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City of Miami Beach
1700 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Phone: 305.673.7000

Permit Refunds

Refund Policy

All refunds will be made payable to the property owner of record listed in the permitting system.

Non-refundable Fees:

  • Minimum permit fees and upfront fees
  • Miami Dade County Code Compliance fees
  • State of Florida fees mandated by Florida Statutes sections 553.721 and 468.631

Refund requests for overcharge of permit fees must meet the following conditions:

  • Submission of a Permit Refund Request form from the permit holder explaining the overcharge
  • The permit is still valid
  • The permit has not been revoked

Refund requests will not be accepted for the following:

  • Permits for which plans review has commenced or inspections performed
  • Permits, for which inspections were not performed, are entitled to a 50% refund of the Building Permit Fee line item if requested within 90 days of permit issuance. No refund shall be provided after 90 days.
  • Permits for which work has commenced as evidenced by any recorded inspection having made by the City, unless the refund is due to an overcharge by the City
  • Permits revoked by the Building Official under authority granted by the Florida Building Code
  • Permits cancelled by court order
  • Permits which have expired
  • When there is a Change of contractor, the original permit holder is not entitled to a refund.
  • Permit applied for in error by the applicant

To apply for a refund, please submit a Permit Refund Request Form to BuildingFin@miamibeachfl.gov.