Online Permit Services


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 was decommissioned on 07/31/2019. 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.

Online access to permit information and services is available 24/7 for the consumers' convenience. First-time users must register at Citizen Self Service. The web-based system enables building professionals and owners to conduct business with the City of Miami Beach directly from any device with internet access. Users can view plan review results, process payments, and schedule inspections.

Citizens Self Service

Payments can be satisfied by using the Online Quick Pay link.

Inspections may be requested or canceled via the new portal, CSS.

If assistance is required to request or cancel an inspection, please call 305.673.7610 and select option #2.


The Building Department currently has several online applications available: Commercial Portable ToiletsResidential Portable ToiletsCondominium Flooring (not including bathroom and balcony), Building Commercial Interior Alteration (No Structural permit), and sub-permits (electrical, mechanical, and plumbing for Commercial and Residential).

Click here to apply online.

For instructions on how to apply for a permit online, click:

Click here to see how to  apply for sub-permits online.

Please return to this page for periodic updates with more options for online permit applications.