Special Events office provides assistance in the coordination of events on
public property and other properties requiring special zoning exemptions (i.e.
pool deck and roof top events) by assisting producers with guidelines and
permit requirements and serving as liaison with local and regional city
services and neighborhood associations. This Special Events Planning Guide will
provide you with vital information on how to proceed in obtaining a Special
Event Permit in the City of Miami Beach, please make sure you read it
be aware, by submitting an application you will be providing full disclosure of
your event plans and this information will become public record. Additionally
your signature on the Special Events application form implies compliance with
the Special Events Guidelines. The Special Event Requirements and Guidelines
are available under the forms central page under
but not least, please be advised that the Special Events Office requires SIXTY
(60) DAYS NOTICE prior to the event start date in order to process an
application. Applications are processed on a first come, first serve basis.
Exceptions to the following deadlines will be made at the City’s discretion and
late fees may apply. A Special Events permit is a review and approval process,
and submission does not constitute approval. Once all items are submitted,
registered, reviewed, and terms of coordination have been met your Special
Event Permit will be drafted and sent to the City Manager for final approval.
Any and all expenses incurred by applicant/producers/promoters prior to the
issuance of a Special Event Permit shall be at the sole risk and responsibility
of the applicant/producer/promoter, and the City of Miami Beach shall in no way
be responsible and liable for same.
look forward to assisting you in producing a successful event in the City Miami
you have any questions regarding the application permitting process, please
call the Special Events Office at 305-673-7577.
YOU NEED TO GET STARTED…
submit the following minimum requirements immediately following the completion
of your online permit request. Your request will not be reviewed or given a
permit number until an application fee of $250.00 is received.
$250.00 is due upon online application submittal. Other fees such as
permit fee, security deposit, VBA’s, sq. ft. fees, etc., are due no later than
14 days prior to event date or load-in date.
a complete list of Special Event fees please refer to the fee schedule located
under the FORMS CENTRAL
For NON-PROFIT ENTITIES (in order
to qualify for fee waivers of you must provide the following documentation):
A Fee Waiver Letter addressed to City Manager (Jimmy L. Morales), please
email or mail to the Special Events office.
501 (C) 3 non-profit certificate
and entities must provide the most recent copy of the annual 990 fiscal report.
is also required.
CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE & INDEMNITY AGREEMENT
LEGAL NAME ON THE INSURANCE/ INDEMNITY MUST MIRROR EACH OTHER. The entity name
and/ or indemnitor is the event permitee.
can obtain copies of the City’s Insurance
Requirements and Indemnity
under the FORMS CENTRAL
Indemnity Agreement –
After submitting the electronic version please submit ORIGINAL document
SITE PLAN/ ROUTE:
The site plan must be drawn to scale with area features. CAD/PDF preferred.
Please via email.
FOLLOWING ARE IMPORTANT ITEMS YOU SHOULD KNOW:
Please be advised that your event may require review from impacted
neighborhoods and/or sign-off from affected businesses/residents.
SECURITY AND PUBLIC SAFETY:
Your event may require hiring City Services such as off-duty Police, Fire
Rescue, Ocean Rescue, Parking, Sanitation, and Parks among other
personnel/services. Please be advised that some of these departments may
require payment up front. These departments will determine minimum staffing
levels for the event.
Depending on location and scope of the event additional fees may apply.
Once you have submitted the minimum requirements, your request will be
registered and reviewed. You will then be informed of any outstanding permit
requirements as part of the application process (e.g. permit fee, security
deposit, neighborhood review meeting dates, sign-offs, permits, etc.). The
Special Events office reserves the right to request additional requirements as
needed. It is the sole responsibility of the event producer to turn in all
required elements 14 day prior to the event. Should the applicant not comply
with the above mentioned requirements the City has the right to deny the event
permit at any stage that it may be in.
Please note that in order to receive an approved permit, you must submit all
outstanding permit requirements. It is the applicant’s sole responsibility to
do so in a timely fashion. Please refer to the applicant/producer deadline
guide for timelines of requirement submittal.