About This Division
The Building Division is in charge of the permitting process and the Florida Building Code related plan review and inspections, which ensures the protection of our citizens.
Effective April 16, 2017, the City Commission approved restriction on construction work hours. See
Effective Feb. 01, 2017, if you are a contractor or an owner-builder with an open/expired permit you will be restricted from applying for new permits until all expired permits have been closed. See here for details. Please click here for list of all expired permits.
A Building Permit is required for most types of construction work within the City of Coral Gables. Please click this link 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 City requires review and approval by the Board of Architects prior to review by the Building Division. Upon approval by the Board, the submittal is forwarded to the Building Division for code compliance review including but not limited to mechanical, electrical, plumbing, structural, zoning, fire, historical, public works, and other City Departments and outside agencies. Click Board of Architects Application.pdf for the form and application requirements.
Click here for the Guide to Building Development
2. For proposed interior work only, the Building Permit application is submitted directly to the Building Division for code compliance review including but not limited to mechanical, electrical, plumbing, structural, zoning, fire, historical, public works, and other City Departments and Outside Agencies. Click here for the Building Permit Submittal Checklist and here for the Building Permit Application.
* Please click here for the list of permits that can be submitted via email.
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 Department will inspect the work. The permit holder (owner/builder or contractor) is responsible to call and request each inspection.
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.
*To request inspections via email click this link firstname.lastname@example.org
City of Coral Gables
405 Biltmore Way, Third Floor
Coral Gables, FL 33134