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Residential Property Maintenance
It shall be the responsibility of the owner of any lot in a residential zoned district to regularly maintain their property to prevent:
- The growth or accumulation of grass, weeds or undergrowth that exceeds a height of 12 inches from the ground or more than 10% of the area to be maintained.
- The accumulation of litter, junk, trash, solid waste, or abandoned property.
- The property owner for the property adjacent to a Miami-Dade County right-of-way is responsible to maintain the swale area which abuts their property, including:
- Maintaining grass or other vegetation healthy and dense enough to provide filtering while protecting underlying soils from erosion.
- Replacing vegetation where soils are exposed.
- Maintaining the proper elevations within the swale.
Open-air storage of the following materials is prohibited
- Junk, trash, or abandoned property, such as motor vehicles, trailers, boats or other vessels, household appliances, scrap, tanks, casks, cans, boxes, bottles, glass, rags, paper, or any other kind of waste material, etc.
- Merchandise or manufacturing materials.
- Commercial equipment, such as vending machines, cabinets, building material, machinery, etc.
- Motor vehicle parts, such as automobile engines, tires, transmissions, etc.
- Household furniture, such as sofas, recliners, mattresses, beds, etc.
- Construction materials, lumber drums, piping, cement blocks, barrels, old iron, etc.
- Construction and demolition equipment, such as cement mixers, jack hammers, roof tar pots, etc. However, light-use equipment customarily used for do-it-yourself home repair, such as hand tools, power tools and table saws, are not prohibited.
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.
Failure to correct certain types of Chapter 19 violations within the compliance period specified on the ticket will result in corrections done by Miami-Dade County at the property owner’s expense.
Penalties accrue and a lien may be placed on the property if the 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.
Property maintenance ticket amounts:
- $260: first offense
- $510: second offense
- $1,010: subsequent offenses
Open-air storage ticket amounts:
- $110: first offense
- $210: second offense
- $410: subsequent offenses
- Chapter 19 of the Miami-Dade County Code of Ordinances
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