Have Code Violations

been issued by the dreaded city?

We are
Architects and
General
Contractors.

Fix My Code Violation is a firm created by Studio Lamas Architects and Three County Construction, both full-service firms specializing in architecture, construction, and engineering. We specialize in correcting all Florida building and zoning code violations for commercial, industrial, and residential properties.

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ONE-STOP-SHOP

We handle your entire situation from start to finish. We’ll draw up plans, handle site work, meet with city officials, and finalize new permits.
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EXPERIENCE YOU CAN TRUST

Working with us you’ll have the 40+ years experience of engineers and 30+ years experience of contractors, including plumbers and electricians, on your side.
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PIECE OF MIND

We understand the entire code violation process and have seen it all. This is what we do. We’ll communicate every step of what’s happening and handle all the headaches.
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WE'RE ON YOUR SIDE

We’re here to help YOU resolve your code violation – not the dreaded city! We represent you and make sure your situation is resolved so you can sell your home, re-open or launch your business, or even just ensure your property is up to code.
Areas of Service.
Both residential and commercial code violations are more common than you may think, and each possess unique and difficult challenges for any property owner. FixMyCodeViolation.com understands the details of all areas and, being a one-stop-shop, can resolve any and all code violations. Below are just a few of the violations we handle.
Residential
EXPIRED PERMITS
Permit search requirements are now an official part of the home selling process in Florida, meaning any expirations WILL affect the process.
DOOR, WINDOW & SHUTTER PERMITS
Window, door permits, and storm shutter permits are some of Florida’s most common local code violations. Whenever one of these items is replaced or retrofitted in residential structures, official permission must occur beforehand.
CONCEALED WORK / AS-BUILT CERTIFICATE
Concealed work refers to any projects that cannot undergo inspection when the building or structure reaches completion. A typical example includes any work related to a building’s structural foundations, such as lowering groundwater levels or strengthening soil foundations. If specific issues arise in the future, you will be liable for the construction phase’s mistakes!
LEGALIZATION OF ADDITIONS
As licensed Florida Architects and General Contractors, we can produce the required drawings to legalize your un-permitted work and perform any construction modifications needed to make your home meet the Florida Building Code.
UNSAFE STRUCTURES
Your structure must be maintained in an ongoing manner to prevent one or several code violations. Exterior surfaces often must not contain overtly chipped or peeling paint, mildew, missing/damaged doors, and windows, or rotting structural foundations. The safety of the occupant is paramount!
NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING
With our in-house team of professionals and latest equipment, we can scan and X-ray slabs to legalize structures or underground inspection cameras for sewer lines.
HVAC INSTALLATIONS/REPLACEMENTS
Though many homeowners are unaware, Florida has Energy Calculations and Heat-load calculations standards to ensure HVAC replacements are entirely legal. It is quite possible your home’s A/C changeout was not conducted properly, rendering it in violation of local building codes.
Commercial
EXPIRED PERMITS
Expired permits can cause commercial properties to temporarily suspend or even close operations. Prevent these steps from occurring by renewing permits before they become an issue.
40/50 YEAR INSPECTIONS
Structural and electrical inspections are required for all buildings in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties every 40 years old (and every 10 years thereafter).
WORK WITHOUT PERMIT
This issue is the most common commercial building code violation. If any work is done without obtaining proper permits beforehand, the structure is out of code! Handing off projects to family members, unlicensed contractors, or professionals who cut corners will cost more money in the long run.
CONCEALED WORK / AS-BUILT CERTIFICATE
Concealed work refers to any projects that cannot undergo inspection when the building or structure reaches completion. A typical example includes any work related to a building’s structural foundations, such as lowering groundwater levels or strengthening soil foundations. If specific issues arise in the future, you will be liable for the construction phase’s mistakes!
UNSAFE STRUCTURES
Proper permits are essential for the successful operation of a commercial property. Even simple additions such as outdoor canopies or sheds and storage areas must meet compliance with local codes. Take the time to do things right the first time and keep your building’s permits up to date.
SIDEWALK CAFE PERMITS
We can legalize outside seating for restaurants and cafes by producing the necessary site plan, seating drawings, and Life Safety Drawings to get your business back on track and stop the fines.
RAILING, STAIR & BALCONY INSPECTIONS
Nearly every commercial establishment has railings, stairs, and/or balconies. Codes govern both the proper installation, placement, and safety of these items. For example, any commercial building with three or more stories is considered a public lodging establishment and must comply with the nuances of an official inspection at three-year intervals.
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This Calls for
The Decoder.
Tap into the power of our “Decoder,” a complete system to resolve all issues related to local code requirements. Here’s how it works:

1. SITUATION ASSESSMENT

We’ll begin a discovery process to gather information about the code violation and begin analysis. We provide in-office consultations to gauge the situation to pinpoint the optimal solution for your specific case.

3. WE REPRESENT YOU

Our team then visits the Building Department to retrieve the property’s complete history so we can provide a genuinely accurate service. Our engineers and architects formulate a completed building plan to ensure your property will meet all local laws pertaining to building codes. We’ll also present it to your local administrators so you can keep that suit in the closet.

5. FINALIZING THE DETAILS

We schedule a follow-up inspection with the local powers once work is complete. Our team is there every step of the way as this process unfolds.

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2. EXPERTS, ASSEMBLE!

Our architects will assemble an action plan and present it to your local Building Department. This step is to let the city know that we’ve started to bring the property into compliance. Generally, this will stop the fines from incurring.

4. THE WORK GETS DONE

Once the city approves the plans, we obtain a building permit and help you begin renovations. As a licensed general contractor, we can handle all the work in-house!

6. THE VIOLATION IS DEFEATED!

Finally, there is the closeout after the mandated checks have been issued. Our team meets with the Building Department to obtain the proof necessary to show the case is closed out.

1. SITUATION ASSESSMENT

We’ll begin a discovery process to gather information about the code violation and begin analysis. We provide in-office consultations to gauge the situation to pinpoint the optimal solution for your specific case.

2. EXPERTS, ASSEMBLE!

Our architects will assemble an action plan and present it to your local Building Department. This step is to let the city know that we’ve started to bring the property into compliance. Generally, this will stop the fines from incurring.

3. WE REPRESENT YOU

Our team then visits the Building Department to retrieve the property’s complete history so we can provide a genuinely accurate service. Our engineers and architects formulate a completed building plan to ensure your property will meet all local laws pertaining to building codes. We’ll also present it to your local administrators so you can keep that suit in the closet.

4. THE WORK GETS DONE

Once the city approves the plans, we obtain a building permit and help you begin renovations. As a licensed general contractor, we can handle all the work in-house!

5. FINALIZING THE DETAILS

We schedule a follow-up inspection with the local powers once work is complete. Our team is there every step of the way as this process unfolds.

6. THE VIOLATION IS DEFEATED!

Finally, there is the closeout after the mandated checks have been issued. Our team meets with the Building Department to obtain the proof necessary to show the case is closed out.

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