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Miami-Dade County

Topics of Interest

Accessible Services

Schedule a Special Transportation Service ride. File an accessibility complaint.

Animals & Pets

Adopt a pet. Schedule a spay or neuter surgery. Get your pet vaccinated. Report lost or found. Get an animal license. Find a dog park.


Apply for or renew your local business tax receipt. Schedule inspections. Register as a County Vendor.

Election & Voting

Register to vote. Check the election calendar. Find your polling place. File to run for office.

Environment & Resilience

Adopt a tree. Get a rebate when you install water saving fixtures. Find a place to recycle home chemicals and eletronics.

Government & Legislation

Search legislative information, watch government meetings, request public records and more.

Housing & Social Services

Find affordable housing. Enroll in Head Start. Assistance programs for low-income families.

Jobs & Employment

Apply for a County Job. Learn about Police and Fire careers. Find employment in construction.

Licenses & Permits

Get a permit for baby stroller parking or having a block party. Renew your pet license

Property & Land

Search for property information. Pay your property taxes. Apply for Homestead Exemption.

Public Safety

Prepare for hurricane season. Search for inmates in custody.

Recreation & Culture

Find a park with the amenities or facilities you need. Make a reservation for a picnic pavilion or golf tee time.

Trash & Recycling

Find your next recycling day. Order a new cart. Schedule a bulky waste pickup.

Travel & Transportation

Plan your trip. Check bus routes and arrival times. See flight arrival and departure times. Check out cruise lines.

Water & Sewer

Pay your water bill. Start or transfer service.

News & Events

Beautify a community park at MLK Day of Service event

December 22, 2017 — Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces

Commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy of service by participating in this volunteer service day at Gwen Cherry Park on Jan. 13.

Go green and recycle your evergreen

December 19, 2017 — Solid Waste Management

Starting Tuesday, Dec. 26, residents served by the Department of Solid Waste Management can recycle their clean, decoration-free Christmas trees.

Get help in reducing your energy costs at home

December 28, 2017 — Community Action and Human Services

The weatherization program enables you to reduce your energy costs by making your home more energy efficient.

Apply for Early Head Start / Head Start program

January 2, 2018 — Community Action and Human Services

The program is free and provides comprehensive child development services to low-income children and families in Miami-Dade County.

About Us

Miami-Dade County covers an area of more than 2,000 square miles, an area larger than Rhode Island. There are 34 municipalities, each with their own government providing city services like police and zoning. More than one million residents live in the unincorporated area outside municipal boundaries.

Our Miami-Dade County government provides municipal services, such as police and fire rescue to the residents of the unincorporated area and metropolitan services, like emergency management, airport and seaport operations, and public housing to all residents. Some of the municipalities contract with the County for services, like police, fire rescue or waste collection in their area.

The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners is the governing body of unincorporated Miami-Dade County, and has broad, regional powers to establish policies for services that transcend city boundaries. Its 13 members are elected from single districts to four-year terms.

Miami-Dade’s Mayor oversees the day-to-day operations of Miami-Dade County and has the power to veto Commission action items.

The Property Appraiser is charged with determining the value of all property within the County for tax purposes, maintaining related records and granting exemptions.

The Miami-Dade County Clerk serves as the County Recorder, custodian of all records filed with the Court, and as Clerk of the Board.

A wide array of services are available online to make payments, search maps, or report a problem. For more information or to request a service you can also contact 311.