July 14, 2024

COVID-19 General Information and ARPA Relief Funds
Do you want to build a fence? A fence permit must be granted for both residential and commercial properties in order to ensure safety and compliance.
NOTE: If your proposed fence is part of a larger, existing project that you got permitted before the launch of ePlan on 12/5/18, then you will need to bring your plans/documents to the Building department in-person at the below address.  Do not follow the step for submitting documents online. 
444 SW 2nd Ave, 4th Floor.
You need to ensure that your property is in City limits, and you’ll need your property’s folio #. You can find this using our GIS tool, hit “search” and search your address.  
NOTE: The search bar auto-populates to a specific format. Type slowly and wait for your address to pop up. If you’re not in the City of Miami, your address won’t appear. 
You may want to review the Miami21 zoning code in reference to fences. Search “fence” for applicable sections.
NOTE: If your fence is for a construction area, you actually need a Temporary Use Permit (TUP).
You will need the following documents in order to get your fence permit:
NOTE: Once you start your application, you can “save for later”, log back in, and “resume application” at a later time or date.
Apply for Fence Permit
NOTE: Your application package will generate a “Miami Dade County RER/Municipal Application” (two pages). You DO NOT need to complete this portion.
Your application package includes a financial transaction page (invoice) and a transaction ID. You can click the pay button immediately after submission or follow below. 
Pay Upfront Fees
You must follow a Standard Naming Convention in order to upload documents or your application will be delayed.
NOTE: These names can not change once they’ve been given.
View Naming Instructions
NOTE: Any documentation prepared by a design professional (i.e. electrical engineer, architect, etc.), that is “signed and sealed”, will require a digital signature.  This does not refer to an applicant’s physical signature on an application.
 How to Obtain a Digital Signature (Design Professionals)
Upon payment (or submission if you had no upfront fees), you will receive an email with a link to Electronic Plan Review Portal (ProjectDox).
If you’ve never created an account, you must do so. If you already have an account, login (this is also called ProjectDox – same account/login).
How to Upload Documents Electronically
NOTE: Please be sure to verify that all required drawings & documents have been included in your upload, and are placed in the appropriate folder (“Drawings vs. Documents”). Once you hit “upload complete – send to City of Miami”, your ability to upload any more documents will be restricted until the completion of the City’s application acceptance process. 
Upload Documents in ePlan Portal
NOTE: You may modify the content of your file(s), but do not change the file names when you re-submit, unless you have been instructed to do so.
Submit Corrections in ePlan
You will be notified when your plans are approved. You will be required to complete several finalization steps, which may include “Adding/Updating Contractor”. The email you receive will include detailed steps for how to complete this process.
You may receive a final transaction ID (invoice) for “re-review” fees and any potential ancillary fees due. You must pay these fees before you pull your permit.
You can pay your invoice online or at the cashier on the 4th floor.  
Pay Here
View instructions for pulling your permit, on step 13 of the permit guide.  You can also view how to Download approved plans here. 
Pull Permit Instructions
Once you have paid, you can print your permit card from the kiosks in the building department or at home by visiting iBuild (option “print permit card”). 
NOTE: You must keep this permit card, survey, and fence detail on-site at all times. 
Don’t forget to always have your permit card and a job site copy of the approved plans at your project site
After you’ve finished work, you’ll have to undergo inspections in order to close your permit. We’ve outlined some of the steps for getting inspections on the below link.  
The below tips will assist you with a faster permit-approval process.
Guide to Getting a Permit
Dial 311 or 305-468-5900
Miami Riverside Center (MRC)
444 SW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL, 33130


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