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                                                                                        Fees for Occupational License for the City of Miami vary according to type
City of Miami Occupational License
                                                                                        of business. Detailed information may be obtained from the City of Miami
Miami-Dade County Occupational License
                                                                                        Department of Finance professionals. Businesses such as architects, physi-
       CITY OF MIAMI OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE                                               cians, real estate firms, and restaurants must submit Licenses or current State
                                                                                        Certification when applying for a new Occupational License. Information regard-
The City of Miami requires an Occupational License for each place of business and
                                                                                        ing licensing from the State of Florida, Department of Business and Professional
each separate business activity conducted, even if housed in the same location.
                                                                                        Regulation may be obtained through at www.myflorida.com/dbpr.
Businesses applying for an Occupation License must have a current Certificate of Use
or Accessory Use Permit from the City of Miami.
                                                                                        Hotels and businesses dealing with food must obtain a permit from the State of
                                                                                        Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Hotels
Applications for Occupational Licenses may be obtained from the City of Miami
                                                                                        & Restaurants.
Department of Finance, Occupational License Unit, also located on the MRC building
on the 6th Floor.                                                                                MIAMI-DADE COUNTY OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE
                                                                                        Upon receiving the Certificate of Use and Occupational License from the City
A federal employer identification number issued by the Internal Revenue Service and a
                                                                                        of Miami, an Occupational License must be obtained from Miami-Dade County.
Florida State sales tax number must be present in the application for an Occupational
                                                                                        Application and information regarding Miami-Dade County Occupational
License along with the application form.
                                                                                        License may be obtained from the offices of Miami-Dade County.

Businesses operating with a fictitious name must provide proof of name registration                                                                                        A Business Resource Guide for the
with the State of Florida at time of application.


Businesses operating out of home will be required to obtain an Occupational License
                                                                                                                                                                                                               City of Miami
after obtaining an Accessory Use certificate from the Department of Planning and
Zoning.
A Business Resource Guide                                                                                                                                                           C O N T A C T                        I N F O R M A T I O N
for the City of Miami                                                                                                                                                                                              MIAMI RIVERSIDE CENTER (MRC)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   444 S.W. 2nd Avenue
Certain guidelines have been established to facilitate the process of opening or    Applications which require trade inspection such as plumbing, electrical or                                                    Miami, FL 33130
                                                                                    mechanical inspection must be approved by an inspector from the Building                                                       www.ci.miami.fl.us
expanding your business in the City of Miami. Before opening a new business, it
is highly recommended that prospective owners determine which of the numerous       Department. Once the fees are paid and approval is received, inspections for
local, state, and federal regulations apply to the business.                        Certificates of Use may be scheduled by phone at (305) 416-1100.                               Neighborhood Enhancement                                   Fire Prevention Bureau
                                                                                                                                                                                   Team (NET)                                                 MRC 10th Floor
                                                                                    Further instructions are available on the application.
                                                                                                                                                                                   MRC 7th Floor                                              (305) 416.1600
In order to conduct business in the City of Miami, the following is required:                                                                                                      (305) 416.2087
                                                                                                F I R E            S A F E T Y                P E R M I T
                                                                                                                                                                                   * Check your local listing for location within your area   Certificate of Use Coordinator
   City of Miami Certificate of Use or Accessory Use Permit                        Any business operating in the City of Miami is also required to obtain a Fire Safety                                                                      MRC 4th Floor
                                                                                                                                                                                   Planning and Zoning Department                             (305) 416.1100
    (for approved “home-based” businesses only)                                     Permit.
                                                                                                                                                                                   MRC 3rd Floor
   City of Miami Occupational License                                                                                                                                             (305) 416.1400                                             Finance Department
   Miami-Dade County Occupational License                                          The application for the Fire Safety Permit is provided with the application for                                                                           Division of Occupational License
   Licensing or permits from the State of Florida (if applicable)                  Certificate of Use.                                                                            Building Department                                        MRC 6th Floor
                                                                                                                                                                                   MRC 4th Floor                                              (305) 416.1918
             C E R T I F I C A T E                      O F          U S E                                                                                                         (305) 416.1100
                                                                                    The Fire Safety Permit is issued upon inspection of premises and its funds are used
The first step in conducting a business in the City of Miami is to obtain a         to comply with the Fire Prevention Code.
Certificate of Use or Accessory Use Permit. A Certificate of Use or Accessory                                                                                                      Other Resources
Use Permit is required for any business operating in the City of Miami. To obtain   Inspection for the Fire Safety Permit may be scheduled by phone with the Fire                                                                             Division of Hotels & Restaurants
                                                                                                                                                                                   Miami-Dade County Occupational License
a Certificate of Use or Accessory Use Permit, an application must be submitted      Prevention Bureau at (305) 416-1600. Further instructions are available on the                 140 West Flagler Street                                    8405 N.W. 53rd Street, Suite C-240
and an application fee paid.                                                        application.                                                                                   Suite 1407                                                 Miami, FL 33166
                                                                                                                                                                                   Miami, FL 33130                                            (305) 470.5680
                                                                                               F E E S                                                                             (305) 270.4949
The Certificate of Use or Accessory Use applications can be obtained both at                                                                                                       www.miamidade.gov/taxcollector
the NET offices and also at the 4th floor of the Miami Riverside Center (MRC).      Certificate of Use / Accessory Use and Fire Safety Permit fees are based on
For your convenience, a directory of the NET offices can be found on the City of    square footage of occupancy and business activity. A supplemental waste fee is                 State of Florida, Department of Business
                                                                                    also assessed to cover costs associated with the collection of waste and garbage,              and Professional Regulation
Miami website www.ci.miami.fl.us
                                                                                                                                                                                   401 N.W. 2nd Avenue, Suite N-607
                                                                                    and to ensure the cleanliness of our streets and alleyways. The supplemental
                                                                                                                                                                                   Miami, FL 33128
The applicant must then call inspectors outlined in the application, which will     waste fee is also based on square footage of occupancy and business activity.                  (305) 377.7115
always include the NET inspector in each respective area. Once the applicant                                                                                                       www.state.fl.us/dbpr
has obtained all of the signatures required on the card, he/she must take the       Certificate of Use, Fire Safety Permit and supplemental waste fees are collected at
completed card to the respective NET office or MRC for final approval. Final        time of application for Certificate of Use. Fees are renewed yearly.
approval is given by the Zoning Administrator.
                                                                                    Minimum fees are:
                                                                                    Certificate of Use             $253.00 ($103 for renewals)
                                                                                                                                                                                                              For information and assistance please contact:
                                                                                    Fire Safety Permit              $53.00                                                                                CITY OF MIAMI Department of Economic Development
                                                                                    Supplemental Waste Fee          $76.00                                                                                    444 SW 2nd Avenue, 3rd Floor Miami, FL 33130
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tel 305.416.1435 Fax 305.416.2156
                                                                                    Once final approval is given, the Cerficate of Use will be available for pick up by the next                                     email: development@ci.miami.fl.us
                                                                                    business day in most cases.                                                                                                  www.ci.miami.fl.us/economicdevelopment

								
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