The Village is taking an active role in enforcing social distancing in line with Miami-Dade County Emergency orders 13-20 and 7-20. Please stand 6-feet apart. Wear a face covering. Groups of ten or more people are prohibited. Non-compliance can result in a stop-work order, daily fines up to $500 and/or jail time.
Inspectors can decide not to enter a building if someone inside is showing symptoms related to COVID-19, travelled outside of the United States in the last 14 days or is in self-quarantine.
An approved special inspector may be used to perform an interior inspection. The Building Official must approve the request for a special inspector - who must be a registered Florida engineer or architect. Fill out this special inspector form to begin the process. Inspection results must be submitted to the Building Official signed and sealed within 48 hours of the inspection.
The Building & Planning Department will continue processing permits and inspections via drop-off and pick-up system located outside of the entrance of the Pinecrest Municipal Center.
Please check online or call the plans processing desk for results the day following drop-off. Drop-off hours are 8:00 to 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Staff and public are encouraged to communicate via telephone or email.
The Building & Planning Department has temporarily suspended all walk through processing due to the current coronavirus pandemic.
The Department of Building and Planning is divided into two divisions: Building Division and Planning Division. Building is responsible for the processing of all permit applications, plan review, issuance, and inspection of all permits. Planning is responsible for the Village’s Comprehensive Development Master Plan, Land Development Regulations, the Code Compliance functions, and the issuance of business tax receipts. Planning also presents cases to the Special Master, Zoning Board and Village Council.
Leo Llanos, P.E. was appointed by the Village Manager to serve as the Village’s Building Official on December 7, 1998. Mr. Llanos previously served as the Building Official for the Village of Key Biscayne, Florida from 1994 through 1998. Mr. Llanos earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Florida International University (Miami, Florida). He is a Florida Licensed Professional Engineer, Florida Licensed Building Code Administrator and Plans Examiner, Miami-Dade County Certified Building Official and Structural Plans Examiner. Mr. Llanos is a current member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Concrete Institute, International Code Council, and the Building Officials Association of Florida.
Stephen R. Olmsted, AICP was appointed by the Village Manager to serve as the Village’s Planning Director on October 12, 2010. A native of Michigan, he graduated from the University of Michigan in 1980 and earned a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan in 1983. Mr. Olmsted began his career in community planning with the City of Battle Creek, Michigan in 1981 and has subsequently held planning positions in Ohio and Florida including Orange County and the City of Marco Island. With experience in both the public and private sectors, Mr. Olmsted worked as a consultant with Wade-Trim and Associates for six years where he served as client representative and project manager to several client municipalities. He is a current member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.