Last Visited »

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

Select public records are available online. The records available for viewing online contain recent information for environmental permitting and regulatory programs.

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

Back to Top

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.
Back to Top

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.

Back to Top

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.

Back to Top

Records Management Section

 Email: DermRecords@miamidade.gov
 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  

Back to Top

Property Review & Inspection

When an Environmental Status Review (ESR) is requested for a specific property, staff from the Enforcement Section will coordinate and compile all environmental information on said property from the individual sections in Environmental Resources Management.

An employee will also conduct an environmental site inspection of the property. Environmental Resources Management will then send a letter providing you with the information obtained from all sections along with the results of the on-site inspection. This process takes approximately three to four weeks and a charge of $1,200 per folio is applied.

For further information please contact the Enforcement Section. You can also download and fill out an Environmental Status Review (ESR) form  and submit it with the appropriate payment to the Enforcement Section.

Back to Top

Contact the Enforcement Section

Phone:  305-372-6600
FAX:  305-372-6630
Back to Top

If you cannot view PDF Get Acrobat! files, you can download Acrobat Reader  for free from Adobe Systems, Inc. In order to use PDF files, you must have Acrobat installed on your computer.

Page Last Edited: Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:04:22 PM
environment

Environmental Considerations GIS

Environmental GIS map

Search the Environmental Considerations GIS Map to find out if a property may have any environmental features associated with it.

 
 
Corner
  • Facebook Twitter YouTube RSS
  • Print Print Email this page Email Page   | Bookmark and Share
  • Minimize Tools
Corner

You are now leaving the official website of Miami-Dade County government. Please be aware that when you exit this site, you are no longer protected by our privacy or security policies. Miami-Dade County is not responsible for the content provided on linked sites. The provision of links to these external sites does not constitute an endorsement.

Please click 'OK' to be sent to the new site, or Click 'Cancel' to go back.