Rural Event Venues
In October 2020, the Board of County Commissioners adopted Ordinance No. 20-108 providing for Rural Event Venues in the Agricultural Zoning District (AU). The ordinance defined Rural Event Venues as follows:
A venue, located in an agriculturally zoned area, for special functions such as weddings, receptions, corporate meetings or similar gatherings.
The adopted ordinance states that a Rural Event Venue is permitted in a property zoned AU that:
- is being used, in whole or in part, for bona fide agricultural purposes and contains land that is classified as such by the County’s Property Appraiser (agricultural exemption); or
- contains a bed and breakfast establishment in compliance with the County’s Zoning Code; or
- is designated historic, in whole or in part, by Miami-Dade County.
A Certificate of Use is required to operate as a rural event venue.
The regulations in the ordinance address two different scenarios.
Certificate of Use Application
Refer to the scenarios above to determine the application requirements for your property.
Regulatory and Economic ResourcesLourdes M. Gomez
Stephen P. Clark Center
111 NW 1st Street,
Miami, FL 33128
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