Phased Permits

The  Building Official is authorized by Section 105.13 of the Florida Building Code to provide Phased Permits for construction projects.

The cost of a phased permit is $5,000 for Commercial New Construction, $4,000 for Commercial Interior Alteration only, and $2,000 for Residential New Construction - Single Family Residence.

A phased permit is valid for six (6) months.  The Master permit must be obtained within six (6) months from the issuance date of the Phased permit.  Requests for extension must be submitted to the Building Official for approval.  If approved the applicant will have an additional 180 days to obtain the Master permit.

Requirements

The first step when applying for a Phased Permit is to request a Pre-Construction Meeting with the Building Official.  Next, the following prerequisites must be met:

  • Two sets of the following:
    • Permit application
    • Phased packet
    • Private Provider packet
  • Four sets of architectural and structural drawings
  • All existing Commercial Buildings including Multi-Family must present at the time of application, a signed/approved Life Safety Plan by the City of Miami Beach Fire Marshal.
  • Construction Parking Management Plan (CPMP) for job values of $250,000 or higher.
  • Phased Permit Hold Harmless form.
  • Private Provider Notice to Building Official Form
  • The complete package of certifications for all duly Authorized Representatives performing plan reviews and inspections.
  • Proof of Professional Liability Insurance per the project value; City of Miami Beach must be listed as a certificate holder.
  • A Water and Sewer Verification letter from the City of Miami Beach Public Works Department.
  • Copies of all development orders that have been issued by the City of Miami Beach for the proposed construction.
  • Final DERM plan review approval
  • Fire Department, Parking Department, Planning Department approval
  • Building Official approval (This is the final step)

 

The Planning Department will not approve phased permits that include the following:

  • Exterior demolition within a Historic District.
  • Demolition that violates a condition of a development board order.
  • A construction that requires approval from a development board, without prior approval by the applicable development board.

The applicant will keep two sets of plans and two sets will be retained by the Building Department.  The cost of the phased permit is non-refundable and will not be credited to the final building permit.

The applicant may need additional trade phased permits (electrical, mechanical, plumbing, etc.). These permits must be related (linked) to the master phased permit. This will ensure that the trade permits can be transferred to the building permit once obtained.

A National Pollutant and Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit may be required. Stormwater, erosion and sediment control during construction, demolition, or related activities that impact one-half (1/2) acre or more, shall be following the city's Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit. (For more information, click here.

Separate permits from the Public Works Department may be required for work on the public right of way that involve paving, sidewalks, excavation, drainage, maintenance of traffic/street closure, tree removal/relocation/planting or dewatering, etc., as needed.