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Address Change

Call Planning and Zoning at 305-792-1705 for the proper application to change an address or have one assigned .

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Agenda

The Office of the City Clerk prepares Agendas for all Commission meetings and Commission workshops. The Agendas for the City Commission meetings are available in the Sunny Isles Beach Sun Community Newspaper prior to regular Commission meetings. The Agenda is also available online. For more information, call the City Clerk’s Office at 305.792.1703.

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Airports

Sunny Isles Beach is centrally located between two major international airports. Miami International Airport to the South (19 miles) and Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport to the North (14 miles).

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Alarm Registration

The City requires its residents and business owners to register their burglar alarm. Registration can be anytime during the year, and annually renewed every October 1st. The City does not charge a fee for this registration. However, the City does charge a fee upon the third report of a false alarm. To register your alarm or for more information, contact the Community Development Department at 305.792.1705.

Download Alarm Registration Form

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Animal Control

Pets are not allowed on the beach or in City parks in Sunny Isles Beach unless otherwise noted. The City has created a leash-free dog zone at the north end of Senator Gwen Margolis Park. This area is open every day from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. To report pets on the beach, contact the Code Enforcement & Licensing Division of the Community Development Department at 305.792.1705.

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To report any loud animal in your neighborhood, call the Code Enforcement & Licensing Division of the Community Development Department at 305.792.1705. After business hours call the SIB Police Department at 305.947.4440.

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To report a stray animal contact Miami-Dade County Animal Services at 305.884.1101 or the Miami-Dade County Call Center at 311. 

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To report a dead animal, contact the City’s Public Works Department at 305.792.1711 or the Miami-Dade County Call Center at 311.

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Athletic Programs

The City’s Cultural and Community Services Department is responsible for youth and adult recreational programming including baseball, basketball, soccer, yoga, karate and a walking club. Click here for more information, or call 305.792.1706.

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To find out if recreational classes or games are still scheduled for today, contact our Sports and Recreation hotline at 305.792.1944.

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Beach

One beach access parking lot is located under William Lehman Causeway at the northern end of the city. The other one is located at Pier Park at 16501 Collins Avenue. Click here for more information.

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To hold a special event on the beach, contact the Community Development Department at 305.792.1705.

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While redeveloping the city, elected officials worked with developers to ensure beach access to all residents. The result is that there are more than twenty beach access locations in Sunny Isles Beach. Click here for a list of the beach access locations.

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They can be found on the homepage of our website. Click here for beach conditions in Sunny Isles Beach, or call the Beach Conditions Hotline at 305.792.1940.

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Bids

Click here to view the City’s latest bid opportunities. The City also lists bid opportunities on Demandstar, where registration is required.

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Birth Certificate

US citizens have to apply for their birth certificate from their state of birth. If you were born in Miami-Dade County, Florida, contact Miami-Dade County Office of Vital Records. The closest Miami-Dade County Office of Vital Records is located at 18680 NW 67 Avenue, North Miami, Florida. Phone: 305.628.7227. Click here for the most up-to-date information on how to get a birth certificate for persons born in Miami-Dade County.

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Boats

The state of Florida regulates boat registrations. For boat registration and title, go to the North Dade Auto Tag Agency at 401 NE 167 St, North Miami Beach, FL 33162. Phone: 305-770-1900 or go to the Miami-Dade County Auto Tag Agency at 140 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33130. Phone: 305-375-5678. Find more information here.

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Budget

Click here to find this year’s current City budget. For more information, contact the Finance Department at 305-792-1707.

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Direct questions pertaining to the future budget to the Office of the City Manager at 305-792-1701.

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Click here to find previous budgets. For more information, contact the Finance Department at 305-792-1707.

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Building

The following repair/replacement/alteration projects always require a permit (this list is not all inclusive):

  • Water heater change out
  • Air conditioner (A/C) change out
  • Heat pump/heater recovery change out
  • Tub/shower pan change out
  • Electrical service change out/repair
  • All repairs due to a fire
  • Accessory structures such as sheds, gazebos, chickees
  • Carports
  • Pools and spas
  • Fences and walls
  • Decks (wood or concrete)
  • Screened porch, patios, enclosures
  • Replacement of windows and doors
  • Shutter installation
  • Flooring (tile, marble, wood, etc)
  • Kitchen remodeling
  • Exterior painting
  • Awnings and canopy
  • Interior and exterior signs
  • Paving and drainage
  • Landscaping

For more information, call the Building Department at 305-947-2150 or visit their department online here.

