Miami Dade County Notice of Acceptance
The Miami-Dade Building and Neighborhood Compliance (BNC) Department issues building
permits for projects in unincorporated Miami-Dade County and the City of West
Miami. The new department expansion now includes the functions of the former Building
Code Compliance Office and the department of Neighborhood Compliance (formerly TeamMetro).
Building permits are issued by different building jurisdictions. Each city
has its own building official who issues building permits for work within that city's
limits. A database is available for research by Contractors and other interested
parties looking to see if certain products are approved. Approved products will
have a Notice of Acceptance (NOA) issued, with a set expiration date.
Site visitors can search the database for products that have been approved for use
on buildings in Miami-Dade County. To find a particular item, enter the Notice of
Acceptance (NOA) number.
Product Control Approval Process
Primary customers are manufacturers who submit technical documentation, including
but not limited to test reports, engineering analysis and installation procedures.
The staff reviews the information and determines whether the submittal is sufficient
to demonstrate compliance with the Building Code. If so approval is recommended
to the Board of Rules and Appeals (BORA), whose membership represents a cross-section
of the industry. If information is not sufficient to conclude compliance, then additional
information is requested from the manufacturer.
The fees for this service are as follows:
- Initial submittals, which are valid for five years total $4,000.00.
- Revisions cost $1,500.00 and can be filed at any time, but do not extend the original
approval's expiration date.
- Renewals cost $1,500.00 and are valid for five years.
- Fees paid for the review process are non-refundable.
The flow of documentation within the internal functions is as follows:
- The customer initiates the process by submitting the product documentation package.
- The clerical staff enters information into the system and a customer/product file
- The file is reviewed for completeness of information. This serves as an expedited
preliminary review to inform customers of any information that may be missing.
- The file is then forwarded to a technical reviewer, who either recommends approval
or requests additional information from our customers.
- The completed file is then recommended for approval by issuing a Notice of Proposed
Action (NOPA), which is sent for final review to the customer and to the Board of
Rules and Appeals (BORA).
- Approval is automatic 20 days after the NOPA is issued, unless an objection is presented.
A Notice of Acceptance (NOA) is then issued which becomes the approval document.
See Product Control Process Flowchart below