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Pay for a building permit

You can pay permit fees, including Certificate of Use fees, online by credit card or check by using the Process Number. You are also able to pay for multiple permitting processes by using the Process Number(s) as well.

If you have Impact Fees assessed, they can be paid online with the Process Number.

  • Building Permits

    Building Permits are valid for 180 days from the day it was issued or from the last approved inspection date.

    Building permits are issued in the name of the person(s) performing the work. Only licensed contractors or owners/builders may obtain a permit. Owner/builder permits are limited to the new construction of one single family residence per 24 month period. Interior remodeling of commercial buildings is limited to $5,000 in value.

  • E-Permitting for Contractors

    This web application allows qualified contractors to submit applications for subsidiary and stand-alone permits for the electrical, mechanical, plumbing and gas trades, pay the fees and print their permit card from the Internet browser. Customers no longer need to come in person to the Permitting and Inspection Center to apply and receive these types of permits. They can obtain them online!

    The online e-permitting service is available 7 days per week between the hours of 2:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Owner's Affidavit
    Under the penalty of perjury, I declare that all the information contained in this permit application is true and correct.

    Warning to Owner
    Your failure to record a notice of commencement may result in you paying twice for improvements to your property. If you intend to obtain financing, consult your attorney or lender before recording your notice of commencement.

    The online e-permitting service is available 7 days per week between the hours of 2:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Impact Fees

    Impact fees are required to be paid prior to the issuance of any building permit for development activity within Miami-Dade County. No building permit may be issued until all required impact fees are paid in full. Miami-Dade County collects impact fees for Road, Fire and Emergency Services, Police Services, Parks and Educational Facilities. These fees are paid as pre-development costs to help fund the additional expenses required for services for new development.

    Fire impact fees are paid to the County for all municipalities (except Miami, Miami Beach, Hialeah, Coral Gables and Key Biscayne because they have their own fire departments).

    Impact fees can be paid online.

  • Permit Extensions

    Permit Extensions are granted by the Permit Records Section. Only one extension will be granted.

    In order to obtain the extension, the permit holder must submit an application to Permit Records Section requesting the extension prior to permit expiration.

  • Permit Fees

  • Plans Examiner Appointment

    You can schedule an appointment for your plans to be reviewed by Building, Environment, Fire Rescue and Zoning online.

Locations and Hours

  • Herbert S. Saffir Permitting and Inspection Center

    11805 SW 26 Street, Miami, FL 33175
    7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Regulatory and Economic Resources
Jack Osterholt , Deputy Mayor

Stephen P. Clark Center
111 NW 1st Street, 29th Floor Miami, FL 33128