The Building Department enforces codes and regulations established by the State of Florida and Miami-Dade County governing the construction, alteration, and maintenance of buildings and structures within the City of Miami for the protection of residents and property.

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NOTE: Customer kiosks are located on the fourth floor (at the permit counter lobby, the Miami Field Center, and the business center), as well as on the first floor at the general help desk. 

Department Head

Asael Marrero

Director of Building Department

View the directory of divisions and employees for the Building Department, located on the 4th Floor.

NOTE: Cashier is open 7:45 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Or you can pay online here.

Building Department Directory

Apply for a Temporary Occupancy Permit (TOP) - Construction Related

Construction Noise Waivers: If you need to apply for a noise waiver, please contact Barbara Prada, 


The applicable codes in the State of Florida are:

  • Florida Building Code- Accessibility / 6th Edition (2017)
  • Florida Building Code- Building / 6th Edition (2017)
  • Florida Building Code- Energy Conservation / 6th Edition (2017)
  • Florida Building Code- Existing Building / 6th Edition (2017)
  • Florida Building Code- Fuel Gas / 6th Edition (2017)
  • Florida Building Code- Mechanical / 6th Edition (2017)
  • Florida Building Code- Plumbing / 6th Edition (2017)

These will be effective through December 31, 2020.

City of Miami Code Relief Program

When your construction project (or a portion of your project) is complete, The City of Miami issues a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) or a Certificate of Completion (CC) to certify that a building (or renovation project) has been completed in compliance with applicable code(s). 

A Certificate of Occupancy (CO) is issued for new construction or change of use (i.e. from a school to a restaurant), while a Certificate of Completion (CC) is needed for remodels, renovations and shell buildings. 

Get a CO/CC

If you want to gain early occupancy on a project that is still under minor construction but now includes a habitable space, you can apply for a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO)/Temporary Certificate of Completion (TCC).



Schedule, track, and view inspection information.


The City's Environmental Resources division has moved to the Building Department. Our mission is to provide efficient environmental resources services that are responsive to the needs of all stakeholders and our environment while upholding the laws to protect, preserve, restore and enhance our City’s tree canopy.

If you are working on a new construction project and need to remove, relocate, trim a tree, you need a new constructions tree permit. 

Tree Permit (New Construction)

If you want to remove a tree and are not doing any other construction, you need a standalone tree permit. 

Tree Permit (No Construction)

View more information, guidelines, and resources for trees. 

Tree Information & Resources

View information about hurricane preparation and clean-up for trees. 

Hurricane Tree Preparedness & Post-Storm Maintenance

1. Direct and indirect costs incurred by the local government to enforce the Florida Building Code, including costs related to:

a. Personnel services costs, including salary and related employee benefit costs incurred by the local government to enforce the Florida Building Code. _____

b. Operating expenditures and expenses. _____

2. Permit and inspection utilization information, including:

a. Number of building permit applications submitted.  ______

b. Number of building permits issued or approved. _______

c. Number of building inspections and re-inspections requested.   ______

d. Number of building inspections and re-inspections conducted. _____

e. Number of building inspections conducted by a private provider.  _____

f. Number of audits conducted by the local government of private provider building inspections.____

g. Number of personnel dedicated by the local government to enforce the Florida Building Code, issue building permits, and conduct inspections. ____

h. Other permissible activities for enforcing the Florida Building Code as described in subparagraph (a)1.  _____

3. Revenue information, including:

a. Revenue derived from fees pursuant to paragraph (a). _____

b. Revenue derived from fines pursuant to paragraph (a). _____

c. When applicable, investment earnings from the local government’s investment of revenue derived from fees and fines pursuant to paragraph (a). _____

d. Balances carried forward by the local government pursuant to paragraph (a). _____

e. Balances refunded by the local government pursuant to paragraph (a). _____

f. Revenue derived from other sources, including local government general revenue. _____