Permit Runners in Miami, FL
Looking for a group of professionals to navigate the permitting process in Miami-Dade? We have over 10 years of experience successfully processing hundreds of permits in various cities, towns, and municipalities all over Miami Dade County. We know the ins and outs of City Hall and Inspectors and know what to look for to expedite the process. Times have changed in Miami when it comes to permitting and we are ahead of the curve. Our services have saved our clients thousands of dollars and hours. How? We know how to effectively implement Best Practices in order to achieve the desired results. We do not cut corners, we simply know what it takes to see projects and permits get processed. The best time to start with our permit expediting services would be right before you begin selecting contractors. So many projects get off on the wrong foot because the contractor that was selected wasn’t the right fit. Call us today for a free consultation and we can tell you more about how we can save you time and money.
By far one of the more complex permitting services because there’s so many moving pieces. Is it a full service restaurant or a bar? Does it have the adequate amount of square footage to be a stand alone bar? Is it zoned properly? Is there a change of use? Are the impact fees paid for? Do you need to upgrade your grease traps? Yes, there’s a lot of questions when it comes to restaurants, luckily we have all the answers. We have managed to open hundreds of restaurants around Miami-Dade County.
Have you added additions to your home that weren’t permitted? If you’re looking to sell your home in the near future, you may not be able to add them to your tax roll, which could bring the value of your home down. We have brought many illegal additions in Miami-Dade County up to code. Often times it’s a simple process of submitting plans and having them approved, others may require you to take them down. Either way you want to make sure everything is up to code prior to selling to maximize your price point.
40/50 Year Re-Certification
If you own a building that is over 40 years old, a 40/50 Re-Certification may be in order. Getting ahead of this is key to avoiding any possible violations down the line. We use licensed Structural Engineers to see the process through. Now, there may be some exceptions to the 40/50 Re-Certification (i.e. Single Family Homes, Structures under 2,000 square feet, Duplexes, etc), you still want to check to make sure that you are good to go.
Liens and Violations
If you’ve received a notice from the City of County for non-compliance or code violation, do not panic. Often times, there are simple fixes that can remedy the situation quickly. The key is to remain calm and let us handle the process to make sure we see it through without any additional hiccups. If it’s a more serious issue, it can delay or shut down your project altogether. It’s imperative to get to the bottom of whatever issue you may have and see it through as quickly as possible.
Special Event Permits
If you’re looking to host an event in Miami-Dade County, the City of Miami, or any other town/municipality in the County, chances are you’ll need a Special Event Permit. Most special event permits need to be submitted a minimum of 30 days prior to your event, though we recommend getting it in as soon as possible. We assist you with all the permitting, hiring of Fire Department Personnel, Police Officers, First Responders, Street Closures, and more.
In order to expedite the construction process there are so many elements that need to fall into place in order to meet deadlines. Getting us on board prior to selecting the contractors is key to maximizing the potential to open on time. Why? There are too many things that can go wrong prior to a project getting off the ground that we can help mitigate. It’s much easier to start a project off properly than to have to take it over with violations and liens in place.
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Building Permits
The permitting process in Miami-Dade County, The City of Miami, Miami Beach, Doral, and other local town and municipalities can be a little overwhelming. If you’ve ever been to a Government Building you know that the process can be both daunting and time consuming. Below we have a few of our Frequently Asked Questions. If you need additional assistance, please feel free to give us a call at any time.
We hate to say this, but it depends. There’s too many factors to consider to simply answer that question. Depending on the scope of work, it can take a few days to a couple of months to receive a permit. The key is to make sure you have all the necessary paperwork that they require. We help you put all that together.
If you are going to involve more than 2 trades, the chances are that you’ll need a Master Permit. The City has the permitting process set up electronically so when you pull more than two trades, it may automatically trigger a Master Permit. These are things we can help mitigate early on to help avoid costly mistakes.
It can range anywhere from a couple of dollars to well over $100,000 for impact fees. It all depends. The key is to do your due diligence prior to leasing or purchasing a building so that there are no surprises down the line. We can help do a full analysis on your property to make sure that there are no prior violations or liens to give you piece of mind.
It can range from an over the counter permit to a full scale plans submission.
One of the most important actions you’ll take is hiring your permit runners. Can you do the permit process all by yourself? Absolutely! If you have that kind of time on your hands, by all means. But chances are you need to focus on getting your business up and running as fast as possible. That’s where we come in. We can set up a plan with you to get you through the permitting process ASAP. It’s important to start early on in the process.
We can assist you during the inspection process to make sure everything goes smoothly. We have years of experience dealing not only with the city inspectors, but also State of Florida inspectors. Their requisites are outlined online, but we make sure we don’t leave any stone unturned so that you your permits are approved as soon as possible.
While we cannot guarantee your permit will be approved, having over a decade of experience successfully pulling permits, we can get you as close as possible to having your permit approved. So long as you follow our guidance.
You need to analyze what was there prior to you purchasing or leasing your space. We’ve seen cases where a restaurant was converted to a retail space, only to be converted back to a restaurant. Will you need to change the use and pay impact fees? We can analyze that for you prior to you signing your lease/purchase agreement so you can make an informed decision and prevent future headaches.
It’s important that you understand exactly what you’ll be getting before hiring a contractor out. Often times, they’ll underprice the job knowing full well that there will be change orders down the line that’ll drive up the price. Have a full scope of work ready and a bid sheet that you create, so that each contractor fills out your bid sheet. That’s the best way to get an apples-to-apples comparison. Also, ask them if they have any open permits or violations pending? Contractors should not have open permits lingering as that can affect your permit. How? The system may not allow you to close out your permit when your contractor of record has other open permits. Even though it has nothing to do with you, it still can have an affect on your project. Ask them to provide you with a copy of their license, Business Tax Receipt (BTR), Certificate of Insurance, Workers Comp, and more. Run a check to make sure everything matches. We can help you verify all of these documents you’re working with a Licensed Contractor.