The City of Miami Beach is guided by the Florida Building Code.
Section 105.1 states:”Any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by this code, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the building official and obtain the required permit.”
Exemptions are as follows:
Section 102.2 states:The provisions of the Florida Building Code shall apply to the construction, erection, alteration, modification, repair, equipment, use and occupancy, location, maintenance, removal and demolition of every public and private building, structure or facility or floating residential structure, or any appurtenances connected or attached to such buildings, structures or facilities. Additions, alterations, repairs and changes of use or occupancy group in all buildings and structures shall comply with the provisions provided in Chapter 34 (Existing Buildings Volume) of the FBC.The following buildings, structures and facilities are exempt from the Florida Building Code as provided by law, and any further exemptions shall be as determined by the legislature and provided by law:
Building and structures specifically regulated and preempted by the federal government.
Railroads and ancillary facilities associated with the railroad.
Nonresidential farm buildings on farms.
Temporary buildings or sheds used exclusively for construction purposes.
Mobile or modular structures used as temporary offices, except that the provisions of Part V (Section 553.501-553.513, Florida Statutes)relating to accessibility by persons with disabilities shall apply to such mobile or modular structures.
Those structures or facilities of electric utilities, as defined in Section 366.02, Florida Statutes, which are directly involved in the generation, transmission, or distribution of electricity.
Temporary sets, assemblies, or structures used in commercial motion picture or television production, or any sound-recording equipment used in such production, on or off the premises.
Chickees constructed by the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida or the Seminole Tribe of Florida. As used in this paragraph, the term "chickee" means an open-sided wooden hut that has a thatched roof of palm or palmetto or other traditional materials, and that does not incorporate any electrical, plumbing, or other non-wood features.
The following is required for submission of a complete Permit Application Packet:
1. Fill out a Work Permit Application including a folio number (13 digit number from property tax statement or Miami-Dade County Property Appraisers) or online at Miami-Dade Property Information.
2. Submit (2) sets of plans at the Permit Counter to obtain a processing number. Plans submitted must be considered 100% complete to qualify for plans review.
Click here to obtain a list ofProjects Required to be Signed and Sealed by a Design Professional.
3. A non-refundable up-front permit fee is due prior to the review of any application or plans submitted.
Once all reviews have been completed and your plans signed off, the outstanding balance of your permit must be paid prior to the issuance of your permit and permit card.
Please click on Permit Application Submittal Checklist to get a copy of the permit submittal requirements for your review.
Please be advised that the Permit Application will be retained by the Permit Clerk at the inception of your permitting process.