Permit Services

A permit is a document that issues consent to move forward on a building project. Qualified professionals have examined the impact a project is likely to have on available resources and infrastructure. Roads, bridges, water, sewer, and fire services are examples of the services a project may impact. The permitting process begins with the review of plans and ends with a Certificate of Occupancy or Certificate of Completion. The Building Department administers most of the processes for projects occurring within the city.

To process your permit, the City of Miami Beach offers a variety of services:

To manage building permits and inspections, please log on to the Citizen Self Service (CSS) system. To migrate the CAP (Citizen Access Portal) account to CSS, please click here. For additional information, please visit our online permit services and inspections' web pages.


Visit our homeowners' permit assistance counter located on the first floor of City Hall for personalized assistance with the Building Department's processes. With proof of residency, all single-family and condominium unit owners are entitled to special assistance with their permitting needs. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. You may contact the homeowner's permit assistance counter at 305.673.7610 x 26956.