Get an Easy Permit

The Easy Permit Request program allows qualified contractors in good standing to apply for small projects that do not require plan review (i.e. no major construction), and immediately receive a building permit via e-mail to begin working. 

NOTE: To be eligible for an Easy Permit, the work to be completed should not be associated with an existing master building permit application that is in progress. If a master building permit application is currently in progress, all work associated with the master should be processed using "Additional Plan" option in iBuild. 

  • If you need to update your contractor information with us, please visit the City of Miami, Building Department, Permit Counter located at: 444 SW 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL- 4th Floor.

Steps

Step 1.Update Contractor Email/Information

The Easy Permits system sends the permit card to the official email address on the Licensed and Qualified Contractor’s file only. It is critical that the email address is current or updated prior to creating the Easy Permit. You must visit the City of Miami’s Building department (permit counter) in-person to update your Contractor’s information located at: 444 SW 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL- 4th Floor.

Bring all licensing documents including:

  • Personal Identification (State-Issued Identification)
  • BTR
  • Liability Workers Comp
  • Qualifier License

Step 2.View Easy Permit List

We've created a list of easy permits you can apply for by trade, below. Please view this list before applying for the appropriate permit, or your application will be denied. Typical Easy Permits include Air Condition Change-outs, Small Electrical Repairs, Minor Plumbing, Portable Toilets and Bathroom Sink Changeout.

IMPORTANT NOTE: To be eligible for an Easy Permit, the proposed work should not be associated with an existing master building permit application. If a master building permit application is currently in progress, all work associated with the master should be processed using "Additional Plan" option in iBuild

Step 3.Sign into iBuild

If you don't have an account, you need to create one.

Access iBuild

Step 4.Apply Online

Choose Easy Permit Application from the Start Building Application Menu or button on Main Page and complete the brief permit application:

  • Agree to Notices & Compliance.
  • Search for the property.
  • Review and confirm location details.
  • Enter project contact information.
  • Enter project cost & trade items.
  • Search for your contractor qualifier number. Contractor information may not be updated or changed during the application process.
  • Review or edit the application summary and submit.

Step 5.Pay Fees

You will immediately receive your fee summary on the screen; this document is downloadable. You can pay online using the button below.  If you want to pay later, you can access your fees due by revisiting iBuild and searching via the permit number or transaction ID (on your fee summary). 

Pay Online

Step 6.Await Permit

You will receive your permit card via Email.  Please print & keep card on-site at all times. You can also go into iBuild and select 'print permit card'. 

View Easy Permits by Trade, Below

Electrical Easy Permits:

  • LIGHT SOCKET
  • LOW VOLTAGE COMPUTER/ TV CABLE/PHONE TERMINAL/DATA COMMUNICATION
  • MOTOR-GATES/DOOR/SHUTTERS ETC.
  • SERVICE REPAIR (Residential Only)
  • WATER HEATER-REPLACEMENT ONLY
  • A/C CHANGE OUT
  • BURGLAR ALARM-STICKER
  • OUTLET (Commercial only)
  • BURGLAR ALARM - PRE-WIRING (Commercial only)
  • CLOSED CIRCUIT TV (Commercial Only)
  • SMOKE DETECTOR (MULTI-FAMILY) OUTLET (Commercial Only)
  • ELECTRIFIED FENCE (Commercial Only)

Plumbing Easy Permits - Residential & Commercial

  • CHANGE OUT: FIXTURE
  • CHANGE OUT: OUTLETS
  • RE-PIPING OR REPAIRS
  • SANITARY SEWER REPAIRS
  • CHANGE OUT: BATHROOM LAVATORY
  • CHANGE OUT: BATHTUB
  • CHANGE OUT: BIDET
  • CHANGE OUT: DISHWASHER
  • CHANGE OUT: DISPOSAL
  • CHANGE OUT: DRINKING FOUNTAIN
  • SETTING FIXTURE: ELECTRIC WATER HEATER
  • CHANGE OUT: KITCHEN SINK
  • CHANGE OUT: TOILET/WATER CLOSET
  • CHANGE OUT: URINAL
  • SEWER CAPPING
  • TEMPORARY TOILETS-SITE INSTALLATION
  • CHANGE OUT: SHOWER PAN
  • CHANGE OUT: WATER HEATER
  • CHANGE OUT: WATER SERVICE REPAIRS/REPLACE

Plumbing - Gas Easy Permits

  • REPLACEMENT ONLY: DRYER
  • REPLACEMENT ONLY: OVEN
  • REPLACEMENT ONLY: RANGE
  • REPLACEMENT ONLY: RANGE TOP
  • REPLACEMENT ONLY: SPACE HEATER
  • REPLACEMENT ONLY: WATER HEATER/POOL HEATER

NOTE: Mechanical Easy Permits can only be replacements of "like for like" equipment. 

Mechanical Easy Permits:

  • REPLACE SAME LOCATION CENTRAL AC/HEATING SYSTEM
  • REPLACEMENT-EXHAUST FAN/BATHROOM EXHAUST
  • REPLACEMENT-SPACE HEATERS
  • REPLACEMENT-CENTRAL HEATING
  • REPLACEMENT-POOL HEATERS
  • REPLACEMENT-AIR COMPRESSORS