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The Business Tax receipt is for the purposes of the City of Hialeah granting you the privilege of engaging any business, profession, or occupation within the city limits. A business tax receipt is required, pursuant to local code and state laws, and as well to be able to operate a business from a commercial or residential location. Business Tax receipts are valid commencing October 1st through September 30th of each fiscal year. As a courtesy, reminders are mailed prior to expiration of your business tax.
Chapter 18 and Chapter 86 of the City of Hialeah Municode
All businesses prior to operating their business are required to obtain a Business Tax Receipt. No applications will be processed if mailed. All applications must be brought i to our office.
Forms can be obtained on the Forms and Instructions page or in our office.
Yes, the city issues home-based business tax receipts; however, it is for limited business types. Please see the following:
No more than one home office shall be permitted within a residence
No customer or client visitation or business traffic to and from the residence is permitted, except for delivery of office supplies and repair or installation of office equipment.
No signs or other forms of commercial advertisement outside the residence are permitted
Real estate brokers may provide an interior sign on the entrance of the door of the home office as provided Fla. Admin. Code R.61J2-10.024 as amended from time to time
The applicant must reside at the residence where they are applying from
The home office packet must be completed, along with a notarized written statement specify all activities of the business and must be taken to the Zoning Department for approval.
Yes. It is unlawful to sell any fruits, vegetables, flowers, and ice cream on the street within the City of Hialeah limits until proper Business Tax has been issued.
Yes, you should apply for the LBT after applying with the City of Hialeah.
The Business Tax Receipt fee depends on the type of business that you will be applying for. For a fee schedule you may refer to our municode 86-43. However, please take into consideration that there will be additional fees for the reviews of other disciplines such as Zoning, Building, DERM, and Fire.
There are three ways to pay for the business tax receipt. Please see below
Pay in person:
City of Hialeah, City Hall Cashier’s Office 501 Palm Avenue, 3rd Floor Hialeah, FL 33010
Payment by mail
City of Business Tax Division P.O. Box 918661 Orlando, FL32891-8661
In the event that any of the following occur:
If any changes occur you will be required to notify the city of the changes immediately. In addition, you will be required to complete a Business Tax Receipt Application (PDF) and provide a notarized bill of sale or merger documents (if there is a change of ownership or if business merged) and it must be submitted to DERM with exception of change of address, in which it would require approval from both Planning and Zoning Division and DERM.
Yes, On January 1, 2007, the legislature passed House Bill 1269. The name of the Act will be changed from the "Local Occupational License Tax Act" to the "Local Business Tax Act." The definition of "receipt" as it relates to the bill will be defined as the document that is issued by the local governing authority, which bears the words "Local Business Tax Receipt" and evidenced that the person in whose name the document is issued has complied with the provisions of the Local Business Tax Act. Persons who pay occupational business taxes will receive a receipt for payment rather than a "certificate."
No,the only way to apply for the business tax receipt is by coming in person tothe Business Tax Division office.
When you start a business, there are federal and state rules and regulations that your company must abide by in order to legally operate, and you should know which ones those are for your business (ie., ACHA, Tobacco, DPBR).
You should calculate 10 to 15 days from start to finish.
No, everyone who operates a business in Hialeah must have a business tax license.
The application becomes null & void.
A letter on letterhead, signed by the owner and a copy of the owner’s driver’s license. You may mail it in or come in person.
After you have received your business tax receipt in hand, you can apply for water connection.
No, the swale area is the first line of defense against flooding. Water is intended to be in this area and paving compounds the flooding condition.
The city only trims trees when they are creating an unsafe condition for the public or damaging underground utilities, in which case this must be documented by the utility. Routine maintenance trimming for appearance is the responsibility of the adjacent property owner.
Driveway approaches serve the private property owners, regardless of the property use. (i.e., residential, commercial, industrial, etc.) The individual owners are responsible to maintain these approaches.
Miami-Dade County is responsible for all traffic control devices. This includes stop signs, traffic lights, speed limit signs, no parking, school zone, etc.For more information please view Miami Dade Public Works or contact them by phone at 305-468-5900.
The Stormwater Utility was established in accordance with Miami-Dade County Ordinance 91-66. That ordinance required all municipalities in the county to establish stormwater management programs of their own or to be included in the county's utility in response to Federal and State requirements. The Utility funds, designs and constructs, operates, and maintains all City-owned stormwater drainage facilities in the public right-of-way. For more information regarding the Stormwater Utility please visit the Streets & Stormwater page.
