Important Notice

We have been informed that, effective immediately, all checks need to be payable to Morphotrust USA, the TSA partner currently handling TWIC applications.
For your reference, please visit the PortMiami Identification Card page for the TWIC Quick Reference Card and Disclosure & Certification Application as well as some other useful links.
Please feel free to contact the TWIC Office directly for questions or concerns regarding these requirements:

Help Desk

As directed in our previous advisory, 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.
Port Business Permits

In order 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. To obtain a business permit, companies must submit the following documentation:

General Requirements

To obtain a PortMiami business permit, applicants must submit:

  1. Permit Application Adobe Acrobat Logo

  2. Proof of Insurance
    • All companies must provide a certificate of insurance, which names Miami-Dade County Risk Management & 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

  3. Permit Fee:
    • Initial Fee: $700 (Includes $350 non-refundable processing fee and $350 permit fee)

  4. Local Business license / Corporation's Articles of Incorporation

  5. Credit Application Adobe Acrobat Logo

Additional requirements apply for these PortMiami business permits:



Fee Summary



Car Rental Non-Concessionaire     $350
Cartage Trucking     $350
Category Change Fee     $350
Crane Rental Service     $350
Delivery by Car / Van     $350
Distribution of Merchandise     $350
Equipment Leasing     $350
Equipment Maintenance and Repairs     $350
Fuel / Bunker Barges (up to 5 Barges) $200,000
~ Additional Barges (each) $25,000
Fueling of Vessels by Truck     $350
Lunch Truck Operator $2,500
Marine Consultants / Surveyor     $350
Name Change Fee $350
Portable Telecommunications Antennas $24,000
Pre-Arranged Ground Transportation     $350
Ship Agent $1,750
Ship Chandler & Supplier $1,000
Ship Repairs $350
Stevedoring $5,800
Tenants $350
Tow Trucks and Vehicle Delivery $70
Tug Services (per tug) $15,000
All other business categories $350
In addition to the fees above, the following fees apply  
Initial (non-refundable) Processing Fee (except Cruise / Shipping Lines and Tug Services) $350
Processing Fees, Tug Services (non-refundable) $6,000
Reinstatement Fee $350

The Port Director shall determine the fees for all other activities not listed above.


Questions About Permits

For questions regarding PortMiami's business permits, contact PortMiami's Permit Section at 305-347-4964.

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