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It is important to know if the contractor has a valid License/Certificate of Competency, if he/she can provide recent references, and if the contractor has expired permits. Other important information you should know:

  • Check with the City of Sunny Isles Beach, Building Department for up-to-date contractor registration.
  • Check with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation for complaints against a contractor’s license.
  • Use a contractor that will fulfill their contract and return after completion of the job for warranty issues.

Remember that compliance with the Code is ultimately the responsibility of the property owner. Therefore, be sure that all inspections have been approved, that a Certificate of Completion (if applicable) has been obtained and, before making a final payment to a contractor, that you are satisfied with the work. Make sure that an agreement between you and a contractor includes all these provisions. Also check the Better Business Bureau to see if any complaints have been filed.

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To check the progress of a permit application, call the Building Department Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 305-947-2150. Or by visiting the Building Department, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 18070 Collins Avenue, 3rd Floor, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160. From 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. enter through the parking garage.

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The cost of a Building Permit varies based on the permit type. However, the City’s minimum permit fee is $100.00. Click here to view a Fee Schedule. For more information, call the Building Department at: 305-947-2150.

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It is the law to obtain a building permit prior to commencing work. When a permit is submitted to the Building Department, it is reviewed to see that it meets established minimum criteria. The review and approval process allows problems to be identified and corrected before any non-complying work occurs.

  • During the process of submitting a permit, a contractor’s licensing and insurance are verified.
  • Having a permit allows a person knowledgeable in construction the opportunity to inspect and confirm that minimum code prescribed construction requirements are met.
  • The transfer of property could be delayed when non-permitted work is discovered. Work completed without permits and/or inspections is deemed to be unsafe.
  • Work that is done without a permit is subject to double permit fees and may have to be partially or completely demolished.

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If the tile is outside or exposed to wind loads, a permit and inspection is required. In a multiple-floor, multiple-living facility, tile requires soundproofing between floors and must be permitted and inspected. In a single-family home all interior tile can be installed without permits, but any exterior installation requires a permit.

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To find out if all required inspections have been approved, call the Building Department at 305-792-1735 with your permit number or visit the Building Department at the SIB Government Center at 18070 Collins Avenue, 3rd Floor, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 pm. From 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. access the Building Department through the parking garage.

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The processing time depends mainly on the amount of work in the system at the time of application. However, the Building Department is committed to efficient processing. Typically, small plans requiring the review of one trade might take one to two days; other projects may take one to two weeks for initial review.

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Required documents vary according to the type of work being performed. For documents required and for additional information, call the Building Department at 305-947-2150, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or visit the Building Department at the SIB Government Center at 18070 Collins Avenue, 3rd Floor, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 Monday thru Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. From 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. access the Building Department through the parking garage.

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A permit will expire and become null and void if work is not started and an approved inspection is not obtained within 180 days from the issuance date of the permit. After such work has commenced, the permit will expire when work is suspended or abandoned for a period of 6 months unless an approved inspection is obtained.

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If an owner is installing tile in a condominium, the city requires a contractor to obtain a permit. In a single-family home or duplex the city does not require a permit as long as it is interior tile.

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No. In an emergency such as air-conditioning or water heater replacement and with the approval of the Building Official, work up to the first required inspection may be allowed.

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When a violation is discovered, the Building Department or Code Enforcement Division can issue a violation only to the current owner. However, the current owner has legal recourse against previous owners to try and recoup any financial loss.

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The Building Department does not require this tile to be changed. However, a condo association may have requirements for this tile to be changed, and, if so, a permit is required.

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All permit types require a final inspection. The final inspection provides closure to your permit. Please note that if your project encompasses more than one trade, you must obtain a Certificate of Completion from the Building Department which will indicate finalization of your project.

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Schedule an inspection by telephone or online. To schedule an inspection by telephone, call 305-947-2150, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Click here to schedule an inspection online. Please have the following information ready: job address, type of inspection desired, contact name and phone number.

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The permit holder or his/her designee is responsible for scheduling all applicable inspections. Schedule an inspection now.

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Depending on the volume of inspections requested, usually inspections are performed before 3:30 p.m. the following business day.

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Bus Service

Yes. The City of Sunny Isles Beach Community Shuttle bus is free to everyone. Senior citizens 65 years of age or over can ride the Miami-Dade transit for free with a Golden Passport.

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Yes, the city provides free community shuttle service. Community Shuttle bus schedules are available at the SIB Government Center, 1st floor Information Center. Click here for the Community Shuttle bus schedule and more information, or call 305-792-1706.

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Yes, to apply for a Patriot Passport, visit any of the locations listed here.

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To report a homeless person sleeping in a bus shelter, call the SIB Police Department at 305-947-4440. For your safety do not confront the person.

