Zoning Permits and Certificates
Zoning permits authorize the use of structures. They are also called "Certificates," as they certify the structure for its intended use.
The Zoning Inspections Section will investigate complaints from the public regarding zoning violations relating to commercial business locations that exceed the conditions under which a Certificate of Use is granted or fail to have a valid C.U. (Certificate of Use.)
Certificates of Use (Zoning Permit)
Prior to opening any business in unincorporated Miami-Dade County, a Certificate of Use (also called a C.U. or zoning permit) must be obtained.
- Pay for Certificates of Use (CU's)
Food Truck Roundups
On May 17, 2011 the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners adopted an ordinance establishing zoning regulations to guide special events consisting of a concentration of mobile food service operators or food trucks (MOFSE) on private property in the unincorporated portion of the County.
It requires that an annual Certificate of Use be issued for the site where the MOFSE is to be conducted
Title holders of foreclosed properties must obtain a Certificate of Use (CU) prior to offering the property for sale, transfer or alienation.
Mobile Sales or Food Service Requirements
On December 13, 2011 the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners adopted an ordinance establishing zoning regulations to allow for mobile operations on private, improved property zoned commercial, industrial, urban center districts, and GU (where trended for industrial or commercial use). The ordinance provides a process by which a mobile operation may obtain a Certificate of Use as well as regulatory criteria for the operation of these operations.
Plant or Tree Nursery
To apply for a Certificate of Use for a retail or wholesale plant nursery or tree nursery, submit a completed C.U. application form and a detailed site plan showing the legal description of the property.
Special Event Permits
As part of the process to obtain a special event permit, a Certificate of Use will be required for a special event that is open to the public and involves retail sales. These types of events include but are not are limited to: carnivals, amusement attractions, sales of Christmas trees, pumpkins, flowers and fireworks.
Zoning Improvement Permits are issued for Signs, Farm Buildings, paving, fencing and many other types of improvements.Back to Top Page Last Edited: Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:49:02 PM
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