The Building Department

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Did you know? The Building Department enforces codes and regulations established by the State of Florida and Miami-Dade County governing the construction, alteration, and maintenance of buildings and structures within the City of Miami for the protection of residents and property.

The department’s staff reviews applications and issues building permits for the construction of new buildings and structures and for the alteration of existing ones. The staff performs inspections as construction progresses to verify compliance with the applicable construction codes and regulations.

The Department also investigates complaints, enforces the correction of building code violations related to new and existing buildings, enforces local regulations related to unsafe structures, and reviews the proposed construction products used for the protection of the building envelope to ensure that required standards within the manufacturing industry are maintained through a comprehensive quality assurance program, as well as administers the local contractor trade licensing process, promotes adherence to contractor regulations and investigated unlicensed contractor activity.

To learn more visit: The Building Department

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