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Hurricane Irma

As we continue our recovery and cleanup efforts, please visit the Emergency website for the latest information on openings and closings in Miami-Dade County.

Seasonal Fertilizer Ban

With the rainy season just around the corner, we all need to do our part to protect the health of Biscayne Bay. The application of fertilizers containing nitrogen and phosphorus is prohibited from May 15 to Oct. 31. Learn more

Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG)

Fats, oils and grease (FOG) have become a major problem for Miami-Dade County's sewer system. Businesses, especially restaurant owners, can learn how to reduce their impact, as well as get guidelines and additional information.

Read about fats, oils and grease
FOG fact sheet
Residential tips to handle FOG at home
Read about FOG Disclosure

Water Quality

Water connects everything. Beneath all of South Florida is the Biscayne Aquifer, our sole source of drinking water.
What we do on land affects our drinking water supply and the health of our coastal waters.

Septic System Care

Miami-Dade County has instituted more rigorous standards for new and replacement septic systems.

Second Adopt-a-Tree event of 2024 - Get Two Free Trees

Join the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources’ Division of Environmental Resources Management (DERM) at this event and receive two FREE trees through the Adopt-a-Tree program.

  • Learn more about the event and the Adopt-a-Tree program
  • Pre-register for the event to skip the registration line


Miami-Dade County Environmental Resources Management implements monitoring, education, restoration, regulatory and land management programs to protect water quality, drinking water supply, air quality and natural resources that are vital to the health and well-being of all Miami-Dade County residents and visitors and the ecosystem.

Submit Online for DERM Program Review

Use the DERM Online Portal for the following programs: Coastal, Tree and Forest Resources, Water Control, Wetlands and Code Coordination and Public Hearings.

Department news has moved - visit new homepage

Visit the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources' new home page for department news.

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