Municipal Electronic Plan Review

Projects that are required to have DERM and/or WASD plan review approval may be submitted to the Building Department at the DROP OFF window. We will convert them to digital format and upload them to Miami Dade County for DERM review. If your submittal is reviewed as a walk-thru, you may leave the plans with us upon completion of the walk-thru for electronic submittal to Miami Dade County. We are working harder so you won’t have to!


Provide time and cost savings to customers by minimizing the need to travel to county facilities to conduct plan review and permitting activity.
Streamline and expedite the permitting process by allowing reviews to be concurrent.
Provide ability to track the status of plan review as well as review comments.


Which projects shall be processed using Municipal Electronic Plan Review?

All drop-off plan review projects that need to be reviewed and approved by Miami Dade County Department of Environmental Resources Management (DERM) and/or Miami Dade County Water and Sewer Authority (WASA), including but not limited to:

Residential – Single Family, Duplex

  • New Construction
  • Additions
  • Marine
  • Tree Removal

Commercial and Multi-family

  • New Construction
  • Additions
  • Substantial Improvements
  • All Alterations (For condominium units if area of Demolitions is more than 160 sq. ft.)
  • Change of Use
  • Marine
  • Tree Removal
  • Underground Tank Removal
  • Grease Trap
  • Drainage Wells

Any walk-thru project that needs to be reviewed by DERM and/or WASA may be submitted to the drop off plan review service counter in the Building Department for Municipal Electronic Plan Review as well.

What do I need to submit in order for my project to be processed for Municipal Electronic Plan Review?

Three (3) sets of plans. For re-submittal, insert new pages into the office set and job set. The third set of new pages shall be submitted separately. We will convert the third set of drawings and documents to digital format and upload them in Miami Dade County system for DERM and/or WASA review.

A completed Miami-Dade County (MDC) application. The MDC application may be foundand printed by following the link below:

How do I pay the DERM and/or WASD review fees?

All MDC fees may be paid online following the link below:

PLEASE NOTE: The City of Miami Beach upfront fees and Miami-Dade County upfront fees shall be paid prior to the commencement of any plan reviews.

Are there any fees charged by the City of Miami Beach for processing Municipal Electronic Plan Reviews?

The fees charged are to cover the cost incurred by the City of Miami Beach to convert the drawings and documents to digital format.

How do I process the Sewer Allocation Letter?

In order to obtain the Sewer Allocation Letter, the applicant must come in person to the City of Miami Beach Public Works Department located on the fourth floor of City Hall and obtain the Water and Sewer Verification Form. Once you have received Public Works approval on the Water and Sewer Verification Form, it can be dropped off with the submittal or re-submittal drawings and documents for Municipal Electronic Plan Review at the drop off plan review service counter in the Building Department. Miami Dade County will receive the application once uploaded in Municipal Electronic Plan Review system. All DERM fees can be paid online.