instructions for registering.

Contractors must file valid, updated copies of licenses and insurances to the Building Department prior to obtaining a permit.

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 (Occupational License) 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
  • State registration of municipal contractor's license
  • Municipal Contractors Occupational License 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.

 

Updating License and Insurances

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