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Parking & Storing Commercial Vehicles in Residential Districts

Storage or parking of certain commercial vehicles is allowed on private property in residential zones, while certain vehicles are prohibited.

Category 1 vehicles

No more than two Category 1 vehicles may be parked at a residence. Category 1 vehicles include:

  • Taxicabs
  • Limousines less than 20 feet in length
  • Any passenger vehicle less than 8 feet in height marked with a sign, letters, emblem advertising or any association with a commercial enterprise
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Category 2 vehicles

Only one Category 2 vehicle may be stored or parked, provided it is kept within an enclosed garage or behind the front building line with a completely enclosed, opaque fence, screening wall or landscaping six feet in height, at least 10 feet from the rear property line. Category 2 vehicles include:

  • Vehicles eight feet or less in height that display, either fixed or temporary, externally-mounted equipment such as ladders, lawn care equipment or fixtures, and brackets necessary to carry such items
  • Enclosed or open trailers or utility trailers less than 20 feet in length
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Temporary parking

The temporary parking of a Category 2 or Category 3 vehicle in front of the building line, or on a right-of-way, is only permitted for the purpose of loading or unloading materials, or while actively engaged in providing commercial service at the premises.

A convenience store is permitted so long as it does not exceed one hour in any 24-hour period.

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Category 3 vehicles

Commercial vehicle illegally parked in residential area

All Category 3 vehicles are prohibited in all residential zoned districts. Category 3 vehicles include:

  • Vehicles exceeding 20 feet in length or more than eight feet in height. They include:
    • Tow trucks
    • Dump trucks
    • Construction or earth-moving vehicles or equipment
    • Semi-tractors
    • Trailers
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Violations are subject to the issuance of a Courtesy Warning Notice.

Both the tenant and property owner may receive notices in connection with enforcement. However, the property owner is ultimately responsible for compliance.

Failure to comply will result in a ticket to the property owner and tenant, in accordance with Chapter 8CC of the Miami-Dade County Code of Ordinances.

Each vehicle parked or stored in violation constitutes a separate offense as does each day during any portion of which the violation is occurring.

Penalties accrue and a lien may be placed on the property if the civil fines, enforcement costs and administrative costs are not paid or the violation not corrected.

Additional time for compliance may be granted on Courtesy Warning Notices. Call the Neighborhood Regulations office at 786-315-2552 to request an extension.


  • First offense: $500
  • Second offense within five years: $1,000
  • Third or subsequent offense within five years: $2,500
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Neighborhood/Building Enforcement

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To report a possible neighborhood code violation
Call 311 or email [email protected].

For more information
Call the Neighborhood Regulations Division at 786-315-2552.


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