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City of Miami Beach
1700 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Phone: 305.673.7000

Customer Service Center

Welcome to the City of Miami Beach Customer Service Center. Located on the first floor of the Multipurpose Municipal Parking Facility at 1755 Meridian Avenue, the center is your one-stop shop for myriad of customer service-related services. Apply for a business license, renew a passport or sign up for discounted resident parking and much more.

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The center is open to all who live, work and play in our beautiful, tropical City. The following services are available:

For customer service questions, please call our main line at 305.673.7420, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. or email us at mbhelp@miamibeachfl.gov.

At the Customer Service Center, we assist you with your Parking needs.  You may purchase residential, municipal, or garage permits as well as register for visitor passes and residential discounts.  Always remember to bring your vehicle registration, original proof of residency, and your completed application to purchase any of our permits.

For more information on Parking permits, please click here.

For customer service questions, please call our main line at 305.673.7420, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. or email us at mbhelp@miamibeachfl.gov.

The city will upgrade all water meters citywide to a new smart system that will enable the city to manage the water system more efficiently while providing a higher level of customer service. Upon meter replacement, customers will be able to track usage online and via an app. Please visit www.miamibeachfl.gov/meters for more information.

Eye on Water | REGISTER HERE or SIGN IN HERE

If you’re interested in receiving your bills via email (E-Bills) please click here and email us the following information:

  • Full name listed on the UTB account
  • Account number
  • The one (1) email address you wish to receive your E-bills at
  • Your property address.

CLICK HERE To Pay Your Utility Account

UTB Forms 

For customer service questions, please call our main line at 305.673.7420, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. or email us at mbhelp@miamibeachfl.gov.

Any rental of rooms in any hotel, motel, rooming house or apartment house or restaurant that sells food, beverages, and alcoholic beverages are required to register and remit resort tax to the City of Miami Beach. There is a 4% tax on the rent of a room or rooms in any hotel, motel, rooming house or apartment house, and a 2% tax levied on the total sales price of all food, beverages, alcoholic beverages (including beer and wine) sold in any restaurant, bar, or nightclub.

For more information on Resort Tax please, click here

To pay for your Resort Tax please, click here

To use the Resort Tax Calculator please, click here

To download the Resort Tax form please, click here

For customer service questions, please call our main line at 305.673.7420, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. or email us at mbhelp@miamibeachfl.gov.

The Customer Service Center is open (M-F 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.) for Passports customers by appointment only. To schedule an appointment please, click here.

In an abundance of caution and to as best follow the CDC guidelines to remain socially distant, please bring your passport photo with you to your appointment.

For more Passport information please, click here.

For customer service questions, please call our main line at 305.673.7420, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. or email us at mbhelp@miamibeachfl.gov.

To facilitate a faster turnaround for simple transactions, the City has a dedicated express lane at the CSC. The express lane is designed for customers with transactions that only take a few minutes to complete, such as:

  • Applying for garage sale permits
  • Proving residency for the resident discount at parking meters
  • Applying for real estate sign permits

This dedicated express lane has been created so visitors to the CSC are not “stuck” behind customers with complex transactions.

For customer service questions, please call our main line at 305.673.7420, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. or email us at mbhelp@miamibeachfl.gov.

The City of Miami Beach host an Artist Vendor and Street Performer lottery once a quarter for those interested in selling their art as well as performing in our designated Lottery locations.

Designated Lottery Locations throughout

  • Lincoln Road
  • Ocean Drive
  • Lincoln Road / Beachwalk
  • Collins Ave
  • Washington Ave

For more information on Artist Vendor / Street Performers, click here

For customer service questions, please call our main line at 305.673.7420, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. or email us at mbhelp@miamibeachfl.gov.

In order to provide customers with clear steps, expectations and a thorough explanation of their requirements for operating within the city, the current Business Tax Receipt (BTR)and Certificate of Use (CU) point of application has been bifurcated.

By separating the CU review from the BTR, which will be reviewed by the Finance staff in the Customer Service Center, and the CU which will be reviewed by Regulatory Departments; businesses can navigate the process with greater ease.

