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As a Property Management Company you should have the plans of the buildings you are managing like: Architectural, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing, etc.

Having these plans is critical when you need to do some emergency repairs in the property, when you need to get estimates from several contractors, or when you need information shown in those plans prior to making a decision about the property.

Commercial properties have several addresses (bays, units, suites, buildings, club house, etc.). In order to find the original construction plans (also called blueprints) it's necessary to find the master permit and almost always it's quite difficult to find under what address the master permit was submitted.

The fee in the Miami-Dade County's Microfilm Section to search for the master permit is $18.75 per address. You will be charged that amount per building, unit, etc. You make the numbers. In addition, this search will be done as a project, which could take up to two weeks. What if you need the information sooner? Why don't be proactive and have that information available now, ready when you may need it?

Because our staff holds several years of experience performing this service they know exactly what to ask for, therefore you will save time and get better results by hiring us instead of doing it yourselves.

We can schedule and attend the appointment to get any microfilm records you may need for the property. It could be records of when the property was originally built, renovations or alterations, find out if an interior remodel like a mezzanine or 2nd floor was done with or without permit, etc.

We will make sure of the following:

  • Pre-search each address before scheduling the appointment to avoid unnecessary search fees.
  • Obtain the right plans for your property.
  • A complete and thorough search that is performed by the microfilm technician.
  • Copies that are printed as clear and legible as possible.
  • Avoid paying for unnecessary copies.

In addition, to the printed plans in 11"x17", we can scan the plans in a PDF file and burn a CD for you. You will be able to send by e-mail any information to contractors, owners, etc. Also, you could print extra copies for different uses.

We will keep a digital copy of those plans so in case you loose your records, we can provide you with a copy.


How to order:

We offer four options:

  1. On-Line: You can order on-line through our secure web site. Internet orders take priority over faxed, e-mail or phone orders.
  2. Fax: You can print the Search Request Form directly from our web site, fill it out and send it by fax at 1-888-202-5969. Our staff will process the payment and then will start the service.
  3. E-mail: You can also send us an e-mail to Info@SearchBeforeUBuy.comwith the complete contact, service and payment information.
  4. Phone: You can order by calling us at 1-888-202-5969 Ext. 1. Please be sure to have ready the complete contact, service and payment information.

Turnaround Time:

Depending of the specific service you may need we can deliver the results from 1 to 2 business days for residential properties and from 1 to 3 business days for commercial properties.

Delivery Method:

We can deliver your results in a PDF file by e-mail first and then by U.S. mail. If you need the original documentation sooner, we can deliver your results by courier. (Extra fee applies).

Our Services and fees:

Below you will see a partial price list, if you have any question or want to receive more information, please contact us by e-mail to or calling at 1-888-202-5969.


Search Prices for Property Management Companies:


Pre-search addresses.

Schedule and attend appointment, get microfilm records.

Scan plans, classify, organize plans, burn CD, delivery.


 $    300.00




Extra copy of the CD for Property Management Companies

$      30.00




Other Services:


Hire us by hour to perform any search-related service

 $      60.00

Deliver results by courier

 $      30.00

Deliver results by U.S. mail (First class, priority, certified, etc.)


Referral Services

 No charge


Additional Miami-Dade County Fees:



Microfilm appointment and CPP request after 30 days



Microfilm copy per page



Microfilm certified copy per page




Do you know somebody who had bought a residential or commercial property and after some time has been penalized because of a violation left by the previous owner? Let us know at: info@search