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Environmental Public Records

Miami-Dade County is governed by the Public Records Act Chapter 119, Florida Statutes. Therefore, records kept by the Regulatory and Economic Resources Department are open for public inspection and copying. 

The Records Management Section is the central storage and processing area for department records, and assists customers in locating, viewing and copying those records. Records for various programs can include, but not be limited to inspection reports, permit records, enforcement actions, contamination records, environmental monitoring records, contract records and project information.

Online

More than two million environmental records are contained in our online records system. Use the link below to access these records. You can click on the “Help with Searching” option at the top of the search page for detailed instructions on using the online system.

Certain frequently requested data sets are now available on Miami-Dade County’s Open Data Portal. The available data sets include environmental permits, contaminated sites, enforcement cases and environmental plan reviews.

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In the office

You can view most environmental public records at the main office located at the Overtown Transit Village North, 701 NW First Court, Miami.

Contact the Records Management Section if you want to request public records at the main office. In order to locate a record, you will need to provide one or more of the following: Facility or location name, street address, folio number, Miami-Dade County or Florida Department of Environmental Protection permit number, file number, or facility ID number.

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Copies

Paper copies of records can be provided at 15 cents per single-sided page and 20 cents per double-sided page. Copies of electronic records can be provided on compact disc at a minimal cost. Documents found in the online records search can be printed for free. Additional costs may apply to extensive requests. 

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Appointments

If you wish to review a record at the main office, then scheduling an appointment is suggested, but not required.

If you wish to review a record without an appointment, there may be a wait depending on the availability of the record and the number of customers requesting documents at the time.

Scheduling an appointment will allow staff adequate time to research and retrieve the records for your request and have them available for you at your scheduled time.

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Records Management Section

 Email:                       DermRecords@miamidade.gov

 Phone:                      305-372-6718
 FAX:                           305-372-6804
 Address:                   Environmental Resources Management Records Management
                                    Overtown Transit Village-North
                                    701 NW 1st Court, STE 300
                                    Miami, FL 33136-3912
                                    Directions to main office

Records Requests:      Tanya Van Dyck, 305-372-6718

Electronic Records:     Ligdano Gonzalez 305-372-6564

Section Manager:       Christopher Caporale 305-372-6715  


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Property Review & Inspection

When an Environmental Status Review (ESR) is requested for a specific property, staff from the Code Enforcement Section will coordinate and compile all environmental information on said property from the individual sections and programs within the Division of Environmental Resources Management (DERM), and will also conduct an environmental site inspection of the property.

This combined information, including the results of the DERM inspection, will be included in the ESR letter issued by DERM's Code Enforcement Section. This process takes approximately 3-4 weeks and a fee of $1,200 per folio is applied (pursuant to the Miami-Dade County Fee Schedule

Note: ESRs are not Phase I or Phase II Environmental Site Assessment  Reports,  which for Phase I’s, include more in-depth/extensive environmental records reporting, including but not limited to state and federal records; for Phase II’s, intrusive site study/reporting including but not limited to sample collection/analysis to determine the presence/extent of contamination on a property.

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Contact the Enforcement Section

Phone:  305-372-6600
FAX:  305-372-6630
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