A landscaper permit is required for anyone engaged in the business of creating or maintaining landscaped areas, including tree trimming and tree removal, and is needed to dispose clean yard trash or obtain a discounted disposal rate at Miami-Dade County Neighborhood Trash and Recycling Centers, two County landfills and the Resources Recovery Facility.
Bring the following:
- Copy of current Miami-Dade County Occupational License or Local Business Tax Receipt
- Florida Driver’s License
- Vehicle Registration for each vehicle and trailer you will be permitting
- Proof of vehicle insurance for each vehicle you will be permitting
- Completed permit application
- Check or money order (Visa and MasterCard accepted in person)
The 1-year permit does not grant permission for land clearing. It is valid from Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. There is no prorating of permit fees purchased after Oct. 1.
Renewal notices are mailed in June or July to the address listed on the initial application. If no vehicle information has changed, the documentation and fees can be returned by mail. It’s recommended you do this by Aug. 15. The decal(s) will then be mailed to you.
If vehicle information has changed, you must renew in person.
If you did not receive a renewal application by mail, call 305-514-6610.
If replacing a permitted vehicle or vehicle windshield, return the old decal to exchange it for a new decal. If the old decal is not returned, an $80 replacement fee applies.
- Permit application and renewal fee: $225
- Vehicle registration fee: $80 per vehicle
- Trailer attached to vehicle: $80 per trailer (disposal only at either landfill or Resources Recovery Facility)
Disposal of Yard Trash
Clean yard trash must be free of other forms of solid waste, such as garbage, trash and construction and demolition debris.
Visit the Waste Disposal for Landscapers service page for more information about disposal fees and vehicles allowed at County facilities.
Regulations & Compliance
Landscaper permits or vehicle decals may not be reassigned, transferred or sold. In the event of any change in ownership and/or name of corporation or partnership, formal notification must be given to the Department within 30 days of the change.
Revocation of permit
A permit may be revoked if its conditions are violated, fees or charges aren’t paid or a violation is made that endangers the public health, safety or welfare.
Appeal of permit denial or revocation
An appeal can be filed within 14 days of receipt of the certified letter advising of a permit denial or revocation. A hearing will be scheduled between 14 and 60 days of the appeal being received.
Warnings or citations
For questions about warnings or citations, or to request a partial payment or payment extension, call the Enforcement Division at 305-514-6700.
Warning and Citation Payments
Locations and Hours
Dr. Martin Luther King Office Plaza2525 NW 62nd St, Miami, FL 33147
Monday8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Tuesday9:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.Wednesday9:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.Thursday9:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.Friday9:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.