Building Department

The City of Doral Building Department is responsible for the review, processing, issuance, and inspection of  building permits to ensure that construction within the City complies with the provisions of the  Florida Building Code, the  Miami-Dade County Code of Ordinances, and any relevant  City Ordinances.

The Building Department recognizes the need to turnaround the review of applications quickly, the need of contractors to keep up with their construction schedule and, most importantly, the need for businesses to begin operating as soon as possible.  With that in mind, the Department is always looking for ways to help applicants navigate through the permitting process. 

As a result, the Department offers a host of services available to all applicants:

  • Pre-Construction Meetings
  • Design Professional Day
  • Walk-thru Plans Processing
  • Expedite Plans Review and Processing
  • Fire/DERM Concurrent Plan Reviews
  • Digitized Plan Reviews
  • Early Start Permitting
  • After-Hours Inspection Requests
  • Temporary Certificate of Occupancy or Completion 

Aside from processing permits, the Building Department is also responsible for:

  • Identifying, registering, and inspecting all of the boilers
  • Inspecting unfired vessels within the City
  • Monitoring and processing unsafe structures (properties that have been abandoned, have expired permits, or have been damaged in any way)
  • Reviewing the inspection reports submitted by engineers certifying the structural and electrical soundness of buildings that are at least forty (40) years old
  • In the event of a natural disaster, the Department is responsible for performing damage assessment throughout the City
  • Reducing flood loses via enforcement of the current federal and local regulations
  • Collecting floodplain information and maintaining records of the community
  • Promoting awareness of flood insurance
  • Providing elevation and flood zone information
  • Issuing Flood Insurance Rate Map information letters to customers
  • Administers the Flood Protection Assistance program