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Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • Where do I file the Notice of Commencement?

  • When is a Notice of Commencement required?

  • When is a C.O. issued?

  • When is a Certificate of Occupancy (C.O.) required?

  • Does the permit expire?

  • How do I transfer the permit to a new Contractor or myself as the Owner/Builder?

  • How may I check the status of plans submitted for review?

  • How long does it take to get a permit?

  • How many sets of plans are required for permitting?

  • What is a Notice to Owner?

  • Who may obtain the permit?

  • What types of work require a Building Permit?

  • Why do I need a permit?

  • What are the Building and Planning Department contact numbers?

  • What are the hours of operation for permitting?

  • Where is the Building and Planning Department located?

  • Did I pass my inspection?

  • What do I need at the time of inspection?

  • How do I cancel or re-schedule an inspection?

  • How do I schedule an inspection?

  • What if I have a permit and do not call for inspections?

  • What is an inspection?

  • How are the classification fees determined?

  • What do I need to do to get a Business Tax Receipt?

  • If I have a zoning question regarding the sale of alcoholic beverages, who do I contact?

  • If I have a house or apartments that I rent do I need a Business Tax Receipt?

  • What is the fee for a delinquent Business Tax Receipt?

  • How long is the active status of a Business Tax Receipt and when is the fee due?

  • If I have business within the Village of Pinecrest and did not get a Business Tax Receipt, can I be charged a penalty?

  • If I already have a Miami-Dade County Business Tax Receipt do I still need a Village of Pinecrest Business Tax Receipt?

  • When do I need to apply for a Business Tax Receipt?