Every street, building, sign and other structure has
its proper place in the built environment. The
Planning and Zoning Department provides guidance for
the future development of the City of Miami. Learn
more about planning principles and smart growth.
Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), we are
proud to provide you with the Zoning Interactive Tool.
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Zoning Interactive Tool
Miami 21 represents the “Miami of the 21st
Century” and entails a holistic approach to land use
and urban planning. It provides a clear vision for the
City that is supported by specific guidelines and
regulations so that future generations can reap the
benefits of well-balanced neighborhoods and rich
quality of life.
Learn more about Miami 21
The Hearing Boards Section processes applications, petitions, advertisings, signs of
posting, notifications to property owners, open violation cases and
liens, and schedules public hearings to be
held by the Planning and Zoning portion of the City
Commission, the Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board
Code Enforcement Board, the Ticketing Appellate Board,
the Nuisance Abatement Board, and the Waterfront
The Zoning Section of the Planning & Zoning Department provides policy guidance for the
future development of the City of Miami by interpreting and administering the Zoning Ordinance and
other City, County, State, and Federal regulations pertaining to the land development regulations for
the construction of buildings in the review of building plans.
About Planning and ZoningThe Planning & Zoning Department provides policy guidance for future development of the City of Miami by preparing neighborhood plans; administering, interpreting, and preparing amendments to the Zoning Ordinance and the Miami Comprehensive Neighborhood Plan; preparing recommendations to and administering the Zoning Board, Planning Advisory Board, Historic and Environmental Preservation Board, and other hearing boards; and collecting and analyzing demographic, physical, social, and economic data on the City of Miami.
Zoning Hours of Operations
Please note Zoning's customer service hours are:
Monday and Friday: 8:00 am - 2:30 pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
A DERM representative is also available on site on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The DERM representative will be able to process Certificate of Use applications and answer minor/preliminary questions from customers.