- Coronavirus Update
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Ensuring the safety and health of Miami Beach residents, visitors and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic remains the city’s most important objective.
The City of Miami Beach has extended its State of Emergency through July 28, 2021 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This will ensure the city’s continued eligibility for the reimbursement of COVID-related expenditures.
Click here to read Miami-Dade County's 2021 Safety Guidelines.
Questions and Contact Information
The Florida Department of Health has established a Call Center available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1.866.779.6121 or email your questions to COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are some helpful tools and resources for businesses expected to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. For a full list of business resources and tools, visit www.MBBiz.com.
The city is working closely with our local, state and federal governments to provide local businesses and employees with the tools needed to weather this challenging time. Email our resource agents today with your contact information and inquiry at email@example.com.
Pick Up Option: Unemployment applications are available for pick up at 26 Miami-Dade Public Libraries. Both the Miami Beach Regional Library and North Shore Library will have unemployment applications. Once completed, applications can be dropped off back at the library book drop off where they will be sent overnight to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.
Self Printing Option: Those with printers can access the paper application here and print from home.
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Guidance
The SBA will work directly with state governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loan program, Restaurant Revitalization Fund, and Shuttered Venue Operator grant provides small businesses with working capital loans/grants that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing or have experienced.
- Find more information on the SBA’s COVID-19 relief options at: COVID-19 relief options (sba.gov)
City of Miami Beach Emergency Declarations
View the State of Emergency Declarations signed by the Miami Beach City Manager here.
Miami-Dade County Emergency Orders
Click here to view official copies of Miami-Dade County Mayor Levine Cava emergency orders.
State of Florida Emergency Orders
Click here to view Executive Order from the State of Florida.
The City of Miami Beach is offering food assistance to qualifying residents who have lost their employment and are experiencing food insecurity. Please visit www.miamibeachfl.gov/food to fill out the required form.
After residents complete the online form, eligible residents will be contacted by the city with a date, time and location for food pick up. Households will only be permitted to pick up once per week and we will ensure that food packages are sufficient per family size. Residents receiving SNAP benefits are eligible two weeks after their SNAP allocation is loaded on their EBT card.
Utility Billing Penalties
Residents wishing to enter into a payment plan for their utility bill can reach the city’s Customer Service Center at the following phone numbers: 305.673.7440 or 305.604.CITY (2849). Residents can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
On-demand Freebee Service for the Elderly
In response to COVID-19 pandemic, on November 16, 2020 the City launched an on-demand Freebee service for elderly residents (65 and older) living in affordable housing facilities throughout the City. For more service details and a list of facilities on-demand service will be provided to/from, click here. The service is scheduled to operate through September 30, 2021.
Miami Beach Trolley
The Miami Beach trolley service resumed operations and is operating at a reduced service level and with a high frequency of interior vehicle cleaning in response to the ongoing pandemic. The citywide trolley service is operating 15 hours a day, from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., 7 days a week at approximately 30-minute average service frequency along each route.
Protecting the safety and health of our trolley passengers and drivers is of utmost importance. Vehicle interior and high-touch surfaces will be disinfected multiple times throughout the day at bus stops of lowest activity. This may affect passenger wait times and we may ask passengers on board of the vehicle (if any) to disembark during this time. Hand sanitizing solution will always be available on board of all trolley vehicles for passengers to use. All transit passengers must wear masks over their nose and mouth when boarding, disembarking, and for the duration of travel.
For more information, please visit www.miamibeachtrolley.com
Miami-Dade Transit Update
Metrobus transit updates, please click here.
During this COVID-19 state of emergency, the governor has granted Executive Order 20-68, which allows a six month extension on All active permits. In order to assist you with your permits, the Building Department is automatically extending permits that are due to expire; this extends the permit for an additional six month period. Permits must be in active status for the extension with no fees.
Extension application is required for all TCO permits, e-mail completer application to BuildingAdministration@miamibeachfl.gov .
- If you see that a permit has expired after March 10, A permit extension may be applied for via CSS using the Building online application. Upload the application and any letters of explanation for the extension request.
