Get a Roofing Permit

Do you want to replace or repair your roof? A building permit is required for all roofing work in both residential and commercial properties. 

NOTE: If your proposed roof is part of an existing project that you applied for before 12/5/18 (ePlan launch), then you will apply for your roofing permit online (see below), but you will submit your plans in-person at the Building department at 444 SW 2nd Ave, 4th Floor (i.e. do NOT follow the below instructions for uploading documents online).  

Using ePlan

Step 1.Verify that your Project is in the City of Miami

You need to ensure that your property is in City limits, and you'll need your property's folio #. You can find this using our GIS tool, hit "search" and search your address.  Or, you can do a county property search - if your folio # begins with -01, your property is in the City of Miami. 

NOTE: The GIS search bar auto-populates to a specific format. Type slowly and wait for your address to pop up. If you're not in the City of Miami, your address won't appear. 

Step 2.Prepare Before you Apply

All roofing materials must have a Miami-Dade County Notice of Acceptance (NOA) or Florida Product Approval. You will need to upload or present this document. 

Step 3.Meet with a Qualified Licensed Contractor

  • It is recommended that you seek-out a qualified contractor who is familiar with this type of work. 
  • Owners of residential properties may qualify as an owner/builder, which requires an exam and an interview.  However, this option is available to shingle roofs only. 

Step 4.Collect Documents

You will need the following in order to get a roofing permit:

  • Uniform roofing application
  • A Recent Site Survey. This must be prepared by a certified Surveyor. The survey cannot be more than one year old and must be drawn to scale.
  • A site plan, showing all buildings on the property and the extent of the new roof.

Step 5.Complete Application

NOTE: These applications can take 30-45 minutes to complete. Once you start, you can "save for later" - simply log back in, and "resume application".

  • You will need to create an iBuild account to apply (or if you already have an account, simply login below).
  • Select "start application" and then "building application".
  • After filling out the application, you will be asked if you'd like to upload your plans electronically. 
  • >If so, proceed with the below steps.
    >If not, submit all of your documents (including your signed & notarized application, which is printed after you apply below) to the Building Department at 444 SW 2nd Ave, 4th Floor.
  •  NOTE: If this application is part of a master building project that was permitted before 12/5/2018, you must submit documents in person.
  • Prior to submitting your application, you will be asked to designate a "main point of contact". This person will be the recipient of an email (from eplans@miamigov.com) directing them to submit documents/drawings. This point of contact does not need to be the applicant (can be a contractor).

Apply for Roofing Permit

Step 6.Pay Upfront Fee

Your application package includes a financial transaction page (invoice) and a transaction ID. You can click the pay button immediately after submission or follow below. You do not need a customer ID. 

  • The upfront fee is based on the total cost of the project. If it's a residential project and the cost is less than $2500, no upfront fees will apply.

Pay Upfront Fees

Step 7.Print & Notarize

  • After you submit your application, you will see a confirmation page with the options to download your package. Download your package, print, and notarize where applicable. 
  • Upload your printed/notarized application (only if you chose 'yes' to uploading documents) to your ePlan project account (see below for how to upload documents). If you selected 'no', you will bring your printed/notarized application to the city to submit in-person. 

NOTE: Your application package will generate a "Miami Dade County RER/Municipal Application" (two pages). Customers will need to fill out DERM application only if it is a Commercial property.

 

Step 8.Prepare your Documents for Upload

You must name each of your files in a very specific way, known as a Standard Naming Convention, in order to upload documents. NOTE: These names can not change once they've been given.

View Naming Instructions

NOTE: Any documentation that is required “signed and sealed” (by an architect, engineer, etc.), will require a digital signature for uploads.  This does not refer to an applicant's physical signature on an application.

 How to Obtain a Digital Signature (Design Professionals)

Step 9.Upload Documents

After payment/submission, you will receive an email with a link to Electronic Plan Review Portal (ProjectDox). If you've never created an account, you must do so. If you already have an account, login.

  • Select "manage my existing projects," locate your project, and complete the applicant upload task. 
  • Upload all required documents and drawings (ie. completed signed permit application, NOAs, etc.).

How to Upload Documents Electronically

NOTE: Please be sure to verify that all required drawings & documents have been included and are placed in the appropriate folder ("Drawings vs. Documents"). Once you hit "upload complete", your ability to upload any more documents will be restricted until the completion of the City's application acceptance process. 

Upload Documents in ePlan Portal

Step 10.Wait for Application Acceptance

  • Your application, documents, and drawings will be pre-screened.
  • We will notify you via e-mail (from ePlans@miamigov.com) if there is a problem with your submission. 
  • TIP: A common mistake is not following the City’s standard file naming conventions or having more than one page per file for drawings.  

Step 11.Respond to Review

  • Once your application has been accepted, it will undergo review.   For a Building permit application, it can take up to 14 business days for the first cycle of review to be completed.
  • You will be notified (via email) if your application requires corrections.  If so, address the concerns and upload any revised drawings and/or documents.
  • This process may need to be repeated several times before your application is approved.

NOTE: You may modify the content of your file(s), but do not change the file names when you re-submit, unless you have been instructed to do so.

Submit Corrections in ePlan

Step 12.Await Final Approval

You will be notified when your plans are approved. You will be required to complete several finalization steps, which may include “Adding/Updating Contractor”. The email you receive will include detailed steps for how to complete this process.

Step 13.Pay Re-Review Fees (if applicable)

You may receive a final transaction ID (invoice) for "re-review" fees and any potential ancillary fees due. You must pay these fees before you pull your permit. You can pay your invoice online or at the cashier on the 4th floor.  

Pay Here

Step 14.Pull Permit & Print your Permit Card

View instructions for pulling and printing your permit. You must pull your permit, pay fees, then print. 

Pull Permit Instructions

NOTE: You must keep your printed permit card on-site at all times.