Appeal a Code Enforcement or Solid Waste Ticket

Did you get a code enforcement or solid waste ticket you think you don’t deserve? The City issues tickets for properties with alleged violations like illegal units, storing unregistered vehicles, trash piling up, uncut grass, cutting down trees without a permit, etc.

The City monitors neighborhoods and issues tickets in order to keep Miami safe and beautiful.

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Step 1.Determine If You Can Appeal.

Only property owners, registered agents, or individuals who have/will have a power of attorney from the property owner may request an appeal hearing. 

NOTE: If you are a tenant and accepted/received this notice, you must give it to your landlord immediately.

Step 2.Decide Your Approach.

You have two options: 

1. APPEAL: If you'd like to request an appeal hearing, you may do so by completing the questionnaire below. You may appeal no later than ten days after receiving the civil infraction.

2. PAY: If you'd like to simply pay your ticket, pay here.

  • To pay online, you will need a customer number. To request a customer number, you can email the finance department at Finance@miamigov.com or call (305) 416-1975. Be sure to communicate the property address and case or ticket number. 
  • You will also need to contact the inspector to request to have the ticket certified.  

TIP: If you do not choose one of these options, the violation will be deemed admitted and the city may place a lien on your property.  

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.

Step 3.Request an Appeal Hearing.

Please have your ticket or case number available for the appeal process. Start the appeal process by answering the questionnaire below. 

Click Here to Request an Appeal hearing

Step 4.What Happens Next?

  • If your appeal hearing request is timely and complete, you will receive a certified notice in the mail regarding the ticket hearing date, time, and location. 
  • You must attend the ticket appeal hearing on the date, time, and location provided.
  • At the hearing, be sure to present any documents that you think may help your case.