PROCEDURES FOR CO/CC
How Do You Obtain A CO/CC?
All new buildings, additions to existing buildings or a change made in the occupancy must obtain a Certificate of Occupancy or a Partial Certificate of Occupancy prior to the building to be occupied.
Certificate of Occupancy (CO)
A Certificate of Occupancy is issued by the Building Official upon completion of the construction of a building and installation of electrical, gas, mechanical, elevator and plumbing systems in accordance with technical codes, and specifications of the plans submitted for plan review.
Certificate of Completion (CC)
A Certificate of Completion is proof that a structure or system is complete and all permits related to the project have received all the required inspections to include a passing final building inspection. The Building Official may issue a Certificate of Completion once all of the required inspections have been performed and approved for the rehabilitation, remodeling or repairs of a structure when a certificate of occupancy is not required. This certificate does not grant authority to occupy a space prior to the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy.
When do you need to obtain a CO / CC?
A Certificate of Occupancy is required prior to occupancy of a new building, or in the case that an addition has been made to an existing building or a change made in the occupancy of a building.
To obtain a certificate of occupancy/completion, the following must be completed:
Obtain all final inspection approvals for Building, Fire and for all sub-permits related to the project (Electrical, Elevator, Mechanical, Plumbing, Fire Sprinkler, Fire Alarm, roof, doors and windows, railings and landscaping).
Apply in person at the Governmental Compliance Section of the Building Department to submit your Final Permit Fee Reconciliation Form when scheduling the final Building, Planning & Zoning and Public Works inspections.
o As part of the streamlined CO/CC process, applicants are able to submit the CO/CC application package at the time the General Contractor (GC) calls in the final building inspection, thus initiating a review of the project accounting earlier on in the process. Projects accounting review and final inspections will occur concurrently and should not cause a delay to the issuance of the CO/CC.
Note: Customers are encouraged to simultaneously schedule their final CO/CC inspections for Planning & Zoning and Public Works when scheduling the final Building inspection.
Documents Required For CO/CC
The following documents must be submitted two (2) weeks prior to issuance of a certificate of occupancy:
Architectural and Engineer Affidavit for New Construction and Renovation
- Note: The City of Miami Beach Building Department reviews the project accounting / cost of the improvement of the project prior to issuance of a certificate of occupancy or completion. The purpose of the review is to verify the permit fees have been accurately determined. In order to expedite a certificate of occupancy process, we strongly recommend that applicants submit owner / contractor / architect affidavits along with AIA Document G702 / G703 as soon as a project is ready to request the final building inspection.
The following documents must be submitted 72 hours prior to issuance of a certificate of occupancy:
Two Signed and Sealed Elevation Certificates and Boundary Survey for new and addition structures
Two Signed and Sealed Flood-Proofing Certificates for new commercial structures
Miami Dade County Water and Sewer Impact Fee Approval
If you have questions regarding the process for obtaining a Certificate of Occupancy/Completion or to obtain an application, please contact the Governmental Compliance Section at (305)-673-7610 extension 6117, 6951 and 6817.
Please feel free to email questions regarding process and procedures to Mohsen Jarahpour