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Expired PermitsIf work has commenced and the permit is revoked, becomes null and void, or expires because of lack of progress or abandonment, a new permit covering the proposed construction shall be obtained before proceeding with the work.
If a new permit is not obtained within 180 days from the date the initial permit became null and void, the building official is authorized to require that any work which has been commenced or completed be removed from the building site. Alternately, a new permit may be issued on application, providing the work in place and required to complete the structure meets all applicable regulations in effect at the time the initial permit became null and void and any regulations which may have become effective between the date of expiration and the date of issuance of the new permit.
The City of Miami Beach will send the owner and/or permit holder a courtesy notification in the mail within 30 days of the expiration of their permit informing them that their permit will expire. If the work has commenced and is ready for inspection the applicant should request an inspection from the Building Department prior to the expiration of the permit. NOTE: Only an approved inspection will extend the permit an additional 180 days. If the work has not commenced or is not ready for an inspection, the permit holder may submit a Permit Extension Request Form prior to the permit expiration date.RenewalsThe permit holder (owner/contractor) may request a renewal of an expired permit.
• The steps to apply for and obtain a renewal of an expired permit are as follows:
1. The qualifier (contractor) that is responsible for the expired permit will need to complete a Request for Renewal of a Building Permit Form. This form is required to be signed and notarized.
2. The original approved job copy plans will be required for inspections. If the original approved job set cannot be provided, a certified copy of the plans may be requested from our Records section. If no approved or certified copy of the plans can be provided, two new as-built sets of plans will need to be submitted for review.
3. If the Request for Permit Renewal is submitted within 180 days of the expiration of the permit the applicant will be required to pay a fee of 25 percent of the original permit fee, plus an additional $57.00 processing fee. If the request for permit renewal occurs after 180 days of the expiration date a fee of 25 percent of the original permit fee, plus a fee of 20 percent of the new permit fee shall be charged.
5. Once the permit has been renewed the permit holder will be required to request the required inspections for that permit which would include a final inspection that must be approved in order for the permit to be in compliance.