The Building Department duties are to enforce the local and state codes regarding the construction and maintenance of the buildings and structures in an impartial manner in order to provide for the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the Town of Bay Harbor Islands. The Department will strive to educate staff, the construction industry and our residents on codes and procedures to preserve the quality of life for our community.
A Building Permit is required for most types of construction work within the Town of Bay Harbor Islands. Please contact the Building Department to determine which types of projects do not require a Building Permit.
For proposed work affecting the exterior of the structure such as awnings, driveways, fences, paint, signs, windows, doors, additions, new construction, etc., the Town requires review and approval by the Town Community Planner and/or the Planning and Zoning Board prior to review by the Building Department.
APPLY FOR BUILDING PERMITS & MORE ONLINE
The Town of Bay Harbor Islands now uses the Citizenserve Web Portal to allow you to apply ONLINE for all construction related permits, without ever having to visit the Building Department office.
It's easy to use, too! Just go to the BHI Online Portal Page https://www2.citizenserve.com/bhi, click on "My Account" and register. Once you are enrolled, this easy-to-use web portal allows you to apply for a permit, make payments via credit card, upload documents, request an inspection, review inspection results and access all the permits you have pulled for your property.
HOURS OF CONSTRUCTION
Construction hours are Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (excluding holidays)
No construction work allowed in the Town on Saturdays or Sundays.
To schedule an inspection please call (305) 993-1786 or submit an inspection request online at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please schedule your inspection at least 24 hours prior to date of your request. Inspections are available on the following days.
Building Inspections – Monday thru Thursday between 1pm to 3pm – NO FRIDAY INSPECTIONS
Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing Inspections – Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 3pm to 5pm
Zoning Inspections – Please contact the Building Department directly to schedule an appointment.
** SUBJECT – INSPECTION REQUEST VIA EMAIL
*** Body of Email
There is no registration fee. License and/or Insurance updates and new registration information can be faxed to (305) 861-1130 or e-mailed to email@example.com
Please provide a copy of the following documents to register your company
If you wish to determine whether a contractor is licensed with the state, you may contact the State of Florida's Department of Business and Professional Regulation at (850) 487-1395 or www.myfloridalicense.com You may contact Miami-Dade County at (305) 375-2568 to inquire if a contractor is licensed with the County.
BUILDING DEPARTMENT STAFF
Dale E. Lee, CBO, Chief Building Official - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ayanidys J. Martinez, CEP, Building and Zoning Supervisor - email@example.com
Lawrence Wentworth. Permit Clerk - firstname.lastname@example.org
Florida Building Code 2017