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Contractor Registration

All contractors performing work requiring a building permit within the City must file (register) with the City’s Building Department. To register, a contractor must provide company information, proof of license and insurance.

What document(s) does the City require for contractor registration? 
A contractor must provide the following:

Company Information:

  • Miami-Dade County Occupational License
  • City Occupational License (if business is physically located within our City)

Contractor’s License as Follows:

  • State Contractor’s License
  • Miami-Dade County Contractor’s License

Proof of Insurance

Contractor registrations must be renewed every year based on filing date.


When must a contractor register with the City? 
A contractor must register prior to applying for a building permit, or at the time of renewing their Occupational License or within seven days. (City Ordinance No. 98-22)

Is there a contractor registration fee? 
Yes, there is a $50.00 annual registration fee per section 138-2 of the Charter and Code of the City of Sunny Isles Beach.

Once registered, how does a contractor apply for a permit?
A contractor must fill out a permit application, which is available in the Building Department. The contractor or owner must provide the following information:


  • Address
  • Folio number (13-digit number available from the property tax statement)
  • Legal description (including lot, block, subdivision, plat book page)

Owner information

  • Owner name
  • Contractor name, ID number, and certificate number

Type of improvement

  • Zoning designation
  • Value of work
  • Permit type (electrical, plumbing)

Architect information

Engineer information

Flood criteria

Condo association Letter of Approval

The City requires a pre-submittal application for big projects only.

Permit price varies depending on value of job and square footage but the minimum fee is $100.00.

Who can I call to research the reputation of a contractor?
Miami-Dade Contractors License Information 305-375-2901