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  • Eliezer Palacio

    noPic_hsEliezer Palacio
    Building Official

    305.865.7525

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


Building

THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT IS OPEN FOR APPOINTMENTS ONLY (NO WALK-INS). PLEASE CALL (305) 865-7525 TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.

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

Concurrent Plan Review with Miami-Dade County

Effective August 23, 2021, the Bal Harbour Village Building Department will be performing Concurrent Plan Reviews with Miami-Dade County.   All applications requiring any Miami-Dade County approval(s) shall submit the following items to the Bal Harbour Building Department:

1. Bal Harbour Village Permit Application; 
2. Miami-Dade County Municipal Permit Application;
3. One (1) set of paper drawings; and
4. One (1) set of electronic drawings (CD or USB) following the required Miami-Dade County file naming format.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 305-866-4633

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.

Inspections

Once the Building Permit is issued, a list of required inspections will be outlined on the Permit card. 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 based on Section F.B.C. 111 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 mmiller@michaelmillerplanning.com or epolski@michaelmillerplanning.com

PERMIT APPLICATION AND PLAN REVIEW PROCESSING:

Effective July 6, 2020 the Building Department began scheduling virtual meetings with customers interested in discussing their permit applications. 

The Village will continue to accept permit applications and plans via drop-off at the bins located outside of the Building Department.

Virtual Appointments with Permit Technicians

If Customers wish to discuss Project Issues directly with a Permit Technician, you may schedule a Virtual Meeting via Calendy.

Virtual Appointments with Design Professionals & Chief Building Inspector/Plans Examiner

The Building Department is offering a “Design Professionals Day” (every Friday) to meet with the Chief Building Inspector/Plan Examiner for the purpose of discussing Project Specific concerns. Virtual meetings can be scheduled via Calendy, and Design Professionals will receive a link with instructions once their appointment is confirmed.

To schedule your inspection appointment, please visit our SmartGov portal.

THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT INSPECTION SCHEDULE

Building Trade Inspections: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

Chief Emmanuel “Manny” Agbenohevi: Office 305-993-7440

Email: eagbenohevi@balharbourfl.gov 

Structural Plan Examiner: Tuesdays & Thursdays

Misael Rodriguez, P.E.: Office 305-868-1141

Email: mrodriguez@balharbourfl.gov

Mechanical Trade Inspections: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

Chief Jan Pierre Perez: Cell 786-412-5318

Email: Jpperez@balharbourfl.gov

Plumbing Trade Inspections: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

Chief Maykel Massanet: Cell 305-400-1769

Email: mmassanet@balharbourfl.gov

Electrical Trade Inspections: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

Chief Candelario Martinez: Cell 954-558-3912

Email: cmartinez@balharbourfl.gov

The Building Department will respond to any emails received regarding the Building Development Process.  To contact any Building Department staff member via email, please see their contact information below:

Village Building Official: Eliezer Palacio (epalacio@balharbourfl.gov)

Chief Building Inspector: Manny Agbenohevi (eagbenohevi@balharbourfl.gov)

Senior Permit Technician: Brian Garces (bgarces@balharbourfl.gov)

Permit Technician: Nidia Barriga (nbarriga@balharbourfl.gov)

Permit Technician: Olga Kalogeropoulos (okalogeropoulos@balharbourfl.gov)