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The Building Division is responsible for the issuance of building permits for new construction and renovations. The applications are reviewed for compliance with zoning codes, the Florida Building Code and other regulatory agencies. Inspections by qualified, licensed inspectors are required to insure the compliance of construction with code requirements. The City of Aventura would like to stress that it is against state law to do business with an unlicensed contractor.

Notice: Florida Building Code Change

The new 8th Edition Florida Building Code will be effective on December 31, 2023.

An updated edition of the Florida Building Code is adopted triennially by the Florida Building Commission. The code may also be amended between updates in order to incorporate the Florida Building Commission’s interpretations into the code, address conflicts, and update standards, among other statutorily specified reasons. Minimum requirements for permitting, plans review, and inspections are established by the code.

This new edition of the Florida Building Code is effective December 31, 2023. All applications and documentation submitted for a permit as of this date must reflect this new code. Please make note of this date.

The Florida Building Code is based on national model building codes and national consensus standards, in addition to Florida-specific provisions. The code incorporates all building construction-related regulations for public and private buildings in the State of Florida other than those specifically exempted by Section 553.73, Florida Statutes. It has been harmonized with the Florida Fire Prevention Code, which is developed and maintained by the Department of Financial Services, Office of the State Fire Marshal, to establish unified and consistent standards.

The code is composed of nine main volumes: the Florida Building Code, Building, which also includes state regulations for licensed facilities; the Florida Building Code, Plumbing; the Florida Building Code, Mechanical; the Florida Building Code, Fuel Gas; the Florida Building Code, Existing Building; the Florida Building Code, Residential; the Florida Building Code, Energy Conservation; the Florida Building Code, Accessibility and the Florida Building Code, Test Protocols for High-Velocity Hurricane Zones. Chapter 27 of the Florida Building Code, Building, adopts the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70, by reference.

Please feel free to contact the City of Aventura Building Division at if you have any questions. The 8th Edition Florida Building Code is available online at

Miami-Dade County Plan Review by Fire & DPERA

Effective January 14, 2008, municipal permits applicants who require Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and Department of Permitting, Environment and Regulatory Affairs (DPERA) review need to submit 2 sets of plans and a municipal intake application to the Permit Records Section. A process number will be assigned and the application will be routed to the appropriate departments for review. Once plan review has been completed, you are notified via telephone or email. Status of review and plan disapproval comments can be tracked by visiting the Building Department's website.

Fire Plan Reviews Available Tuesdays Off-Site in Sunny Isles

Inspection Requests

Inspection requests can be completed:



Re-Roofing Requirements

Please review the following documents before starting any residential re-roofing.

Commercial Re-Roofing: If work done is greater than 160 square feet, plans approved by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and Department of Permitting, Environment and Regulatory Affairs (DPERA) prior to submission to the City of Aventura.

Contractor Complaints

If you are dissatisfied with a Contractor you have hired, Miami-Dade can help.