A Little Background About Us 

Jack Wolf, the Managing Partner of Open Permit Services, has lived and worked in Miami-Dade County for over 40 years. While semi-retired in 2000, he found himself faced with the daunting task of closing four open permits on his own home. During the course of what proved to be an eight-month project, and after assisting friends with open permit problems on their homes, he realized there was a business and social need that had to be filled. Thus, Open Permit Services was founded.

Today, more permits are closed in eight days than in eight months. Open Permit Services enjoys the reputation of being the premier specialist in the unique field of assisting property owners and lenders in their effort to clear up this special problem, one that exists throughout the state, yet is epidemic in South Florida.

In 1992 Hurricane Andrew struck our community with a unique force and left a horrific problem in its wake. In addition to re-building immediately after the storm, Miami-Dade County is still 'cleaning up' the mess Andrew left behind. There are literally tens of thousands of expired building permits that still need to be closed. Depending on which community the property is located in, Miami-Dade, Broward, or Palm Beach County, or anywhere else in the state, the rules, regulations, and procedures to be followed may vary. Costs, too, are determined by the building department with jurisdiction, as well as the nature of the corrections required to bring the previously performed work into compliance with the then-current building code.