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Pay a Tampering Violation

Civil Violation Notices are posted on the property where the tampering violation is found and issued in the active Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department account holder’s name.

The Clerk of the Courts manages the code enforcement process.

To make a payment, search your citation number in the Clerk of the Courts' Code Enforcement system. If you do not find your citation number, you will need to go in person at one of the locations to make the payment.

Payment is due within 30 days.

  • Fines

    • Single-family residential property: $250
    • Multi-family residential property: $500
    • Fire supression device (such as a fire hydrant or fire line): $500
    • Non-residential property: $1,000
  • Payment Options

    Pay online with:

    • Mastercard, American Express or Visa credit card

    Pay in person with:

    • Mastercard, American Express or Visa credit card
    • Check
    • Money order
    • Cash

    Pay by phone with:

    • Mastercard. American Express or Visa credit card

    Pay by mail with:

    • Check
    • Money order
  • Appeals

    A Civil Violation Notice can be appealed by requesting an administrative hearing in writing, within the time specified on the front of the Civil Violation Notice (20 days from the date of the Civil Violation Notice).

    Please note the following when requesting an administrative hearing:

    • The administrative hearing will not be scheduled sooner than 20 days from the date of the Civil Violation Notice
    • You may appear with or without counsel and produce witnesses on your behalf
    • You may be liable for reasonable costs of the administrative hearing upon a finding of guilty
    • You may be liable for the county’s costs and expenses incurred as a result of investigation, enforcement, testing or monitoring should the violators be found guilty of the violation
    • A lien in the amount of unpaid penalties can be filed against your real or personal property and may be foreclosed
    • The Civil Violation Notice must be paid to have your water service re-activated
  • Rental Properties

    Civil Violation Notices are posted on the property where the tampering violation is found and issued in the active Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department account holder’s name.

    Most times the tenant would be the one to receive the Civil Violation Notice and a notification letter is mailed to the property owner. However, in accordance with Section 32-122, the landlord or property owner will receive a companion Civil Violation Notice if the tenant has not paid the Civil Violation Notice within 30 days.

    A notification letter will be sent to the property owner when a tampering violation is found and an active Water and Sewer account holder does not exist for the property. The property owner will be issued a Civil Violation Notice after 30 days if an active account remains nonexistent on the property.

    A tenant can appeal the initial Civil Violation Notice that was issued in the tenant’s name. The owner of the property can appeal the Civil Violation Notice on the tenant’s behalf if the tenant provides a notarized letter giving such permission. Otherwise, the owner of the property can only appeal the companion Civil Violation Notice that was issued in their name. It is suggested that the landlord or property owner contact the tenant prior to taking action with the companion Civil Violation Notice received.

Online Options

Phone Number(s)

Email / Mail

Locations and Hours

  • Stephen P. Clark Center

    111 NW 1st Street, Miami, FL 33128
    Code Enforcement, District Operations, Suite 1750
    Monday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Tuesday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Thursday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    *Excluding county observed holidays.
  • Joseph Caleb Center

    5400 NW 22nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33142
    Suite #103
    Monday
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Tuesday
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Wednesday
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Thursday
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Friday
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Hialeah District Court

    11 East 6th Street, Hialeah, FL 33010
    Monday
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Tuesday
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Wednesday
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Thursday
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Friday
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • North Dade Justice Center

    15555 Biscayne Boulevard, North Miami Beach, FL 33160
    Suite #100
    Monday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Tuesday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Thursday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • South Dade Government Center

    10710 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay, FL 33189
    Suite #1200
    Monday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Tuesday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Thursday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Water and Sewer
Kevin Lynskey, Director

Water and Sewer Douglas Office
3071 SW 38th Ave, Miami, FL 33146
305-665-7477305-665-7477

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