Request a Change of Zoning (Rezone)/FLUM/SAP/Comp Plan

Do you want to change the Future Land Use (FLUM) designation or Zoning designation for a property within Miami? Learn how to apply for a Rezoning, Comprehensive Plan Amendment, and/or a Special Area Plan (SAP) below.  The City of Miami has a twice-yearly cycle for private applications for these changes—one in Spring and one in Fall.  All zoning changes  must be reviewed at public hearing(s) by the Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board (PZAB) and City Commission. 

The Fall, 2021 Pre-Application cycle is now open.  Those wishing to submit applications for a Fall, 2021 Rezone must first attend a pre-application meeting, which you will be able to apply for now (see below).

The deadline to request a Pre-Application meeting is January 27, 2021.  See steps below. 


Step 1.Meet with the Planning Department

NOTE: You will have the option to attend your meeting either in-person, virtually (conducted via Microsoft Teams) or as a hybrid (some team members in-person, others virtually).

  • The Planning Department is requiring all applicants requesting a Change of Zoning (Rezone), Comp Plan Amendment, or Special Area Plan (SAP) to 'attend' a Pre-Application meeting. You cannot apply for a Rezone until you've attended a pre-application meeting.  
  • NOTE: If you are requesting multiple rezones (i.e. Rezone + FLUM change + SAP), you need separate applications for each. 
  • The deadline to request a pre-application meeting for this cycle is January 27, 2021, by end of business. 

Request Pre-Application Meeting

Step 2.Prepare Documents for Pre-Application Meeting

You must bring (or send) the following documents to your pre-application meeting:

  • FLUM of the surrounding area (half-mile radius from your property).

Step 3.Apply for Zoning Change

After your pre-application meeting, you should immediately begin gathering your additional documents and submit your official application. You can apply for a Rezone as soon as your pre-application meeting is complete.  
TIP: In general, if you apply earlier and work through our steps faster, you get to hearing sooner!

The deadline to apply for a Rezone/FLUM/SAP is February 24, 2021. You may not apply until you have completed your pre-application meeting (above). 

Gather documents for your application.  Only ePlan submittals with ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FROM CHECKLISTS will be considered for the FALL 2021 Rezone Cycle.  Submittals with missing documents may reapply for the Spring 2022 Cycle. Applicants should discuss how to avoid this in their Pre-Application meetings or e-mail

View document checklists: 

Apply for Zoning Change/Rezone

NOTE: To apply, select "rezoning" as your application.

Step 4.Address Pre-Screen Notes from City

  • Your documents will be "pre-screened", and you will hear back with notes & corrections from our staff in ePlan. They will request any additional information needed (i.e. survey etc.). You must make all pre-screen corrections requested by staff, or your application will not proceed. 
  • All pre-screen corrections must be made by 4 p.m. on March 17, 2021. 
    TIP: These notes are not the same as ePlan's 'staff review', which will take place after you pass your pre-screen. 
    NOTE: Do not wait until this date to re-submit, the application must be “cured” by this date or it will not be eligible to participate in the Fall 2021 Rezone Cycle. 

Important Dates:

  • The deadline to request a pre-application meeting for the Fall 2021 cycle is January 27, 2021
  • The deadline to apply for a Rezone/FLUM/SAP is February 24, 2021  
  • All pre-screen corrections must be made by March 17, 2021  

Respond to Staff Review, if Applicable

After you have passed pre-screen, your application will be assigned to a staff reviewer, who may contact you with any additional questions.  If so, these need to be addressed.  Applicants must respond to staff’s written comments within the timeframe indicated above to maintain a Fall 2021 hearing date.

  • First cycle of staff comments issued by April 24, 2021* 
  • First meeting with staff will occur by May 5, 2021
  • Deadline to respond to staff's comments is May 25, 2021*
  • Second cycle of staff comments (if any) issued by June 8, 2021
  • Second meeting with staff will occur by June 14, 2021
  • Deadline to respond to staff's comments is July 1, 2021*
  • Batch Stamp will occur by July 30, 2021
  • Expect to be contacted by Hearing Boards in August 2021 

*NOTE: Failure to respond timely to staff's comments may impact the public hearing date.


Await Word from Hearing Boards, Attend Hearings

You must pass the pre-screen and staff review (when applicable) in order for your application to be analyzed for a PZAB hearing (assigned by Hearing Boards). The Planning staff will finalize their analyses and batch stamp documents for public hearing.
NOTE: Planners can not assign hearing dates. 

The Office of Hearing Boards will finalize arrangements with you and provide dates for the public hearings, which includes appearance(s) before PZAB and a minimum of two appearances before the City Commission. 

NOTE: This process is a general overview of how the Rezone application takes place. Delays and exceptions can arise based on the complexity of an application and/or the recommendation(s) of the boards.