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General Hauler Permit

A permit is required for anyone in the business of solid waste collection or recyclable materials collection, removal or transport for hire or salvage over the streets or public right-of-way in Miami-Dade County.

  • How to apply

    • Complete the permit application
    • Pay with check or money order (Visa, Mastercard and American Express are accepted in person)
    • The following must also be provided:
      • Public liability policy
      • Certificate of insurance for all policies written in the applicant’s name
      • Property damage liability insurance covering operations for not less than $300,000 per occurrence
      • Vehicle liability insurance for all vehicles used in business of collection and disposal for not less than $1 million combined single limit per occurrence
  • Fees

    • Permit application and renewal fee: $600
    • Vehicles: $70 per vehicle
    • Background check: $24 per officer (for individuals without fingerprints currently on file)
  • Reporting Requirements

    Solid Waste Management requires all permitted private haulers operating in the County’s Disposal Facility Fee Area (DFFA) who either collect, transport or deliver solid waste for disposal to pay a Disposal Facility Fee (DFF). The DFFA is defined as the unincorporated area of Miami-Dade County as it was geographically configured on February 16, 1996.

    By the 25th day of each month, all Private Haulers operating in the DFFA are responsible for submitting a completed DFF reporting form to include the monthly receipts for solid waste collection and disposal service for all accounts that are subject to the DFF for the preceding month.

  • Regulations & Compliance

    General Hauler permits 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.

Locations and Hours

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Office Plaza

    2525 NW 62nd St, Miami, FL 33147
    5th Floor
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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