- Only online applications are allowed.
- All applications for specific permit types not found on the online application list, must use the Building Online Application available on Citizen Self Service (CSS) for processing there is a $50 fee.
- All applications for sub-permits must be applied for using Customer Self Service (CSS) the master permit must be in issued status to apply for a sub-permit.
- During the COVID-19 Emergency Period, design professionals may submit scanned drawings and documents in lieu of a digital signed and sealed set along with the required affidavit which can be downloaded here.
- All permits that have not been issued are required to upload all documents for review.
- Any previous 24Hr plans which were disapproved, must upload all corrections via Citizen Self Service (CSS)
- Any 24Hr plan brought on Tuesday, March 24 will be invoiced. If approved and the remaining balance has been paid, via Citizen Self Service (CSS), the permit card will be delivered via email or be made available for download via Citizen Self Service (CSS). The inspector will bring the approved plan to the site for the first inspection.
- All issued permits, will be allowed to continue/begin work (if the individual’s association allows the work).
- During COVID-19 period, we must work together. The City of Miami Beach building inspectors will be performing checks of the logs on safe site practices. Lack of compliance with CDC recommendations on construction sites will result with the issuance of a violation and depending on the severity, may require that the site be closed down for a 14day period up to and including the revocation of a permit.
- All construction projects with greater than 8 workers shall conduct health checks on all employees daily and keep notes of the screening on site and provide temperature screening log. Click here for the city's Self Screening form.
For specific trade and permitting questions contact the Chiefs and/or Operations Manager to arrange for an appointment. Digital and phone appointments with Chiefs and Operations Manager are available upon request. North Beach Office will continue to be closed to the public until further notice.
City Clerk & Special Masters
Customers needing assistance may call the Office of the City Clerk at 305.673.7411 or the Office of the Special Master at 305.673.7181. Telephones will be answered from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Customers are encouraged to use the Clerk's online resources or email email@example.com.
Code Compliance Department
Code Compliance walk-ins are closed. Residents or businesses that need assistance should call Code Compliance at 305.604.CITY(2489)
Click here to view the City Clerk's meeting notice webpage.
City Hall Open for Passport Services & Bus Pass Program Applications
The city’s Customer Service Center (1755 Meridian Avenue) is available Monday through Friday by appointment only, to provide Passport services and process applications for the Golden Pass and Patriot bus pass program. Appointments can be scheduled by calling the call center at 305.604.CITY or online here.
Environment & Sustainability
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City Tree Removal Permit process is now paperless. When applying for a City Tree Removal Permit, an electronic application submittal is required. Click here for more information.
The Cashier's Office within the Finance Department is closed to the public until further notice. We encourage you to make any payments online here or here. If absolutely necessary, payments can be made by appointment by calling 305.673.7466, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Applications for Land Use Board approval, Determination of Architectural Significance, Zoning Verification Letters and requests for Zoning Determination by the Planning Director are all web-based and continue to be received and processed. Planning permits including window signs, construction signs and banners are also being accepted and processed. Please visit the Planning Department’s page at www.miamibeachfl.gov/city-hall/planning/ or call our offices at 305.673.7550 for more information.
Public Works Department
The City of Miami Beach Right-of-Way (ROW) permit counter is closed.
ROW permit applications will continue to be accepted and processed for faster issuance once restrictions are lifted. Customers can use the citizen self service (CSS) portal at www.MBSelfService.com to submit their applications, receive comments and pay permit fees online. In order to facilitate the online process, process workflows and checklists for each permit can be found here.
The City of Miami Beach ROW Section strives to maintain the highest levels of customer service. To that end, the Right of Way general inbox (firstname.lastname@example.org) will serve as a centralized location for questions and concerns.
Residents Facing the Possibility of Eviction or Foreclosure Proceeding
If you feel that you are being evicted unfairly or in violation of your lease, there are available resources to help guide you through this process and inform you of your legal rights and options. Dade Legal Aid, founded in 1949, offers pro bono, free legal advice to financially qualified persons who may be in need of assistance due to pending eviction or foreclosure proceedings.
