Permit Types & Checklists

In the State of Florida, obtaining the necessary permits is crucial for any construction project. These permits are put in place to ensure public safety, protect the natural environment, and maintain compliance with local regulations. By requiring permits, the State of Florida aims to ensure that projects are properly planned, designed, and constructed, minimizing potential hazards and negative impacts.

Driveway / Patio Pavers / Approach

2-3 Business Days

  • Permit Application & HOA Affidavit
  • Owner/Builder Affidavit (if applicable)
  • Two (2) copies of survey (indicate location, and written dimensions of driveway/approach/location)
  • Two (2) copies of material details (pavers, concrete, slabs etc.)

Approach: All the above plus a separate application and set of plans

  • Right of way Covenant (needed for anything other than solid plain concrete)

Forms

Miami Lakes Building Permit Application & HOA Affidavit

Owner Building Affidavit

Covenant of Construction Within Right of Way

Windows / Doors / Garage

3-5 Business Days

  • Permit Application & HOA Affidavit.
  • Owner/Builder Affidavit (if applicable)
  • New Windows and Doors Affidavit signed by qualifier (not applicable for garage and shutters)
  • Two (2) Copies Product Approval (NOA)
  • Two 2 Copies Wind Load Calculations
  • Two 2 Copies of layout indicating location and dimensions of Windows/Doors/Garage Doors

Forms

Miami Lakes Building Permit Application & HOA Affidavit

Owner Building Affidavit

New Windows and Doors Installation

Fence

3-5 Business Days

  • Permit Application & HOA Affidavit
  • Owner/Builder Affidavit (if applicable)
  • New Fence Affidavit signed by qualifier
  • Homeowner Association Letter (if a townhome)
  • Two (2) copies of Original Signed & Sealed Survey (indicate location of fence and linear feet)
  • Two (2) copies Fence Detail (wood, dura-fence, concrete, chain-link, etc.)

Forms

Miami Lakes Building Permit Application & HOA Affidavit

Owner Building Affidavit

New Fence Affidavit

Roofing

2-3 Business Days

  • Permit Application & HOA Affidavit
  • CANNOT be Owner Builder
  • Two (2) copies of roofing package indicating details

Metal Roof: Color Sample

Forms

Miami Lakes Building Permit Application & HOA Affidavit

Roofing Package| Florida Building Code 8th Edition

Metal Roof Affidavit

Terrace / Adding Square Feet

5-7 Business Days

  • Permit Application & HOA Affidavit
  • Miami-Dade County Municipal Permit Application
  • Owner/Builder Affidavit (if applicable, building portion only)
  • Two (2) copies of Original Signed & Sealed Survey
  • Two (2) sets of Original Signed & Sealed Architectural Plans
  • Plumbing, Electrical and Mechanical sub-permits may be required prior to master permit being issued
    • New permit applications signed by licensed qualifier
    • Sub-permits must be finaled before master can be finaled

Forms

Miami Lakes Building Permit Application & HOA Affidavit

Miami Dade County Application for Municipal Permit

Owner Building Affidavit

Interior Remodel

5-7 Business Days

  • Permit Application & HOA Affidavit
  • Owner/Builder Affidavit (if applicable, building portion only)
  • Two (2) sets of Original Signed & Sealed Architectural Plans
  • Plumbing, Electrical and Mechanical sub-permits may be required prior to master permit being issued
    • New permit applications signed by licensed qualifier.
    • Sub-permits must be finaled before master can be finaled

Forms

Miami Lakes Building Permit Application & HOA Affidavit

Owner Building Affidavit

Kitchen / Bath Alterations

5-7 Business Days

  • Permit Application & HOA Affidavit
  • Owner/Builder Affidavit (if applicable, building portion only)
  • Kitchen/Bathroom layout indicating all the electrical outlets and fixtures
  • Plumbing, Electrical and Mechanical sub-permits may be required prior to master permit being issued
    • New permit applications signed by licensed qualifier.
    • Sub-permits must be finaled before master can be finaled

