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Effective Friday, September 23, 2016, inspection requests will not be accepted by telephone.
Inspection requests can be completed:
Current developments and applications in progress can be found by visiting the Community Development Economic Development page, or downloading the document (PDF).
Anyone operating a business within the City of Aventura is required to have a Certificate of Use and a Local Business Tax. The Local Business Tax was formerly known as an Occupational License. Fees are determined by the type of business or profession, and must be filed annually, prior to October 1.
Construction, and other types of noises, are allowed on weekdays from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Construction is not allowed on Sundays or holidays unless special approval is received by the City Manager prior to the work being done. To receive an application to perform work after these hours, contact the Office of the City Manager at 305-466-8910.
A permit ensures the consumer that the work is being done properly and with the appropriate materials. A licensed contractor is required to obtain permits in the following situations:
Please contact the Building Division at 305-466-8937 if you should have any questions as to whether a permit is required.
The following regulatory agencies may need to review and approve plans prior to the issuance of a permit by the City:
The City has signage regulations regarding all types of signage from signs allowed from businesses to Open House signs in residential areas. To receive a copy of the code, call the Community Development Department at 305-466-8940, or view it from our website under the City Clerk's section.
Home businesses require a Home Local Business Tax Application along with proof of residency such as a utility bill.
Any person, firm, association, or corporation maintaining a business location or branch office within the City limits for the privilege of engaging in or managing a business, profession, or occupation, within the City. Any person who utilizes a residential unit to conduct a home business, profession, or occupation. An application is required for each separate classification at the same business.
The penalty for operating without a current Local Business Tax starts at $250 and can escalate to imprisonment and closure of business.
Miami-Dade County has its own tax requirements. For more information, contact:Miami-Dade County Business Tax 140 W Flagler StreetRoom 1407Miami, FL 33130Phone: 305-270-4949
The ducks found in the City of Aventura around ponds and other waterways can be a mix of native and migratory waterfowl. As with any wildlife you come across in Florida, it is never a good idea to feed them. Wildlife need to retain their natural instincts for survival. When animals are fed by humans important instincts, like migration, can be altered. The seemingly "helpful" act of feeding ducks can change their natural instinct to migrate back to their natural breeding grounds.
Food handouts can also increase the number of birds in a small area causing a potential for the spread of disease with increased droppings near water where it can travel through the local ecosystem. The dependency of wildlife on people for food can also cause nuisance situations and conflict between people and animals.
For more information about feeding wild waterfowl, view the U.S. Fish and Wildlife brochure titled, "Caution: Feeding Waterfowl May Be Harmful! (PDF)"