Single Family Residence

Plan Review and Inspection Requirements

This page will help you navigate through the required plan reviews and inspections according to each permit type.

A/C Units (New)

Permit Type: Mechanical
Plan Reviews: Mechanical, Electrical, Structural, Planning, Fire, Roofing, Floodplain Management
Inspections: Mechanical Rough, Mechanical Final, (Optional Roofing in progress and Final for new roof curb/curb adapter or stand)
Sub-Permit: Electrical
Sub-Permit Inspections: Electrical Final
Drawings: 2 Sets of Architectural Size “D”
Supporting Documents:  Heating/Cooling Sizing Load Calculations; Structural Calculations; NOA for stand, curb, adapter; Miami Dade County wind resistance Code Compliance; Tie-downs details.

A/C Units (Change-Outs)

Permit Type: Mechanical
Plan Reviews: N/A
Inspections: Mechanical Rough, Mechanical Final, (Optional Roofing Final for new rooftop Curb Adapter or CU stand)
Sub-Permit: TBD by Mechanical Inspector at time of Mechanical inspection
Sub-Permit Inspections: Electrical Final if required
Drawings: N/A
Supporting Documents:

  • Change Out Form
  • Equipment A.H.R.I
  • Equipment Tie-down details: Signed and Sealed original Engineer anchoring details, or current Notice of Acceptance (NOA), or State Product Approval
  • Miami Dade County Wind Resistance Code Compliance by one of the following methods: Provide copy of the unit’s current Notice of Acceptance or State Product Approval, or Manufacturer’s published literature for the unit explicitly listing the wind resistance for the installation, or Signed and Sealed Engineering for the model covered in the permit (documents to be picked up at the time of inspection).

Bathroom Fixtures (A permit is not required for fixture replacements of 2 or less)

Permit Type: Plumbing
Plan Reviews: Plumbing
Inspections: Plumbing Final
Sub-Permit: N/A
Sub-Permit Inspections: N/A
Drawings: 2 Sets of Architectural Size “D”
Supporting Documents: N/A

Pergola/Trellis

Permit Type: Building
Plan Reviews: Building, Electrical, Structural, Planning, Public Works
Inspections: Notice of Commencement, Rough (In-Progress), Building Final, Planning Final, Public Works Final
Sub-Permit: Tree Work (Optional – If removing or relocating trees)
Sub-Permit Inspections: N/A
Drawings: 2 Sets of Architectural Size “D”
Supporting Documents: Structural Calculations

Docks/Piers/Seawalls

Permit Type: Building
Plan Reviews: Structural, Electrical (Optional), Plumbing (Optional), Planning, Public Works, Environmental Review, DERM
Inspections: Foundation, Framing, Building Final, Planning Final, Public Works Final
Sub-Permit: Electrical (Optional), Plumbing (Optional), Tree Work (Optional – If removing or relocating trees)
Sub-Permit Inspections: Electrical Rough, Electrical Final (Optional), Plumbing Final (Optional)
Drawings: 2 Sets of Architectural Size “D”
Supporting Documents: Structural Calculations, Special Inspector Form for Piling Installation

Fence/Gates

Permit Type: Building
Plan Reviews: Building, Structural, Electrical (Optional - For powered gates), Planning, Urban Forestry, Public Works
Inspections: Building Final, Planning Final
Sub-Permit: Electrical (Optional - For powered gates), Tree Work
Sub-Permit Inspections: Electrical Underground, Electrical Rough, Electrical Final
Drawings: 2 Sets - Minimum Letter Size
Supporting Documents: Structural Calculations, Standard Details

Generator

Permit Type: Generator
Plan Reviews: Building, Structural, Electrical, Floodplain Management, Plumbing, Planning
Inspections: Foundation, Building Final, Electrical Underground, Electrical Rough, Electrical Final, Planning Final
Sub-Permit: Plumbing
Sub-Permit Inspections: Plumbing Rough, Plumbing Final
Drawings: 2 Sets of Architectural Size “D”
Supporting Documents: Equipment Specification Cut Sheets, Gas Piping Specifications, Elevation Certificate

Irrigation

Permit Type: Plumbing
Plan Reviews: Plumbing, Planning, Public Works
Inspections: Plumbing Underground, Plumbing Rough, Plumbing Final, Planning Final, Public Works Final
Sub-Permit: N/A
Sub-Permit Inspections: N/A
Drawings: 2 Sets of Architectural Size “D”
Supporting Documents: N/A

