Permit Expediters in Miami

Miami building permit expediters are specialists that play a role in helping get building permits through the Miami Building Departments the first time. Building permit expediters get paid to understand the Florida Building Code and local building departments and advise the owner’s on how to get their building plans approved quickly and reduce fines. Building permit expediters will go to the building department and wait for their clients to see plan reviewers and discuss plan revisions with them. Building Permit Expediters also have extensive Planning experience and will be paid to represent their clients at zoning, architectural review and variance hearings. offers this service as part of of complete set of in-house services. We are licensed Architects and General contractors that can fully explain your project to the building departments – wether the plans were drawn by us or another architect / engineer.

The building permit expediter role is typically that of a facilitator between the building department plan reviewers and how they may interpret the Florida Building Code (FBC) and zoning codes and the owner. In our case, we are the permit expediter which represents a cost savings to the owner and helps keep their overhead costs down.  As building permit expediters we typically work with all the local Miami building departments and municipalities, counties and departments and forges positive working relationships with them. This gives us a unique “inside” perspective and the owner can then have helping to guide the costs and scope of the project. Having someone on your side who has a good relationship and familiarity with the plan reviewers, city of miami building officials and the process is the most effective way to ensure that permits are obtained quickly and code violation fines can then be mitigated.
Building permit expediter fees are typically part of of our overall contract when we are hired to produce plans but when working with existing plans we typically charge by the hour or by the project. We are multi-disciplined professionals that will do whatever it takes to get your plans processed and approved through the various Miami building departments. A good building permit expediter should have detailed knowledge in architecture / engineering and have experience in both zoning and building code interpretation.  Expediters work best when brought in early in the design process to help avoid common pitfalls when dealing with local zoning codes.

Unlike many building permit expediters that will tell you what they know about the Miami building department process, we can actually prove it to you through the more than 200 permits per year that our office processes and gets approved. Instead of waiting for all the drawings to be developed  before sitting down with the miami plan reviewers, we sit with key departments such as Zoning early in the design process to maximize time savings on your projects. They usually perform  research and due diligence on your property to fully understand the limitations and requirements of your project. When the plans need to address multiple disciplines in order to cure the code violation, we will request initial consultation with all the required departments prior to being work on your project.

Call us today at 305-222-7784 for a free consultation on expediting your permit process and our full line of in-house services. Visit our webpage at for more information of helping your close out you code violation today.

3 Replies to “Permit Expediters in Miami”

  1. As important a role as it is, it can be really surprising to learn how many people don’t know all that much about permit expediters. However, as the article points out, the expediter mostly acts as a facilitator between the different groups involved with making the building. They are important to have around for your project to make sure that everything is communicated smoothly.

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