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The City’s Community Shuttle Bus and Miami-Dade Transit provide bus service throughout the city. Click here for more information on the City’s Community Shuttle Bus, or call the Cultural & Community Services Department at 305-792-1706. Click here for more information on Miami-Dade Transit Bus, or call 305-770-3131.

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The Miami-Dade Bus schedule is available at the SIB Public Library inside the SIB Government Center or online by clicking here.

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To report a vandalized bus shelter, call the City’s Public Works Department at 305-792-1711.

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Business

A Certificate of Use is a document issued by the Community Development Department after verifying compliance with all City Codes. According to City Code, Chapter 121: Certificates of Use, a Certificate of Use is A document issued by the Director of the Code Enforcement and Licensing Department after verifying with the City Manager and his/her designee, as appropriate, that the zoning use classification of any business, within any approved structure or building or unit therein, is allowed, prior to its occupancy and after inspection of the premises and proof of compliance with all the requirements of the City Code of Ordinances and all other applicable laws and regulations; provided, however, that no certificate of use shall be issued until it has been reviewed and approved by both the City Manager and his/her designee, as appropriate, and the Director of Code Enforcement and Licensing.”

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Home-based businesses are very strict. Section 265-44(H)(i) of the City’s Code of Ordinance does not allow for any customers or clients on site. This type of business will not be allowed in a home residence. For this business to be allowed it will require a variance of the code, and this variance is obtained by processing and acquiring a City Commission approval through a Public Hearing. The Public Hearing cost is the range of $10,000 and approval is not guaranteed.

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Fees for a city business license include:
• Local Business Tax Receipt nonrefundable application fee – $10.00
• Certificate of Use nonrefundable application fee – $10.00
• Certificate of Use fee – $80.00
• Local Business Tax Receipt – Value varies depending on the type of business

Non-profit organizations, persons sixty-five years of age or older, permanently disabled persons, and widows with minor dependents are exempt from paying a Tax Receipt fee, but must file an application and pay the $10.00 application fee for each application.

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It is illegal to start a business in the city of Sunny Isles Beach without first applying for and acquiring a Local Business Tax Receipt and a Certificate of Use. As per City Code, Section 197-2: Receipt required, from Chapter 197: Local Business Tax states that No person, either directly or indirectly, shall, within the City limits, engage in or manage any business in the City for which a business tax receipt is required by this chapter for any category without first obtaining the required business tax receipt for each such category from the City Business Tax Officer and without first having paid the amount of tax required in 197-11.

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A home-based business is a business that is conducted at a residential unit. A permit is required for a home-based business. According to City Code, Chapter 265: Zoning, Section 265-44 Specific use regulations, home occupation is the accessory use of a portion of a dwelling unit as a personal office or business, by a resident of the dwelling only. Home occupations are permitted in any dwelling unit subject to the approval by the Zoning Division of the Community Development Department. A home occupation must be conducted by the permit applicant living within the dwelling which is his or her primary residence, or in an accessory building which is normally associated with a residential use and shall not exceed 25% of the floor area of the residence. A permit for a home based business is valid only for the original applicant and is not transferable to any resident, address or any other occupation. Upon termination of the applicant’s residency, the home occupation permit shall become null and void. There are many other limitations to home occupations that need to be followed in order to avoid code violations.

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Yes, both a city and county Local Business Tax Receipt are required. Miami-Dade County requires its own separate Local Business Tax Receipt. After obtaining a city Local Business Tax Receipt, contact Miami-Dade Licensing Department for more information on their licensing process at 305- 375-5068.

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Once the applicant has provided the proper documentation, it usually takes about one week. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide city staff with the required applications and documentation in order to obtain their business licenses. Local Business Tax Receipts and Certificates of Use are usually issued within one week of collection of all essential documents and certifications.

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Business licenses are renewable once a year on October 1st. The Local Business Tax Receipt is a privilege tax imposed by City Ordinance on every person, firm, partnership, or corporation engaged in business within the city. Local Business Tax Receipts are issued for one year, beginning October 1st and expiring on September 30th of each year. Receipts are required to be transferred when there is a change of business ownership, location and/or trade name. Receipts not renewed by October 1st become delinquent and subject to penalties.

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To apply for a Local Business Tax Receipt, contact the Community Development Department at 305-792-1705 or visit their office at: Sunny Isles Beach Government Center 18070 Collins Avenue, 3rd Floor Sunny Isles Beach, Florida 33160.

Click here for more info and to download an application.

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Cable TV

Atlantic Broadband provides cable television service for the city. Click here to contact them or call 305-861-1564.

