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.