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The Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources, Division of Environmental Resources Management, has proposed a new ordinance regarding requirements for the maintenance of septic systems, also known as On-Site Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems (OSTDS) and it is now in place.

Miami-Dade County has had a building recertification program since 1975, which was amended this year with new requirements. Learn how the program has been strengthened.

The Office of Historic Preservation is conducting a Historic Heritage Survey, a comprehensive review of historic locations and buildings from 1941 to 1981. This is your chance to share with us the places and structures from that era that are important to you or your community.

Miami-Dade County celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month and recognize the contributions, culture, sacrifices, history, and legacy of Hispanic Americans.

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King Tides normally occur a few times per year and often cause nuisance flooding in coastal and low-lying areas.

Fines for environmental violations with the potential to pollute the county’s ground and surface waters, including Biscayne Bay, now carry heftier fines. This includes pollution discharges to ground or surface waters and prohibited discharges to sanitary sewers or to stormwater sewers.

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Businesses in Miami-Dade County can now participate in Plastic Free 305, a new voluntary program for businesses committed to reducing and eliminating single-use plastics from their day-to-day operations.

The fertilizer ordinance is applied to fertilizer applicators and anyone who performs landscape management. The ordinance has specific rules for when, how much and where you can fertilize, how grass clippings and vegetative matter are to be handled, and what training is required for your business.

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