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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.


Select public records are available for viewing:

  • Elevation Certificates
  • Forest and Tree Permits
  • One-Time Permits
  • Permitted Facilities
  • Grease Discharge Operating Permits (GDO)
  • Domestic Wastewater Operating Permits (DWO)
  • Wetlands Permits Class IV (CLIV)
  • Coastal Permits Class I (CLI)
  • Environmental Quality Control Board (EQCB)
  • Environmental Quality Control Board - Zoning Related (Zoning)
  • Air Emissions (AP)
  • Stratospheric Ozone Protection (APCF)
  • Vapor Recovery System Permit (APVR)
  • Asbestos (ASB)
  • Construction Air Permit (CAP)

Marine Operating Permits can also be viewed.

Certain frequently-requested lists are available in spreadsheet format at our FTP (File Transfer Protocol) site. These include lists of permitted facilities, contaminated sites and enforcement cases, and are available at FTP Lists.

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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.

When requesting public records, there are two types of records searches that can be performed:

  • Standard records search
    Staff from the Records Management Section will review department databases and files for information and documents related to the request. Standard Records Searches typically take one or two days to prepare.
  • Environmental Resources Management-wide records search
    Representatives from each workgroup within Environmental Resources Management will review the request and search their respective paper and electronic records. The records from all workgroups will be compiled for the customer to review.  Because a records search involves multiple staff and significant effort, applicable fees may be charged pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 119 F.S. A records search typically takes a week to 10 days to prepare.
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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.

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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

 Phone:  305-372-6718
 FAX:  305-372-6804
 Address: Environmental Resources Management Records Management Section
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: Alexi Manresa, 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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