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Complimentary permitting assistance for small businesses and homeowners

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Whether you are working on your dream home renovation, starting or expanding a small business or trying to correct a building violation, the Small Business and Homeowner Assistance Team helps you to navigate the permitting process at no additional cost.

Through personalized, step-by-step support, you will learn:

  • If a permit is required and if so, the type of permit specific to your project or business
  • The paperwork and other requirements needed for a building permit
  • Permit fee information
  • How to complete the forms, submit the application and receive status updates

Bring the following to your first visit:

  • If applicable, a copy of the notice of any violations for beginning or completing a project without a permit
  • If available, existing plans for your home or business showing floor layout; or plans for proposed work from an architect or engineer
  • If available, a survey or site plan for the property
  • Proof of ownership of the property (warranty deed or tax receipt); or a copy of the lease if a small business

Timeframe to obtain a permit:

  • The time it takes to obtain a permit depends on the type of work being done. The initial review of the submitted application and plans takes about three to four days
  • Return visits to the team may be necessary to address corrections to drawings, make required changes and to provide additional required information


View the permit application. Learn more about owner-builder permits and view the provisions and requirements for owner builders.

Hours and location:

The Small Business and Homeowner Assistance Team is available at Miami-Dade County's Permitting & Inspection Center (PIC), located at 11805 SW 26th Street, Miami.

Call 786-315-2388 or email to make an appointment or learn more.

Visit the Miami-Dade County Permits Website

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