The Stormwater Utility Fee pays the cost of operating, maintaining, and constructing stormwater infrastructure. Under City Ordinance, all developed properties within the City's municipal boundaries are required to pay this fee. No developed properties are exempted from it. For more information please view the City Ordinances.
Residential properties pay the fee per dwelling unit per month. Nonresidential properties pay at a rate of $2.50 per 1664 square feet of impervious area per month. Impervious area is typically the building floor print on the ground and paved parking lot.
Since the Stormwater Fee is billed as part of the Water and Sewer bill, nonpayment of any portion of that bill can result in water service being disconnect from the property receiving the bill. This can be done in accordance with Florida Statutes.
To get the storm drain in your street cleaned call the Streets Department at 305-687-2611. The City has ongoing storm drain cleaning program to address both routine maintenance and emergency needs.
Yes, all construction work needs to be reviewed and inspected to assure it complies with current construction standards. Call the Streets Department Engineering Division for information on how to obtain permits at 305-687-2611.
Please visit our Construction & Maintenance page for updates on current projects.
Visit our Transit page for information about local transportation.
Water bills may be paid through this portal.
When positions are available, the City of Hialeah will advertise job opportunities online.
Generally, with the exception of a police officer, which requires citizenship, one can either be a U.S. Citizen or legal resident alien. Firefighter applicants may be legal resident aliens.
No, you need not be a resident of the City of Hialeah to either apply or work for the city.
No, each position requires that an application be filled out.
Generally, when a position is announced there is a one month period from the posting date in which to apply. Announcements will indicate deadline dates.
Applications are only accepted during the announcement period.
All proof of requirements must be submitted at the time of application.
An examination must be taken and passed for every position applied for, and is required to be placed on an Eligibility List.
An Eligibility List is a list that consists of all those persons who have taken an examination and have passed and is arranged in the order of highest to lowest passing score for a specific position.
The City of Hialeah uses the rule of three, which is that the top three candidates on an Eligibility List must be considered for appointment to the position under consideration.
Eligible candidates not selected from the top three shall be returned to the Eligibility List in accordance with their relative grades. Such eligible(s) shall be re-certified in groups of three eligible(s), and if not appointed, may be considered for a total of four times and then their names may be removed from the Eligibility List.
There is no specific time frame as long as there are names on the Eligibility List for consideration the list is active.
Once all of the names on the Eligibility List have been considered for appointment and either have been appointed or removed, the list is considered exhausted.
The examinations given at the City of Hialeah could be written, oral, performance, typing or any combination thereof.
No, not every examination will have a study guide.
No, all portions of an examination must be passed in order to be placed on an Eligibility List.
Yes, provided that the position is re-announced.
A score of 70% or higher is required on all examinations to be considered as having passed.
Notifications of test scores are generally given within a 2 to 4 week period via e-mail.
Civil Service Status is considered as "permanent status" within the City of Hialeah after being regularly appointed from an Eligibility List after serving a probationary period to a position which normally involves year-round service.
Veteran's preference will be granted to Florida residents in accordance with Florida law to eligible veterans and spouses of veterans.
Preference points will be awarded only if copies of supporting documentation (DD-214 and / or proof of receipt of disability benefits) is provided at time of application.
The City of Hialeah provides generous employment benefits to fit your needs. For benefit eligible employees, benefit eligibility begins 90 days following the date of employment.
Create pages and module categories and assign permissions only to the City Intranet group.
You can obtain your library card at any time by visiting the library and speaking to a staff member. However, if you are under 16 years of age, you must apply with your parent or legal guardian, and they must have the required documents.
Please report a lost card to the Library’s Circulation Desk as soon as possible. You will need to present photo identification in order for a new card to be issued. Replacement cards are subject to a charge of $2
The Hialeah Library Division serves a patron base of more than 82,319. Due to heavy demand for materials, patrons are limited to two books on the same subject, author, or two of the same type of materials. For example, you may take out only two videos at one time, or two books on fly fishing in Florida.
For more information, check out our borrowing restrictions.
Cards are issued to patrons on an individual basis, and use is limited to the cardholder. Parents are permitted to check out books on their child’s card, as they are responsible for materials borrowed.
