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City of Miami
Coconut Grove Shotgun House

Public Art Town Hall

The Art in Public Places (AIPP) Board will host a town hall for ideas on increasing equitable access to public art and culture.
AIPP Website


Coconut Grove Shotgun House

Public Meeting: North Sewell Park Zoning Study

Join the Planning Department for a community discussion about a potential zoning change for the area bound by NW 17 Avenue to the west, NW South River Drive to the south, I-836 to the southeast and the Miami River to the north.
Information Flyer


Coconut Grove Shotgun House

Public Meeting: Coconut Grove Village West Multiple Property Designation

Join us to discuss the proposed multiple property designation of wood frame vernacular residences of Coconut Grove Village West which associated with the overall establishment and continued settlement of the area by black Bahamians, African-Americans from the South, and their descendants.
Information Flyer




What is an NCD? Click the link below for information on NCD’s as well as legislative updates.
NCD Webpage




Applications for the QCT and Affordable Housing Certification can be initiated online.
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The City of Miami requires future Waterfront Development to meet codes and standards in addition to those required by Transect Zone. Click the link below for information on codes, standards, review boards and the permitting process for Waterfront Development.
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Looking for information on the City’s Art In Public Places (AIPP) Program? Take a look at the new AIPP webpages, which includes an interactive public art map.
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Know the Sign Code

Visit the sign regulations websites to obtain helpful information on Article 10 of the Miami 21 Zoning code.


New Zoning Interactive Tool

The new Zoning Interactive Tool features improved functionality. In addition to obtaining the most up-to-date zoning and property information, the new version is mobile friendly, works on all browsers, and has a print tool function. Users will also be able to obtain more property details with the increased layers and information that have been added to the application.
Go to the Application


Zoning Verification Letter
The new Zoning Verification Letter (ZVL) application allows constituents to apply and pay for their Zoning Verification online and receive electronic copies of the letter.  Applicants can submit back-up documentation using email. The new online process expedites and improves the processing time for ZVL's.  
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Zoning Interactive Tool
The City of Miami's Interactive Zoning Application provides users with a variety of visual layers such as Miami 21 zoning designations, Future Land Use designations, Density Increase Areas, Design Guidelines, Historic Preservation layers, NET Areas, and Commission Districts. The application also provides real estate data as well as applicable zoning regulation information for each property located within city limits.
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MiamiBiz - Certificate of Use System
We are delighted that you have chosen the City of Miami to open or launch your business. There are a few steps you may need to take before engaging with the city’s permitting process in order to obtain your local permits and licenses. Find information regarding the procedure as well as the MiamiBiz application, which allows you to apply for a Certificate of Use and a Business Tax Receipt.
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Building Permit System
Check building permit, plans reviews, and inspections.
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General Maps
The general maps provide conceptual and geographical information of the City of Miami. Here you can find detailed topographical breakdowns of commission and planning districts, zip code maps and boundaries for the Neighborhood Enhancement Team (NET) and the City of Miami.
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Planning & Zoning Dept
About the Planning Department and the Zoning Office

The Planning Department and the Zoning Office provide policy guidance for the 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 Planning, Zoning, and Appeals 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.

Contact Us

Miami Riverside Center
444 S.W. 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33130

Planning Department, 3rd Floor
Phone: (305) 416-1400

Zoning Office, 4th Floor
Phone: (305) 416-1495

Department Directory

Customer Service/Walk-In Hours

Hearing Boards
General Information
Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Submit An Appeal
Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Historic Preservation
Plans Review
Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Plans Drop Off Only
Tuesdays, Thursdays: 8:00am - 11:30 am

Environmental Resources
General Information
Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Walk-Thru Plans Review:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Planning-Land Development, Urban Design
Plans Review

Monday-Friday: 8:00 am - 11:30 am

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Certificate of Use applications received until 11:00 a.m. only
Closed for Lunch 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.


Community Meetings

Public Art Town Hall
Monday, March 19, 2018 
Time: 6:30 pm
The meeting will be held at:
City Hall
3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, FL 33133
AIPP Website
Efren Nunez, Planner II,

Coconut Grove Village West Multiple Property Designation
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The meeting will be held at:
Esther Mae Armbrister Park
4000 Grand Avenue, Miami, FL 33133
Information Flyer
Vickie Toranzo, Historic Preservation Planner,
Warren Adams, Preservation Officer,

North Sewell Park Zoning Study
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The meeting will be held at:
Jose Marti Park, Community Room
351 SW 4th Avenue, Miami, FL 33144
Information Flyer
Ryan Shedd, Planner II,
Derrick Cook, Planner II,