Building Permits

About Building Permits

A building permit is your legal permission to start construction of a building project in accordance with approved drawings and specifications. According to the Florida Building Code, all projects require a permit regardless of the cost or size. 

Remember, with a building permit and its required inspections, you minimize the potential hazards of unsafe construction ensuring public health, safety, and welfare for not only yourself but also for the community in which we live.  Please contact us if you have any questions on how to obtain a building permit.

Getting Started

To obtain a permit, a homeowner or their selected contractor should first contact the Building and Permitting Division or visit Village Hall to discuss the requirements of their particular permit as it relates to their project.  

A Building Permit Application and other applicable documentation is required to begin the permitting process.  Our fillable Building Permit Application can be completed online for your convenience.

Online Permit Submittal 

Please click here to create your GoGov account and submit your permit application online. 

Online Correction Submittal 

Please click here for any corrections after you've submitted your application. 

Required Documentation

The following items are required to obtain a building permit.

  • Village of Palmetto Bay Building Permit Application (complete online)
  • Drawings by a registered architect or engineer showing dimensions and drawn to scale
  • Legal description of the property
  • Survey (less than 1 year old)
  • Owner/builder declaration

Additionally, certain types of projects also require the following;

  • Energy calculations
  • Landscape plan
  • Structural calculations

Contact our division if you have any questions.

Read This if Digging

If your work requires any digging, you must show your Sunshine locations ticket # ready as proof that you have requested the location of underground utilities. More information available at this site or by calling 8-1-1

Notice of Commencement

State Statute 713 requires that projects with a job value of over $2,500 must have a Notice of Commencement or NOC, which can be downloaded from our website. The NOC needs to be recorded with the Miami-Dade County Clerk of the Courts. 

You may record your Notice of Commencement online with the county.  Licensed contractors are typically very familiar with the process. The recorded NOC must be onsite at the first inspection. The County’s online filing link is:


  • Onsite inspections are conducted on all permitted work.  
  • Inspections can be scheduled online BEFORE 3 pm.  
  • Inspections are performed the following business day unless the owner requests otherwise.  Please note that there are no zoning inspections on Fridays.
  • Client calls the Building and Permitting Division the morning of the inspection at 305-259-1250 and an approximate time frame either in the morning or afternoon will be provided.
  • The homeowner and/or contractor must be present at the site of interior inspection when the inspector arrives.  For open air inspections such as fences, driveways, pools, roofs and such permit paperwork may be left outside in a plastic cover for protection as is the norm for such inspections. These inspections are accomplished without the owner or contractor.