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The City operates SIB TV 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the purpose of informing city residents and visitors about municipal services. Tune in to channel 77 via your Atlantic Broadband cable system.

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Chamber of Commerce

Yes, the Aventura-Sunny Isles Beach Chamber of Commerce, 20533 Biscayne Blvd, Suite, 536, Aventura, FL 33180. Click here for more information, or call 305-935-2131.

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City Attorney

No. Disputes between unit owners and condo associations can be handled by a private attorney. Questions or complaints about your condominium may also be directed towards the Office of the Condominium Ombudsman.
Ft. Lauderdale Office:
Office of the Condominium Ombudsman
1400 W. Commercial Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
Phone: 954.202.3234
FAX: 954.202.3237
E-mail: ombudsman@dbpr.state.fl.us

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No. The City Attorney’s Office represents and advises the Sunny Isles Beach City Commission, the City Manager, and City staff and departments. If you need legal advice, please contact a private attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, please contact Legal Aid Society of the Dade County Bar Association at 305-579-5733.

The City Attorney’s Office cannot recommend a lawyer or give a citizen legal advice. For referrals, you can contact the Lawyer Referral Service sponsored by the Florida Bar at 1-800-342-8011 or visit online.

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No. Document subpoenas should be served on the City Clerk who is the custodian of city records. Please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 305-792-1703.

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No. The City Attorney’s Office handles legal matters for the city of Sunny Isles Beach. The Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office handles criminal matters. Call the State Attorney’s Office at 305-547-0100.
Address: 1350 N.W. 12 Avenue
Miami, FL 33136
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The City Attorney is the chief legal officer of the City under the direction and control of the City Commission; and also acts as legal counsel for City Staff. Among other things, the City Attorney prepares or revises ordinances, is responsible for all litigation; makes recommendations for ordinances, resolutions or other documents or procedures affecting the legal position of the City; provides legal opinions; attends all meetings of the City Commission, and other boards as necessary; reviews all contracts and instruments to which the City is a party; enforces City laws and regulations; reviews and analyzes all state and federal legislation affecting the City.

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City Clerk

You can view the City Clerk’s Calendar here.

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City Commission

The City Commission is made up of a mayor representing the whole city and four city commissioners each representing a specific district in the city.  All members of the commission are elected at-large. Click here to view the current City Commission.

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The regular City Commission meetings are held every third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the David P. Samson Commission Chambers, SIB Government Center, 18070 Collins Avenue. Each City Commission meeting is taped and cablecast on SIB TV cable channel 77 at 5:00 p.m. on the Saturday and Monday following the Thursday commission meeting. To verify the dates of commission meetings, check the City Clerk’s Commission Meetings page.

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Each member of the commission is elected to a four-year term. They are limited to serving two terms.

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City Ordinances

To obtain copies of the Code of City Ordinances contact the City Clerk’s Office at 305-792-1703 or click here.

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Community Service Hours

The City offers community service hours to high school students. The City does not offer court-ordered community service. For high school community service hours, contact the Cultural & Community Services Department at 305-792-1706.

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Comprehensive Plan

Click here to view and download a copy of the Comprehensive Plan. To purchase a hard copy of the Comprehensive Plan contact the Office of the City Clerk at 305-792-1703.

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Construction Noise

To report loud construction noise, call the Community Development Department at 305-792-1705. If you are calling to report construction noise after business hours, contact the Police Department at 305-947-4440.

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To seek an exemption to the construction noise ordinance contact the Community Development Department at 305-792-1705.

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Consumer Issues

For questions and/or complains regarding consumer issues call the state of Florida’s Division of Consumer Services at 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352) En Español 1-800-FL-AYUDA (352-9832). Click here for more information. Also visit the Better Business Bureau website or call 561-842-1918.

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Drivers License

The state of Florida issues/renews drivers licenses. The closest Driver License office is the North Miami Justice Center 15555 Biscayne Blvd, 33160 Phone: 305-229-6333. Click here for more information.

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Education

Please visit our Education page for information on all of the schools available to Sunny Isles Beach students

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Elderly Care

Services for the elderly are offered by Miami-Dade County’s Human Services Department. Click here for more information, or call 305-514-6000.

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The City provides special beach wheelchairs and walkers through the Ocean Rescue Service, 7 days per week. To use one of our beach wheelchairs or walkers, call the Cultural and Community Services Department at 305.792.1706 or speak to a lifeguard at any of the five Lifeguard Towers. The wheelchairs are very stable and very easy to roll and maneuver in the softest sand, and even on the waters edge. All you need is a license or form of identification and Ocean Rescue will accommodate your needs.

