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  • Graciela Escalante

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    Building Official


Building Department
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


The Building Department is responsible for permit issuance and Florida Building Code related plan review and inspections, which safeguards the public heath, safety, and general welfare of our citizens.

Permit Application and Plan Review

A Building Permit is required for most types of construction work within Bal Harbour Village. Download Do I Need a Permit? to determine which types of projects do not require a Building Permit. If your project is not listed, a Building Permit is required. There are two types of permits:

  1. For proposed work affecting the exterior of the structure such as awnings, driveways, fences, paint, signs, windows, doors, additions, new construction, etc., the Village requires review and approval by the Architectural Review Board prior to review by the Building Department. Upon approval by the Board, a Certificate of Appropriateness is issued to the owner. The Certificate of Appropriateness and Architectural Review Board Application for the form and application requirements are forwarded to the Building Official.
  2. For proposed interior work only, the Building Permit application is submitted directly to the Building Department for code compliance review, including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, structural, zoning, public works and other Village Departments

Currently, permit applications can only be submitted in-person at the Building Department located in Village Hall - 655 96th Street. Download the Permit Submittal Checklist for a complete list of required documents and information.

After submitting your permit application, you may track the status of your permit through the Online Permit Center using the Access Code provided by Building Department staff.


Once the Building Permit is issued, a list of required inspections will be outlined on the Permit Invoice. To ensure the work is done according to the approved plans and applicable Building Codes, the appropriate discipline will inspect the work. The permit holder (owner/builder or contractor) is responsible to request each inspection. All inspections for permits issued after February 1, 2017 must be scheduled through our Online Permit Center.

Upon approval of all inspections and submittal of additional required documents, such as final survey, the permit status will change to "Final" and a Certificate of Occupancy will be issued where applicable.

Schedule Inspection

Planning & Zoning/Land-Use

For Planning & Zoning/Land-Use information, please send an e-mail to