Depending on the volume of inspections requested, usually inspections are performed before 3:30 p.m. the following business day.Read More »
Who is responsible for scheduling an inspection when work is ready?
The permit holder or his/her designee is responsible for scheduling all applicable inspections. Schedule an inspection now.Read More »
How can I schedule or request an inspection?
Schedule an inspection by telephone or online. To schedule an inspection by telephone, call 305-947-2150, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Click here to schedule an inspection online. Please have the following information ready: job address, type of inspection desired, contact name and phone number.Read More »
Do I need to request a final inspection?
All permit types require a final inspection. The final inspection provides closure to your permit. Please note that if your project encompasses more than one trade, you must obtain a Certificate of Completion from the Building Department which will indicate finalization of your project.Read More »
Is an owner required to change tile laid before soundproofing was required?
The Building Department does not require this tile to be changed. However, a condo association may have requirements for this tile to be changed, and, if so, a permit is required.Read More »
Is an owner responsible for non-permitted work done by previous owners?
When a violation is discovered, the Building Department or Code Compliance Department can issue a violation only to the current owner. However, the current owner has legal recourse against previous owners to try and recoup any financial loss.Read More »
Can I start work when I submit a permit application before it is approved?
No. In an emergency such as air-conditioning or water heater replacement and with the approval of the Building Official, work up to the first required inspection may be allowed.Read More »
If an owner is tiling and soundproofing, is a permit required?
If an owner is installing tile in a condominium, the city requires a contractor to obtain a permit. In a single-family home or duplex the city does not require a permit as long as it is interior tile.Read More »
How much time do I have to get the work done once a permit is issued?
A permit will expire and become null and void if work is not started and an approved inspection is not obtained within 180 days from the issuance date of the permit. After such work has commenced, the permit will expire when work is suspended or abandoned for a period of 6 months unless an approved inspection is obtained.Read More »
What do I need in order to apply for a Building Permit?
Required documents vary according to the type of work being performed. For documents required and for additional information, call the Building Department at 305-947-2150, Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm or visit the Building Department at the SIB Government Center at 18070 Collins Avenue, 3rd Floor, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 Monday thru Friday, 7:30 am to …Read More »