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Industrial Facilities (IW6) Permit

What is the Industrial Facilities (IW6) Permit used for?

The Industrial Facilities (IW6) permit is used to regulate facilities within several environmentally-sensitive Wellfield Protection areas. The permit provides operating conditions and requirements as well as guidance for the operator.

It is necessary to protect both the public and the environment from the consequences of improper storage, generations, disposal or handling of hazardous material and hazardous waste.

How to Apply

  • If located within any city or municipality, a municipal Occupational License and/or a Certificate of Use (CU) from the city is generally required prior to accepting an application for an operating permit. 
  • In unincorporated areas of the county, a valid Certificate of Use (CU), or approved CU application must be submitted. 
    You can apply for a Certificate of Use and Occupancy at the Miami-Dade County Permitting Inspection Center, located at 11805 SW 26 Street in Miami. If your facility is located within a municipality, apply at their Occupational License Office.

In order to apply for the Industrial Facilities (IW6) operating permit (once all the above certificates and licenses are acquired) bring:

  • a copy of your water and sewer bill,
  • Certificate of Use and/or Occupational License

to the Environmental Plan Review Office at the Permitting Inspection Center or to the Overtown Transit Village building on the 2nd floor.

It is suggested that other municipal, county and state agencies also be consulted to determine which additional permits must be obtained from those agencies.

Depending on your situation, you may need one or more of the above-mentioned permits. Additionally, there may be instances when a permit that is not listed here is required. We encourage you to call 305-372-6600 to discuss your particular case or to receive additional information.

A completed application that is submitted in person is generally reviewed and an answer provided in a matter of minutes. The actual Operating Permit that must be posted at the facility is usually mailed within 30 days of receiving the complete application and obtained approval.


The permit fees are based on the type of facility and factors such as holding tank capacity, volume of industrial discharges and whether the facility discharges to the ground or sanitary sewers. Please see the Fee Schedule.


The IW6 permit calendar year runs from November 1st through October 31st of the following year. Permit renewal forms are sent to the facility operators a minimum of 60 days prior to the expiration of the permit.

If you cannot view PDF PDF files, you can download Acrobat Reader  for free from Adobe Systems, Inc. In order to use PDF files, you must have Acrobat installed on your computer.

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