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For more information available for seniors in Miami-Dade, please call the Elder Helpline at 305-670-4357 (HELP), or 1-800-96ELDER.

For programs offered to seniors in Sunny Isles Beach click here.

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Elections

Click here to register to vote, or call 305-499-VOTE (8683). Voter registration forms are also available at the SIB Government Center 1st Floor Information Center in the lobby.

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There are 5 precincts in Sunny Isles Beach. Click here for more information.

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Click here to find out where to vote in Sunny Isles Beach, or check your voter information card.

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Electrical Services

Florida Power and Light (FPL) services all of Sunny Isles Beach. Residential customers may contact FPL at 305-442-8770 and business customers may contact FPL at 305-442-0388. Click here for more information.

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Immediately report downed power lines to FPL at 1-800-4OUTAGE (800-468-8243).

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To report a power outage, call Florida Power & Light (FPL) at 1-800-4OUTAGE or 1-800-468-8243.

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Employment Opportunities

Click here for employment opportunities with the City.

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Click here to view the City’s current job openings, or visit the 1st Floor Information Center.

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Fingerprinting & Background

The nearest location to Sunny Isles Beach for fingerprinting and background checks is the Intracoastal District at 15665 Biscayne Blvd. Phone: 305-940-9980 or click here for more information.

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Fire Inspections

Fire Inspections are conducted by the Miami-Dade Fire Department for all businesses and high-rise buildings. To request inspections, call 786-331-4800. Single family and duplex residences do not need fire inspections.

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Fire Station

Fire Station 10 Sunny Isles Beach, is located at 75-172 Street. Non-emergency: 305-947-1551. Emergency: 911

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Fishing

The historic Fishing Pier at Pier Park at 16501 Collins Avenue has recently been renovated and re-opened! The beautiful new pier is still a favorite fishing spot for many and is open 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.

Fees:

$5.00 per person to fish without a Resident ID Card
$2.00 per person to fish with a Resident ID Card
$2.00 per person for all to enjoy the pier past the entrance gate without fishing

Please click here to find out more about the Newport Fishing Pier and any special offers that may be currently in effect.

As another option, the City of Sunny Isles Beach allows fishing in the Intracoastal under the 163rd Street Bridge at Bella Vista Bay Park. There is ample parking for residents and visitors and, for now, parking in this area is free.

Due to the possibility of hooks, lines and other fishing equipment injuring swimmers or sea birds, fishing is not allowed in the Atlantic Ocean from the beach. The other reason is that bait and shiny fishing equipment could attract larger sea species closer to shore posing a danger to anyone swimming in the area.

The Code Enforcement Division enforces Section 108-4 of the City’s Code of Ordinances that indicates the following:

Except in designated areas, no person shall fish in the Atlantic Ocean by use of hook and line, seine, trap, spear gig or other device.

Did you know?
• Fishing is prohibited from any of our beach areas.
• Section 108 states that: Except in designated areas, no person shall fish in the Atlantic Ocean by use of hook and line, seine, trap, spear gig or other device. Violators are subject to a minimum fine of $250.00.

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Graffiti

Call the Public Works Department at 305-792-1711 to report graffiti.

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Handicap Services

To get a handicap parking permit, go to the North Dade Auto Tag Agency located at 401 NE 167th Street, North Miami Beach, FL 33162. Phone: 305-770-1900.

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The City provides special beach wheelchairs and walkers through the Ocean Rescue Service, 7 days per week. To use one of our beach wheelchairs or walkers, call the Cultural and Community Services Department at 305.792.1706 or speak to a lifeguard at any of the five Lifeguard Towers. The wheelchairs are very stable and very easy to roll and maneuver in the softest sand, and even on the waters edge. All you need is a license or form of identification and Ocean Rescue will accommodate your needs.

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All community shuttle buses are wheelchair accessible. Passengers requiring handicap accommodations need to make reservations 24 hours in advance by calling Cultural & Community Services at 305-792-1706.

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Hours of Operation

City offices are open as follows at:

City Hall: M-F, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sat: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Police Station, 2nd Floor: 24/7
(After business hours: enter through parking garage, level 2)

Building, Code & Licensing: M-F 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
(Enter through parking garage, level 3: 7:30-8:30 a.m. only)

History Hall: M, T, F 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. W, Th 8:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Sat: 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Sunny Isles Beach Government Center
18070 Collins Avenue
Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 305-947-0606
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Cultural & Community Services: M-F 8:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Sunday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Pelican Community Park, 18115 North Bay Road
305-792-1706
The Community Center is open for scheduled programs including after hours and weekends.

