Ground Transportation Permits

All ground transportation companies operating at PortMiami are required to have an active business permit. A business permit allows the holder to conduct business at PortMiami in accordance with rules and requirements of the Port Tariff Adobe Acrobat Logo, the Port Director and the Miami-Dade County Code. Companies are expected to comply with all applicable local, state and federal regulations.

In order to obtain a permit to provide pre-arranged ground transportation services at PortMiami, businesses must supply:

    1. Permit Application 


    1. Proof of Insurance
      • All companies must provide a certificate of insurance, which names Miami-Dade County Risk Management and PortMiami as both certificate holder and additional insured as it pertains to company operations while in Miami-Dade County.
      • General liability or vehicle liability per occurrence of minimum $100,000/$300,000 total liability and $50,000 property damage.
      • Must include schedule of vehicles (VIN numbers) included in policy


    1. Permit Fee:
      • $350 processing fee and $420 permit
      • In addition to the annual permit fee, ground transportation companies shall be subject to the following per trip fees for each vehicle:
      Permit Fee Schedule
      Vehicle Description Pre-paid Accounts
      with permit and transponder
      Non pre-paid accounts
      with permit and transponder
      Limousines and Vans 14 passengers or less $4.50 $6.00
      Mini-Buses 15 - 32 passengers $9.00 $11.00
      Bus 33 or more passengers $18.00 $20.00
    2. Local Business license / Corporation’s Articles of Incorporation
      Companies providing passenger motor carrier services must present copy of Passenger Motor Carrier Certificate of Transportation.
      Motor coaches and companies involved in interstate transport must provide proof of Operating Authority (MC Number) with U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.


    1. Vehicle Registrations


    1. Pre-paid Account Consent Form Adobe Acrobat Logo


  1. Transponder Receipt Affidavit Adobe Acrobat Logo
  2. Checklist of Documents Submitted Adobe Acrobat Logo

PortMiami Permit Section
1001 North America Way, Suite 115
Miami, Florida 33132
Fax: 305-347-4820
Email: [email protected] and [email protected] 

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GTS Go-Pass

Vehicles in the permitted company's fleet coming onto the Port are also required to have a PortMiami-issued Ground Transportation System (GTS) Go-Pass transponder. The GTS Go-Pass gives drivers the ability to drive through entry points without having to stop or slow down to pay fees.

GTS Go-Pass users must ensure their transponders are working properly. If your GTS Go-Pass transponder does not work, there are two possible causes:

  1. Your vehicle has a metalized windshield.
  2. Your vehicle has an existing Sunpass transponder.

If your vehicle appears on the metalized vehicle windshield list Adobe Acrobat Logo, you will need to use a license plate tag transponder on the front bumper of your vehicle.

Vehicles using the transponder decal that already have a Sunpass transponder in the recommended area of your windshield (upper center) are to place the GTS Go-Pass four inches to the right or left of the Sunpass transponder.

By creating an authorized user profile at our Permit Section, you will be granted easy and secure access to your Transaction Log online, from the comfort of your home or office. For more information, please contact our Permit Section at 305-347-PORT.

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Automatic Replenishment System

Effective March 1, 2012, all ground transportation companies are required to pay for trip fees using the Account Replenishment System. This convenient feature allows you to deposit funds into your pre-paid account and pay lower fees for your entries to the Port. Companies not enrolled in the pre-paid system by March 1, 2012 will be subject to fees and/or actions as stipulated in Terminal Tariff No. 010.


  1. Go to the Account Replenishment System.
  2. Select Company from the drop down menu.
  3. Select account: "Ground Transportation."
  4. Enter signature number (Contact PortMiami's Permits Section to obtain this information.)
  5. Select "Recurrent" for automatic payments or "One-Time" to make single payments.

When entering your credit card information, please be certain the name and address information is identical to your bank records. Otherwise our system may not accepted the credit card. To edit your account information, scroll to the end of the page and click on the option to edit your Replenishment Agreement.

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Ground Transportation Trip Inquiry System

To view a detailed register of your Port entries, access our Ground Transportation Trip Inquiry System.


  1. Go to the Ground Transportation Trip Inquiry System.
  2. Enter your username and password.

New users may create a profile by entering their company's signature, permit, and company numbers. Contact PortMiami's Permits Section to obtain this information.

Companies that do not wish to register online will have the option of depositing funds on a pre-paid basis only.  Payments will be accepted by the Permit’s Office during regular business hours.

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Get the Pass

GTS Go Pass
Pre-paid Port access for ground transportation companies

Need more information?

Please feel free to contact the TWIC Office directly for questions or concerns regarding card requirements:

Help Desk

Please remember that all users obtaining a new (or renewal) TWIC card are also required to apply for a new PortMiami identification badge as soon as the TWIC badge is received.
Please call the Port’s Credentials Section at 305-347-4955 if you need further assistance.