City Services

Senior Concierge Services

Sunny Isles Beach Senior Concierge Services

The City cares about our senior population and is here to help with any questions you may have. Not sure how to pay your electric bill? Questions about signing up for Medicare or Medicaid? Need help using your smart device? Then contact our Senior Concierge Services team. Gateway Center 151 Sunny Isles Blvd 305.792.1798 Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays 1:00 – …

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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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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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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, Former 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 …

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Behind the Scenes with Special Events

Hispanic Heritage Celebration - flamenco dancer

(Wednesday, October 30, 2019) – Many of you have been to one of our spectacular special events throughout the year. From last month’s Halloween celebration, Booogie by the Beach, to twice-monthly Bingo sessions, to live performances at Gateway Park, the special events division is behind each and every event you see on our calendar. This past year they hosted 108 …

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Behind the Scenes with the Building Department

View of Golden Shores neighborhood, Collins Ave and City skyline.

(Saturday, October 5, 2019) – The City of Sunny Isles Beach is particularly susceptible to flooding from major rain events and storm surge. SIB lies close to sea level and its underground water supply is just below the ground surface. Therefore, major rain events sometimes leave rainwater nowhere to drain, causing occasional flooding. Your property may be high enough that …

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Renew Your Short-Term Vacation Rental License

Short-Term Vacation Rental License Renewals

(Thursday, September 5, 2019) – Beginning September 2, you can renew your short-term vacation rental license with the Planning and Zoning Department. All licenses expire on September 30, 2019, and owners or responsible parties must submit renewal applications. Licenses can be renewed online through your portal account. The license renewal fee is $400 each, which includes the Short- Term Vacation …

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