Planning and Zoning Department

Important Notice

TEMPORARY Outdoor Dining Permit Application

Due to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mayor and the City Council of the City of Doral adopted  Emergency Ordinance No. 2020-27 to aid in the economic recovery for restaurants located within the City. Pursuant to the ordinance, the City is temporarily allowing restaurants to have outdoor seating on a temporary basis, even when such seating is not currently allowed under the restaurant’s Certificate of Use and Business Tax Receipt. The City of Doral will temporarily waive fees for such applications. In the interest of time, the City of Doral will attempt to review and approve applications within 1-2 business days. Please review the checklist for requirements upon submitting an application. If you have any questions, you may reach Kenia Palau at  305-593-6631 Ext. 3009 or via email at  kenia.palau@cityofdoral.com.

To Apply

 Online Dining Permit Application

 Downloadable Form - Dining Permit Application

 Flow Chart Process - Dining Permit Application

Fill out online application or downloadable application above. Refer to the Flow Chart for the application process.

Once issued, please post the Temporary Outdoor Dining Permit in a common area where it may be seen upon inspection by any official of the City.  

Review Process for a Temporary Outdoor Dining Permit

  1. Submit your application.
  2. The application will be reviewed by the Planning and Zoning Department. 
  3. Once all necessary approvals are obtained, the Licensing Division will issue the Temporary Outdoor Dining Permit via email. 
  4. Code Enforcement may conduct periodic site inspections to ensure compliance.

Expiration
The Temporary Outdoor Dining Permit Application shall automatically expire on December 14, 2020 at 11:59:59 p.m., unless such approval or permit is otherwise suspended, modified, amended, or extended in accordance with  Emergency Ordinance No. 2020-27 or a subsequent ordinance adopted by City Council.

Important Notice

TEMPORARY Business Tax Receipt (BTR) Application

Due to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mayor and the City Council of the City of Doral adopted  Emergency Ordinance No. 2020-28 to aid in the economic recovery for businesses located within the City. Pursuant to the ordinance, the City is temporarily allowing businesses with an active/current Business Tax Receipt (BTR) to apply for a secondary temporary BTR who wish to expand their operations in accordance with the City’s Land Development Code. The City of Doral will temporarily waive fees for such applications. Upon the City receiving the application, the Occupational License Division staff will forward the BTR application to Miami-Dade County Department of Environmental Resources Management (DERM) for their review and approval. The applicant shall be responsible for any fees imposed by Miami-Dade County. In the interest of time, the City of Doral will attempt to review and approve applications within 1-2 business days. If you have any questions, you may reach Kenia Palau at  305-593-6631 Ext. 3009 or via email at  kenia.palau@cityofdoral.com.

To Apply

 Download BTR Application

Submit an application to  Kenia.Palau@cityofdoral.com

Once issued, the temporary BTR must be posted on site in a common area where it may be seen upon inspection by any official of the City.  

Review Process for a Temporary Business Tax Receipt 

  1. All Temporary BTR applications must be submitted via email to  Kenia.Palau@cityofdoral.com.
  2. The application must be reviewed by the City of Doral Planning and Zoning Department for consistency with the Land Development Code Requirements.
  3. The City of Doral Planning and Zoning Department will forward the application to the Department of Environmental Resource Management (DERM) for review and approval.
  4. Once all necessary approvals are obtained, the Licensing Division will issue the temporary permit via email
  5. Code Enforcement may conduct periodic site inspections to ensure compliance.

Expiration
The BTR license shall automatically expire on December 14, 2020 at 11:59:59 p.m., unless such approval or permit is otherwise suspended, modified, amended, or extended in accordance with  Emergency Ordinance No. 2020-28 or a subsequent ordinance adopted by City Council.

The Planning and Zoning Department is responsible for planning the current and future development of the City. We are committed to ensuring the safe and quality development of well-planned residential and commercial neighborhoods. We seek to provide clear, timely information to the public concerning the planning and development activities within the City of Doral.

Planning and Zoning Department Functions

The Planning and Zoning Department is charged with the oversight of all inquiries and analysis pertaining to land use, zoning, and subdivision regulations. This includes the implementation of the Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Regulations, review of tentative and final plat applications, land use and zoning request, comprehensive plan amendments, variance requests, building permit reviews, site plan, sign permit reviews, special event permits, and evaluation of development of regional impacts annual reports consistent with Section 380.06(18), Florida Statutes.

In addition to performing the daily line-planning functions, the Department is responsible for preparing planning documents and policy reports to further the Comprehensive Plans goals, objectives and policies. This effort includes, but is not limited to, the 20-Years Water Supply Facilities Work Plan, Citywide Brownfield Program, Doral Boulevard Corridor Study, Update of the Comprehensive Plan, Low Impact Development Master Plan, Housing Master Plan, Implementation of the Floodplain Management Ordinance, Arts-In-Public Places Site Evaluation Analysis, Implementation of the Economic Development Master Plan and Annexation Reports.

The Department also provides in-house technical support to other city departments engaged in citywide initiatives such as transportation planning, parks and recreation master planning, and floodplain management.

 Department Info

Phone
  305-593-6630

Email
 PlanningandZoning@cityofdoral.com

Customer Service Hours
Office Hours

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

General Zoning and/or Land Use
Information/questions (Walk-thru)

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Zoning Inspections
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Occupational Licenses
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Economic Development
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location
8401 NW 53rd Terrace
2nd Floor
Doral, FL 33166
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Mission
To be a solution-oriented organization that provides quality municipal planning services in an efficient and cost-effective manner consistent with the requirements in the City Comprehensive Plan, Land Development Regulations, and with the utmost respect for the residents that we represent and serve.

 Organizational Chart