Fixing Code Violations in Miami
Building permits can save you on high fines.
The City of Miami Building department and Miami-Dade Building Department generally issue an Unsafe Structure code violation to buildings that have work done without a permit. The term can sound a bit exaggerated sometimes based on the unpermitted work. Unfortunately the code compliance department has little way of knowing the full impact of the work on the overall structure until an architect or engineer has throughly gone through the building code violation. What can seem like a simple electrical remodel can lead to ungrounded wires and safety hazards if the work is not done by a licensed electrician and inspected by a Miami building inspector.
In some cases the building code violation can be taken care of by pulling a trade permit and calling in the required Miami building department inspections (after corrections have been made, if any). When the building code violation involves a large amount of work without permit where there are multiple trades affected or one trade affects another then the building department will require construction drawings from a registered architect to show the overall impact of the remodel and prove that corrections to the building code violation will lead to a Safe Structure. Out of all the types of building code violations that we deal with, Unsafe Structure is the most common.
FixMyCodeViolation.com performs a complimentary site visit to review the building code violation and discuss the most affordable options with the owners. In cases where we need to produce construction drawings and calculations, we also sit with the Miami Code Compliance officer who issues the building code violation to discuss the issues and review all new work that will be needed to bring the building out of Unsafe Structure status. This process assures that the building code violation will be completely addressed on our permit drawings and speed up the permit process.