Request a Hearing for an Historic Preservation Permit Application

Have you submitted a special permit application that requires a public hearing by the Historic and Environmental Preservation Board? You will find information on this page to assist you with requesting a public hearing for your special permit application.

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Determine If You Can Request a Hearing

EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2018: Only individuals with a signed OAS Affidavit and stamped plans through ePlan may request a hearing. You will know this by receiving an electronic referral date to Hearing Boards through ePlan.

This refers to applications for Special Certificates of Appropriateness and Final Evaluation for Designation as an Historic Resource.  

Documents You Will Need

You must gather the following required documents in order to request a public hearing.

  • Completed and signed OAS Affidavit (Hearing Boards staff will obtain this document directly from OAS for your public hearing; however, you must obtain this to proceed.)
  • Final documents submitted and stamped "Staff Review Complete" in ePlan (Hearing Boards staff will obtain final documents directly from ePlan for your public hearing.)
  • Proof of Lobbyist Registration, if applicable (see above)
  • Corporate Resolution or Power of Attorney from all owners or Board of Directors (if applicant is an organization).
  • Preliminary and Final Evaluation for Designation, only: Signed, certified list of adjacent property owners within 500 feet
  • Preliminary and Final Evaluation for Designation, only: Complete list of property owner information in Excel format, not older than 6 months from today.
  • Proof of full payment for invoice provided by Hearing Boards.
  • One USB copy with all the above documents, only, in PDF format and in sequential order, per the above.

Request an Appointment with Hearing Boards

Contact the Hearing Boards staff at 305.416.1400 to request an appointment to review your documents. You will be given an appointment date and time within 5-7 business days.

NOTE: We strongly encourage that you collect your documents quickly and leave enough time for this appointment (before any deadlines), as Hearing Boards' schedule may be full for the immediate future.

Pay for Invoice

After you have contacted Hearing Boards, you will receive an invoice from Hearing Boards staff, per the fee fee schedule(PDF, 125KB). You must pay this invoice before your appointment.

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Review Documentation with Hearing Boards

  • During your appointment, Hearing Board staff will review your paperwork for completeness. It is your responsibility that information and documentation provided to the City of Miami is accurate. 
  • If, at the scheduled appointment with Hearing Boards staff, your documents are complete, you will be provided with your hearing date, time, and location. Your scheduled hearing will usually take place within 45 days from the date of your appointment (assuming documents are correct).
  • If corrections need to be made, you will be able to do so and re-schedule a new appointment to re-present your revised documents.

NOTE: We strongly encourage that you revise your documents quickly and leave enough time for this appointment (before any deadlines), as Hearing Boards' schedule may be full for the immediate future.

NOTEPublic hearings will be scheduled in accordance with the City of Miami Code.

NOTE: Any documents offered to the Historic and Environmental Preservation Board, which have not been provided directly to Hearing Boards staff at least fourteen (14) days before the hearing as part of the agenda materials, will need to be entered into the record by the requesting individual, or an authorized designee, on the day of the hearing, and at the discretion of the decision-making body.

Attend Hearing

An authorized representative or the applicant themselves must attend the hearing. The published agenda will show all of your documentation.

Hearings typically take place the first Tuesday of every month at 3 pm at Miami City Hall.

At the hearing, you will be given a decision by the board.

Additional Information to Know Before Your Hearing

  • You will be responsible, if needed, to bring an interpreter for the English language to any presentation before the Historic and Environmental Preservation Board. 
  • A valid power of attorney will be required if neither the applicant or legal counsel representing the applicant execute the application or desire to make a presentation before the Historic and Environmental Preservation Board.