Tips for hiring a contractor:
• Does the contractor have a valid License/Certificate of Competency?
• Can the contractor provide you with recent local references?
• Does the contractor have expired permits for other properties in the City of Miami Gardens? If so, they may not be able to obtain a permit for your project. For inquiries, call the Call Center at 305-622-8027.
• Has the contractor worked within the City of Miami Gardens previously?
• You can check with the State Department of Business and Professional Regulation and Miami-Dade Building Code Compliance Office for complaints against a contractor’s license at and
• Will the contractor fulfill the contract and return after completion of the job for warranty issues?
• The City cannot make recommendations for contractors or professionals; however, we can tell you if a contractor is registered to work in our City. To find out, call the Building Services Division at 305-622-8027.

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1. Where is the Building Services Division located and what are the hours of operation?
2. Why obtain a permit?
3. What types of changes require a permit at my place of business?
4. As a business owner, can I obtain my own building permit?
5. The following repairs/replacement projects always require a Building Permit:
6. What is needed in order to apply for a Building Permit?
7. How much does it cost?
8. How long does it take to get a Building Permit?
9. How can I check the progress of a permit application?
10. Can I get a building permit application online?
11. Is there a maximum dollar value up to which new work can be done inside my place of business without a building permit?
12. Can the work begin before getting a permit?
13. How much time do I have to get the work done once a permit is issued?
14. Tips for hiring a contractor:
15. How can you tell if you are dealing with a licensed contractor?
16. Why is it important to use a licensed contractor?
17. What do expired permits mean for property owners?
18. Who is responsible for scheduling an inspection when work is ready?
19. When can I meet with someone to and walk in with my permit?
20. Who can I contact?