New Resident Checklist

Welcome to Miami Beach! We’re glad you’re here. 

Below is a checklist of common items new residents need to complete:

  • Activate utilities at your new address
    • Call City of Miami Beach Utilities Services at 305.673.7440. Homeowners, and possibly renters, need to establish a County utilities account for these services.
    • Electricity
      Florida Power & Light (FP&L)

      Apply for service by calling 305.442.8770/(TTY 800.432.6554)
      To report a hazardous condition call 800.4OUTAGE (468-8243)
    • Gas
      Teco Peoples Gas

      Telephone: 305.940.0139 or 1-877 TECO PGS (1-877.832.6747)
    • Utility Services
      Refuse/sewer/water services
      Call City of Miami Beach Utilities Services at 305.673.7440. Homeowners, and possibly renters, need to establish a County utilities account for these services
  • Add local numbers to your contact list
    • Important Phone Number List 
    • Miami Beach Police (non emergency): 305.673.7900
    • Miami Beach Fire Rescue (non emergency): 3055.673.7130
    • Miami-Dade County Telephone: 305.375.5553
    • State of Florida Telephone: 850.245.6240
  • Set up cable and internet
  • Put trash, recycling and bulk collection dates on your calendar.
  • If you’re moving to Miami Beach from out of state, register your vehicle with the Department of Motor Vehicles within the first 30 days of becoming a Florida resident.
  • Enroll school-age children as soon as your arrive. Contact the New Student Reception Center: 305.995.1334
  • Let us do the driving! Miami Beach’s FREE trolley provides a reliable transportation alternative complementing the existing transit network. Jump on today!
  • Register to vote! Do so online or at the Miami Dade County Office of Elections, Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 N.W. 1 St., 19th Floor, Miami, Fl., 33128. You must register at least 29 days before an election.
  • Need to update your passport? The City of Miami Beach accepts passport applications Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM only, excluding holidays. The office is located at 1755 Meridian Avenue, First floor. 
  • Be prepared for a hurricane. Check out our Hurricane Guide to ensure you are ready for anything mother nature throws our way.