All requests for assistance must be made by appointment. The Dade Legal Aid can be contacted at 305.579.5733. They are located at 123 NW 1 Avenue, Miami, FL 33128, across from the historic Miami-Dade County Courthouse. They are accessible by public transit from Miami Beach on both the 120 Beach MAX & 119 S bus routes. They are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and again from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. More information can be found on their website here.
Community Development Block Grant Program & CARES Act CDBG-CV
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) will enable the city to offer $254,000 in CDBG-CV and CDBG for rent assistance.
This program will provide assistance to qualifying Miami Beach residents earning up to 80% Area Median Income who are in danger of becoming homeless for failing to pay their monthly rent. Under program guidelines, assistance will be payable directly to the landlord upon verification of eligibility and financial position. An estimated 136 households may be assisted with these funds.
- Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
- Must be a resident of the City of Miami Beach;
- Must demonstrate need due to job loss as a result of COVID-19;
- Household income must be less than 80% area median income (AMI) for federal funds; and
- Rent must be have been current as of March 2020.
- Proof of legal residency;
- Copy of paystubs for all household members;
- Copy of most recent unemployment payment, if applicable;
- Copy of bank statement(s), annuity statements or any other documentation showing personal assets;
- Notice from employer relating to reduction of work hours/employment/business closure due to COVID-19;
- Copy of current lease;
- Proof applicant was current on rent as of March 2020; and
- W-9 form completed by landlord
Meals for Seniors
If you are a senior citizen 60 years or older and you have any problems getting meals, please call Miami-Dade County’s 311 Call Center between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. and you will be immediately patched in with their Emergency Operations Center to get you the meals or other services that you may need.
Miami-Dade County is coordinating closely with hospital and healthcare partners, the Florida Department of Health, municipalities, and private partners including CVS and Walgreens to vaccinate members of our community against the coronavirus (COVID-19) as quickly and efficiently as possible. Appointments are available through a scheduling tool in partnership with the Florida Department of Health and Miami-Dade County at miamidade.gov/vaccine. The website is also available in Spanish at miamidade.gov/vacuna.
The Florida Department of Health has a dedicated 24/7 Call Center available for questions regarding COVID-19. The number to call is 1.866.779.6121 or via email at COVID19@flhealth.gov. Visit Miami-Dade County's website for updates on where to get vaccinated and frequently asked questions here.
COVID-19 vaccination locations within 10 miles of Miami Beach:
- CVS Pharmacy – Washington Avenue
- Walgreens – Jefferson Avenue
- Pure Pharmacy – West Avenue
- Publix Pharmacy – West Avenue
- Azuri Medical
CVS Health Vaccination Sites
Appointments for vaccinations at select CVS Pharmacy y más and Navarro Discount Pharmacy locations have become available for booking as stores receive shipments of vaccine. Patients must register in advance at CVS.com or through the CVS Pharmacy app, and people without online access can contact CVS customer service: 800.746.7287. Walk-in vaccinations without an appointment will not be provided. The Navarro Discount Pharmacy in Miami Beach is located at 631 71 Street, Miami Beach, FL 33141.
Publix Vaccination Sites
Publix is administering the COVID-19 vaccine at all Publix pharmacy locations throughout Miami-Dade County. To schedule an appointment, visit www.publix.com/covid-vaccine/florida.
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Click here for information from Mount Sinai Medical Center (MSMC) regarding vaccinations, including how to schedule an appointment.
Homebound individuals can register online to be contacted to schedule a vaccination appointment at home. For more information, call 833.930.3672 or email email@example.com.
V-Safe After Vaccination Checker
V-Safe is a smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins after you receive a COVID-19 vaccination. V-Safe will remind you to get your second COVID-19 vaccine dose if you need one. Click here to learn more.
The City of Miami Beach is committed to standing with our community and supporting those impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Your generosity will help people provide services like food, shelter and more to those in need. One hundred percent of your donation will provide relief to those left vulnerable by the pandemic.