This information will help you with the permitting process. When you are ready to move forward, proceed to obtain permit forms and applications. Not sure if you need a permit?  Learn more.

Building Permits Office Location and Hours - Phone: 305-795-2204

Village Hall 10050 NE 2 nd Avenue, Miami Shores, FL 33138

  • Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • From 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Permit applications and re-submittals are accepted.
  • From 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Only inquiries will be handled.

Inspection requests must be received by 3:30 pm in order to schedule an inspection for the following business day.


Looking for Permit Forms?  Permit Application Forms


Looking for the Citizen Self Service (CSS)? Citizen Self Service


Looking for old permits? Search the building permit history database.


Each project has its own requirements. Before you start working on your project, you may wish to call the Building Department. Village employees will explain the process you must follow, what documents you will need and whether your project will require plan review. Larger projects are subject to more complex regulations and will require a longer plan review process. The extent of review required will depend on the use, occupancy, type of structure, location and other possible factors.

  • All permit applications must include two copies of submittal documents
  • Permit fee is paid at submittal

Sec 6-7 - Permit Fees: More information regarding Permit Fees.

  • Submit your permit online. You may now use the CSS portal to submit your permit application and necessary documents.
  • Check status of plan review. The application number should be in the format “13-1234” (two-digit year, hyphen, four-digit serial number).
  • Schedule inspections and view results.


To view the Miami Shores Village Citizen Self-Service Portal tutorial, please click here.

Corrections will not be accepted if there are any disciplines pending review. Partial corrections will not be accepted for plan review. All disapproved trade's comments must be addressed and submitted together when bringing in corrections.

The Building Department will require a copy of the executed contract for the work to be performed at the time of permit application. This requirement will help facilitate the calculation of the required fees per state statute 489.127(4)(c).

Projects that require major trades (building, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and roofing) must have the sub-contractors signed on prior to any initial permits being issued.