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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.   

Department Head

Asael Marrero
Building Department Director

Asael Marrero is an Executive Leader with over twenty (20) years of professional supervisory experience in the architecture / engineering, construction   and permitting field, which includes over Fifteen (15) years of diverse County / City government management. As Building Director for the City of Miami,   Mr. Marrero is responsible for the regulatory enforcement of a 3 billion Dollar annual construction industry, 26,000 Construction Permits and 140,000     Construction inspections per year. Prior to joining the City of Miami, Mr. Marrero served as the Miami-Dade County Division Director for Design and     Construction Services, of the Internal Services Department. Mr. Marrero is a Florida Registered Architect, Interior Designer, International Code Council Certified Accessibility Inspector / Examiner, Certified Plans Reviewed / Inspector by Miami-Dade County Board of Rules and Appeals and served honorably in the U.S. ARMY Reserve.

 

Department Head

Asael Marrero

Asael Marrero is an Executive Leader with over twenty (20) years of professional supervisory experience in the architecture / engineering, construction and permitting field, which includes over Fifteen (15) years of diverse County / City government management. As Building Director for the City of Miami, Mr. Marrero is responsible for the regulatory enforcement of a 3 billion Dollar annual cons

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NEW: Homeowner Permitting Assistance Program 

  • Permit revisions
  • Permit revocations
  • Plan cancellations
  • Inspections 
  • Add/change Contractor or Subcontractor
  • Code relief Issues
  • And any many other permitting related matters

The City of Miami Building Department publishes Buildings Bulletins which represent the official policies of the Department to assist our customers and employees. 

View Building Bulletins

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).

Get a TCO/TCC

 

Under Florida law, building code inspections and plan reviews may be performed by qualified, state-licensed private sector personnel, subject to restrictions.  Private Providers must register their firm with the City of Miami Building Department, and are subject to the authority of the City’s Building Official.  Select the appropriate link to view our official policy documents.

View Private Provider Program

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 Active Intended Decisions

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

Hurricane Tree Preparedness & Post-Storm Maintenance

Permit and Inspection Utilization Report (work in progress)

A local government entity may provide a schedule of reasonable inspection fees in order to defer the costs of inspection and enforcement of the Florida Building Code. The local government entity's fees must be used solely for carrying out that local government entity's responsibilities in enforcing the Florida Building Code. Pursuant to Florida Statute 553.80, by Dec. 31 of each year, the governing body of a local government that provides a schedule of fees shall create a building permit and inspection utilization report and post the report on its website.

The City’s fiscal year begins on Oct. 1 and ends on Sept. 30. The report is divided between that and the respective fiscal year and has been derived from relevant information available from the most recently completed financial audit. 

View the current report draft

 

Per the public meeting on December 16th, 2021, Commissioner Ken Russell committed to sharing the public records surrounding the UNA Construction Project with constituents. This page will host that information, and we'll update as we receive more.

UNA Residences Construction Site Information

Effective December 31, 2020, the applicable codes in the State of Florida are:

  • Florida Building Code- Accessibility / 7th Edition (2020)
  • Florida Building Code- Building / 7th Edition (2020)
  • Florida Building Code- Energy Conservation / 7th Edition (2020)
  • Florida Building Code- Existing Building / 7th Edition (2020)
  • Florida Building Code- Fuel Gas / 7th Edition (2020)
  • Florida Building Code- Mechanical / 7th Edition (2020)
  • Florida Building Code- Plumbing / 7th Edition (2020)
  • Florida Building Code- Residential  / 7th Edition (2020) 

 

The Building Efficiency 305 (BE305) program helps ensure a more resilient city in relation to existing buildings and addresses the mandate from the Miami City Commission to mitigate emissions of greenhouse gases. 

Learn about the BE305 Program

Get a Permit to Install Solar Panels