Change or Add an Address to a Property

Did you attempt to apply for a CU or Building Permit and were unable to locate your exact address or are you adding a unit, floor, or suite to an existing address? This process will walk you through the necessary steps to change an address with The City's records. 

NOTE: If you are applying for an Accessory of Use (i.e. running a business from your home), you may need to go through this process to add an apartment or condo unit to your application. 


Review Fees

The following change of address requests cost $100 per address:

  • New Primary (Legal) Address: i.e. new construction, vacant land.
  • Alternate Address (Residential + Commercial): i.e. converting a single-family home to a duplex, mixed-use development, ground-floor commercial/business facing the right-of-way.
  • You aren't changing an address but are seeking a letter verifying that a new address occupies the same space as the previous address (for DERM/Water & Sewer - you will be able to check that box on the application). 

The following change of address types are $50:

  • Condo Units: Residential+ Commercial use. 
  • Office Suites: Commercial Only.
  • Apartment Units: Residential Only. 

Collect Documents

Please prepare the following documents:

  • Folio number (you can find this through a property search) or Warranty Deed (if County/property search does not reflect the unit number) specifying the Parcel ID number. All applications will need this information. 
  • City of Miami most recent Certified Floor Plan*/Site Plan (you can get site plans from our microfilm department).  All properties other than condominiums will need a site plan. 
  • Building Permit Number / Certificate of completion.

*Please highlight the occupied area on Certified floor plan* 

Submit Application

You will have to complete this process in iBuild.

  • You will enter the iBuild portal, select the "Zoning" tab at the top, then "Request Address Change" within the document. 
  • If you do not have an iBuild account, you'll need to create one. If you do have an iBuild account, feel free to log in. 
  • You will need to submit a digital application for each/any new unit (I.e. if you are adding five new condo units to a building, you'd need five separate applications). 
  • You will automatically receive an "AC NUMBER", be sure to keep track of this in case you need it later. 

Enter iBuild Portal

NOTE: Some addresses/folios are considered 'exempt' or 'confidential' (Pursuant to section 119.071, Florida statutes), and will not show up in the City's property search.  We will inform you if this is the case, and you'll need to contact Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser. FYI: The confidentiality exemption removal process can take 5-15 business days. 

Await Response & Pay Invoice

  • Once your application is reviewed, you will be emailed an invoice to the email address provided in iBuild. You can pay online or visit our cashier on the fourth floor. You will be contacted if we need additional documentation (like a site plan).
  • If we are unable to process your application, you will receive an email notification. 
  • If this is a New Address or Alternate Address, an official "Change of Address" letter will be sent to the applicant, Post Office and property appraisers. 
  • For all other address types, you will be emailed when the change of address has been approved (usually within 2-3 days).