Forms

Miami Lakes Building Permit Application & HOA Affidavit

Owner Building Affidavit

New Pool / Alteration / Remodel

5-7 Business Days

  • Permit Application & HOA Affidavit
  • Owner/Builder Affidavit (if applicable, building portion only)
  • Two (2) copies of Original Signed & Sealed Survey
  • Two (2) sets of Original Signed & Sealed Architectural Plans.
  • Plumbing, Electrical and Mechanical sub-permits may be required prior to master permit being issued
    • New permit applications signed by licensed qualifier
    • Sub permits must be finaled before master can be finaled

Forms

Miami Lakes Building Permit Application & HOA Affidavit

Owner Building Affidavit

 

Solar Panels

5-7 Business Days

  • Permit Application & HOA Affidavit
  • Solar System Disclosure Form
  • CANNOT be Owner Builder
  • Two (2) sets of Original Signed & Sealed Architectural Plans
  • Electrical Master Permit: Requires a Sub-Roofing Permit
  • CVC Master Permit: Requires a Sub-Electrical Permit

Forms

Miami Lakes Building Permit Application & HOA Affidavit

Solar System Disclosure Form

 

Commercial & Multi-Family

5-7 Business Days

  • Permit Application & HOA Affidavit
  • Miami-Dade County Municipal Permit Application
  • Application must be signed by property owner, NOT business owner
  • Licensed contractor required
  • Two (2) sets of Original Signed & Sealed Architectural Plans
  • Permit may not be issued prior to Miami-Dade permit
  • All rework must come either with a third¬†set or a digital copy to submit to county

Forms

Miami Lakes Building Permit Application & HOA Affidavit

Miami Dade County Application for Municipal Permit

POD / Containers

1-2 Business Days

  • Permit Application & HOA Affidavit
  • Owner/Builder Affidavit
  • Two (2) copies survey (indicate location of POD and dimensions)
  • Needs to be 5′ from neighbor property line
  • Needs to be 5′ from sidewalk
  • Cannot be placed on green area

Forms

Miami Lakes Building Permit Application & HOA Affidavit

Owner Building Affidavit

Plan Duplicates / Certified Copies

2-3 Business Days

  • Request form signed by owner or qualifier
  • Must know permit(s) they require
  • Specify if certified copies are required
  • Specify if new permit card is required

Forms

Request for Duplicate Plans Form

Extensions

1-2 Business Days

  • Permit Application signed by qualifier
  • Letter signed and notarized by qualifier with letterhead and reasoning behind the request
  • Must be reviewed and approved by Building Official

Forms

Miami Lakes Building Permit Application

Renewals

1-2 Business Days

  • Permit Application signed by owner and qualifier
  • Original / Certified job copies
  • Must be reviewed and approved by Building Official (48 hours)
  • Plumbing, Electrical and Mechanical sub-permits may be required prior master permit re-issuance
  • All contractor information must be up to date to be able to pick up

To close expired permit:

  • Will need to schedule and finalize all pending inspections
  • If work is concealed prior to inspection, inspector may require a licensed engineer letter

Forms

Miami Lakes Building Permit Application

Revisions

2-7 Business Days

  • Must provide narrative of changes being made to Master Permit
  • Permit Application with description of what is being revised.
  • Application must be signed by qualifier only (if applicable)
  • Two (2) sets of original signed and sealed Architectural Plans of new or revised pages only
  • Original job copy and permit card not required for submittal

Forms

Miami Lakes Building Permit Application

Closing MDC Expired Permits

1-2 Business Days

  • Permit Application signed by qualifier.
  • A letter from Architect/Engineer certifying that to the best of their knowledge the work was done according to the current code of that time.
  • Must be reviewed and approved by Building Official.

Forms

Miami Lakes Building Permit Application