Miami-Dade County - Expedited Green Buildings Process (Florida)

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Last modified on December 17, 2014.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Florida

Name Miami-Dade County - Expedited Green Buildings Process
Incentive Type Green Building Incentive
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Daylighting, Small Hydroelectric
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs, Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs

Program Administrator Miami-Dade County, District 8

References DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


In an effort to promote environmentally sensitive design and construction, the Miami-Dade County Commissioners passed an ordinance in June 2005 to expedite the permitting process for “green” buildings certified by a recognized environmental rating agency. Commercial, industrial, and residential projects are all eligible as long as they are located in unincorporated Miami-Dade County and the City of West Miami. Additionally, solar water heating and solar photovoltaic projects are included in the "fast track" for permitting review.

See the Miami-Dade County Building Department web site for additional information. Certain repairs and replacements may be exempt from permitting.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name MDPIC
Department Miami-Dade Permitting and Inspection Center
Address 11805 SW 26 Street (Coral Way)
Place Miami, Florida
Zip/Postal Code 33175-2474
Phone (786) 315-2000


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Miami-Dade County Ordinance
Date Enacted 06/2005

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


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