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Zoning Overview

The use of property in unincorporated Miami-Dade County is regulated by the County's Zoning Code.

Site-specific zoning data for properties in unincorporated Miami-Dade County is maintained by the Zoning section. Information available includes: the zoning of the site, the uses permitted within that zone and development parameters, such as the minimum lot size, the maximum density, the required setbacks from property lines, the maximum lot coverage and floor area ratio, the maximum height, parking and green area requirements.

The Zoning section also administers the County's zoning approval process.

Community Councils

Community Councils were primarily created to make zoning and land use decisions in a setting more accessible to the community. Community Councils also serve as advisory liaisons from their communities to the Board of County Commissioners and County staff, relaying relevant information and recommendations on selected concerns of the council area.

Zoning Hearings

A Zoning Hearing is required whenever a property owner or lessee desires to change the use of land, the request is made by applying for a public zoning hearing. Zoning Hearings are required for approval of all new proposals, and all development plans for a proposed use of land or a proposed structure that have been disapproved by staff.

Zoning Appeals

Certain Community Zoning Appeals Board decisions on items such as Zone Changes, certain Use Variances and Appeals of Administrative Decision are appealable to the Board of County Commissioners.

Zoning Code & Ordinances

The use of property in unincorporated Miami-Dade County is regulated by the County's Zoning Code.

Information available includes: the zoning of the site, the uses permitted within that zone and development parameters, such as the minimum lot size, the maximum density, the required setbacks from property lines, the maximum lot coverage and floor area ratio, the maximum height, parking and green area requirements.

Zoning Districts

Read the types of zoning districts in Miami-Dade County, as well as their related requirements. 

Zoning Evaluation

Read the services and review process provided by the Zoning Evaluation Unit.

Zoning Forms

See a comprehensive list of applicable Zoning forms.

Zoning Impact Fees

Impact fees are required to be paid prior to the issuance of any building permit for development activity within Miami-Dade County. No building permit may be issued until all required impact fees are paid in full.

Zoning Process Improvement Project

As part of its efforts to improve the development review process, the Regulatory and Economic Resources Department's Development Services Division has been working on the establishment of a new pre-application process and on a streamlined schedule for County agencies’ review and comment.

Zoning Verification

A Zoning Verification Request provides detailed zoning on subject property.

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