All businesses operating in the city of Sunny Isles Beach must obtain a Certificate of Use from the City's Code Enforcement and Licensing Department.
A Certificate of Use is essentially a zoning permit, issued after an inspection, verifying that the business use is permitted in that zoning district.
After obtaining a Certificate of Use, the City requires businesses to obtain a Local Business Tax. For more information, visit the Local Business Tax web page.
Certificate of Use for each use classification
Per City Ordinance(s) 2000-102 and 2001-145, "No structure used for the purpose of exercising the privilege of doing business within the City limits shall be used or occupied or any existing use enlarged, or a new use be made of said structure, without first obtaining that required Certificate of Use for each use classification.
Example: A hotel with rooms for let, a restaurant, and a bar, are required to apply for three Certificates of Use.
Other government agency inspections/approvals
Prior to the issuance of the Certificate of Use, certain businesses may be required to obtain inspections or approvals from governmental agencies, including the following:
The City requires a current Certificate of Use before issuing a Local Business Tax.
For more information regarding Certificates of Use and Local Business Tax, call the Community Development Department at 305-792-1705.