Before beginning any construction project in Miami Beach, you must secure the appropriate zoning and permitting approvals from Miami-Dade County as well as the City of Miami Beach. While the process shouldbe fairly straightforward, a surprising number of people make mistakes that end up setting back their projects and causing unnecessary frustration.
For the smoothest process from start to finish, work with an experienced and local general contractor who is familiar with the process for each municipality in South Florida, one who knows exactly which files need to be included in the application, and who knows how they should be named so they don’t get rejected. Here’s more about securing zoning approval for your Miami Beach construction project.
Steps to Take to Secure Zoning Approval in Miami Beach
Obtaining zoning verification letters is a necessary step even if you are not trying to change the property’s zoning.
There are three online portals – one for building permits, one for public works permits and one for zoning permits. Make sure you land on the right website before submitting your application.
As part of the application process, you will need to include supporting documentation. The type of materials you submit will vary depending on the type of permit or zoning approval you are applying for. Your GC should be very familiar with the ins and outs of this process and discuss it in detail with you during your pre-construction planning meetings.
For help learning about zoning requirements for your construction project and everything else that goes into pre-construction planning for a build in Miami Beach, get in touch with our team at Seacoast Construction to schedule a free consultation.
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