Get a Temporary Banner Permit

Are you installing a temporary banner? This requires a permit from the Department of Resilience and Public Works. 

You can also Visit your local Neighborhood Enhancement Team (NET) office if you need assistance with this process. 

Steps

Overview

  • This permit follows Chapter 54 of the City's code (Streets and Sidewalks, Art. I), and refers to temporary advertising/on-site construction banners for special events. This does not apply to murals or billboards, which are part of the sign code). 
  • There is another type of temporary banner regulated under Chapter 62 of the City's Code (Planning and Zoning, Art. XIII), which is tied to temporary events and approved through the Temporary Use Permit process.

Create iPW Account

  • If you don't yet have an iPW account, you must create one.
  • You will be validated and notified of your login after creating an account.
  • Select "Create User Account". 

Create iPW Account 

Apply for Permit

  • Log in to your iPW account. 
  • Select "Apply for a New Permit"--Banners.
  • You will see a list of approved locations to select from. 
  • Follow the steps and hit submit.
  • You will be asked if you'd like to submit your documents online. If you hit "yes" follow the instructions below for submitting documents online.
    • If you select "no" you can present your documents to The Department of Resilience and Public Works in person at: 444 SW 2nd Ave, 8th Floor.  Miami, FL.
  • You will be given an application number and a pdf of your application.
  • You will need to print and sign this final document.  If you're uploading documents, you will scan this in along with your other required documents, above.  If not, bring it with you when you submit your documents in-person. 

Pay Upfront Fees

You will be required to pay a Non‐Refundable Application Fee + inspection fee. You can do that in "manage your application - pay now".

Pay Upfront Fees

NOTE: If you try to proceed without paying fees, your application will be rejected.

Create an ePlan/ProjectDox Account

After your fees are paid, if you said yes to uploading documents, you need to create an account in the ePlan/Project Dox system, or log into an existing account. 

Log into ProjectDox

You will receive an email informing you of your ePlan login, once it has been received.

Name Your Files Properly

If you will not be submitting your documents online, simply bring the above documents + your signed application to:
The Department of Resilience and Public Works
444 SW 2nd Ave, 8th Floor.  Miami, FL.

If you are submitting documents online, in order to be accepted into ePlan/ProjectDox, documents must be named individually and correctly, following a naming convention of “Discipline Sheet Type Sheet Number Sheet Description” (i.e. G001 Cover Sheet or A200 Elevations).

Each drawing page must be submitted as a single file, other documents can be uploaded as multi-page.

Instructions for Naming Documents

NOTE: Your application will not be accepted if the naming convention is not followed. 

Submit/Upload your Documents

After submitting your permit application, you will receive an e-mail from eplans@miamigov.com with the subject line, “Applicant Upload Task.”

To complete this task, click on the login below, and you will see a screen of options.

How to Submit Documents Online

REMINDER: Each drawing and document must follow the standard naming convention (see above). 

 Upload Documents Here

Complete “Applicant Upload Task”

After you have uploaded your documents, you will need to alert the system that you have completed your task(s), so they may be reviewed.

  • Select the checkbox verifying that you have uploaded your drawings and documents and named all documents as required. 
  • Select "Upload Complete - Send to The City of Miami".
  • You will receive an email notifying you that your documents have been uploaded.

NOTE: This task MUST be completed for The City to begin the review process.

Await a Response

You will be notified via e-mail if there is a problem with your submission (such as the date).  Be sure to address any issues immediately.  A common mistake is not following the City’s standard file naming conventions (see above), having more than one page per file for drawings (other documents can be more than one page).  

NOTE: If, at any time, you want to view the status of your application, go back to iPW, select "Manage Application Permit - View Permit Applications".  Select this permit application number, and the "review history" tab to see the feedback on your submission and the review status.

Submit Revisions

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are re-submitting corrected pages, please name the correct page with the exact same name as you did previously. The system will know it’s a new version of a previously submitted page and will review the new page accordingly. 

Download Permit

Once you have paid all fees and your documents have been approved, you will receive an email with instructions to download your permit from the "Approved" Folder in ProjectDox. Print your permit card.