Other Government offices located in the Sunny Isles Beach Government Center are open as follows:

SIB Branch Miami-Dade County Library: M, T, Sat 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
W, Th 12:00-8:00 p.m.

United States Post Office: M-F, 8:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m.

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Houses of Worship

St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church
17775 N Bay Rd.
Phone: 305.931.0600

Chabad Lubavitch of Sunny Isles Beach
17555 Atlantic Blvd
Phone: 305.792.4770

Temple B’nai Zion – Conservative
200 – 178th St.
Phone: 305.932.2159

Young Israel of Sunny Isles Beach
17395 North Bay Rd.
Phone: 305.935.9095

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Landlord/Tenant Matters

Eviction proceedings fall under the jurisdiction of Miami-Dade County and not the city of Sunny Isles Beach. Click here for information on how to evict a tenant.

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For any questions regarding landlord/tenant matter call the state of Florida’s Division of Consumer Services at 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352) En Español 1-800-FL-AYUDA (352-9832).  Click here for more information.

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Library

Yes. Miami-Dade County provides library services to the city of Sunny Isles Beach. The public library is located in the SIB Government Center. Phone: 305-682-0726. Library Hours: Hours: M, T, Sat: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; W, Th: 12:00 – 8:00 p.m.; Fri: 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Click here for more information.

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Marriage License

Marriage licenses are issued by Miami-Dade County. Click here for more information.

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Noise Complaints

Call the Police Department at 305-947-4440 to report loud noise from the neighbors.

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Notary

Notary services are available at private postal services such as the UPS Store, located at 16850 Collins Ave, #112 Phone: 305-944-7565. Notary service may also be obtained from a bank where you have an account.

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Painting your property

For exterior painting, the City requires a business or home owner to apply for a permit through the Building Department. The Planning and Zoning Department reviews permits for paint color during the permitting process. The City has established a pallet of acceptable colors for exterior application. For a list of acceptable color pallets, call the Planning & Zoning Division at 305-792-1710.

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Parking

There is street parking available to residents with a City-issued parking permit for a fee. To obtain parking permits for non-metered areas in the city, contact the Community Development Department, Code Enforcement & Licensing Division at 305-792-1705.

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To report a malfunctioning parking meter, contact the Parking Enforcement Division of the Community Development Department at 305-792-1705.

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Parking Ticket

Pay by one of several ways: By mail: cash, cashier, check, money order payable to the Clerk of Courts at 22 NW 1st Street, 4th Floor Miami, FL 33128 By phone: (305) 275-1133 – Parking Violations Bureau 24 hour voice response system In person: Between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, go to North Dade Justice Center 15555 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 100 or click here for more information.

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Parks

Direct suggestions for park maintenance to the Public Works Director at 305-792-1711. Direct suggestions related to park improvements (i.e. new/different playground or exercise equipment) to the Cultural & Community Services Director at 305- 792-1706.

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To make reservations for a birthday party at one of the City’s parks, contact the Community Development Department at 305-792-1706.

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Click here to find out park locations in the city.

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Call the Police Department at 305-947-4440 to report trespassing at City parks.

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City parks are open from sunrise to sunset. For a detailed list of hours of operation please see our list of parks.

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To report broken/damaged playground equipment, call the Public Works Department at 305-792-1711.

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Planning & Zoning

To request a public hearing, the owner must file an application for a Public Hearing with Planning and Zoning, plus all associated documentation and pay the fees according to the Recovery Cost Schedule. For more information, call Planning and Zoning at 305-792-1705.

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Police Department

To obtain a copy of a police report, you may make a request in person at the Police Department and pay a fee of $1.00 (for a certified copy) with cash or check; or submit a request by mail that includes 1) a written request with the case number, 2) a report fee of $1.00 (for a certified copy), payable by check or money order made payable to the city of Sunny Isles Beach, and 3) a self-addressed stamped envelope. The Police Department is located at the SIB Government Center, 18070 Collins Avenue, 2nd Floor, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 and is open 24/7. After business hours access the Police Department through the 2nd floor parking garage. All police reports are issued as certified unless otherwise requested. Non-emergency phone: 305-947-4440. For emergencies call 911.

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The Police Department is located at the SIB Government Center, 18070 Collins Avenue, 2nd Floor, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 and is open 24/7. After business hours access the Police Department though the 2nd floor parking garage. Non-emergency phone: 305-947-4440. For emergencies call 911.

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To hire an off-duty Police Officer, contact the Police Department’s Extra Duty Coordinator at 305-792-1839.