This bifurcated system will closely mirror what other municipalities and counties do with their Local Business Tax and Certificate of Use processes.

All businesses wishing to operate in the City of Miami Beach must first obtain a CU. 

To apply for a CU please follow these instructions:

  1. Go to:  http://www.mbselfservice.com  (reviews may result in a request for additional information/documentation).
  2. Request a Fire Inspection via Citizen Self Service Portal (CSS) at http://www.mbselfservice.com.
  3. Once the CU application passes the Fire Inspection, the CU will be automatically issued, and you will be able to apply for your Business Tax Receipt (BTR).

To apply for your BTR please follow these instructions:

  1. Go to the Citizen Self Service Portal (CSS) at:  http://www.mbselfservice.com
  2. The following is required for your application to be reviewed:
    1. Valid Certificate of Use (CU)
    2. DERM*
    3. Lease/Recorded Warranty Deed
    4. Articles of Incorporation
    5. Federal Identification Number (FEIN)
    6. Fictitious Name (if applicable)
    7. Additional documentation may be required based on business type.

*DERM is required for all businesses with the exception of professionals, home based businesses, short term rentals, and mobile car washes.

For more information on how to apply to get a DERM inspection for your Certificate of Use, click here

If the above requirements are met, upon verification, your BTR will be issued on-the-spot.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office at 305.673.7420.

To apply online for a Business Tax Receipt please visit our Citizen’s Self Service

For an on-line directory of current Business Tax Receipts please click here

If you would like to apply in person, but need an application click here

For more information on Business Tax Receipts please click here

For customer service questions, please call our main line at 305.673.7420, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. or email us at mbhelp@miamibeachfl.gov.

City of Miami Beach's cashiers are responsible for receiving, safeguarding, and depositing the monies paid to the City by various sources.

To make a payment, please visit any of our cashiers offices.

  • City Hall - 1700 Convention Center Drive, 1st floor
  • Customer Service Center - 1755 Meridian Ave, 1st floor
  • North Beach Office - 962 Normandy Dr

For customer service questions, please call our main line at 305.673.7420, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. or email us at mbhelp@miamibeachfl.gov.

  • To apply for a Garage Sale Permit please, click here.
  • To request a Lien Search please, click here.
  • To apply for a Real Estate Sign permit please, click here.
  • To apply for a Kiteboarding Permit please, click here.
    • To view the Kiteboarding Permit Ordinance, please click here.

Effective July 1, 2022 passport customers will be seen by appointment only

For customer service questions, please call our main line at 305.673.7420
Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. or email us at mbhelp@miamibeachfl.gov

Contacts:

Assistant Director
Customer Service Manager

Location:

1755 Meridian Avenue | First Floor

Operating Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 6 PM
Closed
12 PM - 1PM Daily
Closed
12 PM - 2 PM
1st & 3rd Thursday - Monthly

Wait Times

Important Numbers:

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POLICE

Emergencies: 911
Non-Emergencies: 305.673.7900
Records: 305.673.7990

FIRE

Non-Emergencies: 305.673.7111
Crime Stoppers: 305.471.TIPS

TOURISM

City Hall:
305.673.7400
1700 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139

TOWING INFORMATION

Beach Towing
305.534.2128
1349 Dade Boulevard
(West of Alton Road)

Tremont Towing
305.672.2395
1916 Bay Road
(2 blocks west of Alton Road)

Parking/Code
Enforcement Hotline
305.604.4785 or
305.604.CITY

HOSPITAL & URGENT CARE

Mount Sinai Medical Center
4300 Alton Road
Miami Beach, FL 33140
305.674.2121
www.msmc.com

Baptist Health Urgent Care
709 Alton Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
786.204.4141
www.beachwelove.com

Miami Beach Community Health Center
710 Alton Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305.538.8835
www.miamibeachhealth.org

Medigo Urgent Care
1355 Alton Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305.672.0777
www.medigoonline.com

Jackson Memorial Hospital
160 North West 170th Street
North Miami Beach, FL 33169
305.651.1100
www.jhsmiami.org