Planning a Special Event at a Business?
Special Events are activities typically held by businesses to promote products, attract clientele, and increase sales. In most instances, special event activities attract larger than usual groups of people at once. Events such as grand openings, public promotions, Black Friday sales, a Cinco de Mayo celebration, and autograph signings and contests are all considered “special events.”
The Village of Palmetto Bay is a strong supporter of local businesses and understands the financial and community benefits derived from having a successful special event. The Village’s special event guidelines ensure the safety and welfare of all participants including adjacent businesses. In order to ensure a secure and safe event it is necessary that business owners and managers work directly with the Village so that all necessary permits, including a special event permit, are secured prior to the event. These guidelines are enforced by the Division of Code Compliance and Palmetto Bay Policing Unit of the Miami-Dade Police Department.
Currently, the Village requires an application to be completed and submitted for approval at least two weeks prior to an event. We highly recommend that Village noise and sign ordinance be read and understood prior to the initialization of any event. Rules and regulations apply to the appearance, duration, location, and size of a special event banner. Tents and stages may require a building permit in addition to the special event permit. Food preparation and alcoholic beverages require additional documentation to be attached with the special event permit application.
In conclusion, each venue is unique and will have different requirements. We urge that you contact the Village Hall at 305-259-1234 for guidance to a safe, pleasant, successful, and Village-approved event.
See the following resources/links:
- Noise Ordinance
- Amended Noise Ordinance
- Sign Ordinance
- Amended Sign Ordinance
- Special Event Banner/Sign Application
- Special Event Application
Special Event at a Private Residence (Block Party)
The Village requires that residents file an application for a Temporary Street Closing Permit to be received by Public Works no later than 14 DAYS PRIOR to an event. Prior to permit approval, the permittee must also submit a petition signed by 75 percent of residents within the area being barricaded, and provide an announcement to all residents living in the area.
Site Plan Review
Property owners interested in a site plan review of projects that do not require public hearing can now download and complete an Application for Administrative Site Plan Review.
Using Trees and Shrubs to Attract Migratory Birds -- Learn how to provide the perfect conditions in your yard or garden for migratory birds who visit our community.
- Memo with accompanying matrix of recommended native tree & shrubs.
The Department of Planning & Zoning, formerly a part of Planning, Zoning & Building Services, is comprised of two divisions including Planning & Zoning and Code Compliance.
The Planning & Zoning Division is responsible for providing technically sound and professional recommendations to ensure strict adherence to the Village’s Land Development Code, Comprehensive Plan, and any other concurrency regulations and for the efficient and timely processing of zoning applications.
The Code Compliance Division is responsible for educating the public on the Village’s code enforcement regulations and enforcing those regulations in our residential and business areas.
Division of Planning & Zoning
- Continue implementation of adopted Comprehensive Plan
- Administer zoning regulations and processes in accordance with the Land Development Code
- Implement the Village Mixed Use Zoning District Regulations
- Continue implementation of Franjo Island/U.S. 1 Island Area Mixed Use
- Zoning District Regulations
- Continue development and complete adoption process of a Village Land Development Code
- Continue to administer the permit process for sidewalk cafes and garage sales
- Continue to monitor monthly update process of the GIS for property and ownership information to provide current and accurate property data
- Continue development of the GIS for Village needs including adding historic zoning information and code enforcement actions at the parcel level
- Administer the Art-in-Public-Places Program
- Administer the Historic Preservation Program
- Represent the Village at planning and development conferences and seminars
Division of Code Compliance
- Respond to code complaints expeditiously
- Obtain code compliance through a progressive system of enforcement actions
- Carry out focused code initiatives to address special issues within neighborhoods
- Implement code compliance policies set by the Village Council as specific topics impact the Village, i.e. water restrictions issued by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) with enforcement responsibilities delegated to municipalities
- Administer the special master hearing process for appeals to code citations
- Continue to educate residential and commercial property owners on code requirements
- Promote professional development of code compliance officers
Darby Delsalle, Department Director
Efren Nunez, Zoning Administrator/ Planner
Vanessa Bencomo, Code Compliance Specialist
Luis Carcamo, Code Compliance Officer
Allen White, Sr. Code Compliance Officer
Morelia Rodriguez, Zoning Analysis
- Art in Public Places Presentation
- Art in Public Places Informational Brochure
- Art in Public Places Advisory Board Application
- Application for Administrative Site Plan Review
- Historic Preservation Board Application
- Historic Preservation Brochure
- Comprehensive Plan- Only available on CD. Please call 305-259-1260 if you're interested in purchasing a copy.
- Sidewalk Cafe Application
- Administrative Adjustment Application
- Land Use Entitlement Permit Process
- Special Event Sign/Banner Application
- Garage Sales Application
- July-2009 Current Land Use Map (2005)
- March-2010 Zoning Map
- Live More Green
- 10 Ways to Promote Sustainability at School
- 10 Ways to Promote Sustainability at Home
- Guiding Principles for a Sustainable Village
- Cooling & Saving Energy
- Bath/Laundry/Kitchen Remodels (Green Designs)
- Landscaping (Green Elements)