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During the first 60 days from the date of the accident, only the parties involved and insurance companies with a vested interest can obtain a copy of the report. To obtain a copy of an accident report, make a request in person at the Police Department and pay a fee of $1.00 with cash or check; or submit a request by mail that includes 1) a written request with the case number, 2) a report fee of $1.00, payable by check or money order made payable to the city of Sunny Isles Beach, and 3) a self-addressed stamped envelope. After the 60 days all accident reports are available to the public. The Police Department is located at the SIB Government Center, 18070 Collins Avenue, 2nd Floor, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 and is open 24/7. After business hours access the Police Department though the 2nd floor parking garage. Non-emergency phone: 305-947-4440. For emergencies call 911.

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To file a police report, go to the Police Department located at the SIB Government Center at 18070 Collins Avenue, 2nd Floor, Sunny Isles Beach, Fl 33160. After business hours enter through the 2nd level parking garage.

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Population

click on the Demographics link below to find demographic information about the city of Sunny Isles Beach.

Sunny Isles Beach – About Us & Demographic Information

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According to the 2010 Census, the Sunny Isles Beach population is 20,832.

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Post Office

The SIB Branch is in the SIB Government Center, 18070 Collins Avenue, 1st Floor. Operating Hours: M-F, 8:45am – 4:15pm. Phone: 1-800-ASK-USPS (1-800-275-8777)

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Yes, the post office in the SIB Government Center is the only public post office in Sunny Isles Beach. Click here for hours of operation.

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Click here for a list of post offices in Miami-Dade County.

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Potholes

Call the Public Works Department at 305-792-1711 to report a pothole.

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Property

The Miami-Dade County Property Tax Collector collects property taxes. You can make your payment at 140 W Flagler Street, Room 101 Miami, FL 33130. Phone: 305-270-4916 Or you may mail your payment to: Tax Collector, 140 W. Flagler St., Floor 12 Miami, FL 33130 Checks must be made payable to: Miami-Dade County Tax Collector. Click here for more information.

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Yes. The Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser uses the “My Home” Geographic Information System (GIS) application to provide Real Property information on individual parcels of land. Click here to view a detailed map of the parcel area and print property information.

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Click here to find out the assessed value of your property, or contact the Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser or call 305-375-4125.

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Call the Miami-Dade County Recorder’s Office at 305-275-1155 to obtain a property deed.

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Public Records Request

To make a public records request, you can do so online, via mail, email or in person. Please visit our Public Records Requests Page.

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Recycling

Miami-Dade County Community Recycling picks up curbside recycling materials once a week on Thursdays for single-family homes in Sunny Isles Beach. Click here for more information, or call 305-633-3100.

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The City does not maintain a trash and recycling center within the city limits. Click here to find the nearest recycling center, or contact Miami-Dade County’s Solid Waste Management Department by calling 305-594-1500 or 311.

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Yes, commercial recycling is required by law. Click here for more information on this and on how to start a recycling program for your business.

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Click here for more information on where Miami-Dade County residents can drop off used electronic equipment for recycling.

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To report that your curbside recycling material was not pick-up, call Miami-Dade County Community Recycling at 305-594-1500 or 311.

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School Transportation

For residents of Sunny Isles Beach, Miami-Dade County is providing bus service at preset locations. For a map of SIB Community School Bus Stop locations, see the SIB Community School Bus Stop Locations attachment below.

For those who are driving their child to and from the Norman S. Edelcup Sunny Isles Beach K-8 Community School, there are specific routes for you to follow. For a map of the SIB Community School Traffic Flow, see the School Drop Off & Pick Up Pattern attachment below.

School Bus Routes & Stops

School Drop Off & Pick Up Pattern

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Sewer

The Miami-Dade County Water and Sewer Department (WASD) provides sanitary sewer service to the city of Sunny Isles Beach. For questions, contact the WASD AT 305-665-7471. Emergency: 305-274-9272. Click here for more information.

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Shopping

The following are the major shopping destinations:
Aventura Mall 19501 Biscayne Blvd. Aventura, FL 33180, 305-935-1110
Loehmann’s Plaza, Aventura 18711 NE Biscayne Blvd. Aventura, FL 33180, 305-932-4207
Marshalls 16800 Collins Ave. Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160, 305-944-0223
163rd St. Mall 1421 NE 163rd Street, 305-947-9845
Bal Harbour Shops 9700 Collins Ave. Bal Harbour, FL 33154, 305-866-0311

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Signs

The Planning and Zoning Division along with the building department approve signs as part of the building permitting process. See section 265.48 of the Code of Ordinances located online.

