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Building Department


Our Building Department is now serving walk-in customers. Appointments are also available, and encouraged for customers with multiple projects.

Walk-in customers must obtain a number by 3 pm in order to be served.

Building Permitting Appointments

Schedule Appointment

New Construction Appointments

Schedule Appointment

Check-in Process

  • When arriving at the Government Center, visitors should park in the ground floor parking lot. The parking garage is for employees only.
  • Visitors must enter the Government Center through the main front entrance (not the parking garage). All visitors are required to check-in with City staff on the 1st floor main lobby of the Government Center. Visitors must have their driver’s license (or some form of photo identification) with them. 
  • Visitors will be required to take a photo for the visitor badge (this photo can be saved in our system, for future visits, for your convenience). 
  • Once all steps are completed, visitors will be issued a visitor badge, which must be worn at all times while in the facility. 

Helpful Tip: Download the mobile app “Sine Pro” ahead of time to expedite your check-in process via your mobile device. You can begin the process as soon as you are in the parking lot of the Government Center. Upon entry, (you will only need to show confirmation of your check in and) your visitor badge will be issued. 

The Sunny Isles Beach Building Department is here to help individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures. Building permitting can often seem complex and daunting, however, it is an important and necessary process, which allows the building department to ensure the safety of all our residents and visitors. The information below can be used as a guide to assist you in deciphering this process. Information on why and when building permits are needed, where they can be obtained, how to keep your best interests at the forefront, and online resources to help ease the process are featured.

For more information about building permitting and the SIB Building Department or to schedule an inspection, call 305.947.2150.

Building Permits

The Permitting Process

Most Common Types of Permits: Requirements

Indoor Permitting

Outdoor Permitting

The Importance of Hiring Licensed Contractors

40 Years or Older Recertification