Request Building Records (Microfilm)

Are you buying or renovating a property? The City keeps records of all permits and plans on any property, so that buyers and owners may be informed of a building's full history. 

Online

View Documents in Person, if Desired.

If necessary, you can make an appointment to view records in-person to avoid unnecessary printing charges and a waiting period. Please call (305) 416-1140 or email buildingrecords@Miamigov.com to make an appointment.

Ensure the Building is in the City of Miami.

If your property isn’t in city boundaries, we won’t be able to provide you with the building's records. Click below to do a property search.

TIP: If your property is in the City of Miami, the folio # that pops up will start with "01-". If not, the information will direct you to the proper location for a request. 

Search Your Property

Gather Your Information.

We will need some basic information about your property in order to give you the correct records:

  • Address
  • Folio # (you can see this on your property deed or from the above search)

Review the Fees.

Searching and printing building records is not free. It’s important to understand the fees for each request. We advise you to ask for only what you need to avoid unnecessary charges.

Fee schedule for searches. All search fees are nonrefundable: 

  • $44.00 complete permit history search fee includes tax card, all physical permits (B, E, P, and MA) & original plans (site, floor plan and elevations only). Open permits (iBuild 3/12/2012 to present, & BZ 1993 to 2013).
  • $10.00 per individual search such as building, electrical, and plumbing permits. 
  • Additional reproduction and certification fees will apply, depending on the records requested. 

Fee schedule for printing:

  • Full-sized plan pages: $7.50 for the first page, plus $5.00 each additional page.
  • 8x11 copy pages: $0.15 per page copied.
  • $1.00 certification fee per page (if you need your records certified).

Make Your Request.

Complete the request form.

Building Records Request Form

We Will Review Your Request.

We will process your request within three days and send you an invoice via email for your searches as well as a financial transaction ID.

Pay Your Invoice.

You must pay your search invoice within 15 days of your request or you'll have to start over. You will need your invoice to do this. 

Pay Your Invoice Here

NOTE: Use dropdown to select "Financial Transaction ID".

Await Completion.

Once initial payment is received, please anticipate up to 20 working days for completion of search request. At this time, you will be notified with a pick-up due date. Be advised that other fees for reproduction and certification will apply.

NOTE: If your printing fees are going to be more than $100, you will be contacted by a member of our staff to review costs before the printing is completed. 

TIP: For records to be considered official documents from the City of Miami, they must be certified.

In-Person

View Documents in Person.

You can make an appointment to view records to avoid unnecessary printing charges and a waiting period. Please call (305) 416-1140 or email buildingrecords@Miamigov.com to make an appointment.

NOTE: You usually can not get an appointment for the same day. 

You can also come in as a walk-in between the hours of 7:45 AM-3:30 PM (we close from 12:30-1:30 for lunch).  Visit:

444 SW 2nd Ave, 4th floor - Microfilm
Miami, FL, 33130

Fill in the Form.

Our staff will walk you through an online property search and a form, where you will decide which records you want printed. 

Review the Fees.

Searching and printing building records is not free. It’s important to understand the fees for each request. We advise you to ask for only what you need to avoid unnecessary charges.

Fee schedule for printing:

  • Full-sized plan pages: $7.50 for the first page, plus $5.00 each additional page.
  • 8x11 copy pages: $0.15 per page copied.
  • $1.00 certification fee per page (if you need your records certified).

Pay for Your Printing.

After finalizing your search, an employee will give you an invoice which can be paid at the cashier on the fourth floor. Bring your paid invoice back to microfilm, and they give you your documents. 

NOTE: If the requested documents are a large package, the printing process may take a few days.