Building Services

Welcome to the City of Miami Gardens Building Services Department. This department primarily serves as a convenient, one-stop shop to handle virtually all your construction/development needs in the City of Miami Gardens. The department embraces Building, Engineering and Business Licensing and Housing Compliance Divisions, covering your A to Z needs for the construction/development process in addition to housing code compliance, business licensing services and business development resources.

The department is a professional organization committed to preserving the health, safety, and welfare of its residents, businesses and the general public through interpretation and enforcement of the Florida Building Code, as well as other applicable regulations governing construction and land use.

Quality Service

The Division is committed to providing quality services to all citizens through innovation, continuous process improvements, and excellence in customer service (as demonstrated by the Homeowners Bill of Rights concierge service). The orderly review and timely processing, issuance and inspection of building permits ensures construction within the City complies with the provisions of all applicable codes to enhance the general quality of life.

The revenues generated by plan review, inspections, and associated fees are utilized to offset the cost of operating the division and administering its permitting, inspection, and code compliance functions. The City uses a mix of in-house and contract inspectors/plan reviewers.

Online Building Permit Portal

We are committed to providing a consumer and development-friendly process for development, redevelopment and construction within our City. Through our convenient, online Building Permitting portal, we have created a convenient means to check the status of your Building Permit, make online payments and schedule inspections.

Our Mission

We are committed to creating a safe, healthy and thriving residential and commercial environment to sustain and enhance the economic vitality of our community.

Regular Services

  • 40 Year Re-Certifications
  • Administration Site Plan Review
  • Administrative Variances
  • Banners
  • Boiler Certificates
  • Building Inspections
  • Group Homes Applications and Verification Letters
  • Landscape Plan Review
  • Miami Dade Permit Closures
  • Plats and Subdivision Reviews
  • Review Building Permits
  • Review Public Works Permit 
  • Site Plans
  • Street Address Assignments
  • Substantial Compliance
  • Unsafe Structure Hearings
  • Variances and Zoning Changes (Public Hearings)
  • Zoning Inspections
  • Zoning Verification Letters