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A Message from Mayor George “Bud” Scholl

Message from the Mayor

This letter is to regrettably inform you that I am resigning my position as Mayor effective September 1, 2021. This is not a decision that I have taken lightly, however it is a decision that I need to take. For many of us, this past year has been one of the most difficult years in our lives. It certainly has …

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New Building Permit Fees

City skyline and aerial view

(Tuesday, August 3, 2021) – We would like to commend the Building Department on successfully developing a new building permit fee structure. After a comprehensive analysis conducted by JRD & Associates, the new fee structure is more transparent, concise, easy to understand, and will ensure cost recovery. The most notable part of the revised building permit fees is that they …

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Important Update on Special Building Inspections

Building inspector typing on an ipad.

In response to the partial building collapse in Surfside, the Sunny Isles Beach Building Department has initiated a proactive inspection process for commercial and multi-family buildings built prior to 1982. Sunny Isles Beach has 59 properties that meet this criteria. Out of these structures, 39 have received their required recertification for continued occupancy and 20 are in different stages of …

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Update on COVID-19 Guidelines at City Facilities

Update on COVID-19 Guidelines at City Facilities

(Thursday, July 29, 2021) – As a result of the surge in new cases locally, the City of Sunny Isles Beach will be requiring facial coverings for all employees and visitors at all indoor City facilities effective Friday, July 30 regardless of vaccination status. The City encourages all employees, residents, businesses, and visitors to continue to follow all preventative measures to …

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Storm Drain Cleaning

Cleaning storm drains

(Friday, March 26, 2021) – The City of Sunny Isles Beach is gearing up for the Florida rainy season. You may see EnviroWaste trucks around the city cleaning and clearing out storm drains. The cleaning process consists of pumping water from the drains, filtering it of waste, and returning the clean water to the drains. Sunny Isles Beach has 170 …

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Declaration of Local Emergency – Coronavirus – CANCELED

Declaration of Local Emergency

The Declaration of Local Emergency has been CANCELED effective May 26, 2021. WHEREAS, pursuant to Chapter 29 of the City of Sunny Isles Beach Code, the City Manager hereby finds and declares the following:      Due to COVID-19 and the Declaration of a State of Emergency by Governor Ron DeSantis, the City of Sunny Isles Beach is facing dangerous conditions …

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Appointments Online

Appointments online

As a result of the low COVID-19 positivity rate in Miami-Dade County, effective Monday, November 1, the City will no longer require facial coverings inside of city facilities. Facial coverings are still recommended. The City encourages all employees, residents, businesses, and visitors to continue to take preventative measures to help protect our community.  The vaccine is our best shot at recovery and a …

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No Grease Down the Drain

No Grease down the Drain

Do not pour fats, oils and grease down the drain. The Problem Grease hardens when cooled, and along with fats and oils, forms globs that stick to walls inside sewer pipes. This restricts wastewater flow and can clog the pipes leading to sewer overflows into parking lots and streets. Foods that float in the dish water should not go down the …

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Sunny Isles Beach Elevates City Services by Embracing Technological Initiatives

Aerial view of Sunny Isles Beach

By Christopher J. Russo, City Manager (Friday, November 1, 2019) – For the last several years, the City of Sunny Isles Beach has been breaking barriers and driving technological advancements to the forefront of our agenda. In late 2015, Mayor George “Bud” Scholl launched the Mayor’s Technology Initiative, challenging city staff to develop ideas to keep our city on the …

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