A landscaper permit is required for anyone engaged in the business of creating or maintaining landscaped areas, including tree trimming and tree removal, and is needed to dispose clean yard trash or obtain a discounted disposal rate at Miami-Dade County Neighborhood Trash and Recycling Centers and two County landfills.
Bring the following:
Copy of current Miami-Dade County Local Business Tax Receipt
Florida Driver’s License
Vehicle Registration for each vehicle and trailer you will be permitting
Proof of vehicle insurance for each vehicle you will be permitting
Payment in the form of check, money order or credit/debit card
The 1-year permit does not grant permission for land clearing. It is valid from Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.
Renewal applications are mailed in June or July to the address listed on the initial application. If no vehicle information has changed, the documentation and fees can be returned by mail. It’s recommended you do this by Aug. 15. The decal(s) will then be mailed to you.
If you did not receive a renewal application by mail, call 305-514-6610.
If replacing a permitted vehicle or vehicle windshield, return the old decal to exchange it for a new decal. If the old decal is not returned, an $80 replacement fee applies.
Permit application and renewal fee: $236
Vehicle registration fee: $84 per vehicle
Trailer attached to vehicle: $84 per trailer (disposal only at either landfill or Resources Recovery Facility)
Clean yard trash must be free of other forms of solid waste, such as garbage, trash and construction and demolition debris.
Visit the Waste Disposal for Landscapers service page for more information about disposal fees and vehicles allowed at County facilities.
Landscaper permits or vehicle decals may not be reassigned, transferred or sold. In the event of any change in ownership and/or name of corporation or partnership, formal notification must be given to the Department within 30 days of the change.
Revocation of permit
A permit may be revoked if its conditions are violated, fees or charges aren’t paid or a violation is made that endangers the public health, safety or welfare.
Appeal of permit denial or revocation
An appeal can be filed within 14 days of receipt of the certified letter advising of a permit denial or revocation. A hearing will be scheduled between 14 and 60 days of the appeal being received.
Warnings or citations
For questions about warnings, extensions or citations, call the Enforcement Division at 305-514-6700. For questions regarding collections, liens or to request a partial payment agreement, please call Enforcement Administration at 305-514-6610.
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