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Juan Fernandez-Barquin
Clerk of the Court and Comptroller
Miami-Dade County

Code Enforcement

The Code Enforcement Office is a quasi-judicial process which assists in expediting hearings requested by individuals cited by County Code Inspectors for violations of County Ordinances.

If you received a code enforcement violation, you can pay the fine at the Miami-Dade County Finance Department (see below under Make A Payment) or request an administrative hearing from the Clerk of Courts, Code Enforcement Office. 

Appeals can be made within 20 days from receipt of the citation by filing a request in writing, and mailing it to: Code Enforcement, Clerk of the Court and Comptroller 111 N. W. 1st Street, Suite 1750, Miami, Florida 33128 or send an email to

You must pay the civil penalty indicated on the notice and correct the violation within the time specified on the notice (if applicable). You may receive additional penalties if the payment is not made in time or if the correction was not recorded.

Make a Payment

To make a payment, please contact the Miami-Dade County Finance Department.

Pay by Mail
Miami-Dade County Finance Department
2525 NW 62 Street, Suite 4132A,
Miami, Fl 33147

Pay by Phone
786 469-2900

Hearings are conducted by the Miami-Dade County Clerk of Court, Code Enforcement Division, the purpose of which is to give alleged violators the opportunity to contest the Notice of Assessment of Continuing Penalties for the civil violation that has previously been decided.

These hearings are conducted in a quasi-judicial manner with an appointed Hearing Officer assigned to hear the cases.  Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, hearings are being conducted through various remote and virtual means, including through the Zoom™ application which will allow members of the public that received a Notice of Assessment of Continuing Penalties to have an electronic hearing to contest the assessment of continuing penalties, rather than appearing at an in-person hearing.  Likewise, other members of the public have also been given the opportunity to observe the hearing through various remote and virtual means, including through the Zoom™ application.

Exhibits for hearing instructions and form

Submit exhibit list and exhibits to COCCEAPPEAL@MIAMIDADE.GOV

Virtual Hearing Opening Statement

Upcoming Hearings 
All hearings are scheduled for Eastern Time (US and Canada). Be sure to Register in advance.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

February 23, 2024 9:00 AM, Water & Sewer Department - Billing

February 26, 2024 9:00 AM, Animal Services Department

February 28, 2024 9:00 AM, Animal Services Department

February 28, 2024 10:00 AM, Consumer Protection Division

March 4, 2024 9:00 AM, Animal Services Department

March 14, 2024 2:00 PM, Building Department - Permit Control Section


If you have received a citation for an animal services violation, you may notify Animal Services by email at CITACOLLECT@MIAMIDADE.GOV. Be sure to include the citation number, a copy of the rabies vaccination certificate and proof of license tag.

If you are no longer the pet's owner, you may also notify Animal Services by email at  CITACOLLECT@MIAMIDADE.GOV.

For more information, please visit the Pay a Pet Citation page.

If you’d like to speak with someone please call 311.


  • Fee covering administrative cost of appeal hearing, if guilty - $75 
  • Fee per citation in each videotape duplicated - $10

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