Most often, the librarians first see school reading lists when children and their parents arrive at the Library to look for the books. To verify if the library has the titles on the list, please search the online catalog.
There are three study rooms on the first floor. The study rooms can be reserved for 1 hour or more depending on availability. Please see reference staff to reserve these rooms.
The second floor offers study tables away from high use areas.
Yes. Computer use is subject to availability and restrictions at library locations.
Yes. Color Printing is available at all branch libraries for $0.50 per page.
The library tries to safeguard its holdings by limiting damage to its materials. While eating or drinking (even bottled water), accidents may occur to materials of our circulating and reference collections. Also, crumbs and sugars from drinks attract pest infestations, which cause irreparable damage to the collection.
The Milander Center for Arts and Entertainment provides all room rentals with:
Yes! While we have in-house catering for your event, clients are more than welcome to use outside catering and other vendors for their events. All of our room options include access to a full-service prepping area complete with warmers, coolers, and enough room to create all your edible masterpieces.
Please note: all food must be prepared outside of the premises, as no cooking is permitted inside of our kitchen area.
View our entire facility guidelines (PDF), including any decoration limitations.
In the event of inclement weather, any event held in the Skyline Rooftop Terrace would be moved to any available space downstairs. Clients are responsible for any additional charges of the event halls used.
You may cancel your event at any time, however, to qualify for a full refund, all cancellation requests must be sent via email to the Milander Center 90 days prior to the event date.
No. Art cannot be taken down, moved, or changed in any way.
Please note: The exhibits displayed change on a monthly basis; the artworks and theme that you see during your venue tour may not be the same as the day of your event.
911 is for emergencies only; all other calls should be made to 305-687-2525. Emergencies include a life-threatening situation, if someone’s life is in danger, physical harm is imminent and if a crime is happening or about to happen.
Hialeah Police take great pride in their efficient response for service and make every effort to dispatch an officer as soon as possible. Every call that comes in is prioritized, the first priority being an emergency situation (i.e. shooting, domestic dispute, lost child, a crime against a person, an incident involving injury or a crime in progress).
Call our main line at 305-687-2525 and ask the complaint officer for a watch to be placed on your home or business. This information will be forwarded to the Sector Patrol Units who are assigned to that specific area. Similar requests may be made for a malfunctioning alarm, fumigation tenting, vacation or a specific problem in your neighborhood.
Copies of reports are available at our Records Division at:
5555 E 8th Avenue1st FloorHialeah, FL 33013
For more information, visit the Records Unit page or call 305-687-2500.
The Hialeah Police Department does not offer fingerprinting services at our location for private, commercial, business or immigration purposes.
For business or government purposes only (not immigration), fingerprinting is available at the main station at:
Fingerprinting is by appointment only. Call 305-687-2524 to schedule an appointment.
Certain calls which are minor in nature can be handled over the phone. Examples of these include license plate or decal thefts, lost property, harassing phone calls and petit theft. The "Control Room Officer" can handle these type of incidents. Call the Police Department at 305-687-2525 and inform us of the nature of your request. The Officer handling the report will contact you via telephone on a priority basis.
If you received a citation or ticket, you may pay the fee at any courthouse which is specified on the back side of the citation. If there is any doubt or question, call the phone number listed on the citation.
For further assistance, visit the Miami-Dade County Traffic Online System.
The Internal Affairs Unit reports directly to the Chief of Police.
No. Unless you deliberately make a false complaint against any employee, then you may be prosecuted criminally and/or held civilly liable.
You may visit the Hialeah Police Department’s Records Unit, during business hours, at 5555 East 8th Avenue. Traffic crash reports can also be obtained online.
We collect and distribute all police reports, accident reports and other documents generated by the Hialeah Police Department.
Incident Reports involving a juvenile will be released according to State Statute, and proper identification and / or involvement may be required. Please contact the Records Unit at 305-687-2500 for requirements regarding the release of any juvenile information.
Accident Reports are confidential and not considered public record until 60 days after the date of the accident. Prior to the conclusion of the 60-day waiting period, accident reports will be released only to the following:
Copies cost 15 cents for single sided reports and 20 cents for double sided reports.
We do not accept credit or debit cards; personal checks are not accepted. Exact change is appreciated.
If you are requesting the report by mail, you must include your name, date the report was written, case number, type of report and location of occurrence. A self-addressed stamped envelope with $1 to cover the cost of the report must also be included. No personal checks will be accepted.