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 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.

Online access to permit information and services is available 24/7 for the consumer’s convenience. Registration is required to use the Citizen Access Portal. First-time users must register with Citizen Access Portal at CAP Registration. 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 at

Currently, the ability to apply online for portable toilet permits  is available. Click here to apply online.

Citizens Access Portal

Plan review results as well as other permit details may also be viewed online.

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

Inspections may be requested or cancelled via CAP (Citizen Access Portal) until Friday, May 31, 2019.

If difficulties are experienced while requesting or cancelling an inspection, please call 305.673.7610 and select option #2.

*Important: If you are neither the Contractor or Owner, prior to accessing permit information in CAP, you must be added to each permit for which you seek access to. In order to be added to a permit, you must submit a notarized letter to the Building Department, from the Contractor or the Owner, granting permission to be added as a Contact.
CAP only contains data from 2009 to the present.*

Click here to download the EnerGov CAP and IVR Training Manual.

NOTE:  Currently, the ability to apply online for portable toilet permits  is available. Click here to apply online. Please return to this page for periodic updates with more online permit applications’ options.

SOPs. The 2015 and 2017 Building Department’s SOPs (large files) are available for review by clicking on the corresponding year.
We will post the 2018 SOP as soon as it is complete. Please check the main SOP page periodically since we are presently updating it.