The Violations Section of the Building Department serves to ensure that communities are safe by identifying construction that is done without permits.  Work done without permits may jeopardize life safety due to faulty electrical work, poor construction, blocked exits, etc.  This section also safeguards the public by enforcing certification of buildings over 40 years old making sure they are safe to live in.


Safety First

The Violations Section focuses on the following areas of concern:

Notify Us

To file a complaint related to a construction site and/or work being done without a permit, please call 305.673.7610, extensions 26408, 26024 or 22555. You may also send an email to, or log on to the City of Miami Beach's New Request/Complaint website .


Open Violations/Expired Permits

You may view open violations and expired permits via the Citizen Self Service (CSS) portal.  Expired permits issued between 1990 and 04/26/2016 are available through Permits Search Dashboard.

A public records request may also be made via the Records Management page.

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