In order to host a Farmers' Market, you must review municode 62-622 and ensure you meet the requirements.
In addition, the following qualifications must be met:
- The parcel of land must be a minimum of 5,000 square feet.
- Your property can not have any code enforcement violation or liens on it.
For the application, you will need to supply the following information:
- Applicant's name, address, phone, email, address of the event, nature of event, description of event (including but not limited to: cost of admission, inventory value, number of seats, number of employees), date & time of event.
- A lease agreement or letter of consent from the property owner (if you are not the owner).
- One set of site plans (if event is outside) or floor plans (if event is inside), each measuring 11” x 17” mechanically drawn to ¼” scale with event name, address, date and time printed on all plan pages.
- Letter of Intent .
- Proof of ownership or authorized agent must be provided with the Hold Harmless (see below). This can be a copy of your Sunbiz or a notarized letter from the owner.
- BTR must be included when admission is charged, or sales are conducted.
- Copy of active Liquor License must be provided if serving/selling alcohol.
- If you plan to erect a tent larger than 10x10, you will have to get a fire safety permit as well.
NOTE: Site plans must show the dimensions of the lot and specify the entrances and exits including the dimension (measurements) of the gate. If using tents, you must show their placement. In addition, you must show: location of portable toilets/restroom facilities, location of all tables and chairs, names of all surrounding streets, on-site parking, booths, and landscaping.
NOTE: Floor plans must show the square footage of the location being used, the entrances and exits including dimension (size) & emergency exits, location of fire extinguishers, location of stairs (if any), locations of bathrooms, location of all tables and chairs should be specified and the names of surrounding streets
Prepare Notification Letters
- You will need to send notification letters to the to the abutting properties (front-back-both sides) as well as the neighborhood homeowner associations (NHOA) surrounding your event.
- The letter must include the following information: name and address of the applicant, address of event, date(s) and time(s) of event, number of people expected to attend and a description of the event.
- The form letter for this is included in the application, below.
- Prepare the letter, and Zoning will send you the appropriate mailing list at a later step.
NOTE: You will send these letters at a later step, after Zoning has reviewed your application.
The fee for this permit is $500. If you are a non-profit organization, or one that accepts EBT/SNAP benefits, the fee is reduced to $250. You must submit your application at least 30 days prior to the start of the Farmers' Market.
Print, Complete, Sign & Notarize Application
NOTE: This application + the "Indemnification/Hold Harmless Affidavit" must be signed and notarized.
- Complete the application and fill in all forms before signing & getting application notarized.
- Applications must have applicant’s legible email address and phone number and alternate number and email must be provided as well.
Email Application + Letter to Neighbors to Zoning Office
- Due to COVID, we are not accepting in-person applications at this time. Please email your signed and notarized application as well as a copy of your prepared letter to neighbors to email@example.com.
- During the application review process, The Office of Zoning will send you back a signed copy of your letter to neighbors as well as a list of recipients.
- Send each letter to the corresponding address via certified mail and keep the receipts.
- Scan a copy of the receipts and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Once your certified mail receipts are received, your application will continue its review.
- If approved, and a permit number is given, the permit will be sent to you via email. If your permit is not approved, you will be notified by email within 30 days. If the application is approved with conditions, zoning will notify you of the necessary changes.
TIP: Page two of the application packet should be signed and notarized by the applicant, and page seven should be signed and notarized by the property owner or registered agent (if they differ). If the property is City owned, the applicant must print and attach to the application the property search results which could be found at www.miamidade.gov/propertysearch. This will show that said property is owned by the City of Miami. No notarization is required in this case.