PortMiami Business Permits

In order to conduct business at PortMiami in accordance with rules and requirements of the Port Tariff Adobe Acrobat Logo, the Port Director and the Miami-Dade County Code, companies are expected to comply with all applicable local, state and federal regulations.

General Requirements

To obtain a PortMiami business permit, applicants must submit:

    1. Permit Application


    1. Proof of Insurance
        • All companies must provide a certificate of insurance, which names Miami-Dade County Risk Management & PortMiami as both certificate holder and additional insured as it pertains to company operations while in Miami-Dade County
        • General liability or vehicle liability per occurrence of minimum $100,000/$300,000 total liability and $50,000 property damage
    2. Permit Fee:
      • Initial Fee: $700 (Includes $350 non-refundable processing fee and $350 permit fee)


    1. Local Business license / Corporation's Articles of Incorporation


  1. Credit Application 

Additional requirements apply for these PortMiami business permits:


Fee Summary



Car Rental Courtesy Shuttle Services   $420
Cartage & Trucking Services     $420
Charitable & Non-Profit Agencies     $0
Crane Rentals & Heavy Equipment Hauling   $420
Cruise & Cargo Shipping Lines $0
Distribution of Materials & Merchandise $420
Engineering, Inspection & Surveying Services $420
Environmental & Waste Management Services $420
Equipment Leasing, Maintenance & Repairs $420
Food Truck Operators $2,500
Fuel or Bunker Barges $260,000 - Up to 6 Vessels
Ground Fueling Services $420
Maritime Consulting & General Services $420
Miscellaneous (Please Specify Operations) $420
Portable Telecommunications Antennas $33,000
Pre-Arranged Ground Transportation Services $350
Security, Services & Technology Services $420
Ship Agents $2,100
Ship Chandler & Supplier $1,200
Ship Maintenance & Repair Services $420
Sightseeing & Tour Services - With Kiosk $420
Stevedoring $5,800
Tenants $420
Towing & Vehicle Delivery Services $150
Tug Services $16,500 per Tug
In addition to the fees above, the following fees apply  
Initial (non-refundable) Processing Fee (except Cruise / Shipping Lines and Tug Services) $350
Processing Fees, Tug Services (non-refundable) $6,000
Reinstatement Fee $350

The Port Director shall determine the fees for all other activities not listed above.


Questions About Permits

For questions regarding PortMiami's business permits, contact PortMiami's Permit Section at 305-347-4964.