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Regatta Park

Public Meeting # 1
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
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Public Meeting # 2
Monday, March 10, 2014
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Public Meeting # 3
Thursday, May 29, 2014
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Planning and Zoning Department

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.
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Zoning Interactive Tool

Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), we are proud to provide you with the Zoning Interactive Tool.  Find the latest and most up-to-date zoning and other property information.
Zoning Interactive Tool

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Miami 21

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. 
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Hearing Boards Section

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 (PZAB), the Code Enforcement Board, the Ticketing Appellate Board, the Nuisance Abatement Board, and the Waterfront Advisory Board. 
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Historic Preservation

The historic preservation program promotes the identification, evaluation, rehabilitation, adaptive use, and restoration of the City's historic, architectural, and archeological heritage. The preservation program is regulated in Chapter 23 of the City Code. m mmm
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Zoning Section

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.
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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 Planning and Zoning
The 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.

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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.
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