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For those businesses that have hazardous or flammable materials, schools/daycares, churches, apartments, and or any establishments that have a large number of individuals congregating at any given time will be required to obtain a Life & Safety Fire Inspection by Miami Dade County Fire Department (786) 331-4800.
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Another important step is ensuring that the proposed location for the business is in a zoning district where the type of business is permitted. We encourage you to check whether the property is zoned for your type of business. Please contact our Community Development Department at 305-948-2966 or schedule an appointment to meet with our knowledgeable staff members. This will not only assure that the use is permitted but will also assist in expediting your process.
Lastly, the building in which the business will be located must be in compliance with the Florida Building Code as it relates to a change of occupancy. Certain types of occupancy, for example, restaurants, can only go into structures that comply with the code for restaurants. For more information, contact the Building Division at 305-948-2965. Our Building Division reserves the right to inspect all properties pertaining to a completed Business Tax Receipt application. An approval from Miami-Dade County Resources Management (DERM) may be required for Building Division approval of your Business Tax Receipt application. For more information in regards to DERM please visit the Miami-Dade Environment website.
All businesses and professionals operating in the city will be required to obtain a BTR.
Normally it will take between 1 to 2 weeks if all documentation is submitted by the applicant that is required at time of issuance. All costs are based on the type of business and how it will operate. A fee schedule is available on our web @ citynmb.com.
Depending on the filing you may be required to submit some or all of the following: Corporation, D/B/A, State Licensing, etc.
All new & transfers will be required to have a Building Inspection unless specified by the Building Official, with the exception of the professionals.
No, this is part of the BTR process when your application is submitted for departmental approval.
The application process will only be required at the initial time of fling, unless there has been a change to the business. License fees will be due by September 30th on a yearly basis of the corresponding year.
Yes, as long as the use is permitted by the Zoning Department.
Yes, it is always a good idea to verify with the Zoning Department prior to submittal of your application.
No, licenses are issued for a one year period starting October 1st through September 30th.