Appeal Permit/Property Specific or Qualified Applicant Mural Decision

Do you want to appeal either a 1) Permit/Property specific mural issuance or 2) Qualified applicant decision to the City Commission?


Obtain the Address and/or the Mural Permit Number

If you do not have the information, please contact the Office of Zoning at 305.416.1499.

Is the Appeal Period Open?

Appeals related to either a 1) Permit/Property specific mural decision or 2) Qualified applicant mural decisions may be submitted at any time

Gather Documents

To appeal you will need:

  • Appeal Letter - Your appeal letter must indicate which one of the decisions you are appealing. Note: If you are interested in appealing both types, then two separate appeal packages must be submitted.
  • Proof of Lobbyist Registration- If you are a lobbyist, please provide a copy of your lobbyist registration. If you do not have a copy, or have not yet registered, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 305.250.5360.
  • Corporate Resolution from Board of Directors (if you are representing an organization)
  • Certified list of adjacent property owners within 500 feet in one of the following two ways. Whichever method you choose, you will be able to obtain the information in either format and for no cost through the City's GIS property search tool here.

         1 - Provide a list of the names and addresses of the property owners and the address(es) within 500 feet of the mural property indicated on the decision. Please format the information as indicated here(PDF, 147KB), and burn the Excel file onto a CD.  


         2- Provide a list of the names and addresses of the property owners and the address(es) within 500 feet of the mural property indicated on the decision. Please provide two (2) sets of printed mailing labels.  

  • Signed, certification(PDF, 241KB) by the person who prepared the list of adjacent property owners within 500 feet
  • Other pertinent documents- Provide any other pertinent document that you would like to make a part of your appeal, such as Disclosure to Support or Withhold Objection(PDF, 139KB) , Power of Attorney, etc.

Review Fees

If you are filing an appeal as the original applicant or an aggrieved party, you will need to pay:

  • An appeal fee of $800.00.
  • $4.50 per certified notice that needs to be mailed out. 
  • $1,500.00 for advertising.

File your Appeal

Appeals must be filed in person with the Hearing Boards Division located at:

444 SW 2nd Avenue, 3rd Floor

Miami, Florida 33130 

TIP: Appeals are accepted Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:00AM and 5:00PM. Appointments are appreciated but are not necessary. Please contact the Division of Hearing Boards at 305.416.2030 if you wish to make an appointment. 

NOTE: After filing your appeal, you will immediately be given an invoice. 

Pay Your Invoice

Your invoice must be paid in full prior to the acceptance of your appeal. Invoices can be paid online here utilizing the "Transaction ID" # from your invoice (select payments, dropdown menu "Financial Transaction ID").

You can also pay at the Cashier's Office located at:

444 SW 2nd Avenue, 4th Floor

Miami, Florida 33130

TIP: The Cashier's Office is open Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:00AM and 4:30PM.

IMPORTANT: It is best to pay your invoice while still on-site (after filing your appeal), so you may deliver the receipt back to the Division of Hearing Boards immediately.  Your appeal will not be filed until you have delivered your paid invoice receipt. Appeal fees are non-refundable.

Await Response

Assuming all of your documents are in order and you have paid, you will be notified via email and mail about your hearing date within five (5) working days. 

NOTE: The Importance of Completed Files

Only a complete, timely filed, and paid appeal will be accepted.  This will be time-stamped and initialed by the Division of Hearing Boards in-person. Only withdrawal letters shall be accepted outside of an appeal period. The appeal will be scheduled to be heard at the first available City Commission meeting; a tentative meeting date will be provided by Hearing Boards staff at the time of filing.