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Social Security

The closest Social Security office to Sunny Isles Beach is Lincoln Square Office Center 18475 NW 2nd Avenue Miami, FL 33169. Phone number: 1-800-772-1213. Click here for more information.

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Solid Waste

To report trash laying on the street, contact the Public Works Department directly at 305-792-1711.

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To schedule a bulk waste pick-up, call Miami-Dade Solid Waste at 305-594-1500 or 311. In order to avoid code enforcement fines, schedule a pickup before placing the bulk trash at your curbside. Click here to request bulky trash pick-up online.

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The City does not get involved in private business matters or promote or discourage using any particular service provider; however, all garbage haulers doing business within the city of Sunny Isles Beach must have a business tax receipt (formerly known as an occupational license) as well as pay a franchise fee to the City. If you would like the names of the waste haulers who are registered to perform these services in Sunny Isles Beach, please contact the Community Development Department at 305-792-1705.

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Miami-Dade County is responsible for twice weekly garbage collection from single-family, duplex, triplex homes in Sunny Isles Beach. The pick-ups occur on Mondays and Thursdays. Click here for more information, or call 305-594-1500 or 311.

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Street Lights

To report malfunctioning street lights, contact Miami-Dade County’s Public Works Department at 305-592-3470.

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Traffic

All current and future, road and lane closures are updated on the City’s website www.sibfl.net.
You can find them in the News Feed which scrolls across the top of the homepage.

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To report an out of order traffic light, contact Miami-Dade County’s Public Works Department at 305-592-3470.

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Traffic Tickets

Pay by one of several ways: By mail: Clerk of Courts, Traffic Division, P.O. Box 02-5450, Miami, FL 33102-5450. By phone: (305) 275-1111 – Traffic Division 24 hour voice response system. In person: Between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, go to North Dade Justice Center 15555 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 100 or click here to pay online.

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Transfer of Development Rights

The City regulates and maintains a Transfer of Development Rights bank. To purchase development rights from the City, the Owner must file a Zoning Hearing Application with the Planning & Zoning Department, plus all associated documentation and pay the fees calculated according to the Recovery Cost Schedule. For more information, call Planning and Zoning at 305-792-1705.

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The City regulates and maintains a Transfer of Development Rights bank. To transfer development rights the owners must file with Planning and Zoning to process through the TDR Bank. For more information, call Planning and Zoning at 305-792-1705.

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Trees

Yes, the City prohibits trees that are listed as invasive species on the Department of Environmental Resources List. To identify trees on your property or for a list of trees that are allowed in the City, please contact the Planning and Zoning Division at 305-792-1705.

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To report overhanging trees and other obstructions on public property, call the City’s Public Works Department at 305-792-1711.

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Vehicle Registration

The state of Florida regulates vehicle registrations. For vehicle registration, titles and tags go to the North Dade Auto Tag Agency at 313 NE 167 St, North Miami Beach, FL 33162. Phone: 305-770-1900 or go to the Miami-Dade County Auto Tag agency at 140 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33130. Phone: 305-375-5678. Click here for more information.

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Water

Click here for information on the latest water restrictions and for water conservation tips, or you can also visit http://www.sfwmd.gov.

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The City of North Miami Beach provides drinking water to the residents and businesses of SIB, as well as reads the meters and bills the customers. Click here for more information or call 305-948-2960.

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Call the North Miami Beach water laboratory at 305-654-7137 or call the water safety hotline at 1-800-426-4791.

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Report broken water lines immediately to the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department at 305-947-4440 and they will contact the necessary departments.

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Call the North Miami Beach water treatment plant at 305-652-6460 or call the water safety hotline at 1-800-426-4791.

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Wedding

To schedule a wedding on the beach, contact the Code Enforcement & Licensing Division of the Community Development Department at 305-792-1705.

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WiFi

As of January 2014, the following City parks are public hotspot enabled:
Pelican Community Park, Gwen Margolis Park, Golden Shores Park, Samson Park, Pier Park, Heritage Park, & Town Center Park.

Look for the logo at the park entrance.
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WARNING: Public hotspots are insecure by design regardless of the level of security enabled on your device. It’s never wise to transmit private information (Ex. social security, credit card, bank account, personal identifiable information) over such networks and having antivirus/antispyware to include a firewall is highly encouraged as a basic means of protection. All public hotspots are AT YOUR OWN RISK.

 

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Zoning

To view the Zoning Code see section 265 in the Code of Ordinances online.

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To apply for a variance the owner of property must file with Planning and Zoning a Zoning Hearing Application, plus all associated documentation and pay the fees according to the Recovery Cost Schedule. For more information, call Planning and Zoning at 305-792-1705.

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