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Incorporation is the process whereby a new municipality (city, town or village) is created pursuant to proceedings prescribed by either Section 6.05 of the Home Rule Charter of Miami-Dade County, and by Chapter 20 of the Miami-Dade County Code of Ordinances.

Upon certain considerations provided by the Incorporation process, the Board of County Commissioners determines if an incorporation is to be put to a vote by the electorate of the affected area.

Below is a list of municipalities in Miami-Dade County:

Miami-Dade County Municipalities
     City Name Date Incorporated
Miami July 28, 1896
Homestead February 8, 1913
Florida City December 29, 1914
Miami Beach March 26, 1915
Coral Gables April 1, 1925
Hialeah September 1, 1925
North Miami February 1, 1926
Opa Locka May 14, 1926
Miami Springs August 23, 1926
South Miami June 1, 1927
Golden Beach May 21, 1929
North Miami Beach June 15, 1931
Miami Shores January 2, 1932
Biscayne Park December 1, 1933
Surfside May 18, 1935
El Portal May 30, 1937
Indian Creek Village May 17, 1939
Sweetwater October 10, 1941
North Bay Village August 1, 1945
West Miami April 7, 1947
Bay Harbor Islands April 28, 1947
Bal Harbour June 16, 1947
Virginia Gardens July 9, 1947
Hialeah Gardens December 1, 1948
Medley May 1, 1949
Islandia* December 6, 1960
Key Biscayne June 18, 1991
Aventura November 7, 1995
Pinecrest March 12, 1996
Sunny Isles Beach June 16, 1997
Miami Lakes December 5, 2000
Palmetto Bay September 10, 2002
Miami Gardens May 13, 2003
Doral June 24, 2003
Cutler Bay November 8, 2005

On March 3, 2012, the Board of County Commissioners adopted Ordinance No. 12-14 abolishing the City of Islandia.

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