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Florida: Miami


Known as the "Magic City" the City of Miami is located in Southeast Florida, in Miami-Dade County on the Miami River, between the Florida Everglades and the Atlantic Ocean.

Neighborhoods of Miami Dade

City of Miami Demographics

National & Local Parks

Alice Wainwright Park

Amelia Earhart Park

Arch Creek 

Big Cypress Natural Preserve

Bill Braggs Cape Florida State Park

Biscayne National Park

Canaveral National Seashore

Chapman Field Park

Crandon Park

Dry Tortuga National Park

E. G. Sewell Park

Everglades National Park

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Fruit and Spice Park

Greynolds Park

Haulover Park

Larry and Penny Thompson Memorial Park

Lummus Park

Margaret Pace Park

Matheson Hammocks Park

Oleta River State Park

Shark Valley

Simpson Park Hammock

South Pointe Park

Tamiami Park

Tropical Park

Virginia Key

Miami Dade County Parks & Recreation page

City Departments & Organizations

The Council’s mission is to encourage, coordinate and enhance the development and promotion of quality art and entertainment of every variety and to foster creative endeavors throughout the community to position Miami as a leading international center for art, culture and entertainment.

The activities of the Office of the Independent Auditor General add value, enhance performance, accountability, responsibilities, and improve the City's financial/operational effectiveness and efficiency.



Serves in an advisory capacity to the City Commission related to the monitoring of the resources derived from the issuance of general obligation bonds.



The Department of Buildings oversees building construction and alteration, enforces related codes and regulations, and provides a searchable database of City buildings information, online permits, and complaint forms.



Our mission is to serve the public by coordinating the implementation of Capital Projects related to construction and design services, and improving the quality of life throughout city neighborhoods. This work includes: road and sidewalk repairs, storm sewer upgrades, drainage, park improvements, structural upgrades to exiting city facilities, and new construction. CIT also offers Procurement opportunities (Bids and contracts), financial management and Community outreach.



The Office of the City Attorney provides a broad scope of legal services and advice to the Mayor, City Commissioners, City Manager as well as to all City Departments.



Responsible for the recording, transcribing and safeguarding of Commission minutes and legislation; legislative research; lobbyist registration; bid openings; records management administration citywide; boards and committees administration; acceptance of passport applications for United States citizens; attesting to contracts; attending bond validation proceedings, supervising and certifying the results of municipal elections, as well as employee representation at Civil Service Board elections and other designated advisory boards.



The City of Miami's municipal marinas offer over 1,000 berths at three locations, and have provided safe, comfortable accommodations to local and visiting boaters for over five decades



We are the "Watchdog" for the fair and consistent application of Civil Service Rules and Regulations for the benefit of City of Miami employees, administration, and residents.



The Civilian Investigative Panel (CIP), created by City of Miami Ordinance No. 12188, provides for independent and impartial citizens oversight of the Miami Police Department.



The Code Enforcement Department has been tasked with enforcing the City's rules and regulations, collecting fines when residents and business owners are in violation, and with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of life for citizens as well as beautifying the City's streets, business corridors, and neighborhoods.



Office of Communications

The mission of the Department of Communications is to facilitate communication, both internally and externally in a reliable, ethical and resourceful manner and to provide programming for and about the City of Miami and its citizens in an effort to educate, inform and enhance our community.



The CRA’s longstanding vision is to improve the quality of life for residents and stakeholders of the Overtown, Park West and Omni community redevelopment areas. The CRAs’ vision is to generate successful redevelopment projects, from both the private and public sector such as mixed-use construction developments and infrastructure improvements.



The Community Relations Board's mission is to foster mutual understanding, open-mindedness and respect of persons regardless of economic, social, religious, ethnicity, or sexual orientation by serving as advocates for both the City of Miami and its residents.



To be recognized as a provider of quality facilities and first class services.



It is our mission to enhance livability across all communities in the City of Miami with the best possible tools of service and be at the forefront of innovation and information-sharing.



City of Miami Emergency Management webpage will provide valuable information on how to prepare for the event of a hurricane. The site is loaded with contact information, checklists, and more. All at the residents and visitors fingertips.



Office of Films

Miami continues to be one of the most popular locations for film and entertainment productions in the world.



Manages and invests public funds in accordance with the City Charter and with policies set by the City Commission. Functions include issuing municipal bonds, collecting revenues from receipt and other fees, and providing general accounting services.



We will serve the citizens of Miami in a professional manner by providing rapid emergency response and other services to save lives and protect property.



The Office of Government Relations advocates on behalf of the City’s interests before all levels of government.



The Office of Grants Administration (OGA) is the designated office that City Departments contact for assistance in project planning, proposal writing, application assembly, and monitoring financial and budgetary compliance with grantor agency guidelines.



The Department of Hearing Boards processes applications, petitions, advertisings, signs of posting, notifications to property owners and schedules public hearings and meetings.



The historic preservation program promotes the identification, evaluation, rehabilitation, adaptive use and restoration of the City's historic, architectural, and archeological heritage.



The Housing & Community Development department coordinates programs funded through federal and state grants to assist Miami's economically disadvantaged residents and neighborhoods.



Providing excellent human resource services in a positive, professional, and proactive manner.



To deliver high-quality, focused, aggressive business solutions to the City of Miami by offering consumer-centric services and cost-efficient communications and information technologies.



The Mission of the Little Haiti Cultural Center (LHCC) is to provide a space that brings together people and ideas to promote, showcase and support Afro-Caribbean culture in South Florida.



The mission of the Office of Management and Budget is to promote the efficient allocation of resources in accordance with the needs and priorities of our citizens, elected officials, and administration.



Miami is an internationally recognized tourist destination and business hub with an estimated daytime population of one million people. The over 1,100 sworn members of our police force are relentlessly committed to ensuring that the citizens of Miami are not deprived of their fundamental right to feel safe in their neighborhoods.



NET's mission is to improve the quality of life and business for Miami residents by: facilitating professional, courteous and efficient delivery of municipal services; developing partnerships which bridge the gap between the public and private concerns; and enhancing and revitalizing Miami's diverse neighborhoods.



The goal of the Department of Parks and Recreation is to serve all of the residents of the City of Miami by providing safe, clean, and wholesome recreational, educational and cultural activities in order to promote a sense of community.



The Planning Department provides guidance for the future development of the City of Miami by preparing neighborhood plans; administering, interpreting, and preparing amendments to the Zoning Ordinance and the Miami Comprehensive Neighborhood Plan; preparing recommendations to and administering the Zoning Board, Planning Advisory Board, Historic and Environmental Preservation Board, and other hearing boards; and collecting and analyzing demographic, physical, social, and economic data on the City of Miami.



The Department of Public Works is responsible for the infrastructure maintenance and repairs of our City’s streets.



The Department of Procurement  has been established to administer the procurement process on behalf of the City.



The City’s Risk Management Department is a service provider, working closely with all operating departments within the City in an effort to protect the City's financial, physical, and human resources more effectively.



To promote a clean and healthy environment by collecting and disposing of garbage and trash, pursuant to the requirements and regulations of the City code and by providing other Solid Waste services in an efficient and cost-effective manner.



The Miami Office of Sustainable Initiatives (MSI) is the designated office responsible for addressing the City’s environmental programs by coordinating with other City Departments and environmental experts to assure that the City of Miami is working toward becoming a model for environmental best practices.