Request a Mitigation Hearing for a Code Enforcement Case

Do you have an open Code Enforcement case where you have corrected the violation, but there is an active per-diem-fine that is accruing? The City of Miami understands that you would like an opportunity to discuss your fines with either the Code Enforcement Board or the City Commission. 

As of March 10, 2022, changes to Section 2-817(d) legislation viewable here(PDF, 195KB) and summarized below:
  1. If you are asking for a Mitigation for a homestead property, then you may be able to request a Mitigation before the Code Enforcement Board.
  2. If you are asking for a Mitigation for a non-homestead property that has fines running that are more than 271 days old, and that is part of a bankruptcy proceeding or is part of a litigation settlement involving the City of Miami, then you may be able to request a Mitigation before the City Commission.
  3. If you are asking for a Mitigation for a non-homestead property that has fines running that are less than 271 days old, then you may be able to request a Mitigation before the Code Enforcement Board in accordance with the table found in Section 2-817(d) of The City Code.
  4. If you are asking for a Mitigation for a non-homestead property that has fines running that are more than 271 days old, then a Mitigation is not available. You will need to pay 100% of the fines due, pursuant to Section 2-817(d) of The City Code.

Keep reading below for instructions on how to submit your request form and to see if you are eligible. 

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Determine Your Eligibility

Only the owner(s) or someone with legal standing (i.e. Legal Counsel, Power of Attorney) on behalf of the owner(s) can request this type of hearing. All Power of Attorneys must be notarized and will be reviewed by the Legal Department.

NOTE:
-You must have an "Affidavit of Compliance" to request a Mitigation Hearing. All violations must be "complied".  
-You will be required to upload the Power of Attorney document in PDF format when completing the questionnaire to request a hearing.

What You Need

  • Case Number: Your case number can be found on your Notice of Violation (e.g. 2018000000).
  • Power of Attorney, if applicable: A valid Power of Attorney is required if you are not the owner. 
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: All documents and information submitted for a public hearing become a public record available to anyone who seeks public information. It is important that you do not submit any sensitive information.

Request a Mitigation Hearing

Start the request for hearing process by answering the questionnaire.

Request Mitigation Hearing

What Happens Next?

  • Your request will be reviewed along with your supporting documentation (Power of Attorney, if applicable).
  • If your documents are correct, you will receive a notification of your hearing date, time, and location via email within 3-5 business days.
  • At the hearing, the Board will make a Motion regarding the fines on your violation.