Lighting (A permit is not required for fixture replacements of 2 or less)

Permit Type: Electrical
Plan Reviews: Electrical, Planning
Inspections: Electrical Rough, Electrical Final
Sub-Permit: N/A
Sub-Permit Inspections: N/A
Drawings: 2 Sets of Architectural Size “D”
Supporting Documents: N/A

Outlets & Switches (A permit is not required for outlet/switch replacements of 2 or less)

Permit Type: Electrical
Plan Reviews: Electrical
Inspections: Electrical Rough, Electrical Final
Sub-Permit: N/A
Sub-Permit Inspections: N/A
Drawings: 2 Sets of Architectural Size “D”
Supporting Documents: N/A

Pavers/Decks/Hardscape

Permit Type: Building
Plan Reviews: Building, Structural (Optional - Wood Decks only), Planning, Public Works, Urban Forestry Group
Inspections: Rough (In-Progress), Building Final, Fire Final, Planning Final, Public Works Final
Sub-Permit: Tree Work (Optional – If removing or relocating trees)
Sub-Permit Inspections: N/A
Drawings: 2 Sets of Architectural Size “D”
Supporting Documents: Structural Calculations (Optional - Wood Decks only)

Range Hood (Kitchen Remodel)

Permit Type: Building
Plan Reviews: Building, Electrical, Floodplain Management, Plumbing, Mechanical (Optional - If vented to an outdoor space)
Inspections: Framing, Drywall, Building Final
Sub-Permit: Electrical, Mechanical (Optional - If vented to an outdoor space)
Sub-Permit Inspections: Electrical Rough, Electrical Final, Mechanical Rough, Mechanical Final (Optional - If vented to an outdoor space)
Drawings: 2 Sets of Architectural Size “D”
Supporting Documents: N/A

Roofs

Permit Type: Roofing
Plan Reviews: Roofing, Planning
Inspections: Roofing in Progress, Roofing Final, Planning Final, (Optional Mechanical Final for re-installation of CU stands after re-roofing)
Sub-Permit: N/A
Sub-Permit Inspections: N/A
Drawings: 2 Sets of sketches on Section B of form Roof Section A-B
Supporting Documents: Corresponding Roof Form, click here to see full list.

Shower & Tub (Bathroom Remodel)

Permit Type: Building
Plan Reviews: Building, Electrical, Floodplain Management, Plumbing, Mechanical (Optional - If an exhaust fan is installed)
Inspections: Framing, Drywall, Building Final
Sub-Permit: Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical (Optional - If an exhaust fan is installed)
Sub-Permit Inspections: Electrical Rough, Electrical Final, Plumbing Underground, Plumbing Rough, Plumbing Final, Mechanical Rough & Mechanical Final (Optional - If an exhaust fan is installed)
Drawings: 2 Sets of Architectural Size “D”
Supporting Documents: N/A

Solar Systems

Permit Type: Photovoltaic
Plan Reviews: Building, Electrical, Roofing (Rooftop installation only), Structural, Planning, Public Works
Inspections: Slab, Building Final, Electrical Final, Planning Final
Sub-Permit: N/A
Sub-Permit Inspections: N/A
Drawings: 2 Sets of Architectural Size “D”
Supporting Documents: Equipment Specification Cut Sheets, Structural Calculations

Swimming Pools

Permit Type: Building
Plan Reviews: Building, Electrical, Floodplain Management, Plumbing, Structural, Planning, Public Works, DERM
Inspections: Foundation, Building Final, Planning Final, Public Works Final
Sub-Permit: Electrical, Plumbing, Tree Work (Optional – If removing or relocating trees)
Sub-Permit Inspections: Electrical Underground, Electrical Perimeter Bond, Light Niche Bond, Electrical Rough, Electrical Final, Plumbing Rough, Plumbing Final
Drawings: 2 Sets of Architectural Size “D”
Supporting Documents: Safety Act Sheet, Structural Calculations Special Inspector Form for Pilings

Windows & Doors

Permit Type: Building
Plan Reviews: Building, Floodplain Management, Structural, Planning
Inspections: Notice of Commencement, Rough (In-Progress), Buck/Anchors, Building Final, Planning Final
Sub-Permit: N/A
Sub-Permit Inspections: N/A
Drawings: 2 Sets of Architectural Size “D”
Supporting Documents: Notice of Acceptance (NOA)