Planning & Zoning

The Planning and Zoning Department is responsible for both long range and short range planning functions. Planning maintains and updates the Village’s Comprehensive Plan and the Land Development Regulations. All development plans are reviewed for conformity with these two guiding documents.


The Department coordinates the review process for development plans, special use permits, variances, and other applications as set out in the Miami Shores Village Code of Ordinances. To facilitate these processes the village offers assistance to applicants in the form of a pre-application meeting with staff, required for some applications, where staff is available to review the zoning permit application requirements with you and to review your project with you to determine compliance with the Village’s Comprehensive Plan and the Land Development Regulations.


Information regarding the Downtown 2nd Avenue adoption of the "Architectural Design Manual" and Zoning Code regulations:

Downtown Design Manual Oct 2016

Newspaper Advertisement Downtown Amendment

Ordinance Downtown Amendment

Staff Report Downtown Amendment



pdf Symbol Planning & Zoning Deadlines and Board Hearing Dates



Solar Information


Solar (Thermal/Photovoltaic) Online Application

Determination of Use

Analysis of Zoning Requirements

Installing Rooftop Solar Energy Systems in HISTORIC DISTRICTS






Miami Shores Village has received an application for an alcohol license from both Sins Gastro Pub and Amarnathe located on Northeast Second Avenue.

Questions related to the alcohol license application should be directed to the Planning & Zoning Director, Travis Kendall at 305-762-4864.