Digital Signatures for Miami Beach City Projects

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Addressing Digital Signature Requirements for Miami Beach

The City of Miami Beach is in the beginning phases of making plan submission digital. There are currently a few permit types that may submit their plans online. For a list of permit types that may be submitted online please visit: Miami Beach Online Permits

City of Miami Beach development projects and plans are required to be signed and sealed or notarized using digital signatures for submission via Citizen Self Service(CSS). In the electronic plan review process, it is crucial that a design and or engineer professional be able to prove their identity and the integrity of documentation that they submit. This is done by utilizing PKI based digital signatures for signing and sealing electronically produced plan sets and other documents requiring professional signature.

For a listing of which documents must be submitted in this fashion, please refer to the list of documents that require digital signatures here: Documents Required To Be Signed and Sealed

Laws and rules set by the Florida Board of Professional Engineers, Architects, and Surveyor's (FBPE) in Florida Statutes 471 and as implemented in Florida Administrative Code 61G15-23, allow the use of a digital signature for signing and sealing documents that are delivered electronically. The digital signature must come from a trusted Certificate Authority.

GlobalSign will provide persons and entities that may need to electronically sign and seal plans and other documents with secured digital certificates.

GlobalSign Digital Signature Benefits
  • All signatures automatically include a third party timestamp to prove when the signature was placed and enable long-term validation, which means the signature remains valid even after the certificate expires
  • Supports customizable approval signatures and images, such as an engineer seal or your own physical signature
  • Inherently trusted by Adobe, recipients of digitally signed PDF will automatically see trusted digital signature
  • Compatible with a variety of document platforms including PDF, Word, LibreOffice, PDF-XChange, and BlueBeam
Are you ready to Digitally Sign and Seal your City of Miami Projects?


City of Miami Promotional Pricing
(Pricing in USD)
Individual Certificates
(Price Per User)
Certificate Packs (5+)
1 year $309 Bulk discounts available
2 year $499 Bulk discounts available
3 year $659 Bulk discounts available
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