When a Notice of Violation/Stop Work Order is issued, the Chief Code Compliance Inspector will make a determination regarding the number of days that the owner of the property will be given to comply.

    • Violations that are issued for unsafe structures will be given a period of two (2) or three (3) days to secure the structure. If the owner has not complied within the allotted time given, the city will proceed to secure the property and all charges incurred by the City will be assessed to the property owner as lien.

    • Violations for Stop Work Orders or Notice of Violation that require the owner to obtain a permit will be given a period of 30 days to start the permitting process.

    • Permits obtained to comply with a violation must receive an approved final inspection in order to close the violation.

    The process that the owner of the property will need to follow in order to bring the violation into compliance is written within the violation that has been issued. The Owner of the property can also call 305-673-7610, ext. 6045, 6801, or 2555 and discuss their violation with the Violations Office.

    If it is determined that the number of days given to comply is not a sufficient amount of time, an extension of time can be requested by the violator before the compliance date. The request must be made in writing, via mail, or in person, the request must also be made prior to the compliance date.

    Submit the Violations Section Authorization Form to the following Building Department Staff for processing: 

    NOTICE: Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to the City of Miami Beach.

    Name and Email List
    Adrian Avalos, Chief Code Compliance
    John Berry, Building Inspector
    Karla Santana, Permit Clerk I  




    Additional information on Building Code Violations is available at www.municode.com, Chapter 14 Article 2 Division 3 under Miami Beach Code of Ordinances.

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