Code Enforcement & Building Department
Electronic Plan Submission
Once submitted you will be automatically and periodically updated on the status of your electronic review process. Once approved, you will be contacted and given a permit fee to pay via credit card. After permit fee is paid, you can download your approved permit package to download.
ATTENTION TO ALL APPLICANTS, ONLY TWO FORMAT SUBMISSION PROCESS OPTIONS WILL BE ACCEPTABLE BY THE VILLAGE OF EL PORTAL – BUILDING DEPARTMENT. PROCESS OPTION 1, HARD COPY DROP OFF VIA APPOINTMENT ONLY TO VILLAGE OF EL PORTAL – BUILDING DEPARTMENT OFFICE. PROCESS OPTION 2, ELECTRONIC PLAN REVIEW SUBMISSION VIA WEB PORTAL. PLEASE DO NOT E-MAIL ANY PLANS OR SUBMISSION DOCUMENTS AS IT WILL DELAY YOUR REVIEW PROCESS.
Department Operation Details
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 8:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Due to COVID-19, please make an appointment before coming to the office.
Building Official: Mare “Marc” Jean
Chief Plumbing: T.J. Bassing
Mechanical Inspector: Omar P. Guillen
Chief Electrical: Elio Alvarez
Building Inspector: Miguel Arronte
Building Clerk: firstname.lastname@example.org
All inspections are done on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. You must call the day before by 4:00 PM to schedule an inspection.
The Building Department can be reached by calling Village Hall at 305-795-7880.
ATTENTION RESIDENTS AND CONTRACTORS OF EL PORTAL.
EFFECTIVE MONDAY 3/26/2018 THE VILLAGE OF EL PORTAL WILL NO LONGER ACCEPT CASH AS A FORM OF PAYMENT.
PLEASE ADHERE TO CREDIT CARD, CHECK, MONEY ORDER OR CASHIERS CHECK.
IF YOU ARE PULLING A PERMIT, HERE IS SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
OWNER BUILDER AFFIDAVIT & INSTRUCTIONS
Code Enforcement/Building Dept. Forms
El Portal is designated Sol Smart - Bronze
Village of El Portal Joins National Program to Reduce Solar Energy Costs
February 11, 2019 – The Village of El Portal has recently teamed up with the South Florida Regional Planning Council and joined a cohort of cities and counties participating in SolSmart, a national technical assistance and designation program that guides communities in lowering the costs and barriers for community members to go solar and encourages solar energy development. South Florida Regional Planning Council was selected together in a competitive process nationwide to be granted no-cost technical assistance from a SolSmart Advisor. The Advisor has been working full-time since November with the Village of El Portal to provide expertise and dedicated support to encourage solar energy growth locally and to help achieve SolSmart designation.
Preparing your building for a hurricane
It is never too early to prepare for hurricane season. The Florida Building Code requires that the owner, occupant or user of a property take precautions for the securing of buildings and equipment. We encourage you to look at the information provided below, or if you have additional questions or concerns, call our department.
Disaster Supply Kit
- Water – at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days
- Food – at least enough for 3 to 7 days
— non-perishable packaged or canned food/juices
— foods for infants or the elderly
— snack foods
— non-electric can opener
— cooking tools/fuel
— paper plates/plastic utensils
- Blankets / Pillows, etc.
- Clothing – seasonal / rain gear/ sturdy shoes
- First Aid Kit / Medicines / Prescription Drugs
- Special Items – for babies and the elderly
- Toiletries / Hygiene items / Moisture wipes
- Flashlight / Batteries
- Radio – Battery operated and NOAA weather radio
- Telephones – Fully charged cell phone with extra battery and a traditional (not cordless) telephone set
- Cash (with some small bills) and Credit Cards – Banks and ATMs may not be available for extended periods
- Toys, Books and Games
- Important documents – in a waterproof container or watertight resealable plastic bag
— insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security card, etc.
- Tools – keep a set with you during the storm
- Vehicle fuel tanks filled
- Pet care items
— proper identification / immunization records / medications
— ample supply of food and water
— a carrier or cage
— muzzle and leash
Please visit the NOAA website for additional information and tips on pre-disaster preparedness:
NOAA Hurricane Preparedness
Sec. 8-16. – Special Hurricane Inspections.
(a) During such periods of time as the National Weather Service has issued a severe weather advisory that is in effect for Miami-Dade County, best efforts must be used so that all furniture, display racks, material and similar loose objects in exposed outdoor locations, including loose material of projects under construction are secured or otherwise appropriately braced to rigid construction or stored in buildings to the extent practicable given the conditions. Orders shall be oral or written and shall be given to any person on the premises most logically responsible for maintenance and such orders shall be carried out before winds of tropical storm velocity are anticipated.
(b) After winds of the velocity associated with a severe weather event are experienced and have subsided, the Building Official shall investigate to determine if damage has occurred to buildings or other structures.
(c) No building or other structure or assembly or part thereof, which was damaged or collapsed or out of plumb or line shall be repaired or altered or otherwise returned to its original position without inspection and approval by the Building Official.
(d) For the purposes of this section, “severe weather advisory” shall be defined as any one of the following: a tropical storm warning, a hurricane watch, or a hurricane warning and the term “severe weather event” shall be defined as a tropical storm or hurricane.
(Ord. No. 01-112, § 1, 7-10-01; Ord. No. 06-7, § 1, 1-24-06)