Stevedore Permits & Licenses

The Port Director determines the number of stevedoring permits/licenses issued each year based on a number of factors including port congestion, space limitations, throughput volumes, operational needs, industry trends and more. In general, permit applications are available November of each year with permits being issued in January of the following year.

 

Permits

Permits are issued to companies to perform stevedoring activities at PortMiami for the year beginning January 14th of the current year and expiring January 13th of the following year. All documentation must be completed and returned to the permit section.

Please contact the permit section to obtain a stevedoring permit application.

 

Licenses

Licenses are issued to individuals to perform stevedoring activities within Miami-Dade County.

  • Personal Character Form  (Signed and notarized)
  • License Questionnaire  (Must be provided under oath)
  • Performance Bond Original Certificate or payment guarantee of $1,000

Please contact the permit section to obtain a stevedoring license application and personal character form.

Submit documentation to:

PORTMIAMI PERMIT SECTION
1015 NORTH AMERICA WAY, SUITE 210
MIAMI, FL 33132
Fax: 305-347-4820
Email: ferrers@miamidade.gov

For more information, please email Susel Ferrer or call 305-347-4964.

 

Need more information?

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

Help Desk

Phone:
866-DHS-TWIC
(1-866-347-8942)
 
 
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.