New Resident Checklist

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)

Teco Peoples Gas

Telephone: 305.940.0139 or 1-877 TECO PGS (1-877.832.6747)

Pet Licenses

Telephone: 305.884.1101 ext. 222

Garage Sales
Rules and Permit Information

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.

Public School Student Registration
Parents should enroll school-age children as soon as they arrive in the City of Miami Beach. For initial entry into Miami-Dade County Public Schools, all students have the option of registering: (1) at a school on the basis of the actual residence of the parent or legal guardian in the attendance area of the school as approved by the Board, or (2) at a New Student Reception Center. Telephone: 305.995.1334


Vehicle Registration
New Florida residents must register their vehicles within 30 days after becoming a resident in Florida. You may title your vehicle in Florida and register for state license plates at Miami-Dade County Auto Tag Agency, 140 West Flagler Street #1203, Miami, Florida 33130. For complete details, telephone them at 305.375.5678.

There are several Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Office located throughout Miami-Dade County.
15555 Biscayne Blvd. North Dade Justice Building
Telephone: 305.229.6333

Voter Registration
If you are a new Florida resident, you must register in order to be able to vote in Florida. If you moved to Miami Beach from another State of Florida jurisdiction, you must transfer your voter registration to Miami-Dade County. Both tasks may be accomplished online or at the Miami-Dade County Office of Elections, Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 N.W. 1st St., 19th Floor, Miami, Fl., 33128. You must register at least 29 days before an election.

Miami-Dade County Telephone: 305.375.5553

State of Florida Telephone: 850.245.6240

Acceptance of Passport Applications
The City of Miami Beach Finance Office located at 1755 Meridian Avenue, First Floor, accepts passport applications Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM only, excluding holidays.